Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Spring Books: Authors capture deeper story of crisis:

"The story is told primarily through the careers of Dominican Fr. Thomas Doyle, a whistleblower who early on urged the bishops to listen to the victims and to stop hiding abusive priests, and that of Mexican Fr. Marcial Maciel Degollado, founder of the Legion of Christ religious order. Maciel has been accused of sexually abusing seminarians. Under the norms enacted in the United States, given such accusations, he would have been removed from active ministry months ago. However, he remains not only a priest in good standing but a revered figure in Rome who has received clear signs of papal approval."

Actually, he was suspended back in the 50's and investigated and the accusations were found to be groundless. See the rebuttal at

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