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Priest recounts in essay released in church files of fleeing from LA after abuse confession

There are 12 comments on the www.vancouversun.com story from Sep 10, 2013, titled Priest recounts in essay released in church files of fleeing from LA after abuse confession. In it, www.vancouversun.com reports that:

The orders the Rev. Carlos Rodriguez got from his religious superiors after he confessed to molesting a 16-year-old boy just hours before were swift and decisive: Leave immediately. Check into a motel. Don't tell anyone where you are going. Wait for further instructions.

Rodriguez, then 31, picked up cash at a Catholic retreat centre and waited by the phone. The next day, the regional leader of his religious order called and told him to book a plane ticket out of California. By the time the victim's family went to police, he had checked in at a residential treatment centre for troubled priests in Maryland.

"I felt like a fugitive. But what else could I do under the circumstances. I had no other choice but to follow orders," he wrote years later in an essay that was included in his Vatican petition to be defrocked.

The essay was part of a 330-page confidential personnel file on the priest that was released Monday along with files for five other priests who were also accused of molesting children while working for their Roman Catholic religious orders — the Vincentians, the Norbertines and the Augustinians — while assigned to parishes in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Editors Note: Please look at the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act

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DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#1 Sep 10, 2013
Isn't it WONDERFUL to hear an organization that aids and abets a fugitive CHILD MOLESTER claim to be the earthly authority for moral behavior?

Can we say RICO?

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#2 Sep 10, 2013
DNF wrote:
Isn't it WONDERFUL to hear an organization that aids and abets a fugitive CHILD MOLESTER claim to be the earthly authority for moral behavior?
Can we say RICO?
I agree.

this is why churches and other religious institutions must maintain complete transparency in their affairs.

And the people who abetted this criminal's escape should be prosecuted tot he fullest extent of the law.

Why have they NOT been prosecuted yet ?
Christsharian Law

Havertown, PA

#3 Sep 10, 2013
Is Rico at least 18 years old?

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#4 Sep 10, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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I agree.
this is why churches and other religious institutions must maintain complete transparency in their affairs.
And the people who abetted this criminal's escape should be prosecuted tot he fullest extent of the law.
Why have they NOT been prosecuted yet ?
Well according to "Dan" from Omaha this story isn't believable.

Seems he can't grasp a convicted felon testifying against their fellow criminals in order to get Witness protection.

Yet the RCC seems to use witness protection for child rapists!

Well at least we can all sleep peacefully knowing the RCC makes sure the insurance for child rape premiums is paid every month!

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#5 Sep 10, 2013
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>Well according to "Dan" from Omaha this story isn't believable.
Seems he can't grasp a convicted felon testifying against their fellow criminals in order to get Witness protection.
Yet the RCC seems to use witness protection for child rapists!
Well at least we can all sleep peacefully knowing the RCC makes sure the insurance for child rape premiums is paid every month!
I'm still a regular church-goer after more than 50 years because I enjoy attending my church. My family was raised Lutheran, and I'm still a Lutheran.

My sister married a Roman Catholic and converted from Lutheran to Roman Catholicism, and she raised her kids Roman Catholic. I never spoke to her again, and do not ever intend on doing so.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#6 Sep 10, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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I'm still a regular church-goer after more than 50 years because I enjoy attending my church. My family was raised Lutheran, and I'm still a Lutheran.
My sister married a Roman Catholic and converted from Lutheran to Roman Catholicism, and she raised her kids Roman Catholic. I never spoke to her again, and do not ever intend on doing so.
Big deal. Just shows that going to church doesn't prevent someone from being a stain on humanity and a hypocrite to their religion.

IMO you are just as arrogant, obnoxious and a self righteous as the person from Elizabethtown KY on the KY Churches thread.

http://www.topix.com/forum/news/gay/TL5UMBNNT...

Since: Apr 08

Cleveland, OH

#7 Sep 11, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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I'm still a regular church-goer after more than 50 years because I enjoy attending my church. My family was raised Lutheran, and I'm still a Lutheran.
My sister married a Roman Catholic and converted from Lutheran to Roman Catholicism, and she raised her kids Roman Catholic. I never spoke to her again, and do not ever intend on doing so.
You're just as bad as the people you're demonizing.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#8 Sep 11, 2013
Gay And Proud wrote:
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You're just as bad as the people you're demonizing.
No, I'm not. After converting to Roman Catholicism, my sister became very anti-gay, long after embracing my fiancee of many years, and became very vocally anti-marriage equality. Why should I embrace her for that ?

Since: Apr 08

Cleveland, OH

#9 Sep 11, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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No, I'm not. After converting to Roman Catholicism, my sister became very anti-gay, long after embracing my fiancee of many years, and became very vocally anti-marriage equality. Why should I embrace her for that ?
And you're virulently anti-Democrat, anti-Obama, and anti-Catholic. You and your sister are two peas in the same pod; you've merely chosen different targets for your mindless vitriol.

Since: Apr 08

Cleveland, OH

#10 Sep 11, 2013
Oh, and your anti-immigrant rants put you in that same category as your sister too.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#11 Sep 11, 2013
BTW I found this on the religion thread and cross posted it here.

http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/TAN6KVAT8...

Check out the exchange I've had with Dan from Omaha, our resident die hard Catholic. This story comes from records in the Vatican and Dan's best defense is that Catholic Priests are liars!

Priceless

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#12 Sep 11, 2013
DNF wrote:
BTW I found this on the religion thread and cross posted it here.
http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/TAN6KVAT8...
Check out the exchange I've had with Dan from Omaha, our resident die hard Catholic. This story comes from records in the Vatican and Dan's best defense is that Catholic Priests are liars!
Priceless
NEVER trust ANYONE named "DAN".

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