Interviews

Occasionally, news reporters want to know what normal Catholics in the pews think.

Here’s a sample of recent news media interviews Jennifer Kane, editor of LayDOB.com, has given as an advocate for not only survivors of clergy sexual abuse, but for common sense in reforming the Diocese of Buffalo.


McCarrick Report, the great weariness of American Catholics

Interview 10 Dec. 2020

This French publication is the premier independent Catholic daily in Europe. This article examines American Catholics’ reaction to the Vatican’s McCarrick Report–“the next chapter in a depressing long novel,” as one American journalist mentioned in the McCarrick Report put it. Besides that journalist, others interviewed in this article include a Boston College theologian, a retired priest who worked for McCarrick and Jennifer Kane. She characterized the Movement to Restore Trust’s efforts to do as its name implies as “insufficient.” Read a rough English translation of this French article here.


McCarrick Report’s Silence on Key Issues Raises More Questions Than It Answers

Interview 25 Nov. 2020

Lingering questions about McCarrick report prompt concerns over accountability of officials who knew sexual offenders were still working with the public. The reporter stated: “Jennifer Kane, an advocate for survivors of clerical abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo, New York, put it more bluntly.” That’s because she expresses herself like a normal layperson in the pews, as you will read in this report.



Little known on how Fisher dealt with complaints

Interview 13 Dec. 2020

Jennifer renews lay concerns about diocesan officials flagged in the NY State Attorney General report for mishandling sexual abuse reports and for knowingly placing the public at risk. “Accountability is essential. If we don’t have faith in the integrity of the people in the system–hello–we’re not going to have faith in the system.”



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