April 26, 2006

Catholic Group Targets Bishops As Abuse Charges Mount


POSTED: 11:10 am CDT April 26, 2006
UPDATED: 11:57 am CDT April 26, 2006

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CHICAGO -- A Catholic group on Wednesday called for the resignation of seven bishops as the church's clergy sex abuse scandal continues.

The call came at a news conference held by the Coalition of Concerned Catholics at Old St. Patrick's Church in Chicago's West Loop to release a report on how the church handled the sex abuse allegations.

In a news release, the coalition said the report documents "the administrative malfeasance of seven U.S. Catholic bishops regarding the sex abuse scandal and other improprieties."

The coalition called for the forced resignations of cardinals Roger Mahoney, of Los Angeles, and Edward Egan, of New York. It also wants the resignations of bishops John McCormack, of Manchester, N.H.; William F. Murphy, of Rockville Centre, N.Y.; Michael Driscoll, of Boise, Idaho; Fabian Bruskewitz, of Lincoln, Neb.; and Charles Grahmann, of Dallas, Texas.

Posted by kshaw at April 26, 2006 04:19 PM