Two organizations plan to protest after Archbishop comments

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - St. Louisans continue to question the comments Archbishop Robert Carlson made during his recent deposition testimony.  Two organizations plan to protest Wednesday afternoon.  They are fuming about comments the Archbishop made during a deposition in a sex abuse case.

His comments during the deposition have the Association for the Rights of Catholics and SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests,  planning to protest outside of the new cathedral.  The deposition was about what Carlson knew about sex abuse allegations during the 80s and 90s, when he served as a Catholic official in Minnesota.  Carlson admitted that he never once called police to report any abuse allegations and he said something else that upset many people.

The Archdiocese of St. Louis released a statement saying the Archbishop believes abuse is "A most egregious offense." The protest will begin at 2p.m.

The Archdiocese of St. Louis released a statement this morning about the controversy.

To read the statement click: Archdiocese of St. Louis



  • Joe

    I would assume he is an intelligent person. Though he sounds stupid now, he is just back-pedaling from the earlier cover up. The old Reagan, I don’t remember defense!!

  • Bob

    So finally an opportunity for Westboro to show up and launch a legitimate protest, but maybe their too busy protesting at a veterans funeral.

  • snapjudy

    Is Archbishop Carlson trying to convince us that what we hear and what we see in his video testimony is not what we hear or what we see? Also, did he really call the cops, but he lied in his testimony? Is he now trying to lie about what we are very capable deciding for ourselves while watching his testimony?

    What an insult to people’s intelligence. We suggest that everyone watch Carlson’s video testimony and decide for yourselves.
    Judy Jones, SNAP Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests.

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