Wednesday, October 2, 2002

This is really too bad, but not surprising:

Abuse victim to testify before UN organization

Mark Furnish, 31, an Albany lawyer who says the Rev. Robert O’Neill abused him when he was a member of O’Neill’s Greece parish in the early 1980s, will tell his story to the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child in Geneva next Wednesday. Furnish was invited to be part of an international delegation by Catholics for Free Choice, a Washington-based church-reform group. He also will join the group on Tuesday in Rome, Italy, at a news conference asking that the church take a tougher stand and develop a speedier process for dealing with priests who abuse children and adolescents.

If by "reform" you mean "put out of existence," I guess you could say that's what CFFC is.

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