October 11, 2005

Archdiocese's review board identifies members

Albuquerque Tribune

By Joline Gutierrez Krueger
Tribune Reporter
October 11, 2005

The board members who recommended further sanctions for former Albuquerque priest Ronald Bruckner after finding allegations he sexually abused boys credible have taken an unprecedented step:

They've attached their names to their recommendation.

It's the first time the Archdiocese of Santa Fe's Permanent Review Board has made the identities of its membership known since its inception in 1993.

Don Kawal, chairman of the board and a member for about eight years, said it was a logical step.

"I thought it was important at this particular point in time for me," said Kawal, president of Klinger Constructors. "I was already headed that way."

The nine-member board last month unanimously recommended to Archbishop Michael Sheehan that he place Bruckner on restricted status after it concluded its investigation into an allegation of sexual abuse the archdiocese received in March.

Posted by kshaw at October 11, 2005 01:46 PM