November 19, 2005

Falsified Federal Document Posted Today by

Bishop Accountability

Waltham MA - Nov 19, 2005 -- Today, one day after the US Attorney in Boston announced the first settlement ever between federal prosecutors and the Catholic Church, announced that it has posted online 16 hard-to-find church documents related to the federal probe.

These documents include the federal form falsified by Bishop William Murphy, now head of the Rockville Centre NY diocese. Bishop Murphy was accused of withholding adverse information on a government document, which is a federal offense.

The newly posted documents are from the "secret files" that Murphy kept when he was Vicar General of the Boston archdiocese. The files include an account of the alleged rape of a 12-year-old girl by accused Boston priest William J. Scanlan.

The new postings also include Cardinal Law's deceitful reassurance that Scanlan was fit for a military chaplaincy. Law wrote that the priest "had nothing in his background which would render him unsuitable to work with minor children."

Posted by kshaw at November 19, 2005 05:41 PM