The same story everywhere….
Click here to read, “As a Kansas City detective is honored in the Shawn Ratigan case, the diocese is castigated,” by Judy L. Thomas, The Kansas City Star, April 9, 2014
Excerpt: “When it becomes clear at the outset of the investigation that the entire hierarchy of a centuries-old religious denomination does not seem willing to recognize that the children depicted in the images are, in fact, victims of child exploitation, nor seem very willing to help establish the identity of the children depicted, and instead are spending millions of dollars on legal counsel in an ill-advised effort to avoid having the priest and bishop accept legal responsibility for their crimes, then you know, as an investigator, that your work is cut out for you,” said Deputy U.S. Attorney Gene Porter.
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Sometimes it take a village..sometimes it takes a Maggie McGuire
“But for her work, multiple victims might not have been identified, a predatory priest might not have been removed and sentenced to the functional equivalent of life in prison, and Robert Finn never would have become the first cleric of his rank in the United States to sustain … a criminal conviction for failure to report suspected child abuse,” Porter said.”
Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2014/04/09/4948230/kc-detective-honored-diocese-blasted.html?fb_action_ids=10203657804915509&fb_action_types=og.comments#storylink=cpy
Just a reminder: VOTF postponed April’s First Friday, “Prayer, Protest and Picketing” to tomorrow, April 11th from 12 noon to 1p.m. Other advocates for legislation reform in PA, survivors of CSA or parents of victims of CSA are welcome to join me in front of the AOP offices at 222 North 17th Street, Philadelphia.
Sister Maureen Paul Turlish
Advocate for Survivors & Legislative Reform
The Pope make a clear statement in the case of the the German “Bishop of Bling.” If he would now turn Finn (or any other bishop involved with child sexual abuse) on his head I’d become a believer.
I want his “action plan.” He needs to follow up those words with some action.