February 14, 2006

Cardinal to announce change in archdiocese policy


February 13, 2006 - The Chicago Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church will announce new procedures Tuesday in how it handles priests accused of sex abuse.

Francis Cardinal George has been criticized for allowing Father Daniel McCormack to stay at his West Side parish for several months after he was accused of molesting a boy.

The cardinal has apologized.

The changes are expected to include the immediate removal of any priest accused of abuse. Also, the public will be notified of the allegations, and an outside law enforcement expert will be brought in to review the church's response.

Posted by kshaw at February 14, 2006 06:57 AM