Secrecy allegations in priest sex abuse case

January 27, 2009 3:40:21 PM PST
There are new allegations on Tuesday that the Chicago archdiocese is seeking secrecy in a child molestation case. The survivors network of those abused by priests today tried to hand deliver a letter to Francis Cardinal George. They renewed their calls for the archdiocese and the cardinal to stop legal attempts to seal documents in the molestation case against Fr. Daniel McCormack. They're also demanding the archdiocese not help McCormack get out of prison when he comes up for parole in September on a separate case.

Fr. McCormack has been removed from the priesthood.

The archdiocese says it has requested a protective order in the case to help protect the identities and sensitive information about children involved in the case. They stress that information about sexual misconduct by clergy is available on its Web site.


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