The other day On the Media had a segment talking to a Catholic nun, Sally Butler, who is part of a group who founded Whistleblowers. Guess what that’s about.
It was interesting, what she said. The three priests she and the other nuns worked with, in housing projects in Brooklyn, all molested the children. She thought Bishop Daly would take care of it, but no; to this day she has never met him. They got to see an underling of the bishop’s, Otto Garcia.
Butler: And we discovered that he and his lawyers were not at all alarmed, or surprised.
Brooke Gladstone: They asked about the statute of limitations.
Butler: [with emphasis] All they cared about: the dates. And that was a shock to us; we couldn’t believe it.
They went back, with the mother of two boys who were molested. One of them, in an attempt to stop the abuse, set a fire – and the priest sent them both to reform school and she never got her kids back. You can hear Gladstone gasp at that point.
The bishops would like to dismiss the whole thing because they provided therapy.
The new policy on child welfare – they pay attention to it according to their own whim. They don’t answer to anyone but the pope.