A controversial priest accused of covering up abuse in the Diocese of San Diego is in charge of taking victims calls and emails.
Victims, supporters and Catholics were rightfully upset:
But now, if you are a victim of abuse, a witness, or a whistleblower, he is the guy you call or email to report what you know.
Why would anyone—especially a victim of abuse—believe that he would do the right thing?
Why would the new bishop, Robert McElroy, EVER think that putting Callahan in this position is a good idea?
Any iota of good faith that I may have had for the new bishop is gone.
But you have to hand it to the Diocese of San Diego: At least they don’t pretend that they care about transparency.
The faraway hum you hear isn’t holiday cheer. It’s Callahan’s shredder, and it’s hard at work.