Bishop ‘sat on’ claims of priest abuse

Bishop ‘sat on’ claims of priest abuse

From the link:

A CATHOLIC bishop failed to act on years of allegations of child sex abuse by a priest, or to pass these warnings on to another diocese where the priest was later accused of abusing an altar boy, a report has found.

The report, written by the former Federal Court judge Antony Whitlam QC and published today, makes a series of damning findings about the church’s management of the priest, who is identified only as “F”.

The bishop from a regional diocese in NSW, who has since died, “sat on his hands and did nothing”, after being warned about F’s behaviour, the report found. His failure to investigate these allegations “is utterly inexplicable”.

Mr Whitlam found a number of “glaring omission(s) from the records of the . . . diocese”, including the reason F was abruptly removed from his first parish, Moree in northern NSW, in 1984.

The report found that a year earlier, the vicar-general of the regional diocese, told another parish priest: “We’ve got a problem with ‘F’. He’s been mucking around with kids.”


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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 January 16, 2013, in Child Sex Abuse, Clergy Abuse, Clergy Sex Abuse, Religion, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Catholic Church Sex Abuse and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Not “sat on”.


    Catholic bishops are doing the most evil work of the devil, moving and hiding known child rapists, and putting God’s most innocent children in the worst psychological position possible. May every Catholic bishop be raped for eternity, by monsters, in the afterlife.

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