February 02, 2006

Cardinal: I Should Have Investigated Priest Sooner


Jay Levine

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(CBS) CHICAGO Francis Cardinal George is saying he should have acted differently in regard to a priest who is now accused of molesting three boys.

And as CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports, the cardinal says the Rev. Daniel McCormack should have been out of ministry when the first charges against him were brought down.

"I can't imagine whats in the hearts of many people again. we thought this was done, at least contained, and it doesn't seem to have been," George said.

McCormack, 37, was charged last month with two counts of aggravated sexual abuse and was charged on Wednesday with a third count. Criminal Court Judge Douglas Simpson added $300,000 to the $200,000 bond set in the earlier case, and McCormack's bond on the abuse charges combined now totals $500,000.

Posted by kshaw at February 2, 2006 10:29 PM