Ex-Bishop: Church Motivated by Money

Asbury Park Press
July 24, 2006

JERSEY CITY: The Roman Catholic Church acted like a "corporate entity" in its handling of sex abuse scandals, a retired bishop told one of the nation's largest organizations for clergy sex abuse victims during a weekend conference in Jersey City.

Thomas J. Gumbleton, a former auxiliary bishop, said he had a hard time with any bishop caring more about money than children.

Gumbleton is believed to be the first U.S. bishop to disclose that he was a victim of sexual abuse by clergy.


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