Club Strikes Again
They passed one kid around like prison
What will it take for Catholic
leaders to finally stand up and openly and honestly confront the
priest sex-abuse scandal that continues to eat away at the very
institution its leaders are trying to protect?
Do more priests have to be taken away in handcuffs?
Does a cardinal or two have to get indicted?
Will a judge have to hold the Vatican liable?
How many more boys will be abused and turn to drugs and alcohol to ease
their pain and suffering?
Or commit suicide? Does already lagging church attendance have to
plummet even further?
Do collection plates have to return to the altar empty?
Given the details in a grand jury report released last week involving
the Archdiocese of Philadelphia,
it seems clear church leaders are still trying to contain and cover up
The grand jury indicted a former top aide to retired Archbishop
Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua for
allegedly enabling a cover-up of priests accused of abusing boys.
Bevilacqua, 87, wasn’t charged
but the grand jury concluded he was “closely involved” in decisions
surrounding the problem priests
and “personally authorized many of them.”
Monsignor William Lynn, who handled priest personnel issues, including
abuse cases from 1992 to 2004,
was accused of turning a blind eye to the abuse. He is believed to be
the highest church official criminally
charged in the sexual-abuse scandal, which has rocked the church for
more than a decade.
Two other priests, a former priest, and a lay teacher were also charged
with assaulting two young boys.
Rev. Engelhardt, 64, blew a
10-year-old altar boy in 1998. Engelhardt told
Rev. Avery about i. Avery, 68, then allegedly assaulted the boy, as
did the boy’s sixth-grade teacher, Bernard G. Shero, 48.
The criminal acts allegedly commited by the priests and
teacher are disgusting enough,
but then there’s the response of church leaders whose essential role
was to deny, fight,
and ignore the claims. Even more disturbing, the grand jury report
comes less than six years
after a similar panel excoriated the archdiocese for protecting problem
How can anybody call The Vatican anything but a rape
It's why they exist.
They KNOW there's no God watching them.
They KNOW they're not going to "Hell" for their crimes.
They exist to rape little boys and Catholics and local prosecutors
- to this day - turn a blind eye to this worldwide, ongoing rape spree.
Every time you hear about a Catholic chuch burning, remember
there are probably a hundred other rape victims who were able to resist
the urge to burn their church down.
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