Bishopaccountability.org | The Monitor | Mary Raftery R.I.P. | January 13, 2012
Mary Raftery died this week — a remarkable person and the preeminent journalist of the Catholic abuse crisis. Her 1999 documentary States of Fear (see video excerpts 1 2) caused the Irish government to commission the Ryan report, and her terrifying 2002 documentary Cardinal Secrets forced the writing of the Murphy report and the Cloyne report. Survivor Andrew Madden worked with Raftery on Cardinal Secrets and reflected on her legacy. She forever changed Ireland and Catholicism worldwide, as Tom Doyle says in this brief video tribute.
This week more documents surfaced in the story of Mother Teresa’s confessor, convicted child abuser Donald McGuire SJ. See the important article in SF Weekly with links to many other documents about the Jesuits and McGuire.