The Grand Jury Report that investigated priest sex abuse and its cover up in six Pennsylvania dioceses could be released as early as tomorrow. Many survivors are hopeful the horrific details will provide the tipping point for legal reform.
Click here to read, “They murdered something in me:” Pennsylvania priest sex abuse survivors share stories,” CBS News, August 9, 2018.
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This is 300+ NEW abusive priests!??!
THOSE WHO STILL ‘PRACTICE’, I CAN ONLY SAY TO YOU THAT YOU BECOME, BY ASSOCIATION, ENABLERS AND DEFILERS. TO ALLOW THESE ATROCITIES, PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE TO FESTER, EXIST AND PERSIST IS A SIN GREATER THAN ANY OTHER EVER COMMITTED. DOUBTFUL, THOUGH, THAT THE CHURCH WILL EVER ALLOW A ‘MUSEUM’ LIKE THOSE IN WASHINGTON, D.C. AND THROUGHOUT EUROPE TO SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY. WE CATHOLIC SURVIVORS ARE CHILDREN OF THE DARKNESS.
Well said, Pat. Beautifully written. Can only hope it will open some eyes. I agree wholeheartedly.
i MYSELF AM A CHILDHOOD ABUSE SURVIVOR FROM THE ’60’S. TOLD NO ONE B/C DIDN’T THINK ANYONE WOULD BELIEVE ME. STILL TO THIS DAY I DON’T WISH TO TALK ABOUT IT. I AM TRULY DISGUSTED W/CATHOLIC CHURCH AND NO LONGER ATTEND. MISS SOME RITUALS BUT WHENEVER I SEE OR HAVE TALKED TO A PRIEST GET A BAD TASTE IN MY MOUTH AND FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE. I KNOW THERE ARE SOME GOOD PRIESTS BUT HOW CAN ONE DISTINGUISH A GOOD PRIEST? TWO PRIESTS’ THAT ARE RELATED BY MARRIAGE HAVE BOTH BEEN DEFROCKED! YOU WOULD NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS PICK THESE TWO GUYS OUT AS A BAD PRIEST! BOTH WERE CHILD SEXUAL PERVERTS! DON’T ATTEND CHURCH BUT PRAY ON A DAILY BASIS. WENT TO CONFESSION A FEW YEARS AGO AND PRIEST MADE A JOKE ABOUT THE “OLD FASHIONED” GLASSES I HAD ON. LITTLE DID HE KNOW THEY WERE OVER 20YRS OLD AND I COULDN’T AFFORD NEW ONES. NEVER WENT BACK TO CHURCH. ONLY HAVE SHAME AND DISGUST IN MY HEART FOR CATHOLIC CHURCH.
I agree, Pat and Joy. You can believe in Christianity, even Catholicism, but to support the organization of the Catholic Church as it is today, and perhaps always was, is enabling atrocities. The good that they do seems so outweighed by the self serving evil of abusive acts and the covering up of those self serving abusive acts. It’s a pity for the non-abusing, non-covering up, clergy but even they have been allowing this to continue. It has been said that non-abusers are afraid to speak up because of their own precarious sexual positions: they are having sex with other adults, of both sexes. If it is as rampant as it seems, perhaps allowing priest to marry, and allowing women to be priests, would help. That would have no effect on pedophile priest’s inclinations, but it should lessen the head-in-the-sand reaction of the others. It’s just illogical to expect healthy young men (middle aged and older too) to eschew their sexual urges for the rest of their lives. What does it accomplish? Let them marry, let women be priests, and I’ll wager there will be a lot more pedophiles outed, punished and drummed out of the priesthood. In the meantime, I’ll be giving my money, not to the Church, but to the politicians who are trying to change the statute of limitations so these monsters can be prosecuted. Have you read the details from this original posting? The horrors and evil are inconceivable, by anyone, let alone “men of God”, who not only did these acts as individuals, but banded together in cabals of evil and shared their horrific proclivities. This may be nothing new, and it may be a good thing that it’s coming to light, but, oh my my, they have so much further to go to cleanse themselves and the Church.