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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:47 AM
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Palm Beach Diocese wants Foley to name his abuser
http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=...

Ex-lawmaker says clergyman molested him

By MATTHEW DOIG, HEATHER ALLEN and MICHAEL A. SCARCELLA


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matthew.doig@heraldtribune.com
heather.allen@heraldtribune.com
michael.scarcella@heraldtribune.com

The Catholic Diocese of Palm Beach publicly called Friday on former congressman Mark Foley to name his alleged abuser and end speculation about the identity of the clergyman he said abused him as a youth.

Foley's attorney, David Roth, announced Tuesday that Foley had been molested by a clergyman when he was 13 to 15 years old. He refused to elaborate.

Diocese spokeswoman Alexis Walkenstein told the Herald-Tribune that conducting an inquiry without a name from Foley would amount to a "witch hunt."

Walkenstein said the church had no plans to start its own investigation and was adamant that her organization had no responsibility to review its records and determine the credibility of Foley's claim.

A spokeswoman with the Archdiocese of Miami, which had jurisdiction over Lake Worth when Foley was growing up there in the 1960s, also said Friday there were no plans to review records they keep on priests accused of abuse unless Foley offered a name.

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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:49 AM
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1. Let's put Foley under Oath!
Unless he's above the law...
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:57 AM
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2. Nice shot! heh heh heh
:popcorn:

over to Foley...
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