April 13, 2006

Catholic Groups Call For Cardinal George To Resign


By Alan Suderman
Medill News Service

(Medill News Service) CHICAGO Two conservative Roman Catholic groups joined their liberal counterparts on Wednesday in calling for Cardinal Francis George to resign.

Michael Tario of the Ad Hoc Committee for the Prevention of Clergy Sex Abuse, and Paul Picchietti of the Roman Catholic Faithful lambasted George as being unresponsive to parishioners' concerns about sexual misconduct by priests. They made their allegations at a press conference held outside the Archdioceses of Chicago's offices at 155 E. Superior.

"It just doesn't seem like our leadership is willing or able to do anything about it," said Picchietti, whose group condemns homosexuality and non-traditional Latin masses.

Posted by kshaw at April 13, 2006 03:10 AM