Documents Show Cardinal Dolan Moved Millions in Church Assets to Hide Them from Sexual Abuse Victims
NYC's Cardinal Timothy Dolan moved millions in funds to protect them from sexual abuse victims seeking claims against the Catholic Church, according to newly-revealed documents:
Files released by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee on Monday reveal that in 2007, Cardinal Timothy F. Dolan, then the archbishop there, requested permission from the Vatican to move nearly $57 million into a cemetery trust fund to protect the assets from victims of clergy sexual abuse who were demanding compensation.
Cardinal Dolan, now the archbishop of New York, has emphatically denied seeking to shield church funds as the archbishop of Milwaukee from 2002 to 2009. He reiterated in a statement Monday that these were “old and discredited attacks.”
However, the files contain a 2007 letter to the Vatican in which he explains that by transferring the assets, “I foresee an improved protection of these funds from any legal claim and liability.” The Vatican approved the request in five weeks, the files show.
UPDATE: David Mixner weighs in.
Cardinal Dolan has long ago lost the ability to understand the concept of 'truth'.He should immediately resigned from being Cardinal. The 'truth' demands it.