Saturday, March 04, 2006

Sex-abuse policies toughened -- Archdiocese, DCFS agree to new rules

As should be the case, Cardinal George did not respond to SNAP's delusional call for his resignation. Several new protocols to strengthen the already revamped policies were agreed to following a series of meetings with the state Department of Children and Family Services.

“I believe the cardinal has acted very responsibly,” said archdiocesan Chancellor Jimmy Lago. “We’ve got a whole approach to make sure that what happened with the McCormack case does not happen again. I think calls for his resignation are irresponsible. We’ve had good policies and practices going back 15 years.”

The cardinal has publicly apologized several times for his handling of McCormack’s case, and instituted a series of changes in procedures aimed at preventing a similar situation from happening again.

Story in the Catholic New World