April 02, 2006

Abuse reports stir action

The Catholic New World

By Michelle Martin
Staff writer

One more expert has been named to the ad hoc board advising archdiocesan officials on its handling of clerical sex abuse cases.

Joseph J. Iacono, a downstate financial analyst, joins the group which includes judges, police, child abuse experts and civic leaders. The outside advisory group was among the reforms announced March 20 following release by archdiocesan officials of two reports highly critical of its handling of clerical sex abuse.

A complete list of the advisory committee members appears on Page 36. A list of priests accused of sexual abuse appears on Page 11.

The unfavorable reports, which had been commissioned by Chancellor Jimmy Lago, looked into the handling of the cases of Father Daniel McCormack and Father Joseph Bennett, and examined the monitoring of priests with substantiated allegations of sexual abuse.

Posted by kshaw at April 2, 2006 09:34 AM