Very big issue here in this HOGAN/ALBACH story in Sun-Times:
Top leaders in the Archdiocese of Chicago responsible for complaints about predatory priests kept their positions or rose in the church in the aftermath of the Rev. Daniel McCormack’s 2006 arrest, according to archdiocesan reports and interviews.
Vicar General George Rassas was elevated to auxiliary bishop. Chancellor Jimmy Lago was named the primary point person on child abuse cases. Leaders from the offices of Vicar for Priests to Protection of Children and Youth stayed in key posts.
And Cardinal Francis George — whose handling of the McCormack matter led to calls for his resignation — appears poised to be elected president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
What’s with the Latin? It’s a Roman issue, isn’t it? Who indeed will keep track of these guys who are supposed to keep track?
It’s the Fr. McCormack story, of course. He’s apparently about to cop a plea. Will he be kept on the rolls of God’s chosen ambassadors?