- … There’s a strange line in a letter from Shanley to Bishop John McCormack, who served as a liaison between Shanley, then in California, and Msgr. Frederick Ryan, then vice-chancellor of the archdiocese, who has sense (sic) been removed amid accusations of sex abuse and collecting pornographic photos of teenagers. Shanley wrote McCormack: “Thank you for acting as a go-between with Fred Ryan. Here’s the latest batch.” Batch of … what?
Good question, Rod. Batch of what, indeed?
What is it that made McCormack so sympathetic to perverts like Shanley and Birmingham and so callous toward the victims? I don’t dare voice my suspicions.