MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Charles Reid is a professor at the University of St. Thomas, where he teaches canon law. He is also a Catholic, and is asking for prayers for the church.
“Say a prayer for Catholics, say a prayer for the innocent victims. I mean, the victims have to come first,” Reid said.READ MORE: A Closer Look At Peter Cahill, The Judge Presiding Over Derek Chauvin's Trial
His hope is that the church can somehow get through this time of uncertainty, with a recent number of new allegations coming forth about priests accused of sexually molesting young people.
He said it is different nowadays.READ MORE: Protesters March Through Downtown Minneapolis On Eve Of Chauvin Trial
Reid said in 2004 in Boston, then Archbishop Bernard Law, stone-walled everyone when confronted with sexual abuse allegations made against priests.
“And I don’t see the same level of resistance now,” he said.MORE NEWS: Jury Consultant: Picking Jurors In Derek Chauvin Trial Will Be 'Herculean Task'