The following is a media statement from Survivor's Network for those Abused by Priests
Dolan's false claims about false allegations
Also says his fellow bishops have “branded” innocent priests as child molesters
Statement by Peter Isely, SNAP Midwest Director (Milwaukee)
Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, who is the president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has apparently not read a single report or yearly audit which he and his fellow bishops have paid over a million dollars to the John Jay College of Criminal Justice to conduct.
Astonishingly, Dolan, in a recent interview reported by John Allen in the National Catholic Reporter, said that his “perception” is that the majority of allegations against priests for child sexual assault are false. Dolan also said that the number of false allegations appear to be increasing each year. (link to story: http://ncronline.org/news/accountability/campaign-builds-rethinking-zero-tolerance-sex-abuse