DIOCESE WASHES ITS HANDS (Brooklyn says it had no legal obligation to expose abusive priests)

The Diocese of Brooklyn says in legal papers it has no duty to warn parishioners about pedophile priests.  The claim filed in State Supreme Court in Queens is part of the diocese's attempt to knock down a $300 million lawsuit filed by 39 current and former parishioners who allege that they were abused by clergy as children growing up in Brooklyn and Queens.