BALTIMORE – A new Catholic school in Baltimore will not have the name of a late cardinal accused of failing to act in the case of priests who abused children in Pennsylvania.
Cardinal William H. Keeler had a reputation for transparency as archbishop of Baltimore, los in 2002, the names of 57 priests accused of sexual abuse. But a grand jury report released Tuesday details widespread sexual abuse in six of the Pennsylvania Catholic dioceses. The accused Keeler of relating to sexual abuse allegations during his tenure as bishop of Harrisburg. Keeler also reportedly allowed an accused priest to minister in the archdiocese of Baltimore.
News media report of a letter from Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori says an school, with classes pre-K-8, opening in 2020 will decrease Keeler’s name in the light of “painful revelations.”