Report shines light on 395 Catholic priests, deacons accused of sex misconduct | Chicago Sun-Times

Minnesota-based Jeff Anderson, longtime pursuer of abuser priests, lists priests accused, whether accusations have been substantiated or not.

He explains:

Anderson said his priority was protecting the alleged victims of abuse, not the church.

“It’s not sullying reputations, it’s protecting kids. And we’re going to err on the side of their privacy and the protection of the kids instead of the priests,” Anderson said.

But it is sullying reputations as well as protecting kids.

And his admission of willingness to err in the matter is unfortunately a signal to withhold willingness to take him seriously.

The more’s the pity, this being a very serious matter.

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