February 26, 2006

Anti-Abuse Group Calls On Cardinal George To Resign


CHICAGO (WBBM) -- A group of anti-abuse activists that has been increasingly critical of Francis Cardinal George is now calling upon him to resign as Roman Catholic Archbishop of Chicago.

A spokesman for the Archdiocese said the Cardinal has no intention of resigning.

Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP) President and founder Barbara Blaine said the problem in the way the Archdiocese has addressed accusations of sexual misconduct by priests is not the system, but Cardinal George himself.

"He is irresponsible, deceptive and secretive," Blaine said. "Based upon that we believe that Cardinal George should step down."

Blaine claimed that Cardinal George "places the reputation of individual priests above the safety of Catholic children."

Posted by kshaw at February 26, 2006 07:24 AM