Back in the early 1990s, even after he began his work with the lawyer-funded, anti-Catholic group SNAP, David Clohessy already knew of allegations that his brother – Kevin, a Catholic priest – was sexually abusing innocent boys. But David did absolutely nothing about it.
"David said he had known for years about the allegations and agonized over whether to report his brother to authorities. He even contemplated distributing leaflets outside his brother's church. But in the end, he did not go to the police."
The Reporter: 'See no evil':
However, Clohessy's reckless failre to prevent harm and protect children has not prevented him from repeatedly lecturing the Church about reporting abuse. In a recent article Clohessy scolded the Church to "alert the authorities" about suspected abuse, not realizing the rich irony and hypocrisy of his admonition.
Yet media outlets continue to give a Clohessy a free pass, never pointing out Clohessy's own sordid past with respect to the issue.
Unsurprisingly, Clohessy's warped article appeared in the dissident National Catholic Reporter, whom we have cited in the past for false reporting on the abuse scandal.
It might finally be time, however, for the Reporter to wake up to the scandal in its own rank of contributors and disclose Clohessy's own personal history with respect to reporting abuse.
[It was also the Reporter (specifically reporter Joshua McElwee) who literally stole our exclusive story that finally revealed a carefully guarded deposition that Clohessy gave in early 2012. (We have the emails and timeline to prove the thievery.)]