February 19, 2006

Board discusses McCormack abuse case


By Ben Bradley
TheAbuse Tracker Catholic Review Board meets in Austin, Texas, over the weekend. The case under intense focus is that of Father Daniel McCormack, a Chicago priest who was allowed to remain in ministry despite accusations of sexual abuse against him.

The advisory group came up with the first procedures for dealing with priests accused of abuse. As they wait for the results of a church investigation, they are considering making changes to the charter that instructs church leaders in how to handle abuse allegations.

The person leading the discussion is a long-time DePaul University professor and resident of west-suburban Hinsdale.

"I don't think anyone really believes that there will never be another incident," said Patricia Ewers, Natl. Catholic Review Board Chair.

Posted by kshaw at February 19, 2006 06:31 AM