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NYC Archbishop Dolan Deposed Over Sexual Abuse Scandal: VIDEO


Cardinal Timothy Dolan was deposed by lawyers for hundreds of people sexually victimized by Catholic priests in Milwaukee during Dolan's tenure as archbishop there, the NY Daily News reports:

In the closed-door deposition, Dolan faced down attorneys for 350 of about 570 people who say they were maltreated by clergy in the Milwaukee Archdiocese, which he led until 2009, when he became the Pope’s New York man.

Dolan’s spokesman said Wednesday that the leader of 2.6 million New York Catholics — who has been discussed as a possible candidate for Pope — welcomed the chance to address the issue.

“Today Cardinal Dolan had the long-awaited opportunity to talk about his decision nine years ago in Milwaukee to publicize the names of priests who had abused children and how he responded to the tragedy of past clergy sexual abuse of minors, during the time he was privileged to serve as archbishop of Milwaukee,” spokesman Joseph Zwilling said in a statement.

ABC7 was there when Dolan arrived home from his deposition in Milwaukee.


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  1. I'll admit to being impressed the day high ranking Wall St execs and bankers involved in the crash and highly questionable including illegal activities, politicians who have and still do enable them and get $ from them, high ranking RC Church officials involved in the child rape scandals, all get prosecuted, convicted and sent to a federal prison. I'm not holding my breath.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Feb 21, 2013 8:32:43 AM

  2. After a half billion dollars in payouts lets see cretins like Dolan go to jail for the coverup.

    Posted by: Bart | Feb 21, 2013 8:43:29 AM

  3. "Cardinal Dolan had the long-awaited opportunity " = P.R. speak for "dragged kicking and screaming to explain how his organization RAPED nearly 600 children."

    Posted by: Strepsi | Feb 21, 2013 8:59:42 AM

  4. Oh would someone please just put a ho ho in that man's mouth and let's get on with it already? We all know what happened. Get rid of him.

    Seriously, what does a priest have to do to lose his job?

    Posted by: The Milkman | Feb 21, 2013 9:19:16 AM

  5. Can someone explain to me why it is EVERY time there's a story about a homophobe they always insist of posting a picture of an overweight nelly queen to the article?

    Posted by: Michael | Feb 21, 2013 9:42:21 AM

  6. Hope they made him squirm.

    Posted by: Jack M | Feb 21, 2013 10:20:33 AM

  7. I read the title saying he was deposed. I thought he was driven out of office.

    Posted by: simon | Feb 21, 2013 10:37:45 AM

  8. Timothy Dolan and Roger Mahoney two Catholic Cardinals who shielded priest preditors from the law will soon be on their way to Rome (Vatican) to elect a new pope. LOL!!!

    Posted by: andrew | Feb 21, 2013 11:36:36 AM

  9. Oh, THAT kind of deposed. a,n.

    Posted by: Ben in Oakland | Feb 21, 2013 11:53:42 AM

  10. Except for the misleading title, this article is a non-story.

    Headline writers should not use cheap tricks. "BUSH SEEN BUYING DRUGS!!!" (at the Walgreen's pharmacy.) --etc....

    Posted by: Ernst Rhoem's Ghost | Feb 21, 2013 12:05:11 PM

  11. Is there any chance that a transcript will be released to the general public . . . or, is the Catholic Church going to keep his lies secret once again.

    Posted by: Continuum | Feb 21, 2013 12:05:45 PM

  12. He is a jerk and a bully .

    Posted by: jaragon | Feb 21, 2013 5:42:36 PM

  13. You can add Sean Brady of Ireland to the list of Cardinals up to their eyeballs in cover ups of priests sexual abuse who will be heading to Rome to elect a new pope.

    Posted by: andrew | Feb 21, 2013 8:51:51 PM

  14. If he shows he can do a good job of whitewashing it, that might help his chances of being elected pope. They need someone with a teflon coating.

    Posted by: Bill | Feb 23, 2013 8:38:36 PM

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