Priests asked not to distribute Cardinal George letter

January 9, 2014 5:21:21 PM PST
The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests wants Chicago priests not to read or distribute Francis Cardinal George's letter on the priest abuse scandal this weekend.

At a protest rally outside Holy Name Cathedral SNAP members and supporters called the cardinal's letter self-serving and hypocritical.

The cardinal has said he wants the letter to serve as part of increased transparency by the archdiocese.

"We believe that Cardinal George should open up those records and let everyone read them for themselves," said Barbara Blaine, SNAP.

The archdiocese says the list of priests with a substantiated allegation of abuse has been on their website for years.