Catholic Priests Abused 1,000 Children in Pennsylvania, Report Says

Catholic Priests Abused 1,000 Children in Pennsylvania, Report Says

By Laurie Goodstein and Sharon Otterman
Aug. 14, 2018

Bishops and other leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania covered up child sexual abuse by more than 300 priests over a period of 70 years, persuading victims not to report the abuse and law enforcement not to investigate it, according to a searing report issued by a grand jury on Tuesday.

The report, which covered six of the state’s eight Catholic dioceses and found more than 1,000 identifiable victims, is the broadest examination yet by a government agency in the United States of child sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. The report said there are likely thousands more victims whose records were lost or who were too afraid to come forward.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/14/us/catholic-church-sex-abuse-pen...

http://www.france24.com/en/20180815-usa-pennsylvania-priests-molest...

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/report-pennsylvania-pr...

Views: 131

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

to be clear this only includes a single county in PA, not including Phily, one of the oldest parishes in the country. This a centuries old problem, fricking sad. I had a priest try stuff with me, but I was raised knowing better ! I reported this and the church just transferred him away to another feeding ground.

Church officials followed a “playbook for concealing the truth,” the reports states. The patterns were similar enough that FBI analyses of the church’s responses yielded seven rules, basically, an institutional guide to covering up abuse. Here are seven principles the jurors note:

Make sure to use euphemisms rather than real words to describe the sexual assaults in diocese documents. Never say”rape”; say “inappropriate contact” or “boundary issues.”
Don’t conduct genuine investigations with properly trained personnel. Instead, assign fellow clergy members to ask inadequate questions and then make credibility determinations about the colleagues with whom they live and work.
For an appearance of integrity, send priests for “evaluation” at church-run psychiatric treatment centers. Allow these experts to “diagnose” whether the priest was a pedophile, based largely on the priest’s “self-reports” and regardless of whether the priest had actually engaged in sexual contact with a child.
When a priest does have to be removed, don’t say why. Tell his parishioners that he is on “sick leave,” or suffering from”nervous exhaustion.” Or say nothing at all.
Even if a priest is raping children, keep providing him housing and living expenses, although he may be using these resources to facilitate more sexual assaults.
If a predator’s conduct becomes known to the community, don’t remove him from the priesthood to ensure that no more children will be victimized. Instead, transfer him to a new location where no one will know he is a child abuser.
Finally, and above all, don’t tell the police. Child sexual abuse, even short of actual penetration, is and has for all relevant times been a crime. But don’t treat it that way; handle it like a personnel matter, “in house.”

qz.com/1356796/how-the-catholic-church-concealed-priests-sexual-abuse-of-children/

Cheeze-N-friggin crackerz here.... I'm ashamed to admit this is my home State.....wtf has happened to PA???

3 PENNSYLVANIA MEN CHARGED WITH 1,460 COUNTS OF ‘SEXUAL INTERCOURSE WITH ANIMALS’

RSS

"Destroying the New World Order"

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING THE SITE!

mobile page

12160.info/m

12160 Administrators

 

TOP CONTENT THIS WEEK

Latest Activity

Raz Putin commented on the mighty bull's photo
Thumbnail

Giant fire shakes Auckland city

"Wow a lot of black smoke hope that got that under control already."
12 minutes ago
Raz Putin favorited the mighty bull's photo
15 minutes ago
Raz Putin favorited rlionhearted_3's photo
16 minutes ago
Phyllis Maka's 2 blog posts were featured
18 minutes ago
Chris of the family Masters's blog post was featured

To Honor Death Of Politician, Nation Agrees To Delay Screaming At Each Other About Politics Until Tomorrow

October 17th, 20191.2kShares895 Share120 ShareShareU.S.—As Congressman Elijah Cummings passed away…See More
18 minutes ago
James Roberts's blog post was featured

Despite Widespread Censorship, Zuck Claims "Not Comfortable Being Arbiter Of Free Speech"

What this is about is the model created with the meat packing industry during the period of Upton…See More
18 minutes ago
Doc Vega's blog post was featured
19 minutes ago
Boris's blog post was featured

500 experts have signed a "Declaration that there is no climate emergency”

500 expert skeptics rattle Europe’s climate cage By David Wojick |October 11th, 2019|General…See More
19 minutes ago
Chris of the family Masters's 2 discussions were featured
20 minutes ago
Mrs. Tif Morgan's discussion was featured

Antifa Member is Murdered: Then the Group Vandalizes Dem Party Headquarters

 On Sunday, Antifa members in Portland, Oregon vandalized Oregon’s Democratic Party headquarters…See More
20 minutes ago
Raz Putin's discussion was featured
21 minutes ago
Old Denmark's 2 videos were featured
23 minutes ago
the mighty bull posted a photo
23 minutes ago
TheBigWedding commented on Diana's photo
Thumbnail

ny-politician-democrat

"Seen this somewhere before ..."
23 minutes ago
Raz Putin favorited James T. Kirk's video
23 minutes ago
Raz Putin commented on James T. Kirk's video
Thumbnail

Kurds throw potatoes at US troops withdrawing from Syria

"When people throw potatoes at you I say just make french fries."
23 minutes ago

© 2019   Created by truth.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

content and site copyright 12160.info 2007-2019 - all rights reserved. unless otherwise noted