New Philadelphia Archbishop a Church Problem Solver
KDAF TV Dallas/Fort Worth
July 19, 2011
Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput was recently named to replace a retiring Archbishop Justin Rigali. Chaput has a reputation for cleaning up church scandals and church analysts suggest that the “Vatican’s choice of a strict conservative to lead the scandal-tainted Philadelphia archdiocese reflects the church’s overall approach to the sex abuse crisis.”
In his previous role, Chaput is known for tamping down the abuse crisis by getting victims to resolve their cases in a church-operated mediation program. One member of the “Survivor’s Network of those Abused by Priests” says that victims were “bullied” into the mediation program and paid money so it would look like Chaput was bringing about reform without any actual change in the church hierarchy.