Cardinal Dolan reacts to the NY Times piece about his paying hush money to pedophile priests and then getting caught lying about it that DougJ mentioned earlier. And like all right-wing sociopaths, he went to a Murdoch media empire to vent his spleen, so that there would be no chance of any hostile questions:
“The New York Times does not have a reputation for fair and accurate reporting when it comes to this issue,” Dolan said yesterday after Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown. “So, to respond to charges like that — that are groundless and scurrilous — in my book it’s useless and counterproductive.”
Yesterday, Dolan denied that similar payments were being made in the New York Archdiocese, which includes about 400 parishes in Manhattan, The Bronx, Staten Island, and seven suburban counties.
“No, thank God. Cardinal Egan did a splendid job — that’s all taken care of,” said Dolan, referring to his predecessor, Edward Cardinal Egan.
Dolan didn’t say whether similar payments to abusive Archdiocese of New York priests were made in the past.
The cardinal also lashed out at an advocacy group — Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests — that has called the payments “secret deals” and “incentives.”
But Dolan fumed, “SNAP has no credibility whatsoever.”
It’s a response right out of the Republican playbook, isn’t it? A baseless attack on the media, and then go after the victims. This guy is like a super-villain out of a comic book.
Heck of a Church you folks got going there, Dolan. Now tell me again why using a rubber is a sin, Mr. Moral Authority?