February 04, 2006

Victim Advocates On Offensive Against Priest Abuse


Rafael Romo

(CBS) SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. Victims who say they were abused by Roman Catholic priests were on a new offensive Saturday night.

After three priests suspected of sexual abuse were removed, members of the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests say the church is not doing enough to warn parishioners. So they are taking matters into their own hands, as CBS 2's Rafael Romo reports.

The Rev. Joseph Bennett, pastor of the Holy Ghost Parish at 700 E. 170th St. in South Holland, was put on administrative leave earlier this week, following allegations that he sexually abused two 8-year-old girls in the late 1960s.

Posted by kshaw at February 4, 2006 08:57 PM