Archbishop Chaput Places Another Priest on Leave
By Susan Matthews
May 27, 2013
Removal from ministry is not a real punishment or a true safeguard. Itís only part of a solution. Archbishop Chaputís decisive action is appreciated, but he does not back the removal of the statute of limitations for child sex abuse in PA. Victims, such as this one, would be able to see the same justice afforded to victims in other states. If the allegations are true, Collins should be in jail. Criminal prosecution helps protects all children.
Excerpt: Collins served at numerous parishes, schools, and offices in Philadelphia after being ordained in 1964, including at Roman Catholic School for Boys, Our Lady of Pompeii, and Cardinal Dougherty High School, said a statement released Sunday by the archdiocese announcing Chaputís decision.