DISGUSTING: Serial sex offender priest told 7-year-old victim he could get dead grandfather into heaven

Serial sex offender priest told 7-year-old victim he could get dead grandfather into heaven

Former priest already serving a 10-year term for child abuse

Read more: http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Serial-sex-offender-priest-told-7-year-old-victim-he-could-get-dead-grandfather-into-heaven-214118031.html#ixzz2Ysg8gRSQ

Former priest James Martin Donaghy Photo by UTV Former priest James Martin Donaghy Photo by UTV

Former priest James Martin Donaghy
Photo by UTV
Former priest James Martin Donaghy
Photo by UTV


A pedophile priest told his 7-year-old victim he could get his dead grandfather into heaven if he performed a sex act on him, Belfast Crown court has heard.

The Belfast Telegraph reports that the boy was concerned about his grandfather being in purgatory but the former priest James Martin Donaghy told the child “he could get him into heaven if he helped him” by performing a sex act.

In February last year, Donaghy, who is originally from Lady Wallace Drive, Lisburn, was jailed for ten years after he was convicted of a total of 23 sex offences against three victims over a 17-year period, the BBC reports.

When jailing Donaghy last year, Judge Patrick Lynch QC described him as a “ruthless individual” and “sexual predator” who used his “domineering personality” to abuse the teenagers.

Last month Donaghy pleaded guilty to four charges of indecently assaulting a school boy and one common assault against the schoolboy between January and May 1989.

Prosecutor Ken McMahon told the court that Donaghy was training the school boy for his first confession and communion when the abuse began.

The court heard that “the defendant said that this was to get his grandfather into heaven and that if he told anyone it would not work,” said the lawyer.

A few days later the boy went to confession, but when he went into the confessional box he discovered Donaghy on the other side of the partition.

The victim, now 31,  finally told police about the incident in 2010, after he opened up to his wife about being abused as a child.

Judge Kinney adjourned sentencing until Friday.


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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 July 13, 2013, in Bill Donohue, Catholic League, Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, Child Sex Abuse, Clergy Abuse, Clergy Sex Abuse, Father James Martin Donaghy, Pope Benedict, Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Francis, Pope John Paul II, Pope Paul VI, Priest Child Sex Abuse, Religion, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Catholic Church Sex Abuse, Roman Catholic Church teachings on homosexuality, Roman Curia, Uncategorized, Vatican, William A Donohue and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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