Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Then Presiding Judge of Milwaukee Priest Case Speaks

Yet another exception I feel compelled to make. The Catholic Anchor, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Anchorage Alaska, publishes, Setting the record straight in the case of abusive Milwaukee priest Father Lawrence Murphy written by the then-presiding judge for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Fr. Thomas Brundage, JCL. In this article, this same judge gives first-person account of church trial with the intent:

To tell the back-story of what actually happened in the Father Murphy case on the local level;

To outline the sloppy and inaccurate reporting on the Father Murphy case by the New York Times and other media outlets;

To assert that Pope Benedict XVI has done more than any other pope or bishop in history to rid the Catholic Church of the scourge of child sexual abuse and provide for those who have been injured;

To set the record straight with regards to the efforts made by the church to heal the wounds caused by clergy sexual misconduct. The Catholic Church is probably the safest place for children at this point in history.

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