Father Marcial Maciel, was my dad, and he sexually abused me, Raul Gonzalez claims in lawsuit


Pope John Paul II is seen giving his blessing to Father Marcial Maciel in 2004. Maciel has been accused of sexually abusing children, including his own, in a lawsuit. He died in 2008.

Pope John Paul II is seen giving his blessing to Father Marcial Maciel in 2004. Maciel has been accused of sexually abusing children, including his own, in a lawsuit. He died in 2008.

Father Marcial Maciel, was my dad, and he sexually abused me, Raul Gonzalez  claims in lawsuit

By Michael Sheridan Daily News Staff Writer
Tuesday June 22, 2010 8:52am

From the link: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/father-marcial-maciel-dad-sexually-abused-raul-gonzalez-claims-lawsuit-article-1.181520

He was a celebrated priest, praised by Pope  John Paul II.

But Father  Marcial Maciel had secrets, which included illegitimate children and sexual  abuse, according to a lawsuit filed in Connecticut on Monday.

Raul  Gonzalez claims the Vatican protected the man he knew as his father for decades, chiefly because of his  efforts with the highly profitable Legion  of Christ.

“My dad told my mom that he was a CIA agent,” Gonzalez told ABC News’ “Nightline.” “He always told my mom that he  was a really busy man. That he was always flying on his trips because of the  business of his company.”

It wasn’t until he saw Maciel on the cover of a magazine, dressed in priest  garb, that he learned the truth.

In  the lawsuit, Gonzalez claims he, and other children, were sexually abused by  Father Maciel during his time as director of the Legionaries of Christ, a  congregation he founded in 1941

“He is one of the many, many kids, and others abused and deceived by Maciel,”  says Jeffrey  Anderson, Gonzalez’s lawyer.

Gonzalez alleges the abuse began when he was 7 years old during a trip to Colombia.  He told “Nightline” that his  half-brother, Omar, also was abused.

“He told me that his uncle sometimes made him masturbate him and, basically,  the idea of my dad was to transmit that idea to me,” said Gonzalez, according to  ABC  News.

Gonzalez described many different kinds of abuse he claims Maciel  committed.

“He always told us we had to kiss him because that was how we would learn how  to kiss a girl when we grew up,” he said.

In the lawsuit, he alleges Father Maciel was protected by the church —  including Pope Paul II — because of his efforts in raising money, as well as  providing gifts and benefits to Vatican officials.

“My dad told my mom that when John Paul II dies, he was going to be in  trouble,” Gonzalez said.

After the death of Pope Paul II, Maciel was stripped of his authority and the  Legion of Christ was taken over by the Vatican. Father Maciel was still a priest  when he died in 2008.

The Vatican and the Legion of Christ did not comment on the ABC News report.  Gonzalez says he has met with officials several times regarding a settlement,  and has demanded $26 million.

 

 

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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 February 11, 2013, in Child Sex Abuse, Clergy Abuse, Clergy Sex Abuse, Pope Benedict, Pope Benedict XVI, Pope John Paul II, Priest Child Sex Abuse, Religion, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Catholic Church Sex Abuse and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. louis....republic of malta

    I really have no valid comment…you see I never believed in this so called criminal ancient perfect organization,it is a satanic and evil concept….I feel sorry for such,believers…jesus never founded any religion……..he was just a teacher like privious,to teach us how to get out of this maze….we wholly created ourselves…….louis malta

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