Thursday, July 21, 2005

Eyewitness News - Santorum Agrees To Seek Federal Prosecution Of Catholic Church Over Priest Abuse

Eyewitness News - Santorum meets with group upset by his comments on priest abuse: "WASHINGTON Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum is assuring victims that he'll look into why the Justice Department hasn't responded to their request for an investigation of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy.

Santorum met today (Thursday) with three members of the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests. It was scheduled after some of its members expressed outrage over a column he wrote in 2002.

In that column, Santorum linked Boston's liberalism to the clergy sex abuse scandal.

He wrote in the July 2002 column for Catholic Online that promoting alternative lifestyles feeds such aberrant behavior as priests molesting children.

The three members of SNAP say Santorum stands by his comments, but they were pleased he agreed to contact the Justice Department.

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