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posted Friday, June 10, 2016 - Volume 44 Issue 24
Brooklyn bishop tried to bribe me, NY lawmaker charges

Bishop asked her to quit supporting victims of child abuse
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Brooklyn bishop tried to bribe me, NY lawmaker charges

Bishop asked her to quit supporting victims of child abuse

by Mike Andrew - SGN Staff Writer

The Roman Catholic bishop of Brooklyn tried to bribe a New York state assemblywoman, according to a sensational story in the New York Daily News on June 7.

Assemblywoman Margaret Markey says Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio offered her $5,000 if she would drop her advocacy on behalf of victims of abuse by Catholic priests.

As a state lawmaker Markey was a sponsor of legislation to extend the statute of limitations on child abuse, which would allow for the prosecution of many priests.

According to Markey, the bishop invited her to his chancery office in 2007 and handed her $5,000. A nun was also present, she said.

Markey spokesperson Michael Armstrong told the Daily News that DiMarzio suggested that Markey use the money for therapy for a family member who had been sexually abused as a child.

After Markey turned him down, the bishop ran robocall ads against her in the 2008 election, saying she 'doesn't have Catholic values.'

'I do have Catholic values,' Markey told the Daily News, 'but my Catholic values don't include raping children.'

Markey easily won re-election. She hadn't intended to go public with the charges against DiMarzio, she said, but a recent demonstration she attended with survivors of abuse by Catholic priests moved her to action.

DiMarzio can't be prosecuted for bribery because both New York State and federal statutes of limitations have already run out. Nevertheless, survivor advocates said the bishop's offer was nothing less than bribery.

'I'd call that shut-up money,' advocate and abuse survivor Kathryn Robb said. 'He tried to pay her to shut up, right? That speaks for itself.'

DiMarzio's office has denounced Markey's claims as 'patently false.'

'The bishop did not, would not, and has never attempted to bribe an elected official or anyone else,' said Carolyn Erstad, a spokesperson for the Brooklyn diocese.

'This is a very serious allegation against a clergyman with an impeccable reputation. It is beyond comprehension that an elected official would not report an alleged crime of this kind to the proper authorities. She did not report it. It is not true. And it would be irresponsible for your paper to print it.'

DiMarzio was one of the signers of the 2009 Manhattan Declaration, a proclamation by conservative religious leaders that Christians should not comply with laws permitting abortion, same-sex marriage, or other issues that go against their religious consciences.

In 2011 he said that lawmakers who voted for same-sex marriage should be barred from Catholic churches and parochial school events.

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