Bishop: 50 accused of sex misconduct


Bishop: 50 accused of sex misconduct

November 11, 2002|By Items compiled from Tribune news services

From the link: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2002-11-11/news/0211110232_1_bishop-thomas-o-brien-priests-misconduct

PHOENIX, ARIZONA — The head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix acknowledged that about 50 priests, former priests and church employees have been accused of criminal sexual misconduct with minors in the diocese over the past 30 years.

Bishop Thomas O’Brien also said the diocese has paid close to $2 million to settle 12 to 15 lawsuits involving sexual abuse or sexual harassment since he became bishop in 1982, The Arizona Republic reported Sunday.

The bishop said some of those accused were convicted or acquitted, and “a large number” of priests and employees faced accusations that investigators found were either untrue or meritless.

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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.

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