Silencing the whistleblowers

Silencing the whistleblowers

As the case of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Pennsylvania, continues to open up, we now see a decree from the bishop silencing a monsignor who testified in a sexual molestation trial in 1994. Was it retaliation for testifying or was it for some unrelated matter? This site says it was for the former.

it’s ironic that the letter says the silencing of the priest was done to prevent “harm to public morals” or “excite hatred or contempt for the Church or Diocese” when it was the bishop’s actions that did exactly that.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli