Keeping Track of Clergy

AP Exclusive: Abusive Priests Live Unmonitored

Hardly anything surprises me anymore, but are you kidding me? A lot of these priests have not been convicted because the statute of limitations had expired when the charges came to light. This is what an archdiocese attorney had to say:

“Once they’re out, it’s up to civil authorities to deal with them on behalf of society. It’s really too much to ask the church to institute a prison system and no one could be forced to comply with it except voluntarily.”

Translation: Piss off. It’s no longer our problem.

Your priests abused innocent children. Is it really too much to ask to at least know where they are? According to the article, attorneys representing the abused can’t even find 80 of the priests. That is just ridiculous.

I’m tired of hearing the same story with these archdioceses – cover ups, paying people off, and playing musical pedophiles by allowing these priests to go to different parishes. And it’s not going away.

Philadelphia Archdiocese Faces New Sexual Abuse Claims

This whole subject pisses me off to no end. I believe in God and what these priests have done is incomprehensible. The impact is very real – drug abuse, prostitution. 13 suicides were linked to sex abuse cases in Belgium. Not only are they destroying their lives, they’re destroying the faith that could help them through this nightmare.

What makes me even more mad is that the Roman Catholic Church is a huge player in the pro-birth movement. They claim to be protecting the unborn, but what about those already here? Altar servers, parochial school students, young parishoners. They need protection from their predator priests dead set on shattering these childrens’ lives.

The Church needs to do a better job of keeping tabs on their disgusting defrocked priests. While they’re at it, they can turn over these predator priests to the authorities the minute they find out about their behavior. It’s the least they can do if they care for children at all.


12 responses to “Keeping Track of Clergy

  • lbwoodgate

    They have an image to maintain spinny. Like any normal corporation, their image has to be sustained in order that their market share not suffer.

    I’m afraid they’re as calculating as any CEO and corporate Board that always seeks to minimize the damage to their public image first instead of doing the right thing.

  • Terrance H.

    Ridiculous.

    Was there something the attorney said that was untrue?

    • SpinnyLiberal

      Considering some have already tried to “imprison” them and failed, maybe they should try harder. From the article:

      The idea of a church-controlled environment for problem priests not new.
      In the early 1960s, the head of a Roman Catholic order that specialized in treating molester priests wanted to buy an island to segregate them. He even made a $5,000 down payment on a Caribbean island for that purpose, the AP has previously reported.
      “It is for this class of rattlesnake I have always wished an island retreat, but even an island is too good for these vipers,” Rev. Gerald M.C. Fitzgerald wrote to an acquaintance in 1957, according to the correspondence. “

      But, you may be right. Since there are thousands of priests, maybe it would be asking too much.

      • Terrance H.

        Are you suggesting the Vatican imprison priests – illegally? Meaning, a total violation of their Constitutional rights?

      • SpinnyLiberal

        You don’t want to know what I really would like to see happen to them.

        Anyway, I’ll settle for what SDS suggested.

      • Terrance H.

        I think they should be excommunicated by the Church, as Snoring said.

        I think their mugs should be published and they should be registered sex-offenders, but that is a job for the police to do, not the Church.

      • SpinnyLiberal

        Yup. I’ll take that. They need to do that instead of shuffling them around to abuse more kids.

  • charlywalker

    So what’d they get?? Three Hail Mary’s & Four Our Father’s??

    spread the humor: charlywalker.wordpress.com

  • Snoring Dog Studio

    Absent a special prison for them, which I agree would be difficult to mandate, what we need is a SWIFT response by the church – not a coverup or decades long struggle for the abused to get any justice. Excommunication, too. And then publish their faces and register them along with all the other sexual predators.

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