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Nuns, priests accused of sexual abuse at Sisseton orphanage

There are 7 comments on the Argus Leader story from Aug 5, 2010, titled Nuns, priests accused of sexual abuse at Sisseton orphanage. In it, Argus Leader reports that:

Two dozen people are suing the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls, alleging widespread sexual abuse at a Sisseton orphanage for Native Americans.

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Anything goes

Britton, SD

#1 Aug 6, 2010
This is insane! I am so tired of hearing about this abuse of power and intimidation over children within the catholic religion. Hang them. There is NO excuse for their behavior... and especially toward kids in an orphanage... how low... can you go. Funny, isn't it? How these godly creatures will burn in hell for their ways.. That's so messed up.
been there

Wessington Springs, SD

#2 Aug 12, 2010
tip-o-iceberg . .
be honest

Presho, SD

#3 Apr 4, 2011
spent a few years in tekawitha orphanage. was treated fairly and never once saw any abuse by either nuns, brothers, or priests. it wasn't home but it wasn't a bad place.
Alison

Yankton, SD

#4 Apr 5, 2011
I'm sure bad things did happen, but suing is not going to solve the problem. My father's family was homeless for a time, and the orphange took him in. He was thankful for the assistance. The people that are suing should be trying to heal the emotional wounds. Money is not going to make that better.
Anything Goes

Wessington Springs, SD

#5 Apr 6, 2011
One has to experience the life long trauma associated with abuse, and such, before they can truly understand the impact it has on your life. I grew up in a family with 6 siblings... none of them witnessed or experienced the things I did, under the same roof. It is not imaginable to them... nor to the mind of younger children,what to watch for, or to even consider what is happening around them, at this young age. I am sure those not affected by this, will dispute it. Trust me, you do not tell in situations that you fear. You just do not. 35 years it took me to tell someone... only to be told I was lieing. You are not only afraid of the aftermath, you are afraid of your creditablity. All the counciling in the world, will never take away these memories,nor make them easier. You learn to live with it. That is about all you can do. You are able to see it manifest it's self in others who have been victimized. You become a proffesional of sorts, having experienced the horror. You would not wish this on anyone else. It creeps back at any given time. I think by sueing them, it is a reminder that YOU CANNOT DO THIS, because it will come around full circle, sooner or later. Compensation comes in all forms. Money is a way to reprimand, not a way to heal. Healing is a lifetime process for victims. the catholic church is known for it's behavior problems. It goes on, present day also.
the greatness

United States

#6 Apr 28, 2011
anything goes is so right!!! children abuse is also a growing problem with almost no cure
chi red

Orland Park, IL

#7 Jan 11, 2014
r u kidding! 25 years tracked like an animal in my own country - my abuse was so severe I have x-rays all facial bones broken- richard herman and his group of goons paid everyone off. my school my jobs all taken away by sister cabrini most of my relatives dead. I was never hit at home so I did not know how to defend myself got my own help as a writer got all my copywrites stolen from the library of congress. ask the white house how afraid they are to help the victims- all their stocks from the rappers and music companies like Richard herman wrote for would dissolve. 60% native americans served in the military thank you to the people who did not write pretty lies for 30 pieces of silver-learned of god at home learned about the devil at tekakawitha orphanage.

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