Local group wants greater transparency in naming of credibly accused priests | Investigations

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) — Severe criticism is being gone for the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese by a regional group desiring more openness in cases of sex abuse within the Catholic church.

The group Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, or BREEZE, desires the diocese to consist of the names of all credibly implicated priests that have actually ever operated in the location—even when the supposed mistreated took place elsewhere.

The diocese has actually a released list of credibly implicated names on its site, however just of those who were implicated while operating in the diocese. To discover info about priests who have actually operated in our regional diocese however implicated in other locations, you need to gain access to links on the bottom of the page.

BREEZE desires the Bishop to make it much easier to gain access to that info, and today, composed the names of priests right on the walkway in front of the diocese.

“If the Bishop is going to honor his promises and treat his flock with dignity and protect Kansas City kids and help Kansas City victims, then he needs to be fully transparent about every single child-molesting priest and Bishop and seminarian and brother, and he’s not doing it,” stated David Clohessy, with BREEZE. “Tragically, all they continue to do is provide the absolute bare minimum information.”

The church states it is concentrating on the reliable accusations here in the Kansas City location and doesn’t wish to replicate names that are consisted of on lists in other places. It launched this declaration:



Severe criticism is being gone for the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese by a regional group desiring more openness in cases of sex abuse within the Catholic church.







The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph takes really seriously all accusations of sexual assault of a small or susceptible grownup by members of clergy. Worried people are motivated to call the diocesan Workplace of Kid and Youth Defense through the Independent Ombudsman, Joe Crayon, 816.812.2500 or crayon@ombudsmankcsj.org.

10s of countless dollars have actually been paid by the Catholic Church in civil settlements.

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