This is not the attitude I see from faithful Catholics. Where’s the ‘accompaniment ‘ Padre?
“But the Rev. Martin Moreno told parishioners Sunday at the packed St. Cecilia Catholic Church that the raids shouldn’t shake their beliefs.
“If this news means you have to go, then leave already,” he said. “Those of us that remain will have true faith.”
Raids vs subpoena pivots on trust. Trust, the damaged good that the article interviewed.
“After Clark felt stonewalled by the diocese and its lawyers for months — issues he detailed in a search-warrant affidavit — police officers and FBI agents seized files from the Dallas diocese Wednesday as part of the ongoing investigation into sex abuse allegations.
Law enforcement took files from the diocese’s headquarters as well as from a storage site and St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Oak Cliff, where the priest who sparked the investigation previously served.”
“Three brothers who were sexually abused by a priest from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Vatican, claiming the Holy See bears responsibility because the case was mishandled by former Archbishop John Nienstedt and the Vatican’s former ambassador to the United States.
The lawsuit attempts to trace a direct line from clergy sex abuse victims to the Vatican, through Minnesota church officials. Luke, Stephen and Ben Hoffman were abused by former priest Curtis Wehmeyer, roughly between 2009 and 2012.
“I have too many nieces and nephews to let something like this happen to anybody else,” Stephen Hoffman said about his decision to come forward.”
PA grand jury resulted in prosecution
“The grand jury also charged two priests, John T. Sweeney of Greensburg and David Lee Poulson of Erie, as a result of the report, as their reported abuse was within the statute of limitations. Sweeney pleaded guilty on July 31, 2018 to molesting a 4th grade boy at some point between September 1991 and June 1992 was given a 11 1/2 month to 5 year prison sentence in December 2018, which he immediately began serving. Poulson plead guilty to two counts related to sexual abuse in October 2018 and began serving a 2 1/2 to 14 year jail sentence in January 2019. On March 15, 2019, Erie Bishop Lawrence T. Persico announced that Pope Francis had issued an order defrocking Poulson on March 5, 2019.”
Pa. Catholic Dioceses Sexual Abuse Report- Continuing Coverage
My friends, tip of the iceberg is a woeful understatement. Do you have a safe spiritual place?
“This is only the tip of the iceberg,” Nessel said.
“We estimate we are only 5 or 10% at most through the information that we currently possess,” Nessel said, adding that she has received more than 450 tips through the department’s tip line.
“We anticipate many more charges and arrests as we continue to move forward with our work,” she added.”
My friends, see how wide spread the evil corruption is?
““I asked why,” recalls Berg, and the chief’s response was simply, “We’re told we don’t have to give you a reason.”
While investigating DeLand, Berg was getting pressured by his superiors to drop the case. But Berg told Church Militant he never let DeLand’s popularity or internal resistance from within his department derail his investigation.
Asked about the pressure that arises from having members inside the police force being friends with the popular priests like DeLand, Berg said, “That’s very prevalent in a small community. But in my 35 years, I’ve tried to never let that influence me. Because at the end of the day, I look in the mirror and [ask] did I do the right thing.”
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