Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows:
It is not at all uncommon these days to read about unnamed accusers fingering priests, dead or alive. But now we have a new case that tops them all.
A man who claims he was abused in 1984 has sued the Fort Worth Diocese and the entire Pallottine religious order. The accuser, who has been in prison for over a decade, says he cannot remember the priest's name. If this isn't bizarre enough, the accuser is in the slammer for sexual abuse.
Between 2009 and 2010, there was a 42 percent increase in false claims made against priests. The Fort Worth case proves beyond a reasonable doubt the precarious state that all priests find themselves in during these vindictive times.
What is at work is a sick admixture of hate, greed and bald-faced lies.