April 24, 2006

Clergy abuse lawyer announces election bid for Worcester County District Attorney

Worcester Voice

Daniel J. Shea, Worcester attorney who represented clergy abuse victims in the Worcester, Mass., Diocese, has announced he will seek election to the position of District Attorney for the Middle District, which encompasses Worcester County.

District Attorney John J. Conte, who has served as District Attorney for the past 30 years announced in January he would not continue his re-election campaign.

Mr. Shea has been critical of the present District Attorney for his failure to adequately investigate how the Worcester Diocese covered up for abusive priests. He was also involved in recent litigation in Texas in a lawsuit that named Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who has since become Pope Benedict XVI. Mr. Shea believes that the pope has been instrumental in covering-up clergy sexual abuse at an international level.

Posted by kshaw at April 24, 2006 11:08 AM