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By Gene Thomas Gomulka, Church Militant, January 20, 2022

Open letter to Catholic League

The following open letter to Bill Donahue of the Catholic League was penned by Gene Thomas Gomulka in response to Donohue’s recent claim that the U.S. sexual abuse crisis “is over.”

Dear Mr. Donohue,

Between 1975 and 1980, when I was serving as an associate pastor at Our Lady of Victory parish in State College, Pennsylvania; teaching liturgy and dogmatic theology at St. Francis Seminary in Loretto, Pennsylvania; and coordinating pro-life activities as the Altoona-Johnstown diocesan respect life director; I invited Jesuit Fr. Virgil Blum to speak to the clergy and laity of the diocese about the Catholic League he founded in 1973.

Out of respect for Father Blum, before responding to a request to write an article on the current state of the Church’s abuse crisis (which you addressed recently on EWTN), I am writing to give you an opportunity to help me determine if you, like a number of bishops, intentionally wish to mislead people about the severity of the ongoing sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church, or if you, like many Catholics and non-Catholics alike, are misled by false reports and misleading graphs. …

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