Clergy Abuse Victim Advocate: Catholic Church Engaged in " Shameful Secrecy"

By Rachanee Srisavasdi
Orange County Register
August 20, 2008

I got an email today from David Clohessy, executive director of Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, who read my story today about Father Luis Eduardo Ramirez facing sentencing today for bringing a youth unattended to a motel room.

Ramirez was removed from Our Lady of the Pillar in Santa Ana after his January arrest.

"This shameful secrecy by church officials violates every pledge they've made to be 'open and transparent.'" Clohessy wrote.


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