In April, a mainlander church lawyer came to Archbishop Michael Byrnes and told him he had a plan. A plan get the sex abuse cases out of the courts. They’d disguise it as “Hope and Healing.” They’d focus messaging on rebuilding spiritual bonds with the church, prayer … things like that. And no one would ever learn the truth.
But this we do know is true: The Archdiocese’s ultimate goal is get these cases out of the court system so that none of the secret sex abuse and cover-up documents would see the light of day.
However, kudos to Attorney David Lujan for seeing that the best route for his clients is whatever his clients choose. And if his clients choose to settle out of court, then he will support their choice. And if they choose not to, then he will support their choice.