Former priest charged with assaulting two altar boys in Cork church


Former priest charged with assaulting two altar boys in Cork church

Updated: 17:10, Wednesday, 08 May 2013

From the link: http://www.rte.ie/news/2013/0508/391140-cork-court/

A former priest has been remanded on bail after he was charged with sexually assaulting two altar boys in the sacristy of a church in Co Cork over 20 years ago.

Patrick Crowley, 62, was brought before Cork District Court where he was charged with nine counts of sexually assaulting the boys.

The State alleges that Mr Crowley sexually assaulted one boy on six occasions and the second boy on three occasions on various dates between 1 September 1989 and 31 May 1990.

The court heard evidence of arrest, charge and caution and that Mr Crowley, of Cuan Mhuire, Athy, Co Kildare, made no reply to any of the charges when they were put to him after caution.

After hearing an outline of the alleged facts, Judge Olann Kelleher said he wanted to read statements from the complainants before making a decision on jurisdiction and adjourned the matter until 5 June.

He remanded the former priest on his own bond of €400 to appear again on 5 June.

Mr Crowley left the ministry in 1994 and was laicised in 2002.

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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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