Cardinal Dolan Dismisses Reports That He Paid off Pedophile Priests

June 4, 2012

Cardinal Timothy Dolan is continuing to deny reports that he paid off pedophile priests as the archbishop of Milwaukee, preferring to refer to the payments—some as high as $20,000—as "charity." “The New York Times does not have a reputation for fair and accurate reporting when it comes to this issue,” Dolan told the Post after Mass yesterday, sounding like another jowly old man we know. "So, to respond to charges like that—that are groundless and scurrilous—in my book it’s useless and counterproductive.” Waging war against the commerce clause and a woman's right to choose: perfectly acceptable!

“It’s sad that America’s top Catholic official won’t answer a simple question: How many predator priests got how much money to quietly move on…perhaps to molest again?” David Clohessy of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. “This is a predictable tactic bishops use when forced to defend the indefensible—they attack the messenger." Dolan said of the organization, “SNAP has no credibility whatsoever.” If anyone should avoid lectures on "credibility," it's agents of the Catholic Church.








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