April 1, 2019
We are disappointed that Springfield MO Catholic officials are just now posting names of credibly accused abusive clerics that we publicly exposed months ago. We are also frustrated that Bishop Edward Rice refuses to give photos, whereabouts and full work histories of these men, helpful information that would better protect children.
There’s one key question that we would like answered: how long have church officials in the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau kept these names hidden? These decisions only keep communities in the dark and needlessly put children and vulnerable adults at risk.
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