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‘Whistleblower’ Priest Urges Full Transparency for Church Leaders / National Catholic Reporter

Fr. James Connell, a retired Milwaukee priest who helped found a national network of clergy and sisters committed to reporting instances of sexual abuse within the church, offered advice Tuesday for Catholic leaders dealing with the pedophilia scandal: Come clean.” By Mark Rhode, National Catholic Reporter

Read Rhode’s entire article by clicking here.

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Milwaukee Priest Wants Archbishop Myers Investigated

At Voice of the Faithful’s 10th Year Conference in Boston this past September, Fr. James Connell, a priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and advocate for clergy sexual abuse victims/survivors, spoke about truth before healing in the Catholic Church’s clergy sexual abuse scandal. As one aspect in the search for that truth, Fr. Connell sent a letter on Apr. 29 to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith asking for an investigation into Archbishop of Newark John Myers’ handling of the case of Rev. Michael Fugee, who pleaded guilty to groping a boy but was kept in ministry. You can read Fr. Connell’s letter on National Catholic Reporter’s website under the title Milwaukee Priest Wants Archbishop Myers Investigated.

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Follow the policy, break the law | Patrick J. Wall

If you’re wondering how far the Catholic Church still has to go to address the clergy sexual abuse scandal properly, and how important it is for all of us to continue to work toward healing and renewal, read this short blog on the Canon Law bishops should be following, and read the blog comments, as well. Canon lawyer Rev. James Connell of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee will be the closing speaker at Voice of the Faithful’s 10th Year Conference this September in Boston.

Follow the policy, break the law | Patrick J. Wall.

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