Guilt by association?

Guilt by association?

The folks at BishopAccountability.org provide a real service to the public by compiling and documenting all kinds of information about the Scandal, but sometimes they come to conclusions that I can’t support. Sometimes they just don’t make sense. The Boston Globe get the group’s leadership to comment on the appointment of Boston’s auxiliaries and they offer criticism of Bishop-elect James Dooher.

Back in the mid-90s, Dooher worked at the chancery as an aide to Bishop John McCormack of Manchester, New Hampshire.

Dooher is mentioned in a 2003 report by Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly as one of two priests who in the mid-1990s met with pastors in parishes affected by abuse cases. Dooher was named in a deposition by Bishop John B. McCormack as having participated in conversations in the Boston archdiocese in 1994 about where to house abusive priests.

“John Dooher abetted a harmful and immoral coverup for the Boston archdiocese,” said Anne Barrett Doyle, codirector of BishopAccountability.org. “Now he should lead it into an era of unprecedented honesty.”

Just what did Dooher do?

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