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| Bradshaw & Bryant PLLC

If the Church has nothing to be ashamed of, if they have nothing to hide, then why are there still so many secrets the Catholic Dioceses are trying to keep safe? It was fortunate for everyone earlier this month when the announcement came that some Dioceses must release the names of priests who have been accused of sexual assault. But why would information like this have to be court ordered for it to be made public in the first place? And why are these priests being protected when they themselves are the predators? Lawyers and advocates have been very hard at work getting answers to these questions.

The information that has been hidden for years regarding sexual abuse within the Catholic Church is proof enough that those who should be protecting us and providing us with moral and spiritual support, instead are taking it away from us.

 Jennifer Haselberger, the former canon lawyer for the archdiocese resigned from her position after her attempt to bring to light information regarding evidence of illegal activity within the diocese. Archbishop John Nienstedt, among others, had allegedly hide this evidence to protect the priests and his church. We now have a great opportunity to uncover these truths and get survivors the help they are warranted. 

Abuse of children and the continued silence by the offenders needs to be prevented. If you suffered, saw, or suspected such events, it is important to know that there is help out there.


  1. Gravatar for Robert

    At the time the "accusations" were made was their any legal reporting requirement with the resulting be girls law? If not, what other organization was disclosing sduch things?

  2. Mike Bryant

    I am not sure of your question, there has not always been reporting laws and a number of times Cannon Law has been used to make claims using the first amendment that the Church isn't subject to certain rules. No other organizations , except for the boy scouts and their hidden files, has had this many secrets forcibly uncovered. Thank you for reading.

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