"Family members of a Hudson, Wis., man killed by a priest are fed up with what they see as inaction by the Catholic Church and angry that their requests for reform have been ignored. So they're taking the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops to court.
Nearly 200 bishops were named in a civil lawsuit Tuesday by the family of Dan O'Connell, one of two men shot to death at his family's Hudson funeral home in 2002.
The family filed the unprecedented lawsuit, which asks for the names and locations of some 5,000 clergy accused of molesting children, so they can publicize the list. They say the list is known only to the church."
This is another news article about the case I've already posted about, at http://www.centredaily.com/mld/centredaily/news/nation/15233931.htm , and continues intriguingly:
"The litigation is unique because of its scope and because others may join to make it a national class-action lawsuit against the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops, said Jeff Anderson, the attorney for Dan O'Connell's family,
"The bishops and the USCCB have established a policy of harboring and protecting suspected child molesting agents, thereby endangering numerous children throughout the United States," the complaint said."
It would be truly beautiful to see the Catholic Church, which has been resistant to all hints of modern morality (no gay rights, no female emancipation, no condoms, no abortion, no euthanasia, etc), finally begin to suffer, legally and morally, after millenia of its abuse of mankind.
Mere loss of numbers isn't enough... I was cataclysmic destructions of bits and pieces of the Catholic body... not merely some slow, painful, bitter withering-away.