Serves him right? New Levada subpoena
Earlier this month, the Catholic Church's Number Two man was forced to answer lawyers' questions about alleged sex crimes by a former priest whom Levada had suspended, then restored to the active ministry, during his tenure as Archbishop of Portland (1986-1995). Levada had also OKd secret money payouts to three of the man's alleged victims, to forestall lawsuits. (The prelate's recent testimony is being kept secret.)
When he arrived at a downtown office building for the depostion, the Archbishop managed to elude a pack of reporters and TV cameras by slipping into a side door. He dodged the supposedly vigilant media when he left, too, again by a side door.
He might have have thought he was home free, but Anthony Piscitelli had other plans. Piscitelli is a process server. As Levada tried to elude him, Piscitelli wedged a new subpoena beneath a newspaper under the Archbishop's arm and announced, "Sir, you are served."
Archbishop Levada must now return to testify in the case of a Marin County woman who is suing the Archdiocese of San Francisco. She insists a priest sexually abused her when Levada headed that Archdiocese.