Perrone, a co-founder of Opus Bono, was abruptly removed from ministry earlier this month.
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For nearly two decades, a small nonprofit group called Opus Bono Sacerdotii has operated out of unmarked buildings in rural Michigan, providing money, shelter, transport, legal help and other support to hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Catholic priests accused of sexual abuse.Opus Bono successfully forged networks within the church hierarchy.A third co-founder, Father Eduard Perrone, was abruptly removed from ministry earlier this month after the AP began asking about an allegation that he had sexually abused a child decades ago.When another priest, Gregory Ingels, was criminally charged with abusing a teen, Opus Bono made him a legal adviser.Opus Bono established itself as a counterpoint to the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests and other groups that have accused the church of trying to cover up the scandal and failing to support victims of clergy misconduct.Opus Bono focuses on what it considers the neglected victims: priests, and the church itself.Both Opus Bono and Men of Melchizedek now list the same canon lawyer, the Rev. David L. Deibel, as their chairman.
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