Auxiliary Bishop Robert Reed of the Archdiocese of Boston says priests live with the knowledge that they are “just one accusation away from retirement” and that in many cases, “if you are accused of something, that’s pretty much the end.”
Bishops respond to priests’ fear of false abuse claimsWashington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 25, 2022 / 11:00 am A recent survey of priests found growing distrust of bishops and major fears that they would not …
I’m surprised that 51% of priests think their bishop would support them, and 36% think their diocese would provide them with the means to defend themselves. The real answer to the first question is much lower than that, and the answer to the second question is a flat zero. No diocese in the USA is going to aid in any priest’s defense.