February 26, 2006

Activists demand cardinal's resignation

Chicago Sun-Times

February 26, 2006

BY DAN ROZEK Staff Reporter

Angry activists demanded Saturday that Cardinal Francis George resign as head of the Chicago Archdiocese for failing to aggressively investigate child sex abuse allegations against several priests, including the Rev. Daniel McCormack.

"He's clearly shown kids don't come first in his eyes," said Barbara Blaine, president of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, the advocacy group calling for George to step down.

It's the first time the national group has asked a Roman Catholic cardinal or bishop to resign.

But the drastic step is justified because George hasn't moved to protect children who have reported being molested by priests, Blaine said, specifically citing complaints against McCormack.

Posted by kshaw at February 26, 2006 07:18 AM