Creepy Crawler Ex-Phoenix Priest George Bredemann Dies In Prison


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Creepy Crawler Ex-Phoenix Priest George Bredemann Dies In Prison

By Paul Rubin Fri., Apr. 6 2012 at 9:59 AM

Child-molesting Phoenix priest George Bredemann, dead.

Stories about pedophile Catholic priests have become de rigueur in recent years, in Phoenix and around the rest of the world.

But some of us “oldsters” remember some of the very first detailed accounts of the disgusting diddlers and how those in charge–Bishop Thomas O’Brien here in the Phoenix area–were going to extreme lengths to cover up the criminal goings-on.

We published one of those stories back in 1989, a startling piece entitled “Father Joe” by Terry Greene Sterling, who worked here for many years and was a great colleague.
It told the story of one George Bredemann, a priest whose young victims included many Phoenix-area boys, and how the church and (for a time) the criminal-justice system had continued to allow him to operate with impunity long after he should have been locked up.

Here is that story, which we re-read yesterday after learning of Bredemann’s death at the Arizona State Prison in Buckeye. He was 69.

 It’s an ultimate creepy-crawler read.
Father George, a onetime executive for the Boy Scouts of America, sexually abused at least 15 boys before becoming a priest, and at least eight after. Authorities re-arrested Bredemann in 1990, after he served less than a year in the Maricopa County Jail as part of a plea bargain.
He was on lifetime probation at the time, and was in Miami trying to flee to Brazil.
Turns out that Bredemann’s biggest supporter, Bishop O’Brien, had known of past allegations against the guy prior to his ordination.
The last mention of Father George in the media came last November, in a column by the Arizona Republic’s veteran columnist E.J. Montini.
It was a story about a Catholic couple whose son had been one of Bredemann’s victims a few decades earlier, and how disgusted they were that Bishop O’Brien is slated to be one of three honorees at an upcoming gala church fundraiser.
Montini pointed out that O’Brien in 2003 signed an agreement with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office granting him (the bishop that is) immunity from criminal charges if he admitted–which O’Brien did–that he had exposed children to harm and implemented policy changes within his diocese.
Shortly after that, Phoenix police arrested O’Brien on charges of leaving the scene of an accident after his car struck and killed a pedestrian at the intersection of 19th and Glendale Avenues. The bishop wound up doing some “community service” in that one.
George Bredemann wouldn’t have been eligible for release from prison until 2034 when, had he lived, he would have been 92 years old.
His last listed job inside the prison walls was as a “auto mechanic.”
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The Catechism offers a clear moral teaching: "Rape is the forcible violation of the sexual intimacy of another person. It does injury to justice and charity. Rape deeply wounds the respect, freedom, and physical and moral integrity to which every person has a right. It causes grave damage that can mark the victim for life. It is always an intrinsically evil act. Graver still is the rape of children committed by parents (incest) or those responsible for the education of the children entrusted to them." (no. 2356) Note that rape is "an intrinsically evil act," meaning that it is evil at its very root, nothing justifies it, and it is objectively a mortal sin. An evil act was done against me, a crime, by a priest at St Thomas More Parish in Durham, NH. An evil and a crime I will no longer keep silent about. Those who perpetrate crimes against children, especially those of the Roman Catholic Church, should all be punished for their crimes against children. Anything less would be criminal.

Posted on April 6, 2012, in Brenden Smyth, Cardinal Dolan, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Catholic League, Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, Child Sex Abuse, Clergy Abuse, Clergy Sex Abuse, Cloyne Report, Congregation for the Clergy, Diocese of Cloyne, Fr George Bredemann, Manchester Diocese, Manchester Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church, Manchester NH Diocese, Nightmares, Papal Nuncio, Pedophile, Pedophile Priests, Perverted Priests, Pope Benedict, Pope Benedict XVI, Pope John Paul II, Priest Brenden Smyth, Priest Child Sex Abuse, Priest George Bredemann, Ratzinger, Religion, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Catholic Church Sex Abuse, Vatican, William A Donohue and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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