Pope tied to another abuse case of Ar...

Pope tied to another abuse case of Arizona priest that Vatican ...

There are 604 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Apr 2, 2010, titled Pope tied to another abuse case of Arizona priest that Vatican .... In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The future Pope Benedict XVI took over the abuse case of an Arizona priest, then let it languish at the Vatican for years despite repeated pleas from the bishop for the man to be removed from the priesthood, according to church correspondence.

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Well

Mound, MN

#22 Apr 3, 2010
Surprise surprise surprise The holy see lied. Hmmm is this a case of money and PR over the well being of us unworthy sinners?
emanuel

Maple Plain, MN

#23 Apr 3, 2010
This is what I have been talking about,molesting your own people. What type horrible things have you done during the crusade?Who was to say that religion was not invented to keep us in control like a ships an manipulate masses?
Colder

Saint Paul, MN

#24 Apr 3, 2010
What does it matter what the church does? If these are criminal complaints, they should be prosecuted by the government. If the church interfers with those prosecutions/investigations, then those individuals responsible for those obstructions should be prosecuted.
jerry person

Jim Falls, WI

#26 Apr 3, 2010
If you say the pope knew of all these problems and did nothing makes him bad. What about America`s government workers and officials protection rackeet called the FBI. The only function of todays FBI is to make up lies and protect public officials so they are charged with crimes against the people. A complete agency that works on harming the people they are paid to protect. FBI agents get away with anything. I have witnessed such things by the uS attorneys office that would make these rapes by preist look like childs play. Members like John Vandreul that work at harming childrenn to advance themselves are just plain sick. A pervert is someone who lies and misleads. If teh FBI was not a group of violent preverts these crimes wouild not have happened twice.Blame the true predators the FBI and the criminal just us system and there double standards. Each public official that allowd this to continue raped the next victim.
born again in Christ

United States

#25 Apr 3, 2010
AP: Vatican waited years to defrock Arizona priest

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100403/ap_on_re_...

Crimen Sollicitationis was written in 1962 in Latin and given to Catholic bishops worldwide who are ordered to keep it locked away in the church safe.

It instructs them how to deal with priests who solicit sex from the confessional. It also deals with "any obscene external act ... with youths of either sex."

Read the confidential document and more at:
http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/pan...

THE POPES SECRETS

http://alamoministries.com/content/english/An...

THAT SATAN WOULD HAVE
A CHURCH AND GOVERNMENT

http://alamoministries.com/content/english/An...
Wheres the justice

Plainview, MN

#27 Apr 3, 2010
" Internal church trials took years and the priests' appeals took years more, Allison said."

As a Catholic myself who recently went through an anullment (took 2 years and it was straight forward!!) I can attest to how long it takes. HOWEVER, was law enforcement ever involved? Why the he$$ did it take so long to take action. Something like this should never be handled "internally." Its a criminal matter! Would've been wrapped up in weeks.
Mike

Brainerd, MN

#28 Apr 3, 2010
Sweep the Good Old Boys out from the Pope down to the Bishop, hire women and married people as priests, and increase the number of qualified applicants to serve the church. The Good Old Boys need to go. Instead, we get continued coverups and Lip Service that the guys who caused the problems with their antiquated rules will actually fix the problem.
lenny

Saint Paul, MN

#29 Apr 3, 2010
i love reading these posts every time an article is written in the papers. It gives all you ignorant ideologues an opportunity to rant about a religion that you obviously fear- or maybe just jealous of- or both. When all the dust settles, you will see that there are two sides to this. and the truth is probably somewhere in the middle.
The Catholic church is a good religion. And not every accusation is true. And the ones that are true does not reflect an entire church!!
KKL Rosenblum

AOL

#30 Apr 3, 2010
Defrock the pope. He's a disgrace to JC who he supposedly represents. Pathetic.
bodiddle

Waukesha, WI

#31 Apr 3, 2010
This is a case of bureaucracy gone wild. The Church obviously chose to do what they have done over the centuries,i.e. cover up their flaws and act as if they'd solved the problem. This Church is in need of a radical change beginning with the retirement of this priest followed by an overhaul of the church. They can start by ordaining married men and women and then get rid of much if not most of their bizzare dogma. Once that is done they can get rid of all their material trappings and act like their founder Jesus Christ.
bodiddle

Waukesha, WI

#32 Apr 3, 2010
Wheres the justice wrote:
" Internal church trials took years and the priests' appeals took years more, Allison said."
As a Catholic myself who recently went through an anullment (took 2 years and it was straight forward!!) I can attest to how long it takes. HOWEVER, was law enforcement ever involved? Why the he$$ did it take so long to take action. Something like this should never be handled "internally." Its a criminal matter! Would've been wrapped up in weeks.
Why in heavens name did you go through the expense and ridiculousness of the annullment process? It is just another sham that allows old white men in mitres to control our lives.
vetinwbl

Minneapolis, MN

#33 Apr 3, 2010
lenny wrote:
i love reading these posts every time an article is written in the papers. It gives all you ignorant ideologues an opportunity to rant about a religion that you obviously fear- or maybe just jealous of- or both. When all the dust settles, you will see that there are two sides to this. and the truth is probably somewhere in the middle.
The Catholic church is a good religion. And not every accusation is true. And the ones that are true does not reflect an entire church!!
Keep the faith,yes I am very jealous of your CHURCH. Transfering Pedophiles and Molesters is something I would be real proud of.As far as the dust setteling it seems to me the wind is blowing it towards the VATICAN.If you feel the CHURCHS reputation is more importain then JUSTICE just keep the faith
hypocrisy abounds

Minneapolis, MN

#34 Apr 3, 2010
According to Charol Shakeshaft, the researcher of a little-remembered 2004 study prepared for the U.S. Department of Education, "the physical sexual abuse of students in schools is likely more than 100 times the abuse by priests."

According to the 2004 study “the most accurate data available at this time” indicates that “nearly 9.6 percent of students are targets of educator sexual misconduct sometime during their school career.”

“Educator sexual misconduct is woefully under-studied,” writes the researcher.“We have scant data on incidence and even less on descriptions of predators and targets. There are many questions that call for answers.“

http://www2.ed.gov/rschstat/research/pubs/mis...



Probably because the priests don't have a union.
bodiddle

Waukesha, WI

#35 Apr 3, 2010
lenny wrote:
i love reading these posts every time an article is written in the papers. It gives all you ignorant ideologues an opportunity to rant about a religion that you obviously fear- or maybe just jealous of- or both. When all the dust settles, you will see that there are two sides to this. and the truth is probably somewhere in the middle.
The Catholic church is a good religion. And not every accusation is true. And the ones that are true does not reflect an entire church!!
Are you out of your mind or merely participating in the massive denial that is going on in the Vatican? Wake up....smell the coffee. Changes need to be made!!!
Wasp

Minneapolis, MN

#36 Apr 3, 2010
Why don't these victims go to law enforcement. These priests aren't above the laws of man, just the laws of their so-called god.
Can a pope be impeached?
wow

Minneapolis, MN

#37 Apr 3, 2010
The priests must have a crappy union contract compared to the teachers. The priests can only rape boys, but teachers get to rape everybody.
oh please

Minneapolis, MN

#38 Apr 3, 2010
hypocrisy abounds wrote:
According to Charol Shakeshaft, the researcher of a little-remembered 2004 study prepared for the U.S. Department of Education, "the physical sexual abuse of students in schools is likely more than 100 times the abuse by priests."
According to the 2004 study “the most accurate data available at this time” indicates that “nearly 9.6 percent of students are targets of educator sexual misconduct sometime during their school career.”
“Educator sexual misconduct is woefully under-studied,” writes the researcher.“We have scant data on incidence and even less on descriptions of predators and targets. There are many questions that call for answers.“
http://www2.ed.gov/rschstat/research/pubs/mis...
Probably because the priests don't have a union.
you can't count that. those are government union employees. it's in their contract they get to screw everyone and ed/mn and the dfl will look the other way as thyey're raping the rape victims' parents
Blue

Saint Paul, MN

#39 Apr 3, 2010
Took my annulment approx. 6 months to finalize. Of course I paid in full at the start of it.
oh please

Minneapolis, MN

#40 Apr 3, 2010
hypocrisy abounds wrote:
According to Charol Shakeshaft, the researcher of a little-remembered 2004 study prepared for the U.S. Department of Education, "the physical sexual abuse of students in schools is likely more than 100 times the abuse by priests."
According to the 2004 study “the most accurate data available at this time” indicates that “nearly 9.6 percent of students are targets of educator sexual misconduct sometime during their school career.”
“Educator sexual misconduct is woefully under-studied,” writes the researcher.“We have scant data on incidence and even less on descriptions of predators and targets. There are many questions that call for answers.“
http://www2.ed.gov/rschstat/research/pubs/mis...
Probably because the priests don't have a union.
Interesting. The prevalence of "professional" child-molesters gravitating towards government schools for victims is 300% greater than the gay pederasts targeting boys in the church. The common denominator? Both institutions don't have a problem with it, if it's kept under the rug. Interesting why the press isn't focusing on where the greater amount of perverts are. Maybe because Education Minnesota and the press don't want people to vote no on the next tax increase, so the pervert teachers can get the latest laptops for their kiddie porn.
Sig Sauer

Minneapolis, MN

#43 Apr 3, 2010
Think of this, as you stuff your collection baskets with your hard earned money, at church tomorrow. I'm spending mine on a good bottle of wine, I'll drink a toast to you all.
Happy Easter!

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