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Archdiocese won't investigate priest named in note by Kentucky man who killed self

There are 64 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Feb 11, 2011, titled Archdiocese won't investigate priest named in note by Kentucky man who killed self. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Church officials in Minnesota say they are not planning to investigate one of the priests named in a Facebook note a Kentucky man posted before he shot himself to death in a church parking lot.

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Marie

Clarksville, TN

#69 Feb 25, 2011
rabtabulous wrote:
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WHAT INVESTIGATIONS?
Exactly. There appears to be little being investigated.

On the other hand, if Fr. Baer and others named in David's goodbye have an explanation--one they are not hiding--let them come forth and tell us what David was referring to when he spoke of forgiving and of pure evil!!!

Until these priests come out of hiding and talk openly about this, we will always doubt their innocence in this matter.

Their silence is deafening.
Augustine

Clermont, FL

#70 Feb 25, 2011
Well said, and absolutely true. Gay clergy, adolescent boys, lavendar seminaries, enabled by bishops and archbishops of the same stripe.
IF YOURE INTERESTED wrote:
The Catholic Church does not have a problem with pedophiles. True pedophiles prey on LITTLE children, male and females, usually VERY young, like 5 and 6.
More than 90 % of the sex abuse victims in the Church were adolescent BOYS. This is properly called ephebophilia, NOT pedophilia. It is homosexual rape. The Catholic Church has ALWAYS said that men with these tendencies MUST NOT BE ORDAINED, but the liberal progressives in the eseminaries back in the fifties and sixties defied Rome and allowed them in; until they were POURING in. And now we see the fruit it has borne, this disobedience.
Good and holy men are scorned and harassed out of the priesthood, while the "Lavender Mafia" lays waste to good and holy parishes. Some estimates place the number of homosexual priests at over 50%....and the good and holy straight priests are warned to be careful about criticizing gays in the priesthood. Again, we see what fruit this disobedience has borne.
May this poor young man rest in peace, and may his family find comfort in the love a tender and loving God.
whatisthat

Owensboro, KY

#71 Mar 4, 2011
Marie wrote:
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Exactly. There appears to be little being investigated.
On the other hand, if Fr. Baer and others named in David's goodbye have an explanation--one they are not hiding--let them come forth and tell us what David was referring to when he spoke of forgiving and of pure evil!!!
Until these priests come out of hiding and talk openly about this, we will always doubt their innocence in this matter.
Their silence is deafening.
It APPEARS (note I say "appears" as I am not privy to the actual conversation), that David forgave the Owensboro priest; for some transgression against him. Then, apparently he went to two OTHER priests, AS AN ADULT, in MN, and seems to have asked for advice, guidance, etc. One got his thanks. The other, if the story is true, told him he should not consider becoming a priest as his past history of having been abused placed him at a higher risk of becoming an abuser himself. This seems to have absolutely devastated him, and also outraged him that anyone could suggest he could do something so evil.....but the truth is that most abusers were themselves abused. So Fr Baer would have been trying to do the right thing.....and now is being crucified and publicly pilloried for doing what he should have been doing...protecting children. If this conversation took place in the confessional then Father Baer is absolutely forbidden to use that to defend himself....the Seal of Confession means he cannot reveal anything, even if it means his death, much less his reputation. IF this is what really happened then David will indeed have much to suffer before God for leaving a good and holy priest hanging under such a vile cloud of suspicion.
Victor Law

Springfield, VA

#72 Mar 6, 2013
Sad story ... Any new news about this?

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