Zero Tolerance Doesn’t Mean Zero in Santa Fe

Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

Sept. 21, 2019

Once again, the “zero tolerance” policy of the church’s main child protection policy is put the test, and once again church officials get a failing grade.

A priest who is an admitted child sexual abuser – and whom church officials from the Diocese of X have promised to keep away from children and academic settings – was allowed to attend a recent special mass for a new Benedictine monastery in Santa Fe, an event that took place across the street from an elementary school.

It is notable that Milton Walsh has recently been considered to have unknown whereabouts, but happens to surface at an event that could potentially provide access to children. It is also notable Walsh is a personal friend of Archbishop John Wester of Santa Fe, the prelate who presided over this special event. And it is especially notable that, according to the Dallas Charter, Archbishop Wester is in violation of his “zero tolerance” pledge.

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