Posted: July 3, 2013
News just broke that Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the nation's top-ranking Catholic bishop, secretly moved millions of dollars into a cemetery trust fund in order to shield the money from lawsuits filed by victims of clergy sexual abuse.
In 2007, when he was Archbishop of Milwaukee, Dolan wrote that he wanted to transfer the funds because, "I foresee an improved protection of these funds from any legal claim and liability." Then he lied about it publicly, calling allegations "false gossip" and "malarkey."
Pope Francis recently said that he wants bishops who are "pastors close to the people ... animated by inner poverty ... able to watch over the flock that will be entrusted to them."
Dolan put protecting the church's money ahead of watching over his flock. Let's make sure he sees that this scandal isn't going away, and it's time for him to go.
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