More Pedophile Priests Placed on Leave

More Pedophile Priests Placed on Leave

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Just The Truth

Perkasie, PA

#1 Mar 31, 2011
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvani...

Two more priests in Philadelphia placed on leave
3/31/11 by David O'Reilly - Inquirer Staff Writer

The list of Catholic priests suspended in the last seven weeks here for alleged aberrant behavior involving children grew to 29 Wednesday, as the Archdiocese of Philadelphia placed two more clerics on administrative leave.

Citing archdiocesan policy, spokeswoman Donna Farrell declined to name the two, but said both had retired within the last six years and were living in private residences.

The 27 priests already on forced leave accounted for nearly 7 percent of the almost 400 clergy who were in active ministry in the five-county archdiocese when the year began. An additional 150 are retired or ill.

The Inquirer has identified one of the priests placed on leave Wednesday as the Rev. David Givey. Details of the allegations against him were not available.

Givey, 66, was editor of the Catholic Standard and Times from 1985 to 1992, and had served in numerous parishes and chaplaincies since his ordination in 1971. He retired in 2006.

Calls to Givey's home in Somers Point, N.J., were unanswered.

Joelle Casteix, a regional director of the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, a victims' advocacy group, blasted Cardinal Justin Rigali for failing to release the priests' names or alleged wrongdoings.

"We may have never seen such immediate backsliding by a Catholic prelate," Casteix said. "Just a few short weeks ago, Rigali promised to do better with clergy sex cases. Now, he suspends two credibly accused predator priests, but won't name them.... If these men are so potentially dangerous that Rigali won't let them act as priests, why will Rigali let parents remain clueless about them?"

Givey and the other priest join the 27 whom Rigali suspended in the wake of a Feb. 10 grand jury report on allegedly predatory clergy in the archdiocese.

That week, Rigali suspended three priests when the District Attorney's Office filed felony charges against them. Also arrested were a defrocked cleric and a former parochial-school teacher.

However, the grand jury asserted that dozens of other priests accused of abuse or other inappropriate behaviors with minors were still in ministry despite the archdiocese's "zero-tolerance" policy.

In many dioceses across the nation, accused priests are sometimes allowed to remain in ministry if they deny committing the alleged assaults and if church officials have no way of corroborating the allegations.

The grand jury said the Philadelphia hierarchy had failed to investigate some cases adequately or had dismissed substantial evidence as too flimsy to take action. It cited three examples, naming the priests and the assault charges listed in their personnel files.

On Feb. 17, Rigali put those three priests on leave and appointed a former Philadelphia sex-crimes prosecutor, Gina Maisto Smith, to review the files of all the priests it identified as suspect.

Smith concluded that the allegations against 13 were too slight to warrant their suspensions, but on her advice, Rigali removed 21 on March 8. She is expected to soon name a team that will assist her in the investigations. That team will also recommend to Rigali who among the suspects should be removed, retired, or returned to ministry.

Givey attended the Vatican's North American College in Rome from 1974 to 1976 and served in these assignments as an archdiocesan priest:

St. Therese of the Child Jesus Parish in Philadelphia.

Faculty at Archbishop Prendergast High School in Drexel Hill.

Chaplain at the Sisters of Mercy Convent in Merion.

Editor of the Catholic Standard and Times.

Chaplain at West Chester University and resident of St. Maximilian Kolbe rectory in West Chester.

St. Agatha-St. James Parish in Philadelphia.

Our Lady of Peace Parish in Milmont Park.

From 2006 to 2008, he lived in a private residence in West Chester before moving to Somers Point.

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#2 Mar 31, 2011
I'm curious why the policy is to not release their names if they actually take action against someone.

I undertand not releasing the name during an investigation, but once the archdiocese determines there is credible evidence and then suspends the priest, I would think they would release the name.

This is not only to protect current parishioners but also to protect those whom the offender may come into contact with.
Loves the USA

Perkasie, PA

#3 Mar 31, 2011
@ "JustTheTruth":

Gee Boy! You sure do got some heavy duty issues with all of this. I'm thinkin you probably the one needs watchin. Thinkin you the "Rump Wrangler", boy. Gideeyap!!
Just The Truth

Perkasie, PA

#4 Mar 31, 2011
Loves the USA wrote:
@ "JustTheTruth":
Gee Boy! You sure do got some heavy duty issues with all of this. I'm thinkin you probably the one needs watchin. Thinkin you the "Rump Wrangler", boy. Gideeyap!!
More like you have some heavy duty issues with outing pedophiles and the church hierarchy that protects them.
Huh

Burlington, NJ

#5 Mar 31, 2011
Just The Truth wrote:
<quoted text>More like you have some heavy duty issues with outing pedophiles and the church hierarchy that protects them.
I just don't get it. Even in prison the pedo is the most hated guy. But not on topix, these people hate the mere mention of them. HUH??? Get those lousy creeps, expose them & prosecute! Throw them in prison so they can see what it feels like!!!
OK Whatever

Newtown Square, PA

#6 Mar 31, 2011
JTT: Give it up. We all know they have pervert priests. This isn't new information. No one cares. I don't go to that church and don't really give a crap. Stop posting this shit. We can find it online ourselves if we want to read about.
exactly

Blandon, PA

#7 Mar 31, 2011
Huh wrote:
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I just don't get it. Even in prison the pedo is the most hated guy. But not on topix, these people hate the mere mention of them. HUH??? Get those lousy creeps, expose them & prosecute! Throw them in prison so they can see what it feels like!!!
I agree 100%. Put them in prison and let the other inmates have their way with the priests. It would be funny to see a priest being the recipient all-day and every day!

"bend over and touch yer toes father" I am about to sin!
Loves the USA

Perkasie, PA

#8 Mar 31, 2011
Giddieyap!! Giddieyap!!!! Come on Horsey!!!! Damn!!! I can't beat this "DEAD HORSE" anymore!!!!! Give It Up there, Rump Wrangler.
OK Whatever

Newtown Square, PA

#9 Mar 31, 2011
Loves the USA wrote:
Giddieyap!! Giddieyap!!!! Come on Horsey!!!! Damn!!! I can't beat this "DEAD HORSE" anymore!!!!! Give It Up there, Rump Wrangler.
He's either obsessed with posting these articles, or he's doing it to incite an argument. Frankly, it's getting old.
matt

Lansdale, PA

#10 Mar 31, 2011
You cannot say all of the preists in general were phedophiles. The allegations range from sexual abuse to "innapropriate boundaries"
What the

Burlington, NJ

#11 Mar 31, 2011
matt wrote:
You cannot say all of the preists in general were phedophiles. The allegations range from sexual abuse to "innapropriate boundaries"
Good luck with that one matty
Kathy

Perkasie, PA

#12 Mar 31, 2011
OK Whatever wrote:
JTT: Give it up. We all know they have pervert priests. This isn't new information. No one cares. I don't go to that church and don't really give a crap. Stop posting this shit. We can find it online ourselves if we want to read about.
Speak for yourself many of our friends, relatives and people we know. Have been at the hands of these creep pets.Sweep it under the rug and keep crusading for abortions not to be carried out.
All he does is state the facts.It is you idiots that keep the fire burning.
Just The Truth

Perkasie, PA

#13 Apr 1, 2011
Huh wrote:
<quoted text>
I just don't get it. Even in prison the pedo is the most hated guy. But not on topix, these people hate the mere mention of them. HUH??? Get those lousy creeps, expose them & prosecute! Throw them in prison so they can see what it feels like!!!
People on Topix who defend pedophiles don't want the subject talked about. They're part of an orchestrated but vain attempt to keep it out of the news. The more bad publicity, the less money in the collection plate.
LovestheUSA

Perkasie, PA

#14 Apr 1, 2011
Kathy wrote:
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Speak for yourself many of our friends, relatives and people we know. Have been at the hands of these creep pets.Sweep it under the rug and keep crusading for abortions not to be carried out.
All he does is state the facts.It is you idiots that keep the fire burning.
Damn lady! So as I'm seeing it you got all kinds of family, friends and people you know been rump wrangled by these bad priests? Either those priests are everywhere or you folks just plain been searchin em out. I been around the church a real long time now and havn't had not one meeting with one of these bad priests. I figger you either got real bad luck or you just a hating liar like you friend there JTT. Damn, kicked that "Dead Horse" agin.
Kathy

Perkasie, PA

#15 Apr 1, 2011
LovestheUSA wrote:
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Damn lady! So as I'm seeing it you got all kinds of family, friends and people you know been rump wrangled by these bad priests? Either those priests are everywhere or you folks just plain been searchin em out. I been around the church a real long time now and havn't had not one meeting with one of these bad priests. I figger you either got real bad luck or you just a hating liar like you friend there JTT. Damn, kicked that "Dead Horse" agin.
Crawl back under your rock.It was a example ,You took it out of context.
Kathy

Perkasie, PA

#16 Apr 1, 2011
Just The Truth wrote:
<quoted text>People on Topix who defend pedophiles don't want the subject talked about. They're part of an orchestrated but vain attempt to keep it out of the news. The more bad publicity, the less money in the collection plate.
I doubt that they will just fly more whit flags.These people are brain washed.Catholic=Cult
LovestheUSA

Perkasie, PA

#17 Apr 1, 2011
Kathy wrote:
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Crawl back under your rock.It was a example ,You took it out of context.
I didn't take anythin out of context, Sweetheart. It's what you said. If you don't mean it then don't say it. It's what I was always taught and it pretty much serves me well. U have a nice day and try not to be so hatin and all. Puts lines on your face.
Just The Truth

Perkasie, PA

#18 Apr 1, 2011
Kathy wrote:
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I doubt that they will just fly more whit flags.These people are brain washed.Catholic=Cult
The white crosses on the church lawns are simply a diversion for whatever parishioners they have left. When they come to church, they want the people to think about abortions and not pedophiles. They deny the fact that many women died in back room abortions before they became legal.
Local

Newtown Square, PA

#19 Apr 1, 2011
Just The Truth wrote:
<quoted text>People on Topix who defend pedophiles don't want the subject talked about. They're part of an orchestrated but vain attempt to keep it out of the news. The more bad publicity, the less money in the collection plate.
The ONLY people on Topix defending pedophiles are the Richland Township trolls who defend Woldow.
Local

Newtown Square, PA

#20 Apr 1, 2011
Kathy wrote:
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I doubt that they will just fly more whit flags.These people are brain washed.Catholic=Cult
Bethel Baptist Church is MORE of a cult. They actually teach their kids to HATE Catholics. I guess you're one of them.

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