February 03, 2006

George 'troubled' he didn't act sooner

Chicago Sun-Times

February 3, 2006


As Cardinal Francis George began to realize Thursday that, according to prosecutors, at least one child may have been molested by the Rev. Daniel McCormack because he didn't remove the priest from ministry when sex abuse allegations surfaced last August, his emotions bubbled to the surface.

After an elaborate two-hour mass at Holy Name Cathedral, where the cardinal installed the Rev. George Rassas as a new auxiliary bishop for the Chicago Roman Catholic Archdiocese, while talking to reporters, George's normally steady voice faltered.

George, 69, was discussing what may have been prevented had he acted sooner to remove McCormack, 37 -- who has been charged with molesting three boys -- from St. Agatha's parish.

Posted by kshaw at February 3, 2006 08:49 AM