Fallout Continues Over Grand Jury Report

ABC 23
March 07, 2016

Fall-out continues after a Grand Jury report that uncovered widespread sex abuse and its cover-up across the Altoona-Johnstown Catholic Diocese. This as a Cambria County Judge resigns from the Bishop McCort Board of Trustees. Monday the Judge' legal team released a statement. Missing from Bishop McCort's Board of Trustees web page Patrick Kiniry. We confirmed the Board of Trustees has accepted a letter of resignation from Judge Kiniry effective immediately. We asked for a copy of the letter and when it was submitted and did not hear back. Kiniry was named in the Grand Jury report in connection with the investigation of the Monsignor Francis MCCAA. MCCAA is now dead but served for more than two decades at Ebensburg's Holy Name Catholic Church until 1985. The report call MCAA "a monster" because of sexual abuse of as many as Juveniles. The documents say Kiniry who was at that time the Assistant District Attorney, met with Bishop Hogan. The documents say it was agreed to have MCAA pulled out from the church and given counseling. In a statement Kiniry said "the fairness of the pending or impending matters before the courts in this Commonwealth is more important to the Judge than his right to be publicly defend himself. The survivors Network of those abused by Priests calls Kiniry's actions irresponsible in a statement they said they are wanting to see consequences.


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