April 19, 2005

Abuse victims react to papal election


The Orange County Register

Mary Grant has been active in Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests since before she settled a $25,000 lawsuit with the Diocese of Orange in 1991 over an alleged sexual relationship she had with the Rev. John Lenihan beginning in 1978. Lenihan had served at St. Norbert Church in Orange and St. Edward’s in Dana Point before leaving the church. Here is a statement by Grant, who lives in Long Beach, and other leaders of SNAP on the election today of Pope Benedict XVI:

Pope Benedict XVI is a polarizing figure to many, who seems to prefer combativeness to compromise and compassion.

Still, we wish him well.

Posted by kshaw at April 19, 2005 08:52 PM