Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows:
Some guy filed a suit yesterday against the Archdiocese of Chicago claiming he was fondled by an Augustinian brother. But there is more than one reason to question his motives: the accused brother is dead; no complaints had ever been filed against him by anyone; he did not work in the Archdiocese; the “victim” claims he did not recall what happened until 2011; and the alleged abuse occurred some 35 years ago.
Those who have truly been victimized are deserving of justice. But cases like this smack of injustice. Quite frankly, it’s been open season on priests for decades, what with contrived “repressed memory” gimmicks and the like. No wonder the sound of “ching-ching” can be heard for miles around.