Catholic Defense League blasts MPR's coverage of sex scandal, calls for police investigation
|The Catholic Defense League is waging an offensive against reporters exposing alleged archdiocese misconduct.|
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But now, the Catholic Defense League is accusing MPR of taking a play out of the church's playbook. In a statement released today, a CDL spokesman says, "We find it disturbing and completely hypocritical for MPR to criticize the church for withholding information when, in fact, they appear to be holding back information to benefit their editorial schedule."
The long and short of it is that the CDL thinks MPR has an obligation to immediately release all the information its reporters have dredged up about alleged misconduct within the archdiocese rather than trickling it out one report at a time.
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"Minnesota Public Radio should reveal all credible information about accused abusers who may still be in a position to harm people as soon as possible," the CDL spokesman says in the statement, which also calls on the St. Paul PD "to investigate whether MPR is withholding vital information from law enforcement and government officials."
In its mission statement, the CDL describes the Catholic Church as "still the greatest herald of truth and morality in the world today." In light of the still-unfolding sex scandal, we have to imagine the CDL means that in the sense of "do as I say, not as I do."
h/t -- Hopkins Patch
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