January 21, 2005

Group: Pilarczyk should resign

The Enquirer

By Dan Horn
Enquirer staff writer

Victims' advocates asked Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk to resign Thursday, claiming he knew in the 1980s that priests were abusing children but failed to stop them.

Members of the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests based their allegations on church records released this week as part of a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

The records include letters to and from the archbishop regarding the behavior of a former Cincinnati priest who has been accused of abusing boys.

In one letter from 1986, a former priest personnel official discusses an allegation about the priest that arose during a marriage counseling session. During the session, a young man revealed that a friend had confided that the priest molested him.

Posted by kshaw at January 21, 2005 06:46 AM