Lynn’s Testimony Makes Me Soul Sick


Is there anything left to say? I honestly don’t know where to go from here. This man’s own words damn him worse than any other evidence. Is Canon Law contradictory to child welfare?

“What Lynn told Grand Jury on Abuse,” by Nancy Phillips, Craig R. McCoy and John P. Martin, Inquirer Staff Writers, Sept. 2, 2011.

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48 Responses to “Lynn’s Testimony Makes Me Soul Sick”

  1. This is insight into the way the entire church views this problem…the way Philadelphia has handled the abuse cases is the same way it is handled in every other archdiocese around the world. I guess I knew it was true…it’s just devastating to see the proof.

  2. Below is the link highlighting the Grand Jury report case of Father John Cannon. I am not sure what Msgr Lynn was confused about regarding Father Cannon,he admitted to some allegations of abuse and was reported by fellow clergy in 1964. I knew Father Cannon.He was the priest at my parish when I was growing up. He also taught at a local Archdiocesan High School. That sounds like a great plan – take an abusive priest and put him at a parish,make him in charge of the altar boys and have him teach at a high school. Let’s expose him to as many children as possible!
    in 1985 my father died when I was 18. Father Cannon was supposed to be the celebrant at the funeral Mass however called the day before and said he was suddenly and unexpectedly summoned to the Archdiocese. Luckily a young priest by the name of Father Terry filled in and did wonderful job. Father Cannon made it back in time to co celebrate the funeral mass, and at the end of the funeral was visibly shaken. It turns out he had been given orders to leave the parish. This was in October, not in June when priests routinely are given new assignments. He was gone the next day. It did not make any sense as he had been at the parish about 15 years and was still a teacher and the school year had already begun. It wasn’t until I read the Grand Jury report that it mentioned him leaving the parish in November 1985. I realized then why he was probably summoned unexpectedly to the Archdiocese.Did something happen to a child at our parish or the high school where he taught?Something had them pull him so suddenly. Of course we will never know and I am left with the memory of him participating at my father’s funeral right after coming from the meeting with the AD.
    http://www.bishop-accountability.org/reports/2005_09_21_Philly_GrandJury/Philly_05_26_Cannon.pdf

    • I also went to this parish and Fr. Cannon rountinely took altar boys out on trips and meals and also had a train set he always asked the boys if they wanted to see in the rectory. I have not heard of any boys coming forward yet.

  3. A sentence of life in prison without parole is probably needed to wake up the clerics.

  4. This man needs to go to jail for a very long time.

  5. Michael Skiendzielewski Reply September 3, 2011 at 2:11 am

    What we have here is “criminal conduct” and “criminal behavior”, nothing more, nothing less.

    Regardless of the outcome of his criminal case, Msgr. Lynn’s own statements in front of the Grand Jury clearly demonstrate conduct which endangered the welfare of hundreds of archdiocesan children in schools and parishes throughout the Philadelphia area.

    What today’s article in the Philadelphia Inquirer does not mention is the fact that the first director of the Office of Legal Services in the early 1990′s has recently been made a Bishop in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. During an inquiry by this writer shortly after the release of the first Grand Jury Report in September 2005, this former director of the Office of Legal Services instructed his office assistant to tell me that his office never received any of the reports or allegations of clergy sexual abuse. Do you find such a statement credible?

    This Bishop is a civil attorney and the Chancellor (Monsignor) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is also a civil attorney. Will they (or do they now) act in the best interests of our children or in the best interests of CHruch leadership?

    Yes,. these are the men of integrity elevated to positions of leadership and authority (read CONTROL) in the Catholic Church here in Philadelphia.

  6. Lynn’s testimony demonstrates the culture and mindset that permeates the priesthood. The weight of an authoritative, fear-induced groupthink, amounting to a myopic and monumental effort to protect, at all costs, the image of the clergy and the church, effectively paralyzes the clergy’s ability to speak and act according to reason, one’s conscience, and the truth. Submission to the groupthink flourishes because it is rewarded. Failure to submit is punished. The dynamic is nothing short of cultish.

    The question is when will Lynn’s testimony make the souls of the clergy sick?

    • I know some clergy already think that Lynn is unfairly targeted because he was just “following orders” which is an example of the fear induced group think.

      • Kathy, that statement “just following orders” is exactley what the Nazies said as they exterminated millions of jews. They stood before their tribunal and excused themselves by saying I was just following orders. Conscience comes first when doing the right thing and to pretend that you follow the teachings of Christ in His name is totally adhorant to me defying all you are suppose to stand for, shame on Lynn and all who to this very day “look the other way”.

      • Exactly Vicki. Although I strongly feel that Bevilaqua should be charged also, Monsignor Lynn is no “fall guy” He was an adult who could easily choose between right and wrong.

  7. This only confirms what everyone has known for at least 10 years. Now it has a face. And proof.

    And 100,000+ victims of Catholic child sex worldwide who were all treated with the same evil, cold, heartless attitude. This is the mafia of child rape.

    The remaining Catholic congregation has made a choice. They could have supported God’s laws, and supported the victims of child rape. Instead, they supported pedophiles and pedophile protectors.

    Anyone with an ounce of brains or compassion would violently oppose such an institution with every fiber of their being, but Catholics are selfish and foolish enough to think that their own trip to heaven depends on what these priests and bishops say. They stay and support them, all the while ignoring or fighting the victims.

    God isn’t stupid. On your judgement day, He will ask what you did about it. He will give you your justice. And He won’t sugar-coat it like I just did.

    • “For those who stubbornly seek freedom, there can be no more urgent task than to come to understand the mechanisms and practices of indoctrination. These are easy to perceive in the totalitarian societies, much less so in the system of ‘brainwashing under freedom’ to which we are subjected and which all too often we serve as willing or unwitting instruments” (Dr. Noam Chomsky.)

      Patrick I agree with you, except for the part about Catholics being selfish and foolish. Their failure to act is based upon fear, because they actually believe that their trip to heaven does in fact depend upon these priests and bishops.

      It’s about brainwashing, and that’s not easy to overcome, especially when you believe that your eternal destiny hangs in the balance.

      I’m empathic because it took years before I was set free. Now I’m disrespecting them (RCC leaders) whenever, and wherever I can .

      • Victims4Justice.org Reply September 5, 2011 at 3:09 pm

        “I am of old and young, of the foolish as much as the wise; Regardless of others, ever regardful of others, Maternal as well as paternal, a child as well as a man, Stuffed with the stuff that is coarse, and stuffed with the stuff that is fine… I resist anything better than my own diversity; I breathe the air, but leave plenty after me. And I am not stuck up, and I am in my place.

        All beauty comes from beautiful blood and a beautiful brain. If the greatnesses are in conjunction in a man or woman it is enough…the fact will prevail through the universe…but the gaggery and gilt of a million years will not prevail. Who troubles himself about his ornaments or fluency is lost. This is what you shall so: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body… You shall not spend your time in unneeded work. You shall know that the ground is already ploughed and manured… others may not know it but you shall. You shall go directly to the creation. Your trust shall master the trust of everything you touch and shall master all attachment.” – Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

        “I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best. ” – Whitman

        “Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.” – Whitman

        “When I give, I give myself.” – Whitman

        “I think I could turn and live with the animals, they are so placid and self contained; I stand and look at them long and long. They do not sweat and whine about their condition; They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins; They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God; Not one is dissatisfied-not one is demented with the mania of owning things; Not one kneels to another, nor his kind that lived thousands of years ago; Not one is responsible or industrious over the whole earth.” – Whitman

    • Patrick. WELL SAID!! Beware when you bring God into this and do nothing! What excuse will you have before God all who choose to be silent?

  8. On page A8 of the Philadelphia Inquirer “Vatican assails Ireland on Abuse”, my heart breaks for the thousands of victims and tears well up in my eyes as I can honestly say I know how they feel. The whole article is nothing more than PR talk, the church understands nothing of the continuing suffering survivors feel and have to cope with every minute of every day for the rest of our lives. We abused by trusted indivuals who told us as children we could come to them for help and guidence. The betrayal does not come just from the priest but also from the whole of the church and often times even God himself who with constant prayer as the abuse was happening “where was God”? Why wasn’t he helping me? People knew this was happening and they ALL choose to look the other way, my God, we were children! My tears are deep and they come from the depths of my soul for all those who took their own lives, for those who struggle every day to find some sense of wholeness in their lives, for those of us who do find solace because of this blog and finally know that people are finally getting it what we victims have known and suffered alone for so many years, alone in own confinement, lonliness in a dark hole created by those who represented Christ and choose to dismantle with every strip of our humaness their sacred hands touching intimate parts of our bodies saying God wanted them to do this to us. What kind of punishment did we have to endure to have a God treat us this way, after all we were just small children, what had we done to make God so angry with us? I quickly learned to disappear inside myself it would be the only way I could survive. To a child, this was a world of hate, cruelty at the hands of priests my foundation of utter lonliness, I was 14. Survivors like Rich, myself and few others spend time expressing our sorrow on this blog because we feel safe and we are encouraged that our words mean something now, I am not alone anymore, but can you ever know what it was like to be at the mercy of a priest who finds joy in his raping a child over and over, I don’t expect you to know how it felt, I do expect you to stand up and cry out about this atrocity, please no more silence. My story if completely heard would shock most people and how I have been treated by the church. I am willing to tell it if people want to hear it, I am also willing to share along with my story of rapes and abuse, my spiritual journey where I am humbled and most grateful that I have found within myself my private and personel connection with my God, I never gave up because I was able {with a great therapist who stood with me every step of the way} to put the blame where it belonged right on the priests who raped me and Not on me and Not on God, along with this healing I put the SHAME on them as well, I now feel some solace and like very much who I am today. I REFUSE to let them control me through rage and anger which just keeps me tied to them and their power to disrupt my life. My sadness and tears are for those of us who still struggle. My journey was the most difficult I could ever imagine, especially struggling to trust my therapist which took years to overcome, She always had such faith in me and knew how great my courage was, I just needed to trust myself, which I eventually did because SOMEONE had faith in me and stood beside me and told me I was worth it!Someone HEARD ME AND MY CRIES! I was 42 when I started therapy, I had been raped and abused for 28 years by 3 catholic priests. So please understand when you read our words they are not just words there is sorrow and grief underneath all the anger and hurt and we need to share what happened to us, we need to truly be heard that will

    \translate into value, we are worth hearing and understanding to the best of your abilities and then stand with us as we need to stop this crises of raping children. Please STAND WITH US AND BESIDE US AND HELP US TO HAVE OUR WOUNDS HEARD. My deepest hope is that through us our pain we will have laid the foundation to eventually protect future children this is my hope and prayer.

  9. Please note that an article in the Rolling Stone magazine is now on newsstands. The topic is “The catholic Church’s Secret Sex Crime Files” on page 62 and chronicles Msgr. Lynn’s lack of compassion and criminal activity as a “company Man”. I was interviewed for this article but space was an issue and they had to cut a lot out.

  10. Victims4Justice.org Reply September 5, 2011 at 3:12 am

    “I just thought he wanted money,” Lynn later told a grand jury.

    From the 1960s all the way up to the late 1990s it was typical of the Catholic Church to deal with sexual abuse complaints by visiting the victim’s homes, paying the families off with money, and forcing them to sign confidentiality agreements, binding the victims and their families from ever speaking about the abuse again. Secrecy and hush money was the way in which church officials dealt with those complaints, but who is it that really wants money? A public compaign exposing the Catholic Church for years of neglect and abuse toward children is the only reason those confidentiality agreements were signed, because if they weren’t then the Catholic Church would stand to lose a great deal of money and character. Furthermore, through public awareness many more victims may have come forward to report that they too had been abused by the same priest. When it comes to victims wanting money, the Catholic Church has made their intentions very clear that it will use its money to silence victims and keep them quiet. Again, if we victims are more interested in money, why does the Catholic Church continue to attempt to buy our silence?

    “Complicating matters was a reluctance by therapists to declare a priest a pedophile if there had been drinking involved at the time of an incident, according to grand jury documents. A sexual assault then was seen as a momentary lapse of impulse control.”

    Now you’ve got to love this one! I’m going to expose a secret that the Catholic Church seems unwilling to know. Excessive drinking makes you an alcoholic. It doesn’t make you a pedophile. I have consumed way more than my fair share of alcohol, and when I was in my late teens and early 20s, I dabbled a bit in some recreational drugs. Without too much protesting, I will admit that I have been screwed up many times throughout my life from alcohol and/or drugs, but never once did I consider sexually abusing the kid down the street. Just another ridiculous excuse from an institution that’s running out of excuses.

    When is the world going to wake up and smell whatever the hell they’re putting in the church wine nowadays?! Again, do I think it’s a surprise that Lynn was caught lying? Hell no! I’ve lived this shit. Nothing surprises me anymore. If I think I’ve heard absolutely the worst story of child sexual abuse, there’s always someone able to beat the last person’s horror. Sometimes, and I don’t know exactly why because I think my own abuse was pretty horrible and even down right sadistic sometimes, but I always view other people’s abuse stories to be worse than my own. I’m just very angry that there are so many victims.

    I do not wish death on Msgr. Lynn, nor do I wish him any physical harm. I don’t want him to be executed or waterboarded. I do want for him to spend the rest of his days in a small, dark, and cold prison cell. I want him to be fed the bare minimum, just enough to keep him alive. After a little bit of time his mind with take over and he’ll understand what it’s like to visit those tiny little corners that he never knew existed in his psyche. He’ll know what it’s like to be scared all the time and he’ll understand just how bad it gets and how you can progress day-by-day, being mentally tortured and not wanting to live. He can cry out for help and nobody will come. He can pray to God, but there will be no devine intervention. Physical pain heals. Death ends it all. Mental torture is for enternity!

  11. Did you read the actual testimony of Msgr. Lynn, Susan?

    I don’t think you did. You read an ARTICLE by the Philly Inquirer about Lynn’s testimony.

    I’m not ready to judge any of this until I read the actual testimony for myself. The Inquirer has an awful, awful way of arranging facts in order to put out an inflammatory story and besmirch Church officials.

    “Lynn’s Testimony Makes Me (sic) Soul Sick,” your headline says. That’s *exactly* what the Inquirer wanted your reaction to be! HA! But what are the FACTS?

    • DPierre, I have 3 instances of personal meetings with Lynn and tell you that most of what been in the paper and the Magaine’s article Rolling Stone and his direct response I thought he wanted money, was also said to me. I was not thinking about money when I approached him in the early 90’s and told him my story, my intent was to get the 3 priests who raped me out of parishes and away from vulnerable children, all of which never happened as I found out years later. So you want proof, I can give you proof of letters, documents and video!

      • Thank you, vicky.

        I would be happy to look over any letters and documents.

        Click my name above this comment, and it will take you to my web site. My e-mail address is provided on the contact page.

      • Victims4Justice.org Reply September 6, 2011 at 1:48 am

        I read some of your website, DPierre. I only have one question; Who really killed JFK?

    • DPierre is your standard, dishonest Catholic. He is selling some book about how great the Catholic church has been at fixing this up.

  12. For example, much has been written about Lynn’s reply, “I just thought he wanted money.”

    What has been left out of a lot of news reports is the CONTEXT of that reply. In fact, the accuser had hounded Fr. Gana for money on a number of occasions before! With that fact out in the open, Msgr. Lynn’s thought makes more sense.

    I’m not defending Lynn or the Church in this episode, but people need to be aware they are often not given the full story.

    • Even if what you say is true that the victim hounded ‘gana’ for money you leave out the fact that gana did molest the victim, what stopped gana from going to his superiors and informing them what he did and the addiction that he created for the victim ? I think you like attention by your vapid attacks on the VICTIMS and protectionist attitude towards the rcc. Can you deny unequivocally that the abuse and cover up did not occur. If the rcc denies these allegations then they should fight till the end. Also tell me why the rcc is so adamant about preventing legislation in Harrisburg because if they committed no crimes they have nothing to fear and should realize that by defeating this bill they are empowering pedophiles from all walks of life. If the ‘rcc’ never enabled and covered up abuse they should be at the forefront of encouraging the legislatures to pass this bill.

    • I can read through the “slant” of the Inquirer.

      Out of context, the statement is horrible. In context, it’s a shameful, ignorant, self-preserving response to a victim.

      I can accept your view of this though…but, it’s not your opinion that matters…it’s the victim’s experience. The laity listened to the “opinions” of too many who were ill-informed and failed to listen to the EXPERIENCE of the victims and their families.

      Slant or no slant…the response is shameful and damning testimony. The “flare” of the article doesn’t change the realities of what was happening in the rcc and what those in power did to the most vulnerable. Complaining about semantics is immature in comparison to the gravity of the topic.

      I like to read different views on this…and Pierre…I checked out your site…I don’t agree with it, but you showcase exactly how many in the pews see the rcc. Unfortunately, it’s perpetuating the problem and not living in a solution.

    • But you have the whole story ?

  13. Victims4Justice.org Reply September 5, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Do you know what the facts are, Dpierre? If you don’t, how can you argue another person’s belief that the story is accurate and well-founded?

    You must be another true believer, who dismisses any idea that a “good priest” could possibly sexually abuse a child, and it’s also probably impossible for you to believe that for hundreds of years the Catholic Church has consistently covered-up the widespread sexual abuse by its clergy against children and vulnerable adults.

    You will not judge a priest, who is standing trial for his failure to protect children from pedophiles, but you will judge the administrator of this website as basing her conclusions on heresay and publicity. What does that say about you?! Perhaps you protest too much. You certainly are a true Catholic!

  14. DPierre, as a former journalist, I’m well aware of possible inflammatory tone that can be created by context and word choice. I’m astute enough to filter. However, facts are facts. Msgr. Lynn’s actions (revealed via testimony) are what troubles me far more than any of his words in pull quotes.

  15. I thank every journalist who has struggled with this information and risked being called a Catholic basher. The media I’ve dealt with, many of them Catholics, take no pleasure in this coverage. The Church certainly wasn’t going to clue us in.

  16. It’s horrible. It’s exactly what I thought would come out. Thank you for caring and posting, since Lynns parish (and mine) don’t think this topic has relevance anymore. Obviously it does.

    DPierre, I don’t know what your deal is, but get a clue, will you? Jump right on up there with the rest of those who what to stick thier head up thier a@@ on this issue. Catholic media haters aside, what was done to these kids by trusted respected adults/priests, and the covering up of it, it wrong. Keep drinking your own Kool aid, and good luck with your consience.

  17. Victims4Justice.org Reply September 6, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    I find myself forced to question the motives of someone who defends child abusers. It is accurate that in this country at least, persons are innocent until proven guilty, and I love my country and I support its fundamental traditions of law and justice as was written down on paper in the City of Philadelphia 235 years-ago. The underlying problem exists that the Constitution was not written just to protect criminals, but also to provide swift and fair justice against the criminals, while providing a safe and protective society. The laws need to be changed, and according to the words our founding fathers wrote, the laws can be changed. Unfortunately, we live in a country where people often forget there should be no relationship between religion and politics. Our founding fathers didn’t want religion to be within 100 square miles of our government, and now we a forced to not only fight the Catholic Church but also try to separate our own government from the Church to do what they were elected to do. The government is supposed to represent the people, not just Catholics!

    I know that Msgr. Lynn and many other priests are guilty of abusing children or looking the other way. You cannot convince me otherwise. I was abused by a priest, and all of my research has proven that thousands of priests are guilty of having abused children. Do I think there’s a possibility that some priests are falsely accused? No doubt! I am very angry at the Catholic Church and their unwillingness to stand up and accept culpability, when I can prove that they knew about the priest who abused me 25 years before I even met the man. However, when someone falsely accuses anyone of abuse, it makes my blood boil. Not only are you destroying the reputation of that person, but you are also damaging those of us who have actually been abused as children, and you just make it more difficult for us to be believed and for justice to take place.

    I don’t think people like, DPierre are bad people. I just think that, like myself and my family, the Catholic Church has that overwhelming ability to brainwash people, and as it took so many of us to see the light and to recognize the power the Church and its clergy had over me, we can give DPierre some time to come around. If he is open to the information available, I’m sure he’ll do a complete 180, because nobody in their right mind could know all this information and even for one second believe that the Catholic Church is in the right. (Let’s just hope he has a “right mind.”)

    It is true that children are abused in all areas of society. In fact, the majority of kids are not abused by religious figures, but rather members of their own family. Does that make it right though? Does that give the Church or any other private organization a pass? Changing the laws in PA would protect every child in the state, not just Catholic ones. Why would a moral-based, religious institution not want to protect children? Maybe they have something to hide? I know they do!

    • I clearly wrote, “I’m not defending Lynn or the Church in this episode, but people need to be aware they are often not given the full story.”

      THAT is what I am saying, and it is true. Nobody is “defending child abusers,” as you scurriously claim. I have ALWAYS said that we must demand justice and compassion for clergy abuse victims. I have never said that “the Church is in the right” on everything.

      By the way, I have studied this issue almost as much as anyone in the country. There has been so much misinformation in the past decade on this narrative that it is ridiculous. Does that mitigate the awful, irreparable harm that was done? Of course not! But criminal clergy abuse is still not an excuse for false, misleading, and inflammatory reporting, which is all too rampant today.

      • Victims4Justice.org Reply September 6, 2011 at 6:16 pm

        I gave you the benefit of the doubt, DPierre, and I didn’t treat you like a child. It is now obvious to me that confrontation and argument is your only goal in posting on this site. Good luck & Peace out!

      • Can you please shed some light on why some feel the statue of limitations changes were biased against the Catholic church in Denver? and why Chaput did not support them? from what I heard the caps on abuse suits in publics schools was lower than private schools …..will that be the case In PA? Was this the case in DE? Is that reason enough to not give victims justice? Can’t the statue of limitations changes occur and the fine points ironed out later? I thought since you are well read in this you could shed some light on this. Susan can you submit this to someone on your question and anwer committee? I would really like to know.

      • Please share some of the misinformation that has been spread over the past 10 years Pierre.

      • Thank you, survivor’s wife.

        By clicking my name above, it takes you to my web site, where several instances are documented.

        If you have any questions about any of the material, feel free to write to me at my e-mail address posted at the site.

        Peace!

  18. dipierre, when you find out who killed kennedy can you also tell us where Hoffa is buried ?

  19. I feel I have earned the right as a survivor to comment again on DPierre writing on this website. Some of you may or may not agree with me and that’s OK. I believe that Susan set up this website so that people could express their thoughts and feelings, of which I for one am grateful. This website has been an avenue for me to not only express what I know and believeto be true but most of all knowing now that their are people who understand and care about us as the rcc victims, that touched me deeply. I am also a survivor who in the early days before Boston broke all this in 2001, came in contact with Msgr. Lynn in the early 90’s and because of all this history dealing with the archdiocese, I know quite a lot about a lot of things. So please don’t discount what I am about to say. I have always wanted to know the TRUTH. I want the full story and I want it to be accurate and not slanted. I react sometimes to what I read because I personally know what the full truth is. Truth is what this website is about that’s what we are all trying to share is our truth because as victims who have delt with this institution who call themselves a people’s church, have acted towards us more like the mafia than caring, compassionate christ like priests. Our abuse was often made even worse if that is possible by the very insensitive actions of the church that in realty it took every once of courage to stand before 3 priests at the archdiocese headquarters and tell our stories. We have experience directly with these people. So what i am saying is that I would like to know what people think, I may not agree with them and a lot depends on how it is said that determines whether you are worth reading, in writing this I am open to reading what DPierre is saying. I went on his website as well and was surprised to read an article on snap, if he followed this up with proof I am extremely disappointed in the behavior of snap, this is the truth I need to know about, an organization like snap that represents us as victims need to be even more scrupulous than the average organization and in this case they were not, at all. All I ask is that we give people a chance to express themselves. They may have something to offer. I know that my woundedness I tend to overeact when I hear some of the things that come out of people’s mouth, however, i do believe that DPierre is just looking for accuracy and if he can back it up I want to know about it. Thank you for allowing me to share how I feel about this.

    • Thank you, Vicky, for your comment. I am, indeed, just looking for accuracy.

      If you or anyone has any questions about what I have written, please feel free to contact me through my e-mail address posted at my site.

      Peace.

      • Pierre, I won’t be contacting you through email. I read quite a few things on your site. It’s an interesting viewpoint, one I don’t share. It gives me insight into how many in the pews think though…and that’s helpful.

        I like that you strive for accuracy…but, as I kept reading, I wanted to know why you weren’t as vigilant about the rcc’s accuracy in their statements over the years as you were about the media. It seems inconsistent to me. It’s your site, your rules, your view…and because it is that way, it can be slanted in whatever direction you see fit. Nothing wrong with that. My hope is that you will hold the rcc to the same “accuracy quest” as you do the media coverage. If not, then it’s just another person’s opinion on the topic…and as I’ve said before, we don’t need more opinions, we need more transparency about the experiences of the victims and ACTION to safeguard children. Talk is cheap.

      • You mean accuracy from your perspective

  20. Victims4Justice.org Reply September 7, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Don’t feed the troll.

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