Dallas-area Catholics: Tell Us Your Feelings About the Church and Faith Community After the Police Raid

On Wednesday morning Dallas police raided the Catholic Diocese of Dallas headquarters in Oak Lawn, St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Oak Cliff and a Safesite Inc. storage facility in Mountain Creek. The raid came after a detective said church officials had "thwarted" his investigations into allegations of sexual abuse by priests.The locations were thought to house "implements or instruments used in the commission of a crime, or items constituting evidence of a criminal offense or constituting evidence tending to show a particular person committed a criminal offense," according to a search warrant affidavit filed by Detective David Clark.Dallas Bishop Edward J. Burns said at a news conference Wednesday that the diocese has been cooperating with the investigation and has given police the personnel files "for all the priests named in the warrant."  Continue reading...

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