Monday, March 27, 2006

Somebody Lied

OK, so here are the pertinent quotations:

Quant delivered the packet of affidavits to the archdiocese, and a meeting with Cousins was scheduled for May 9, 1974.

"We sat down in five or six chairs next to the archbishop," Conway recalled. "Father Murphy was sitting next to me. There were at least a dozen people in the room. Some were other staff from St. John's.

"Father Murphy was very sheepish during the meeting. He didn't say a word. He just looked down."

Conway said he was stunned when the archbishop began to explain that they had been aware of the problem for years.

And here's the next one:

One year later, Cousins testified he found nothing in his investigation to substantiate any of the complaints about Murphy. That testimony came in a 1975 sworn deposition in a civil lawsuit filed by a victim. Murphy "sacrificed himself for the school" after "harassments and threats," Cousins said under oath. The lawsuit was dropped.



Anonymous said...

Who was the Rector of the seminary during this time?

Dad29 said...

[Shrug] I don't know.

Which period? Before Murphy's ordination? After? Until, say, 1990 or so?

Anonymous said...

Well, just for fun, how about a list of Rectors who would have been there from during Murphy's time in the seminary right up to the present? That might be an interesting exercise.

Dad29 said...

The Seminary's open.

Go there and find out who was what, and when.

That's not a project I have the time for.

Terrence Berres said...

I have to wonder why the lawsuit was dropped, and no others brought, if Quant and Conway were willing to say in court then what they say to reporters now.