Retired Episcopal priest removed amid abuse charges

Feb 27, 2011 | Posted by: Joe DeCaro | Full story: www.boston.com

A retired Episcopal priest from Marblehead was removed from the priesthood this month after the church learned of allegations that he had abused a minor in 1974 ...

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from boston:

"The allegations against Franklin E. Huntress Jr., 77, were brought to the bishop’s office in October, said the Rev. Canon Mally Lloyd. Upon further investigation, the diocese discovered he was arrested in 1994 on accusations of sexually abusing a minor when he was serving in England. Huntress resigned before he could be subjected to a church trial ...

"Since he was ordained in 1962, Huntress had served at 12 churches, six of them in Massachusetts ...

"Huntress was the ninth person the diocese had removed from the priesthood for alleged sexual misconduct since 1990, and the third to be removed for alleged sexual misconduct involving minors ..."

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"The allegations against Franklin E. Huntress Jr., 77, were brought to the bishop’s office in October, said the Rev. Canon Mally Lloyd. Upon further investigation, the diocese discovered he was arrested in 1994 on accusations of sexually abusing a minor when he was serving in England. Huntress resigned before he could be subjected to a church trial ...
"Since he was ordained in 1962, Huntress had served at 12 churches, six of them in Massachusetts ...
"Huntress was the ninth person the diocese had removed from the priesthood for alleged sexual misconduct since 1990, and the third to be removed for alleged sexual misconduct involving minors ..."
Are you drawing a parallel between TEC and its progenitor, the RCC?

Saying what? That the apples don't fall far from the tree?

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Are you drawing a parallel between TEC and its progenitor, the RCC?...
This kind of repeat abuse by the same cleric in different parishes happens all too often in both denominations.

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So he was arrested in 1994 and they let him stay on as a priest. How many others are there has he molested. They have an obligation to find out.

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Joe tend to your own Church of Rome problems before you start on TEC.

FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES.

EDITORIAL
Acts of Contrition
Published: February 28, 2011

One can scarcely imagine the pain borne into St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in Dublin last month at a Mass —“A Liturgy of Lament and Repentance”— offered for the victims of sexually abusive priests.
It was a reminder that the scandal, a global catastrophe for the Roman Catholic Church and a national tragedy in Ireland, is also a universe of individual tragedies. But there was also hope that some church leaders, at least, are facing up to that pain and that catastrophe. The archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, and Cardinal Séan O’Malley, the archbishop of Boston, presided over the Mass, which went to unusual lengths to involve victims and to gaze unflinchingly at their suffering.
With 400 people in attendance, lectors read long passages from official reports on decades of abuse in Irish parishes and schools — horrific reading for a sacred space. A few victims interrupted the proceedings with their own stories of shame and terror.
Just as unusual, even startling, was the way the archbishop and cardinal made personal the church’s act of contrition. They lay prostrate in silence before a bare altar. They washed and dried the feet of eight abuse victims — just as the Catholic clergy do at Mass on Holy Thursday to recall how Jesus washed his disciples’ feet, a gesture of humility and service.
Archbishop Martin offered what may be the most specific apology yet, showing an understanding — rare among his peers — of the difference between lip service and true repentance.“When I say ‘sorry,’” the archbishop said,“I am in charge. When I ask forgiveness, however, I am no longer in charge. I am in the hands of the others. Only you can forgive me; only God can forgive me.”
Not all survivors of abuse will likely accept the apology. They are right that the church has a long way to go to cleaning house and repairing trust with its flock. Reforms are lagging, many victims are still waiting for compensation and a full accounting of crimes. Some predator priests are still in ministry. Bishops have largely avoided punishment or credible repentance.
Still, gestures and ritual can be meaningful, and forgiveness has to begin somewhere, which is why the Dublin Mass seemed to be a true step forward.“We want to be part of a church that puts survivors, the victims of abuse, first,” Cardinal O’Malley said, getting it right.
And for that Sunday, anyway, the victims took precedence.“What the hell did I do wrong as a child?” asked a man, Robert Dempsey, who told of being abused in a mental institution.“What the hell did any of us do?”

LOL - Well Joe - Any comments?

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Joe tend to your own Church of Rome problems before you start on TEC ...
This is the Topix TEC forum, not its RCC forum: no one comes here to get news about Romans unless, like you, they are lost.

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This is the Topix TEC forum, not its RCC forum: no one comes here to get news about Romans unless, like you, they are lost.
Lost in so many ways.

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This is the Topix TEC forum, not its RCC forum: no one comes here to get news about Romans unless, like you, they are lost.
LOL - We don't come here to read about 'orthodox' Anglicans yet you (as editor) give us an endless stream of their pollution to read. Anglicans are members of the Church of England. We are members of TEC and called Epsicopalians.

Since you are a member of the Church of Rome, and you use every opportunity as an editor and publisher of articles in this Forum to attack TEC, I feel it is my moral duty to point out the failures of your own church.

After all Anglicans, Episcopalians, Greek Orthodox, Romans and other churches are all members of the ‘catholic’ tradition of faith, we should all share our joys and sorrows with each other. We are after all, brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus. Right?

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LOL - We don't come here to read about 'orthodox' Anglicans yet you (as editor) give us an endless stream of their pollution to read. Anglicans are members of the Church of England. We are members of TEC and called Epsicopalians ...
... who all belong to the world-wide Anglican Communion.

Here endeth the lesson.

Again.

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... who all belong to the world-wide Anglican Communion.
Here endeth the lesson.
Again.
So?

You still haven't noticed this is TEC forum?

LMAO!

Go edit the Anglican forum or the ACNE or CANA whatever they pretend to be now.

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So?
You still haven't noticed this is TEC forum?...
Are you referring to the heading in bold type at the top of the page concerning the church that is still part of the Anglican Communion?

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... who all belong to the world-wide Anglican Communion.
Here endeth the lesson.
Again.
TEC also belong to the National Council of Churches. So are we then also Romans, Orthodox, Lutherans, Coptic, Methodist, Presbyterian, Church of Christ etc.?

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Since the article is about sex abuse scandels. How is this for an example?

Fear in Philadelphia That Abusive Priests Are Still Active

By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
Published: March 4, 2011

PHILADELPHIA — Three weeks after a scathing grand jury report accused the Philadelphia Archdiocese of providing safe haven for as many as 37 priests who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior toward minors, most of those priests remain active in the ministry.

The possibility that even one predatory priest, not to mention three dozen, might still be serving in parishes —“on duty in the archdiocese today, with open access to new young prey,” as the grand jury put it — has unnerved many Roman Catholics here and sent the church reeling in the latest and one of the most damning episodes in the American church since it became engulfed in the sexual abuse scandal nearly a decade ago.

The extent of the scandal here, including a cover-up that the grand jury said stretched over many years, is so great that Philadelphia is “Boston reborn,” said David J. O’Brien, who teaches Catholic history at the University of Dayton, referring to the archdiocese where widespread sexual abuse exploded in public in 2002.

Some parishioners say they feel discouraged and are caught in a wave of anxiety, even as they continue to attend Mass.

“It’s a tough day to be a faith-filled Catholic,” Maria Shultz, 43, a secretary at Immaculata University, said after Mass last weekend at St. Joseph’s Church in suburban Downingtown.

But Mrs. Shultz, who has four daughters, expressed no doubt about how the church should deal with the 37 priests.“They should be removed immediately,” she said.

See the New York Times online copy for full text.

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TEC also belong to the National Council of Churches. So are we then also Romans, Orthodox, Lutherans, Coptic, Methodist, Presbyterian, Church of Christ etc.?
They're all Christian denominations.
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Since the article is about sex abuse scandels. How is this for an example?...
Is that supposed to make the abuse by an Episcopal priest in Marblehead less terible by comparison?

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They're all Christian denominations.
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Is that supposed to make the abuse by an Episcopal priest in Marblehead less terible by comparison?
It is a matter of volume and past verses present.

Would you send your daughters or grand-daughters to those Roman parishes today?

Would you send your sons or grand-sons to those Roman parishes today?

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It is a matter of volume and past verses present ...
No, it's a matter of you trying to make TEC look better by makng others seem worse.

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No, it's a matter of you trying to make TEC look better by makng others seem worse.
Like your roman bunch?

No contest..........

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Like your roman bunch?...
Are you referring to the "roman bunch" you attended seminary with?
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my religion isnt as perverted as yours

no, it's not. mine if more perverted than all!

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