Church: Priest can return after abuse accusation

There are 32 comments on the The Southtown Star story from Sep 12, 2012, titled Church: Priest can return after abuse accusation. In it, The Southtown Star reports that:

The Joliet Diocese is allowing a priest accused of molesting a 14-year-old Joliet boy in the 1970s to return to a limited ministry.

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o

Chicago, IL

#1 Sep 13, 2012
Not cool
JustSaying

Wilmington, IL

#2 Sep 15, 2012
You got to be kidding. Let's put a f&$king sick bastard in a place with more 14 year olds. WTF.
cool beanz

Elwood, IL

#3 Sep 16, 2012
I remember from studying it in college how pedophiles like to have support systems so they often cluster. The Catholic church has provided them with a very powerful means of a support and a base in which children for years were told to always trust their priest. Would any of you seriously 100% trust any priest anymore? They are finding the same thing with the boy scouts. It is sickening.
Uniformed Ohio Republican

Chicago, IL

#4 Sep 16, 2012
I don't see the problem. Most "altar boys" are girls now anyway.

The priest had a sex with a 14 year old boy, not girl.

As long as he is only around 14 year old girls, what could possibly go wrong?
quit the church

Elgin, IL

#5 Sep 17, 2012
All Catholics should quit the church immediately.

IF the diocese has no money coming in, they will shift course.
nOgOd

United States

#6 Sep 17, 2012
"If you believe in judgement day I have to seriously question your judgement."

Bill Maher
Get Lost

Mokena, IL

#7 Sep 17, 2012
nOgOd wrote:
"If you believe in judgement day I have to seriously question your judgement."
Bill Maher
Yeah right, we all take advice from that disgusting atheist.

“Boot to the Head”

Since: Jul 08

Mogadore, OH

#8 Sep 18, 2012
JustSaying wrote:
You got to be kidding. Let's put a f&$king sick bastard in a place with more 14 year olds. WTF.
WTF? Read the article:

A spokesman for Bishop R. Daniel Conlon confirmed by email Wednesday that Ryan will be allowed “very narrow ministry” to homebound parishioners
wake up

Huntley, IL

#9 Sep 18, 2012
This criminal should be in jail, not in ANY capacity of civilized society, let alone a church.

Who wants him coming to them if they are homebound? Will he be chaperoned? What an ideal setting...some poor soul is stuck at home and THIS guy comes to visit? No thanks!!! Who's running this circus anyway?
Catholic Girl

Bethpage, NY

#10 Sep 18, 2012
this should be ok, the priest must be at least upper 60's by now. give the guy a chance will you.
SHYKORA ARTs paul

Calgary, Canada

#12 Sep 18, 2012
Catholic Girl wrote:
this should be ok, the priest must be at least upper 60's by now. give the guy a chance will you.
..well...pondering,here...
nOgOd

United States

#13 Sep 18, 2012
Good for you christian.
Get Lost wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah right, we all take advice from that disgusting atheist.
Catholic Girl

Bethpage, NY

#14 Sep 19, 2012
My experience with men in upper 60's, are put out to pasture. No breeding stock available. Not all men but a good many. so this priest would be good canidate back in the mainstream once again.
any problem with this?
the truth

Chicago, IL

#15 Sep 19, 2012
Catholic Girl wrote:
My experience with men in upper 60's, are put out to pasture. No breeding stock available. Not all men but a good many. so this priest would be good canidate back in the mainstream once again.
any problem with this?
yeah I have a problem.
You guys won't let gays marry, but when a man MOLESTS a boy child he can just waltz right back in? Fuxking Christians make me sick...
And on the bill m. comment, he may be an athiest, but he doesn't rape children... That's saved for the devil.... Eh, er, catholic priests...
Catholic Girl

Bethpage, NY

#16 Sep 19, 2012
whooh, truth who let you out? gays are an abomination in God's eye, says so in the big book. marriage is something special between 2 loving people, a man and a woman. if God intended bisexual humans like some of the other animals on earth, he would have made humans with eggs and sperm in one body. but he didn't. you are nothing but a mean savage and your language expresses this.
men molest children all the time, sad but true. Priests are also men or have you forgotten that. no one is waltzing back nowhere. People of your caliber make me sick. my guess is you have alot of problems, issues. no wonder to me.
what's with this bill m? who is this person?
stop being so mean to others. look in the mirror before you make these horrible accusations.
find your faith.
SHYKORA ARTs paul

Calgary, Canada

#17 Sep 19, 2012
Catholic Girl wrote:
whooh, truth who let you out? gays are an abomination in God's eye, says so in the big book. marriage is something special between 2 loving people, a man and a woman. if God intended bisexual humans like some of the other animals on earth, he would have made humans with eggs and sperm in one body. but he didn't. you are nothing but a mean savage and your language expresses this.
men molest children all the time, sad but true. Priests are also men or have you forgotten that. no one is waltzing back nowhere. People of your caliber make me sick. my guess is you have alot of problems, issues. no wonder to me.
what's with this bill m? who is this person?
stop being so mean to others. look in the mirror before you make these horrible accusations.
find your faith.
...well..I's AGREE with you's here..some ''80''%...and, He/DARK-SOUL..is very self-mean...eh...
JustSaying

Bellevue, WA

#18 Sep 19, 2012
Disgusting! Not just the priest, but the people that support him. What about the 14 year old he molested? That priest should be serving time, what happened to a little justice?
the truth

Chicago, IL

#19 Sep 20, 2012
Catholic Girl wrote:
whooh, truth who let you out? gays are an abomination in God's eye, says so in the big book. marriage is something special between 2 loving people, a man and a woman. if God intended bisexual humans like some of the other animals on earth, he would have made humans with eggs and sperm in one body. but he didn't. you are nothing but a mean savage and your language expresses this.
men molest children all the time, sad but true. Priests are also men or have you forgotten that. no one is waltzing back nowhere. People of your caliber make me sick. my guess is you have alot of problems, issues. no wonder to me.
what's with this bill m? who is this person?
stop being so mean to others. look in the mirror before you make these horrible accusations.
find your faith.
I'm the mean one, but your casting JUDGEMENT on a group of people based on a law in the OLD LAW and Christians now follow the NEW LAW (Jesus).
Marriage is a government thing, because of the benifits one gets financially. We can make it a "Christian only" thing, but take away ALL the benifits.

I mean, you really think straight people treat marriage respectfully anyways.
Most married couples divorce in the u.s.
More people cheat than remain faithful.
Marriage is a joke.
Brittny spears 55 hour marriage, all the Hollywood 4 weeks marriage... Where were you then, protecting yo freedoms that only you can have...
Selfish bigot
Thank God

Bourbonnais, IL

#20 Sep 20, 2012
Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 12:19 am
By CARLA WATERS, Managing Editor cwaters@intranix.com | 0 comments
Parishioners of St. Edmund’s Catholic Church in Watseka and St. Joseph Mission in Crescent City learned today that a recent decision to give the Father Lee Ryan limited ministry duties has been revoked by the bishop of Joliet.
Not all parishioners are pleased with the bishop’s decision to revoke that limited ministry permission.

http://www.newsbug.info/iroquois_countys_time...

“Boot to the Head”

Since: Jul 08

Mogadore, OH

#21 Sep 20, 2012
JustSaying wrote:
Disgusting! Not just the priest, but the people that support him. What about the 14 year old he molested? That priest should be serving time, what happened to a little justice?
Wouldn't that be the law enforcement authority having jurisdiction?

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