Letter in Response to Diocese of San Francisco

May 31, 2012


Joey Piscitelli

Martinez, Ca. 94553


NorrisJ@sfarchdiocese.org

John Norris

Dr. Renee Duffey

Bishop of San Francisco

Diocese of San Francisco

1 Peter Yorke Way

San Francisco, Ca.

RE: Response to your letter sent to me 5-31- 2012,

announcing new replacement of Diocese Victims Assistance Coordinator

San Francisco Diocese Professionals,

     I am responding to a letter you e-mailed me today regarding the new replacement for a “Victim Assistance Coordinator” -  Dr. Renee Duffey. You state in your letter that:

Dr. Duffey is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice since 1995 and specializing in work with couples and individuals who wish to incorporate faith and spirituality into the therapeutic process. She has a strong background in pastoral ministry and spirituality through work as a Spiritual Director, High School Campus Minister, and her involvement with the permanent diaconate program as the wife of Deacon Rusty Duffey.”

    As you already know, I am a victim of the San Francisco Salesian Priest Fr. Stephen Whelan, who I filed suit against in 2003. The Bishop of San Francisco at that time was Cardinal William Levada, and  the Associate Bishop was John Wester. Fr. Whelan was in ministry as Associate Pastor at St. Peter and Pauls Church at the time I filed the molestation suit, and he had access to children at the kids club and the parochial grammar school at the same time. This is a SF Diocese owned parish.

   Despite numerous protests, and several letters sent to the Diocese, Levada, Wester, Salesian Provincial and the former Victims Assistance Coordinator - Barbara Elordi, to demand the removal of Fr. Whelan from his position during the litigation, my requests fell on deaf ears. To make matters worse, the Diocese stated in writing that they had done two “Independent Review Investigations” into my claim, and found that the claim was not a credible allegation. Recklessly,  my claim was not investigated by the so called “Independent Review Board at all.

    I contend that this obviously means that the Diocese, the Salesian Provincial, Levada, Wester and Elordi, had all willfully, unprofessionally, and unethically lied to me; to shelter, protect, shield and support the sex abuser that was deliberately kept in ministry, despite the potential threat to children.

    The Diocese then supported the molester Fr. Whelan during an extensive 5 year battle with me, which the abuser lost, in a court jury trial. They additionally lost several appeals, and finally lost n the California Supreme  High Court of Appeals. During that time, Whelan was allowed to say mass, surround himself with children, administer weddings, baptisms, and carry on his clerical duties as a San Francisco priest, uninterrupted.

    After the civil court jury verdict, Whelan continued to wear his collar, and maintained his presence in the Diocese. The Diocese, Levada, Wester, Salesians, and Elordi never apologized, admitted they were wrong, offered therapy, or showed any compassion at all. On the contrary, they continued to say Whelan was innocent, the jury was biased, and my family and I were continuously treated with disrespect and indignity.

     Today you sent me a letter stating that there is a new Victims Outreach Coordinator. Is this supposed to be an insult, or an invitation to further mistreatment? Or is it perhaps, an attempt to show the media that you have reached out to a victim that you have thrashed for several years, and create a paper trail of supposed SF Diocesan Catholic sympathy?

     The last time I spoke to Barbara Elordi, shortly before her passing away, she admitted to me that the Diocese had treated me terribly, and that there was nothing she could do about it. This is no consolation, nor is your letter today.

    But I would like to seize this opportunity to point out a few observations, and ask important questions;  not that you would consider them or care about them of course - given your proven inconsiderate track record.

  1. Barbara Elordi was a mandated reporter. What this means is that by California Law, she had a duty to report claims of child sexual abuse to the proper authorities when the claims were made to her. In my case, and others, she did not. She admitted this to a roomful of people at a meeting I attended with survivors of abuse. This is a violation of the law. I recommend that you take her files of sexual abuse claims she admitted to making, and forward them to child protective services.

  2. The new Victims Outreach Coordinator has the same legal responsibility. Forwarding claims to your own “review board” does not fit the definition of mandated reporting.

  3. According to your letter, the new coordinator: “specializes in work with couples and individuals  who wish to incorporate faith and spirituality into the therapeutic process”. Does this mean that Dr. Duffy will not offer therapy to victims of sexual abuse, rape, sodomy, molestation and perversion by San Francisco clergy if the victim does not adhere to Christian faith and spirituality?

  4. Will the new victims coordinator disclose where Fr. Whelan is living right now, in order to protect children as she should, by warning concerned parents as to his secret whereabouts? I am sure the protection of children must be her top priority, don't you agree?

  5. That said, where is Fr. Whelan now?

  6. Is the letter you sent merely a formality, or are you going to offer my damaged family therapy for your intentional thrashing that they suffered and  endured for 8 years at the hands of the SF Diocese, and the SF Salesians you shielded?

  7. Do you think your “God” is proud of the behavior of the Diocese, Levada, Elordi, and the Salesians?

  8. Is the  insensitive, intentional behavior of SF Diocese in the past any indication of how you will treat child sex abuse victims in the future?

  9. Will you ignore this letter, as you did with all of my other letters, and continue to treat me and my family as subservient, and  worthless?

  10. Seriously, why did you really send your letter?

        Joey Piscitelli

       925-262-3699

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Comment by Joey Piscitelli on June 2, 2012 at 3:14pm

Nikki, I saw that just now-  that's typical of those unconscionable perverts.

Comment by Nikki on June 2, 2012 at 1:10pm
Comment by Joey Piscitelli on June 2, 2012 at 12:24am

Thank you Nikki. And thank you Patriot Horse.

I think I know how evil the "movement' is, and it's disgraceful all the way to the top.

Comment by Nikki on June 1, 2012 at 1:25pm

All these stories should woven into a book. I'm surprised there haven't been books on this but I suppose the church is buying silence. Make a story with some fiction thrown in and you have the next Da Vinci Code.

Comment by Joey Piscitelli on June 1, 2012 at 11:59am

    Charles, I agree with you. And "The marriage of power and money historically leads to the birth of corruption."

"The manipulation of billions of people on earth by the 1/4 % of the Masters of Deceit is a testament to the perfection of debauchery".

Comment by Charles Magus on June 1, 2012 at 4:44am

Many Thanks Nikki!!  :-)

Comment by Charles Magus on June 1, 2012 at 4:42am

Paedophiles protect Paedophiles, so it is not strange at all that they would protect their own!   The Catholic Church is a joke and is part of the three forms of control upon humanity!  The Second being the City of London which is also a private country living within a host country (Parasite) which has its own laws, police and pays no taxes to its host country just like the Vatican.  The Third control is Washington DC,  That is why you can't allow America to be controlled from there.

 

Vatican City        Spiritual Control

City of London    Monetary Control

Washington DC    Military Control 

Comment by Joey Piscitelli on May 31, 2012 at 11:18pm

I'm sorry to hear that. I  have been a child abuse victims advocate for ten years. I hear so many stories all the time, and it's endless, and dissapointing. it was nice to hear from you.

Comment by Nikki on May 31, 2012 at 11:13pm

I can't compare my experience (my parish priest was in love with my mother plus many other scandals) with yours but it did have a bad effect on me.

Comment by Joey Piscitelli on May 31, 2012 at 10:58pm

Thank you Nikki. Peace and magick to you!

 

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