A. Joseph Maskell

Keeler accused of bringing abusive priest to Baltimore archdiocese

Keeler accused of bringing abusive priest to Baltimore archdiocese

An explosive grand jury report on child sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania has called into question the actions — or inaction — of the late Cardinal William H. Keeler, the former archbishop of Baltimore who was once hailed for his transparency in handling such cases.

Keeler is accused of allowing a priest who was accused of having sex with underage girls in Harrisburg to resume his ministry in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori called the “painful revelations” in the grand jury report “a cause for anger, disillusion and pain among many in our church.”

“These feelings toward the church must be met with more than...

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