Thursday, May 13, 2004

Archbishop Rebukes Inquiry Pannel


"Denver Roman Catholic Archbishop Charles Chaput has rebuked a board of prominent Catholic lay people investigating the clergy abuse scandal, suggesting the group has overstepped its bounds and issued 'implicit threats.'

In a private letter made public Tuesday by the newspaper National Catholic Reporter, Chaput and his assistant, Bishop Jose Gomez, castigated Anne Burke, interim chairwoman of the National Review Board for the Protection of Young People.

Chaput and Gomez addressed Burke's claim that bishops held back information and manipulated the board for public relations reasons."