October 05, 2005

Was diocese forthright about alleged priest-killer?

Renew America

Matt C. Abbott
October 4, 2005

Was the Roman Catholic Diocese of Superior, Wis., always forthright about the late Father Ryan Erickson?

Consider the following items:

In an Oct. 4 story that reveals the diocese did in fact know about past allegations of sexual misconduct against Erickson, Robert Imrie of the Associated Press quotes Father Philip J. Heslin, moderator of the curia and a spokesman for the diocese, as saying:

"It is just a human condition. What do you look for? We screen all the seminarians. We give them psychological testing. Obviously [Erickson] passed all that."

Posted by kshaw at October 5, 2005 09:08 AM