January 28, 2006

Cardinal Responds To Charges Against Priest


Jay Levine

(CBS) CHICAGO Cardinal Francis George said Saturday that when allegations first arose against a priest who was later charged with abusing children, there was insufficient evidence to take action against him.

But, as CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports, George said: “Had I known then what I know now, I think I would have tried to find some way to take him out. But the way isn’t clear in the code. In order to take somebody out permanently or even to take him out for the purpose of investigation, you have to be sure that you’re not violating the law.”

The Rev. Daniel McCormack was arrested last week and charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse of two young boys at St. Agatha Church, at 3147 W. Douglas Blvd. A third later made allegations against him.?8

Posted by kshaw at January 28, 2006 07:40 PM