A Cardinal Postures

By Andrew Sullivan
The Daily Dish
March 30, 2009

The new president may have ended torture by the US government, and shifted toward economic policies favored by the Vatican, but he's still non grata for Cardinal DiNardo of Houston. A reminder about DiNardo, named one of America's five worst cardinals by the Survivors Network Of Those Abused By Priests:

Cardinal DiNardo suspended a priest accused of sexual abuse but kept his action and the sex abuse allegations against Fr. Stephen Horn secret for two months while he was named and promoted to cardinal, according to SNAP. When then-Bishop DiNardo served in Iowa, he similarly mishandled allegations of sex abuse against a priest, only disclosing them long afterwards, according to SNAP.


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