January 23, 2006

Clergy abuse crisis continues financial depletion of the Diocese.

Worcester Voice

In reviewing the annual financial report for the 2005 fiscal year of the Worcester Diocese, it is obvious to those who can read between the lines that clergy sexual abuse crisis is depleting cash from diocese.

The Office of Healing, whose director resigned early last year, still registered an expense of $179,000.00. Therapeutic assistance was recorded at $65,000.00 and legal services were listed at $144,000.00 dollars. Total expenses were $388,00.00.

This figure seem extremely disproportionate with the actual services provided to clergy abuse victims in the Worcester Diocese. Not one new clergy abuse victim reported receiving services by the Office of Healing. One alleged victim did contact the Office, was dissatisfied with the interaction and never returned.

Posted by kshaw at January 23, 2006 08:10 AM