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We should start a Prayer to end Pedophelia and Organ Trafficking

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Actually, the bible says the opposite:

1 Timothy 4;3

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;

Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.

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It's not the biblical requirement to be married. It is Satan's requirement (doctrines of demons) that some do not marry.

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I'm confused. First you quote Gloin and say the Bible says the opposite (we said requiring not marrying is un-Biblical, meaning you are saying that requiring non-marriage is Biblical). Then you post a verse that supports our position (not yours).

Then Gloin replies and points that out.

Then you reply and say Gloin is correct.

What am I missing here?
 

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I'm confused. First you quote Gloin and say the Bible says the opposite (we said requiring not marrying is un-Biblical, meaning you are saying that requiring non-marriage is Biblical). Then you post a verse that supports our position (not yours).

Then Gloin replies and points that out.

Then you reply and say Gloin is correct.

What am I missing here?
I think, now that I reread everything, that bb28 was agreeing with us, but just said it in a verbally awkward way, leading to a misunderstanding of his point. That's what it looks like to me.
 

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Bombshell Pennsylvania report details 300 priests who sexually molested more than 1,000 children over 70 years

  • 900 page grand jury report based on records in six dioceses
  • Says it believes the 'real number' of abused children might be 'in the thousands'
  • Pennsylvania Attorney General says probe found a systematic cover-up by senior church officials in Pennsylvania and at the Vatican
  • Emerged from one of nation's most exhaustive investigations of clergy sex abuse
  • Scrutinized abuse allegations in dioceses that minister to more than half the state's 3.2 million Catholics
  • State Supreme Court had set Tuesday deadline to release a redacted version
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Catholic Church Covered Up Child Sex Abuse in Pennsylvania for Decades, Grand Jury Says


By Laurie Goodstein
Aug. 14, 2018

Bishops and other leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania covered up child sexual abuse by hundreds of priests over a period of 70 years, persuading victims not to report the abuse and police officers not to investigate it, according to a report issued by a grand jury on Tuesday.

The report, which says there were more than 1,000 identifiable victims and covered six of the state’s eight Catholic dioceses, is the broadest examination yet by a government agency in the United States of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. There have been ten previous reports by grand juries and attorneys general in the United States, according to the research and advocacy group BishopAccountability.org, but those examined single dioceses or counties.

The report catalogs horrific instances of abuse, including a priest who raped a young girl in the hospital after she had her tonsils out, and another priest who was allowed to stay in ministry after impregnating a 17-year-old girl, forging a signature on a marriage certificate and then divorcing the girl.

“Despite some institutional reform, individual leaders of the church have largely escaped public accountability,” the grand jury wrote. “Priests were raping little boys and girls, and the men of God who were responsible for them not only did nothing; they hid it all. For decades.”


The grand jury added that the church officials named in their report have been protected, and some have been promoted. “Until that changes, we think it is too early to close the book on the Catholic Church sex scandal,” the jury wrote.

Victims expressed relief that Attorney General Josh Shapiro and his agents had conducted the investigation, after the victims’ efforts to get church officials to take action went nowhere.


“I had gone to two bishops with allegations over five years, and they ignored and downplayed my allegations,” said the Rev. James Faluszczak, an Erie priest on extended leave who was abused as a child and who testified before the grand jury. “It’s that very management of secrets that has given cover to predators.”

There has been no comprehensive measurement of the full scope of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in the United States, though some have tried. American abuse survivors have pushed for years for the government to undertake a nationwide inquiry similar to the one conducted in Australia, where a royal commission spent four years examining the sexual abuse of children by a variety of religious and civic institutions, including the Catholic Church.

The Pennsylvania grand jury report comes as the sex abuse scandal in the church has reached a new stage, with calls to discipline bishops who sexually abused younger priests and seminarians, or who have covered up for abusive colleagues.

Catholics are calling for independent investigations into why Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the former archbishop of Washington, was advanced up the hierarchy despite warnings to his superiors in Rome and fellow bishops that he had molested seminarians and young priests. Cardinal McCarrick resigned in July over allegations of sexually abusing minors, but since then priests in the diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska, and seminarians in Boston and elsewhere have publicly accused their superiors of turning a blind eye to sexual misconduct.

The Pennsylvania grand jury met for two years and heard testimony from victims and the bishop of Erie. The report covers the dioceses of Allentown, Erie, Greensburg, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Scranton. Two of the dioceses — Greensburg and Harrisburg — tried to quash the grand jury investigation last year, but later backed off that stance.

No other state has seen more grand jury investigations of abuses in the church than Pennsylvania, where about one of every four residents is Catholic and the local attorneys general have been particularly responsive to victims. Previous grand juries examined the dioceses of Philadelphia and Altoona-Johnstown; the new report covers the rest of the state.

Little if any of the evidence unearthed by the report is likely to lead to any criminal charges. The Pennsylvania State Legislature has so far resisted calls to lift the statute of limitation that has prevented childhood victims from filing civil lawsuits against the church after they turn 30. For many victims, it has taken decades to gain the courage to speak about the abuse, long past when the law would allow them to sue.

The church has lobbied against any change to the statute, with its effort led by Bishop Ronald W. Gainer of Harrisburg, president of the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference. But abuse survivors and advocates say that in September they plan to begin a fresh campaign to press lawmakers and Bishop Gainer to drop their opposition.

“If this doesn’t start a serious debate on the elimination of the statute of limitation, there’s something seriously wrong with my fellow Pennsylvanians,” said Shaun Dougherty, now 48, who testified before the Altoona-Johnstown grand jury about being abused by a priest for three years starting at age 10.

About two dozen people named in the report petitioned the court to have their names redacted from it. One was the former bishop of the diocese of Erie, Donald W. Trautman, who later dropped his objections; he has issued a response to the grand jury report.

The dioceses of Allentown, Greensburg, Pittsburgh and Scranton have pledged that after the grand jury report is released, they will release the names of all priests in their dioceses who are accused of sexually abusing minors. The Erie and Harrisburg dioceses have already posted lists of accused priests on their websites.

Bishop Gainer in Harrisburg recently ordered that the names of accused priests and of bishops who mishandled abuse cases be taken down from all church buildings in the diocese.

The report says that one of the victims who had testified before the grand jury tried to commit suicide while they were deliberating.

“From her hospital bed, she asked for one thing,” the grand jury wrote in the report, “that we finish our work and tell the world what really happened.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/14/us/catholic-church-sex-abuse-pennsylvania.html
 

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Catholic Church Covered Up Child Sex Abuse in Pennsylvania for Decades, Grand Jury Says


By Laurie Goodstein
Aug. 14, 2018

Bishops and other leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania covered up child sexual abuse by hundreds of priests over a period of 70 years, persuading victims not to report the abuse and police officers not to investigate it, according to a report issued by a grand jury on Tuesday.

The report, which says there were more than 1,000 identifiable victims and covered six of the state’s eight Catholic dioceses, is the broadest examination yet by a government agency in the United States of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. There have been ten previous reports by grand juries and attorneys general in the United States, according to the research and advocacy group BishopAccountability.org, but those examined single dioceses or counties.

The report catalogs horrific instances of abuse, including a priest who raped a young girl in the hospital after she had her tonsils out, and another priest who was allowed to stay in ministry after impregnating a 17-year-old girl, forging a signature on a marriage certificate and then divorcing the girl.

“Despite some institutional reform, individual leaders of the church have largely escaped public accountability,” the grand jury wrote. “Priests were raping little boys and girls, and the men of God who were responsible for them not only did nothing; they hid it all. For decades.”


The grand jury added that the church officials named in their report have been protected, and some have been promoted. “Until that changes, we think it is too early to close the book on the Catholic Church sex scandal,” the jury wrote.

Victims expressed relief that Attorney General Josh Shapiro and his agents had conducted the investigation, after the victims’ efforts to get church officials to take action went nowhere.


“I had gone to two bishops with allegations over five years, and they ignored and downplayed my allegations,” said the Rev. James Faluszczak, an Erie priest on extended leave who was abused as a child and who testified before the grand jury. “It’s that very management of secrets that has given cover to predators.”

There has been no comprehensive measurement of the full scope of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in the United States, though some have tried. American abuse survivors have pushed for years for the government to undertake a nationwide inquiry similar to the one conducted in Australia, where a royal commission spent four years examining the sexual abuse of children by a variety of religious and civic institutions, including the Catholic Church.

The Pennsylvania grand jury report comes as the sex abuse scandal in the church has reached a new stage, with calls to discipline bishops who sexually abused younger priests and seminarians, or who have covered up for abusive colleagues.

Catholics are calling for independent investigations into why Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the former archbishop of Washington, was advanced up the hierarchy despite warnings to his superiors in Rome and fellow bishops that he had molested seminarians and young priests. Cardinal McCarrick resigned in July over allegations of sexually abusing minors, but since then priests in the diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska, and seminarians in Boston and elsewhere have publicly accused their superiors of turning a blind eye to sexual misconduct.

The Pennsylvania grand jury met for two years and heard testimony from victims and the bishop of Erie. The report covers the dioceses of Allentown, Erie, Greensburg, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Scranton. Two of the dioceses — Greensburg and Harrisburg — tried to quash the grand jury investigation last year, but later backed off that stance.

No other state has seen more grand jury investigations of abuses in the church than Pennsylvania, where about one of every four residents is Catholic and the local attorneys general have been particularly responsive to victims. Previous grand juries examined the dioceses of Philadelphia and Altoona-Johnstown; the new report covers the rest of the state.

Little if any of the evidence unearthed by the report is likely to lead to any criminal charges. The Pennsylvania State Legislature has so far resisted calls to lift the statute of limitation that has prevented childhood victims from filing civil lawsuits against the church after they turn 30. For many victims, it has taken decades to gain the courage to speak about the abuse, long past when the law would allow them to sue.

The church has lobbied against any change to the statute, with its effort led by Bishop Ronald W. Gainer of Harrisburg, president of the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference. But abuse survivors and advocates say that in September they plan to begin a fresh campaign to press lawmakers and Bishop Gainer to drop their opposition.

“If this doesn’t start a serious debate on the elimination of the statute of limitation, there’s something seriously wrong with my fellow Pennsylvanians,” said Shaun Dougherty, now 48, who testified before the Altoona-Johnstown grand jury about being abused by a priest for three years starting at age 10.

About two dozen people named in the report petitioned the court to have their names redacted from it. One was the former bishop of the diocese of Erie, Donald W. Trautman, who later dropped his objections; he has issued a response to the grand jury report.

The dioceses of Allentown, Greensburg, Pittsburgh and Scranton have pledged that after the grand jury report is released, they will release the names of all priests in their dioceses who are accused of sexually abusing minors. The Erie and Harrisburg dioceses have already posted lists of accused priests on their websites.

Bishop Gainer in Harrisburg recently ordered that the names of accused priests and of bishops who mishandled abuse cases be taken down from all church buildings in the diocese.

The report says that one of the victims who had testified before the grand jury tried to commit suicide while they were deliberating.

“From her hospital bed, she asked for one thing,” the grand jury wrote in the report, “that we finish our work and tell the world what really happened.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/14/us/catholic-church-sex-abuse-pennsylvania.html
Disgusting. The crimes and continuing cover up.
 

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Chile Catholic Episcopal Conference Raided In Pedophile Priest Probe


by Tyler Durden
Tue, 08/14/2018 - 17:45


Chilean authorities are raiding the headquarters of the Catholic Church's Episcopal Coverence as part of a wide-ranging probe into clerical sex abuse in the South American country.

The Tuesday raids are occurring in the most important building of the Chilean church in the capital of Santiago, say prosecutors. Authorities recently summoned the archbishop of Santiago, Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati, to appear and testify about the alleged cover-up of sexual abuse which had been going on for decades.


Santiago Archbishop Ricardo Ezzati Andrello

In July, Chilean prosecutors said they were investigating 158 members of the country's Catholic church - both clergymen and lay people, for perpetrating or concealing the sexual abuse of children as well as adults.

The cases relate to incidents dating back as far as 1960 and involving 266 victims, including 178 children and adolescents, according to public prosecutor Luis Torres.​

The prosecutor's statement offered the first general view of the extent and scope of the abuse scandal faced by Chile's Catholic Church - and how many people are implicated.​

Last month, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of five Chilean bishops amid accusations of abuse and related cover-ups.
"The vast majority of reported incidents relate to sexual crimes committed by priests or people linked to educational establishments," Torres told reporters.​

The entire strata of the Catholic Church - from bishops to monks - were involved in the crimes, as well as "lay people exercising some function in the ecclesiastical sphere," he noted.​

There are 36 ongoing investigations, while 23 previous ones resulted in convictions and one other in an acquittal. -Straits Times

"There's no doubt that what the public prosecutor is doing is very positive and is starting to open the door to situations that previously were treated as an open secret," Juan Carlos Claret, a member of an opposition group to tainted bishop Juan Barros in his area, told AFP.

In May, Pope Francis summoned the entire bishops conference to Rome after he said he made "grave errors in judgement" in the case of Baros, who stands accused by victims of pedophile Rev. Fernando Karadima of witnessing and ignoring their abuse.



But the scandal grew beyond the Barros case after Francis received the report written by two Vatican sex crimes experts sent to Chile to get a handle on the scope of the problem.​

Their report hasn't been made public, but Francis cited its core findings in the footnotes of the document that he handed over to the bishops at the start of their summit this week.

And those findings are damning. -Daily Mail

While some of the pedophile priests and brothers were expelled from their congregations following the discovery of "immoral conduct," many had their cases "minimized of the absolute gravity of their criminal acts, attributing them to mere weakness or moral lapses," wrote Francis.

In some cases, high level officials allegedly covered up the institutionalized sexual abuse of minors - even threatening officials tasked with investigating sex crimes and the destruction of evidence.​

Following an emergency meeting with Pope Francis, Thirty-one active bishops and three who are retired offered to resign.
Calls had mounted for the resignations after details emerged of the contents of a 2,300-page Vatican report into the Chilean scandal leaked early Friday.​

Francis had accused the bishops of destroying evidence of sex crimes, pressuring investigators to minimize abuse accusations and showing 'grave negligence' in protecting children from paedophile priests.

In one of the most damning documents from the Vatican on the issue, Francis saidthe entire Chilean church hierarchy was collectively responsible for 'grave defects' in handling cases and the resulting loss of credibility that the Catholic Church has suffered. -Daily Mail

"No one can exempt himself and place the problem on the shoulders of the others," Francis wrote in the document published by Chile's T13 television and confirmed as accurate by the Vatican.

Responding to the 2,300-page report, Chilean bishops called the contents of the document "absolutely deplorable," and showed an "unacceptable abuse of power and conscience," along with sexual abuse. The bishops asked for forgiveness from the victims, the Pope and all Catholics worldwide.

While some of the pedophile priests and brothers were expelled from their congregations following the discovery of "immoral conduct," many had their cases "minimized of the absolute gravity of their criminal acts, attributing them to mere weakness or moral lapses," wrote Francis.

Those same offenders "were then welcomed into other dioceses, in an obviously imprudent way, and given dicoesan or parish jobs that gave them daily contact with minors," wrote the pope.

The harsh assessment of the quality of seminaries suggests that a possible next step might be a full-on Vatican investigation of Chilean schools of priestly training.​

Pope Benedict XVI ordered such an investigation into Irish seminaries after he convened the entire Irish bishops' conference for a similar dressing-down in 2010 over their dismal handling of abuse cases. -Daily Mail

"The problems inside the church community can't be solved just by dealing with individual cases and reducing them to the removal of people, though this - and I say so clearly - has to be done," Francis wrote.

"But it's not enough, we have to go beyond that. It would be irresponsible on our part to not look deeply into the roots and the structures that allowed these concrete events to occur and perpetuate."

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Rinsing victims' mouths with holy water and making one boy pose as Jesus: Grand Jury reveals the depravity of 301 priests who sexually assaulted at least 1,000 children - which the Catholic church covered up

  • The 900 page grand jury report is based on records from six dioceses
  • It puts the 'real number' of child victims 'in the thousands'
  • One group of priests is accused of producing child porn and using whips on children
  • The abuse ranged from groping and masturbation to anal, oral and vaginal rape
  • Most of the victims were boys but there are some girls included in the report
  • The clergymen tried to claim they were 'wrestling' with the children when they were in fact sexually assaulting them
  • Two have been charged while others are either dead, previously faced charges, or can't be prosecuted due to statute of limitation
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...exually-molested-1-000-children-70-years.html
 

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Pennsylvania sexual abuse report details 300+ predator priests
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Officials in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, released a highly-anticipated grand jury report Tuesday that details alleged abuse by hundreds of Catholic priests across the state. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said an investigation found a "systematic cover-up" by church leaders, identifying more than 300 predator priests and over 1,000 victims.
 

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'My whole life has been a lie': Powerful video shows brave victims of Pennsylvania priests revealing how the abuse ruined their lives, marriages and prevented them having children

  • Shaun Dougherty, now 48, was abused until he was in the eighth grade
  • The abuse stopped him from wanting his own family and 'destroyed' his life
  • Carolyn Fortney, 37, was abused from when she was just 18-months-old
  • Her three sisters were also sexually abused by their priest, Father Augustine Giella, who died awaiting trial in 1992 after being finally arrested for his crimes
  • Robert Corby, now 83, was 'targeted' by priests in 1947 because he was 'fatherless'
  • He said no one would have believed him if he spoke up at the time
  • The abuse meant he could not show affection towards his wife or children
  • Other victims told their stories at a press conference in Pennsylvania on Tuesday
  • More than 300 priests were named in the horrifying 886-page report
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ia-priests-share-stories-emotional-video.html
 

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So many sad stories but somehow, we just can't seem to get our arms around the root of the problem and the carnage continues unabated and mostly unproven to the masses.
 

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Cuomo: We give justice to dead, but not living
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CNN's Chris Cuomo says Americans need to care more about the victims of child abuse and bringing their abusers to justice or we will never put a stop to it.
 

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Victim of priest abuse: Church teaches morality but has none
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Shaun Dougherty talks to CNN's New Day about being sexually abused by a parish priest who was also a teacher at his school, saying the church has a morality problem.
 

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Boston Globe’s Michael Rezendes: Sexual Abuse In Catholic Church Can Happen Anywhere | TODAY
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Boston Globe investigative reporter Michael Rezendes and NBC’s Anne Thompson join TODAY to discuss the bombshell Pennsylvania grand jury report claiming the Catholic Church protected more than 300 priests accused of sexual abuse. “If there was an attorney general in every state in America that wanted to investigate this, they would find pretty much the same thing,” Rezendes said. “The depravity is the same, the criminality is the same, the cover-up is the same”.
 

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Clergy Abuse Victim Speaks Out: 'I've Lived In A State Of Turmoil' | Hallie Jackson | MSNBC
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Jim VanSickle, survivor of priest sexual abuse in Pennsylvania, shares his story and reacts to the Grand Jury report released on Catholic Church abuse: "It is a major victory for all survivors all over the world... the truth is out there now".
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The Vatican is blasted for 'disturbing' silence over explosive grand jury report detailing how the Catholic church covered up sexual abuse of 301 'predator' priests who assaulted at least 1,000 children in Pennsylvania

  • Vatican's press office said it had no comment on the shocking findings in the U.S.
  • Critics said the Pope's silence on the report was 'disappointing' and 'disturbing'
  • Grand jury report found priests used Catholic rituals to commit horrifying abuse
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...y-report-detailing-sexual-abuse-cover-up.html
 

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The solution to the problem is easily implemented.

Pedophiles are never rehabilitated. Brand their foreheads with 'P'. Give them prison time ... none of them would survive a month ...

I can't understand who would EVER not want to eliminate this depravity ??? ... oh, yeah ... liberals and Pedowood


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Pedophiles are never rehabilitated. Brand their foreheads with 'P'. Give them prison time ... none of them would survive a month
In my early career 70s pedo survival in prison was "iffy". Most states created special housing to put most homosexuals and pedos away from the general population. Some would still get caught on worksites and hall passes and get the hell beat out of them. One I have knowlege of had a soup can shoved up his rectum.
FEDs didn't have many in those days and the pedos there kept a low profile.
Nowadays PEDOS are being busted all over the place and Interstate Commerce of Pedophilia and Child Sex Trafficking are Federal charges. Those pervs do time with inmates who are close to getting out and they are not going to do anything to screw that up. So the pedos roam in fairly safe surroundings.

I like the idea of Branding their foreheads.

Back during the 80s Marielito [sp?] Boat Crisis when Castro emptied his prisons for US Shores many "refugees'" showed up with "LOCO" tatooed on their foreheads compliments of the Cuban Prison System.
Eventually Cuba agreed to take back some of their criminals and "LOCOS".

But those Tatoos last forever and Cuba does not have Laser Skin Treatment to remove anything let alone Tats.
 

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Is the Pope Running an International Pedophilia Ring?
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Following a shocking grand jury report detailing several decades of sexual abuse at the hands of Roman Catholic clergy, and the means the Vatican used to cover it up, it begs the question: is Pope Francis heading up an international pedophilia ring?
 

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Pope Francis Facing Pressure To Address Priest Sex Abuse Cover-Ups | TODAY
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The Vatican still has not provided comment following Tuesday’s devastating Pennsylvania grand jury report detailing decades of sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic priests in the state. Mention of the matter was noticeably absent during Pope Francis’ appearance in St. Peter’s Square on Wednesday, leaving many wondering if and when he will speak out. NBC’s Anne Thompson reports for TODAY.
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Is the Pope Running an International Pedophilia Ring?
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Following a shocking grand jury report detailing several decades of sexual abuse at the hands of Roman Catholic clergy, and the means the Vatican used to cover it up, it begs the question: is Pope Francis heading up an international pedophilia ring?
Sweet Jesus please make this be true and totally exposed to everyone
 

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Sex Abuse Dossier Exposes Pure Evil
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The 884-page grand jury report released Tuesday by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro included detailed descriptions of the sexual abuse perpetrated by Roman Catholic clergy that exposed the vile and satanic nature of their actions.
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Lies and cover-ups: Catholic church in Pennsylvania had 'playbook' to keep priest abuse secret, FBI said

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On July 17, 1990, Father Thomas Smith wrote to his bishop, Donald Trautman, thanking him for meeting with him and expressing appreciation for the bishop’s faith in him and his quest to return to the active ministry.

At the time, Smith, who had served at a number of churches in the Erie Diocese in northwestern Pennsylvania, was on leave of absence, his third such leave since being ordained as a Catholic priest in 1967.

His absences were termed, in diocese records, as “health leaves.”

The reality: Each of the leaves occurred after the church received reports that Smith had raped children, and the diocese responded by sending Smith to a church-run treatment facility, according to this week's Pennsylvania grand jury report on the Catholic child sex scandal.

► Aug. 16: After 2 days of silence, Vatican condemns priest sex abuse

► Aug. 16: 40 Pennsylvania priests confessed their crimes; little was done afterward

► Aug. 15: 'Men of God' kept it secret as priests systematically abused kids

While in treatment, Smith told counselors he had raped 15 young boys, some as young as 7, threatening them with violence if they told and invoking the name of God to justify his actions.

He first had been treated in 1984 and then again in 1986 and 1987. Counselors at the treatment facility reported to the diocese that Smith had a “’driven, compulsive and long-standing' obsession with sexually assaulting children,” according to the grand jury report. The counselors noted that Smith had continued to rape children even after his first stint in treatment.

Smith was in treatment again when he met with Trautman and expressed his desire to return to a parish. In a letter previously, he had described his “gifts and accomplishments” in “working with young people,” the report noted.

Trautman wrote in a memo that he was impressed with Smith’s “candor and sincerity” and suggested he would wait another year and a half before considering a new assignment for the priest.

In his note to Trautman, Smith expressed relief.

“So why did I worry?” he wrote.

Why indeed.

Smith returned to the ministry and became active in a program called Isaiah 43.

Isaiah 43 is a ministry for Catholic children.

Yes, why did he worry?

The church had his back.

Smith's tale is not unique. The grand jury report contains numerous stories about priests accused of committing terrible crimes against children with the church repeatedly protecting them from the consequences of their actions.

► Aug. 15: Priest recommended for Disney World job after sexual abuse allegations

► Aug. 15: Victims hope Pennsylvania is 'wake up call' other dioceses need

When an allegation was raised at one church, some priests were transferred to other parishes. In other cases, instead of reporting abuse to law enforcement, the church sent priests for psychiatric treatment at church-run facilities. In yet other cases, the church attempted to discredit victims or blame victims for the crimes committed against them.

The grand jury found 301 priests who had committed such crimes and more than 1,000 victims, noting that there were certainly more, numbers that raise the question: How did the church keep such widespread criminal activity quiet for so many decades?

Keeping a lid on child abuse

If you consider the culture of the Roman Catholic church — a culture of secrecy and deception embedded in its history — it's not surprising that it was able to keep a lid on widespread child abuse, said Kristen Houser, chief public affairs officer with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape.
In that way, what the Catholic church has done is not that much different than how Penn State responded to charges that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky had molested and raped numerous children.

► Aug. 15: Priests used gold crosses to ID kids as abuse targets

► Aug. 15: Survivors of priest abuse flood hotline 'to tell their stories and seek justice'

“The initial impulse is to protect the institution, whether that institution is a church or a university or a football program,” Houser said.

Both cases have an element of authority. Parishioners have absolute faith and trust in the leadership of the church, just as Penn State football fans had absolute loyalty and trust in Joe Paterno and the university’s leadership.

But in the case of the church, the men are God’s representatives on earth, Houser said. To question them is to question God.

► Aug. 15: Catholic reaction to priest abuse report varies between strong and silent

► Aug. 14: Church protected more than 300 'predator priests,' grand jury says

"We saw Catholic priests weaponizing their faith, using their faith as a tool of the abuse, and all the while the bishops, the monsignors, the cardinals covered it up," state Attorney General Josh Shapiro said at a news conference.

The grand jury report described the church’s massive coverup of these crimes. While each case differed slightly in the details, they all contained similar elements “as if there was a script.”

“While each church district had its idiosyncrasies, the pattern was pretty much the same," the grand jury reported. "The main thing was not to help children but to avoid ‘scandal.’ That is not our word but theirs.”

Playbook for concealment

The FBI’s National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime — the division within the bureau that provides profiles of violent criminals, among other things — reviewed much of the evidence the grand jury received and concluded that its analysis of the material revealed something akin to “a playbook for concealing the truth.”

First, the church employed euphemisms for sexual assault, referring to the crime not as rape, but as “inappropriate contact” or “boundary issues,” center investigators said. In one case, the grand jury reported a priest’s repeated and violent sexual assaults of children were referred to as “his difficulties.”

► Aug. 14: Clergy abuse report puts spotlight on state's statute of limitations

► Aug. 14: Names, details of 301 Pennsylvania priest sex abuse allegations

Then the church did not conduct genuine investigations, often limiting actions to asking suspected abusers a few questions and accepting what they said as gospel.

And if a priest had to be removed from his church, church officials were directed to announce it as “sick leave” or to not say anything at all. For appearance sake, they were to send the priest for “evaluation” at a church-run psychiatric facility that, more often than not, concluded that the offender was not a pedophile and could return to ministering the faithful.

If it became known in the community that a priest was a “problem,” they were to transfer him to another parish where nobody knew he was a child molester. That happened frequently, the grand jury reported.

One priest was transferred from Allentown to New Mexico and west Texas after accusations of abuse came to light. He was later arrested in Briscoe County, Texas, for molesting a boy, one of numerous victims he found in his new location.

And, finally, church officials were told: Don’t call the cops.

“Handle it like a personnel matter, ‘in house,’ ” the grand jury reported.

The grand jury told of several instances in which victims or their parents reported sexual abuse to local police or prosecutors. Few of those cases wound up being prosecuted.

In one instance, a police officer wrote a letter to the church, suggesting that it do something about a certain priest before violence occurred. In another, Robert Masters, former Beaver County district attorney, wrote a letter to the bishop of Pittsburgh’s diocese to report that he would not be investigating accusations against a priest “in order to prevent unfavorable publicity.”

And when all else fails, lie.

In Smith's case, he did have something to worry about.

Boston Globe investigation

After The Boston Globe’s groundbreaking reports on the abuse scandal were published in 2002, the families of some of Smith’s victims sued him and the church, making the accusations that Smith had raped children and that the church helped cover it up.

On March 15, 2002, in response to a query from the press, the bishop said, “We have no priest or deacon or layperson that I know of that has, in any way, a pedophile background.”

► Aug. 14: Pennsylvania priest-abuse grand jury report: Read the full document

► Aug. 11: Some priests named in clergy sex abuse report remain in ministry

In November 2004, responding to public pressure, Trautman wrote to the Vatican to ask that Smith be removed from the priesthood, which the Vatican did in 2006.

The announcement of Smith’s removal from the priesthood was simple.

“Dismissed from the clerical state on June 10, 2006, by Pope Benedict XVI,” it said. “Nothing else need be noted.”

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After two days of silence, the Vatican and Pope Francis have finally responded to Tuesday’s devastating Pennsylvania grand jury report detailing decades of sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic priests in the state. “The abuses described in the report are criminal and morally reprehensible,” the Vatican said in a statement. NBC’s Anne Thompson reports for TODAY.
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The Vatican is responding to a Pennsylvania grand jury report detailing sexual abuse by priests. The report says hundreds of priests abused more than 1,000 children, over a span of seven decades. The report said the cover-up of the abuse went all the way to the Vatican. CBS News' Nikki Battiste joins CBSN with the latest developments.
 

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The report says hundreds of priests abused more than 1,000 children, over a span of seven decades.
Of course these are only the ones they are willing to admit to...about 1% of the actual instances I suspect
 

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Pennsylvania AG: Cardinal under scrutiny over report on priest abuse 'is not telling the truth'

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is accusing Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington, of "not telling the truth" as he attempts to defend himself amid criticism and calls for his resignation over the release of a Pennsylvania grand jury report detailing allegations of widespread predatory behavior by more than 300 priests against more than 1,000 children.

The report is critical of Wuerl, who served as the bishop of Pittsburgh for 18 years, from 1988 to 2006, and describes him as one of the bishops who helped cover up abusive behavior. The cardinal's defenders note that he acted to discipline some priests as bishop in Pittsburgh and even fought the Vatican against an order to reinstate a predator priest. After the release of the grand jury report on Tuesday, Wuerl said in a statement that it "confirms that I acted with diligence, with concern for the victims and to prevent future acts of abuse."

The Pennsylvania attorney general disagrees. In a statement to CNN, Shapiro said, "Cardinal Wuerl is not telling the truth. Many of his statements in response to the Grand Jury Report are directly contradicted by the Church's own documents and records from their Secret Archives. Offering misleading statements now only furthers the cover up." Shapiro added that the cardinal "should heed the words of Pope Francis who validated our work in Pennsylvania and support the recommendations of the Grand Jury."

The grand jury report outlines in graphic detail allegations of child sex abuse in six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania, including the diocese of Pittsburgh. It is based on witness testimony and a review of internal documents from the dioceses. The report concludes that the abuse of children was "brushed aside, in every part of the state, by church leaders who preferred to protect the abusers and their institution above all."
Some claims that Wuerl has made to defend himself do not stand up to scrutiny.

In an interview after the release of the report, Wuerl said, "I think I did everything that I possibly could," when asked if he did enough to stop the activity described.

Father Richard Zula and Father George Zirwas of the Pittsburgh diocese were two of a group of priests who, the grand jury found, "manufactured child pornography" and "used whips, violence and sadism in raping their victims." In 1988, Zula was arrested and charged with over 130 counts related to child sex abuse.

A spokesman for Wuerl noted that Zula had been removed from his ministry before Wuerl came to Pittsburgh in 1988. That is true. According to the grand jury report, Zula took a leave of absence in 1987 prior to the start of Wuerl's tenure as Pittsburgh bishop. The report states that in 1996 Zula was allowed to resign and barred from "seeking future assignments" in the diocese.

But in 1989, Wuerl authorized a $900,000 confidential settlement between the diocese and the family of two of Zula's victims that included a hush agreement.

The diocese under Wuerl's leadership also hired a doctor who worked with Zula in an attempt to lessen his sentence with a statement that the grand jury found "blamed the child victim rather than the adult criminal."

The diocese also helped to secure Zula's early release after he was sentenced to state prison. According to the grand jury report, Zula told the diocese in 1992 that he could be eligible for early release and asked Wuerl to "confirm his future salary payments to assist him in obtaining his release." The report states, "In response to Zula's request, internal Diocesan documents revealed that Wuerl directed his subordinates to provide the requested information."

Edward McFadden, a spokesman for Wuerl, told CNN, "Zula was removed from ministry before Bishop Wuerl came to Pittsburgh. Thereafter, Bishop Wuerl neither returned Zula to ministry nor allowed him to serve as a priest."

In a recent interview with CBS News, Wuerl was asked if he ever moved priests quietly. He refuted having done so, saying, "that wasn't, that wasn't our process."

But that was the process with Father George Zirwas. The diocese of Pittsburgh, where Wuerl started as Bishop in 1988, "was aware of complaints against Zirwas for sexually abusing children as early as 1987" and continued to receive "additional complaints" between 1987 and 1995, according to the report, including in 1988 and 1991 while Wuerl was bishop of the diocese. But the grand jury found that "Zirwas continued to function as a priest during this period and was reassigned to several parishes."

Despite all this evidence, a spokesman for Wuerl maintained that he acted promptly in this case and removed Zirwas. McFadden told CNN, "there was no process or policy for 'moving' priests accused of misconduct. Rather, during his tenure, the Diocese promptly investigated allegations of child sexual abuse and took appropriate actions, including removal of priests from ministry." The spokesman added, "In the Zirwas case, as the Diocese of Pittsburgh makes clear, based on today's knowledge and experience this case would have been dealt with differently. That said, Bishop Wuerl did act promptly after learning of allegations and did remove Zirwas permanently."

Wuerl also told CBS News during an interview that "if there were allegations, we dealt with them immediately."

The predatory behavior of Father Ernest Paone dated back to the 1960s and he was shuffled from parish to parish all over the country, according to the grand jury report.

In 1991, Wuerl approved moving him to the diocese of Reno-Las Vegas, even though according to the report, the Pittsburgh diocese knew of Paone's past. And in 1996, Wuerl refrained from sharing everything the church knew about Paone's past with the diocese of San Diego.

The report notes that Wuerl had previously written to the Vatican that parishioners had a right to know if their priests were pedophiles. And a spokesman for Wuerl said that he acted promptly to notify others about the claims against Paone when he learned of them. "Regarding the Paone case, the man lived in California and Nevada from the mid-1960s onward and was not in the Pittsburgh Diocese when then-Bishop Wuerl arrived. Bishop Wuerl knew of no claims against Paone until July 25, 1994, and then acted promptly to notify others out of state of an allegation after he received it," McFadden said.

The report does note that in August 1994, Wuerl was sent a confidential memo notifying him of a new complaint against Paone. "Wuerl responded by dispatching letters notifying the relevant California and Nevada Dioceses of the 1994 complaint," the report states. But the report adds, "However, Wuerl did not report the more detailed information contained within Diocesan records. The Diocese did not recall Paone; nor did it suspend his faculties as a priest. To the contrary, Paone continued to have the support of the Diocese."

The grand jury concluded, "In spite of Wuerl's statements to the Vatican, the clear and present threat that Paone posed to children was hidden and kept secret from parishioners in three states. Wuerl's statements had been meaningless without any action."

The Washington archdiocese declined CNN's request to interview Cardinal Wuerl.

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Former Connecticut boarding school staffers 'sexually abused 16 STUDENTS and subjected the kids to unwanted contact, intercourse and unnecessary gynecological exams'

  • Seven ex-staffers at a Connecticut boarding school are accused of sexual abuse
  • The claims are apart of an independent investigation by the Hotchkiss School
  • Investigation found 16 students were subjected to unwanted contact from male faculty, including intercourse and unnecessary gynecological exams
  • Also documented were instances when administrators failed to intervene when made aware of the misconduct
  • The 36-page report was compiled by the law firm Lock Lord through interviews with more than 150 individuals
  • Report said the misconduct happened primarily during the 1970s and 1980s
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'We showed no care for the little ones': Pope Francis breaks his silence and condemns priestly sex abuse and the ensuing cover up after horror report revealed decades of misconduct by the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania

  • Pope Francis condemned the 'crime' of priestly sexual abuse and cover-up
  • He issued a letter to Catholics around the world, demanding accountability
  • Francis wrote: 'We showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned them'
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Children Get Abused and Adults Go Free
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is vigilante justice for these pedophiles far off? Where is the anger from the family members of the victims?
 

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Pedophile USA gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar loses first of three appeals as his federal 60-year child porn sentence is upheld

  • Larry Nassar filed an appeal arguing that a judge erred in increasing his sentence due to his multiple sexual assault convictions in state courts
  • That appeal was denied by a three-judge panel in Cincinnati on Wednesday
  • Court upheld disgraced USA gymnastics doctor's 60-year child porn sentence
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'This is for the kids': Innocent priest beaten unconscious in a brutal attack that 'left him for dead' by a man enraged by the Catholic church sex abuse scandal

  • Reverend Basil John Hutsko was assaulted Monday morning as he prayed at St Michael Byzantine Catholic Church
  • Reverend Thomas Loya said Hutsko was taken by surprise and didn't see his attacker
  • Police were dispatched to the church at 11.30am - suspect said to be a white male who is driving a dark-colored vehicle
  • Attack comes a week after a Pennsylvania grand jury reported about 300 priests abused at least 1,000 children over the past 70 years
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