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Irish religious orders confirm they will not pay Magdalene Laundry victims


Irish religious orders confirm they will not pay Magdalene Laundry victims

From the link: http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Irish-nuns-orders-confirm-they-will-not-pay-Magdalene-Laundry-victims.html

Young girls at work in a Magdalene Laundry. Waiting out the clock as elderly victims see their hopes fade.

Young girls at work in a Magdalene Laundry. Waiting out the clock as elderly victims see their hopes fade.

 

In a completely enraging move, two of the four religious orders that once ran Magdalene laundries in Ireland have again refused to contribute any money toward compensating the surviving women.

Over a year after the Irish Taoiseach (Prime minister) Enda Kenny gave a heartfelt State apology to the tens of thousands of women who had been cruelly incarcerated in Magdalene laundries, the Irish government’s repeated attempts to hold the orders financially accountable have met with blank refusals.

All four orders, which include The Sisters of Mercy, Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of Refuge, the Good Shepherd Sisters, and the Sisters of Charity have, at various times, publicly refused to contribute financially to the proposed compensation scheme.

According to recent reports in the Irish press, the four orders, which ran the Magdalene laundries, made almost $415 million in property deals during the Irish economic boom. Given those eye-popping figures, the refusal to offer one thin dime in compensation can be seen in its proper light.

It hasn’t quite been two decades since the last Magdalene Laundry in Ireland closed in 1996. That’s well within the living memory of young adults. All those decades of unpaid drudgery, with moral opprobrium added on top, and the orders don’t feel they have a case to answer?

Clearly they are hoping that even now most Irish people would prefer to look the other way – exactly the way they used to when these for-profit gulags were in operation.

Recall that the Irish government had to be brow beaten for years by a group of committed former inmates and their offspring before they finally offered the women a full apology. That apology was only offered in February 2013, by the way.

So the deep Irish reluctance to face up to the legacy of exploitation and widespread physical and sexual abuse within the church has been one of the most remarkable aspects of the now three decade long crisis.

Instead of principled stock-taking, denial, defensiveness and withholding have been the standard responses.

What fascinates me is what happens to a nation that fails to confront its own traumas? Will it hand them on to the next generation without comment? These orders profited for decades from indentured servitude. The women they incarcerated had to pay their own way out.

Now, flush with cash from their extensive property deals, they are withholding all material support from the women they once treated as chattel.

It is estimated that 600 Irish women who were once incarcerated in one of the laundries run by the four orders are still alive. All of them are elderly. The orders may hope that time turns the page on their stories and the nation forgets them. Waiting out the clock, they may be right.

FEAR: It is time to make them fear us


Fear: verb:

: to be afraid of (something or someone)

: to expect or worry about (something bad or unpleasant)

: to be afraid and worried

This is what the Pedophile Pimps, Priests and Parishioners have tried to instill in each and every one of us priest and nun abuse survivors. FEAR.

They instilled this into us when they were raping us, or beating us, or damaging us.

They told us if we told, we would burn in hell. NOTHING brothers and sisters could be further than the truth.

TRUTH ALWAYS DISPELS FEAR!!!

WELL BROTHERS AND SISTERS…HERE IT IS IN A NUTSHELL…THE TRUTH IS WE DO NOT HAVE TO FEAR THEM!!!! THEY MUST THOUGH FEAR US!!!

We are NOT the evil ones here…we are the SURVIVORS of some of the most evil deeds that can ever be perpetrated upon a person.

We are much stronger than the fear they instilled into us…just by coming out about what they did to us. We, each and every one of us whom have decided enough is enough, and came out and told our stories took the first steps in overcoming the fear these evil animals instilled into us. Yes, when we came out, these Pedophile Pimps, like Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Donald Wuerl, Roger Mahony and of course their paid for, twisted scumbag Bill Donohue of the Catholic League for the Defense of Roman Catholic Church Pedophile Pimps and Priests…have again…tried to instill their fear back into us so we would shut our mouths again and stop speaking out against what they did to us.

WELL I AM NOT AFRAID OF THEM, I HAVE CASTED OFF MY FEAR OF THEM A LONG TIME AGO AND TURNED THAT FEAR INTO RIGHTEOUS ANGER AGAINST THESE SCUM AND NOW THEY FEAR ME….IF NOT….THEN THEY WOULD NOT BE ATTACKING ME AND COMING AFTER ME LIKE THEY HAVE. THEY ARE ATTEMPTING TO INSTILL FEAR INTO ME AGAIN….BUT THEY WILL NEVER SUCCEED IN DOING SO!!! I AM MUCH STRONGER THAN ANY FEAR THESE EVIL ANIMALS MAY EVEN TRY TO INSTILL IN ME.

EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US, BROTHERS AND SISTERS…CAN DO THE SAME TO THESE SCUM.

It’s been hard on me. I am a very sensitive person, especially when it comes time to the abuse of children and teens. I get INCREDIBLY ANGRY when I see all of your stories, and see how we are all treated by those whom harmed us, raped us, beat us and used us.

I cherish all of you, more than you can ever imagine. I feel your pains, your sufferings as if they were my very own. Each and every one of your stories are written on my heart and soul, and I will NEVER forget any of them.

NOTHING gets me more pissed off when a child or a teen is abused. NOTHING gets me more pissed off when these rapists of us, from the RCC plays the blame game and puts our rapes on us. NOTHING gets me more pissed off to see these scumbags, whom declare themselves the moral equivalent of God, of the most holy people on the earth, that it is they whom we should follow as an example…think they are so damn holy they have a right then to go around and tell us how to live.

NOTHING GETS ME MORE PISSED OFF THAN TWO FACED, HYPOCRITE, PHARISEES AND SADDUCEE AND THEIR EVIL, BRAIN DEAD, SHEEPLE FOLLOWERS WHOM RISE UP AND DEFEND THESE EVIL SCUMBAGS OF THEIR CHURCHES.

THESE SCUM ARE NOT HUMAN, THEY ARE TWISTED, SICKENING, DEGENERATE ANIMALS, WHOM THINK IT IS THEIR DUTY TO RAPE CHILDREN AND THEN COVER UP FOR THEIR RAPISTS!! THEN TO TURN AROUND AND ATTACK THEIR VICTIMS, TO DENIGRATE US, TO DEFAME US, TO SAY THE THINGS THEY SAY AGAINST US, AND OF COURSE WE ALL KNOW WHY…

They want us to FEAR them again. That is how they controlled us in the first place. Each and every one of us whom went through this horror, they controlled us to shut our mouths through FEAR. They scared the living shit out of us with telling us that if we speak out, then we are going to hell.

SCREW THEM…IT IS TIME TO TURN THE TABLES ON THEM AND MAKE THEM FEAR US…IF ANYONE SHOULD HAVE FEAR IN THEIR HEARTS…IT IS THESE SCUMBAG ANIMALS WHOM RAPED US OR COVERED UP OUR RAPES.

FEAR IS A VERY USEFUL TOOL…IT CAN BE MADE TO CONTROL US AS VICTIMS…OR WE CAN USE IT TO NOW MAKE THOSE WHOM WE FEARED…FEAR US!!!

WE MUST FIGHT, WE MUST JOIN TOGETHER AND TELL THESE SONS OF A BITCHES RIGHT TO THEIR FACES….FEAR US, BE AFRAID, BE VERY AFRAID…FOR WE NO LONGER FEAR YOU….WE ARE NO LONGER CONTROLLED BY YOU AND THE FEAR YOU INSTILLED INTO
US.

Brothers and sisters, my friends, my loved ones, it is time.

It is time to make the criminals fear us….instead of us fearing them.

Cardinals Timothy Dolan, Roger Mahony, Donald Wuerl, Bernard Law, and all the rest…FEAR US. BE AFRAID…BE VERY AFRAID….FOR WE NO LONGER FEAR YOU. WE NO LONGER HOLD TO HEART THAT YOU ARE THE HOLY PEOPLE OF GOD AND THE LEADER OF HIS CHURCH.

NO YOU PEDOPHILE PIMPS….YOU WILL NOW FEAR US…FOR IT IS JESUS CHRIST WHOM SAID THAT YOU WILL BURN IN HELL FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE TO ALL OF US…AND IT IS THROUGH THAT YOU EVIL ANIMALS THAT I NO LONGER FEAR YOU.

I DO NOT BELIEVE IN THE JESUS CHRIST YOU FOLLOW…BUT I BELIEVE IN THE ONE I FOLLOW…AND THAT IS THE POWER THAT HAS BEEN GIVEN UNTO ME TO STAND UP TO YOUR EVIL AND FIGHT YOU WITHOUT FEAR….FOR I FEAR NO MAN…I FEAR NONE OF YOU. YOU ARE NOTHING BUT FLESH AND BONE…WHAT IS THERE TO FEAR OF YOU?

YOU ARE ALL NOTHING…NOT ONE OF YOU ARE EVEN WORTHY OF LACING MY TEVA’S…

YOU WILL FEAR US….FOR WE ARE THROUGH LIVING IN FEAR OF YOU!!!

WE, MYSELF AND MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF THIS EVIL….REFUSE TO FEAR YOU A MOMENT LONGER…WE REFUSE TO BOW DOWN TO YOUR EVIL….WE WILL FIGHT YOU AND WE WILL WIN…FOR EVEN BY STANDING UP FOR OURSELVES, IN COMING OUT AND TELLING THE WORLD WHAT YOU DID TO US….SHOWS WE NO LONGER FEAR YOU.

FEAR US PEDOPHILE PIMPS, FEAR US PEDOPHILE PRIESTS, FEAR US DEFENDERS OF THESE SCUM…FEAR US…FOR WE NO LONGER FEAR YOU.

RISE MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS…GO FORTH AND SPREAD FEAR INTO THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF THESE PEDOPHILE PIMPS…FOR WE HAVE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO FEAR OF THEM!!!

Los Angeles Bishop Kept Altar Boy list from police


Los Angeles Bishop Kept Altar Boy list from police

From the link: http://www.vaticancrimes.us/2014/02/los-angeles-bishop-kept-altar-boy-list.html

Cardinal Roger Mahony

Cardinal Roger Mahony

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – When Los Angeles police were investigating allegations of child abuse by a Roman Catholic priest in 1988, they asked for a list of altar boys at the last parish where the priest worked.
Archbishop Roger Mahony told a subordinate not to give the list, saying he didn’t want the boys to be scarred by the investigation and that he felt the altar boys were too old to be potential victims, according to a deposition made public Wednesday.
The detectives investigating allegations against Nicolas Aguilar Rivera, a visiting Mexican priest, ultimately got the names of the boys from parish families. They determined the priest molested at least 26 boys during his 10 months in Los Angeles, according to the priest’s confidential archdiocese file and police records made public by attorneys for the victims.
Twenty-five of the alleged victims were altar boys and the 26th was training with the priest to be one, said Anthony DeMarco, a plaintiff attorney. It’s not clear what impact Mahony’s action had on the investigation, though at the time police complained that the archdiocese wasn’t fully cooperating.
Mahony’s deposition was obtained by The Associated Press and is part of the evidence included in a settlement of abuse claims against Aguilar Rivera and four other priests. The archdiocese, the nation’s largest, agreed to pay $13 million to 17 victims.
Since 2006, the archdiocese has paid more than $700 million to settle clergy abuse lawsuits by hundreds of victims. Internal church files kept on priests accused of abuse were released last year under court order. They showed that Mahony, who was elevated to cardinal and retired in 2011, maneuvered behind the scenes with his top aide Monsignor Thomas Curry to shield molester priests, provide damage control for the church and keep parishioners in the dark.
When the files were released, prosecutors said the cases fell outside the statute of limitations for criminal prosecution of any church officials.
Mahony’s sworn testimony in the case of Aguilar Rivera is significant because it’s the first time he has been questioned under oath about clergy abuse since the confidential church files were released. During past depositions, attorneys haven’t had documents to back up their questions, DeMarco said.
“This time when he’s trying to do the ‘I don’t remember’ routine, I put the document in front of him and said, ‘You wrote this, right?'” he said.
J. Michael Hennigan, an attorney with the archdiocese, said Mahony didn’t reveal a list of altar boys, also called altar servers, to police because he didn’t believe any of the alleged victims were among them. Mahony was in Rome on Wednesday and was not available to comment, Hennigan said.
“My recollection is at the time that memo was written there was no suggestion that altar servers were involved,” the attorney said, adding that Mahony was “very vigorous” in trying to get Aguilar Rivera brought back to the U.S. for prosecution after he fled.
“What I know is there came a time when whatever the police wanted we gave them and it was shortly after this, but I don’t know if the police ever reissued that request,” he said of the list.
Aguilar Rivera was accused in January 1988 by two families who told church officials that he had fondled their children and, in one instance, climbed into bed with a boy after drinking too much during a Christmas celebration at the family’s home.
The priest was told about the complaints by Curry and fled to Mexico before police were notified. He remains a fugitive and is believed to be in Mexico.
Church files released last year show that Mahony ordered Curry to withhold the altar boy list from the LAPD.
In a Jan. 26, 1988, handwritten note on a memo about the police request for a list, Mahony wrote, “We cannot give such a list for no (sic) cause whatsoever.”
In the deposition, Mahony expanded on his reasoning. Allowing police to question altar boys at the two parishes where Aguilar Rivera worked would have created a “negative effect on a large group of altar servers who know nothing about any of this and that was — not a good idea.”
It “could be very traumatic to those servers to all of a sudden be sitting in front of a policeman being interrogated,” the cardinal said. “And we had no suspicion at that time of any other victims and nobody among the altar servers.”
He denied under questioning from plaintiff attorneys that his motivation in holding back the list was to protect the priest and delay the investigation.
Mahony also defended Curry, the vicar for clergy, for telling Aguilar Rivera that the church would need to contact police and that the accused priest was “in a good deal of danger.”
The complaints came in on a Friday and Curry met with the priest on Saturday morning. Police weren’t notified until Monday and Aguilar Rivera was gone.
Mahony also testified about the case of accused priest Peter Garcia, who already was in treatment for alleged sexual abuse when Mahony took over the archdiocese in 1985.
The following year, Mahony wrote to the director of the New Mexico center where Garcia was receiving treatment and warned that the priest couldn’t return to Los Angeles in the foreseeable future. The two alleged victims had switched attorneys, he wrote, and “I believe that if Monsignor Garcia were to reappear here with the Archdiocese we might very well have some type of legal action filed in both the criminal and civil sectors.”
In his deposition, Mahony said that letter was not intended to keep Garcia safe from prosecution.
“Was I interested in having a big civil upset here for the archdiocese? No, I was not. And — but I was not encouraging him to avoid criminal prosecution,” he said.
“You’ve got to realize, you know, they talk about these states lines. State lines mean nothing,” Mahony added. “I mean this is not a big deal. … He’s not in a country that doesn’t have a — what do they call those? — an extradition treaty. He’s a few hours from here.”
Mahony, who turns 78 later this month, has largely retreated from the public eye since traveling to Rome last year for the papal conclave.

Criminal Good Shepherd Nun exposed but dares to proclaim punishment was forbidden


Criminal Good Shepherd Nun exposed but dares to proclaim punishment was forbidden

Saturday May 11,2013
From the link: http://www.vaticancrimes.us/2013/05/criminal-good-shepherd-nun-exposed-but.html

A NUN accused of assaulting girls at an approved school told a court that corporal punishment was so-called “forbidden”.
This might somehow be believable back in the 1700’s when technology like we have today was not available and the Vatican still had the nations bewitched and oblivious to all the crimes they have committed worldwide. But today, since we are living historic moments, the world is awakening to the truth about the Catholic Church. Catholic nuns are being exposed for what they are and the hideous crimes they have committed by daring to use the Lord’s name to gain trust, and commit crimes.
But today sources like http://jh.to/organizedcrime document evidence of the millions of crimes committed by religious nun orders. From the Good Shepherd sisters to sisters of charity, sisters of St.Joseph, sisters of mercy, and more, have all been exposed in different nations for organized crime.
In fact, in Spain the nuns have been exposed for stealing over 300,000 babes in Spain’s catholic hospitals, in Canada they have been exposed for stealing children and selling them into adoption in mother baby homes, and in Australia, nuns even had to apologize for drugging women, stealing their newborn and selling them into adoption, while Ireland recently admitted to the concentration camps known as MAGDALENE LAUNDRIES where catholic nuns tortured thousands of women.
Despite this hard evidence, the Catholic Church continues to try to deceive. But their time is up since any day now this criminal organization will go up in flames. In the meantime, they continue kicking and stomping in a helpless attempt to stop their inevitable destruction…
Anne Kenny, 79, known as Sister Rosaria, began giving evidence yesterday at Paisley Sheriff Court. She told her defence QC Ronnie Clancy she joined the Good Shepherd Order in 1956 and worked in an approved school in Wales from 1959 until 1964 when she moved to Dalbeath approved school in Bishopton.
Kenny, of Manchester, and Agnes Reville, 77, of Newcastle, are on trial accused of assaulting girls at the nun-run school.
Kenny faces three charges of assault while Reville is accused of four charges of assault.
They initially faced another charge each but these were dropped by the Crown.
Kenny and Reville deny the charges and the trial before Sheriff Susan Sinclair continues.

CHRISTOPHER NAPLES RESPONDS TO PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE DIOCESE OF TRENTON ON JUNE 3, 2014


CHRISTOPHER NAPLES RESPONDS TO PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE DIOCESE OF TRENTON ON JUNE 3, 2014

JACOBS & CRUMPLAR, P.A.
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June 4, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CHRISTOPHER NAPLES RESPONDS TO PRESS RELEASE ISSUED
BY THE DIOCESE OF TRENTON ON JUNE 3, 2014
Christopher Naples responds to the release as follows:

1. The Diocese of Trenton claims that it “worked hard to try to resolve the case, as we
have resolved others, but without success” and that it renews its offer to work with him to
resolve his case. 

“In fact, the Diocese of Trenton has just moved for the second time to dismiss
Chris’s lawsuit in its entirety on a legal technicality,” said his attorney Raeann Warner.

In fact, the Diocese of Trenton successfully moved to dismiss Chris Naples’ Delaware
case on a legal technicality called “lack of personal jurisdiction,” which means the Delaware
Court did not have the ability to hear a case against the Diocese of Trenton because of its lack of
“contacts” with the state of Delaware, rather than getting to the merits of his case and what it was
really about – that the Diocese of Trenton through its agents and employees knew he was being
abused and did nothing to stop it or protect him. Chris re-filed his case in New Jersey. 

On May 29th, 2014 the Diocese of Trenton again moved to dismiss Chris’s case – again on a legal
technicality – claiming that Chris has filed his case too late. The motion to dismiss filed by the
Diocese of Trenton will be heard on June 20, 2014. The Diocese of Trenton is in fact working to
get rid of Chris’s case again on a technicality and prevent a fair discovery process whereby Chris
Naples can finally confront the Diocese of Trenton employees and agents through the discovery
and deposition process.

2. The Diocese claims it offered to arrange for counseling and an opportunity to meet
with the Diocesan Review Board.

In fact, Monsignor Walter Nolan and Maureen Fitzsimmons told Chris that he did not
have to meet with the review board. Regarding its offer of counseling, Chris was not willing to
sign a required medical release permitting the Diocese access to all his medical records, nor did
he want the Diocese dictating who he could treat with.

Chris Naples needed to clear up this record. “Chris Naples wants to thank his supporters
for the overwhelming encouragement and support he has received since the article in the Star
Ledger appeared. He appreciates it very much,” said his attorney Raeann Warner.

A response by the Diocese of Trenton to media reports on the Christopher Naples case


A response by the Diocese of Trenton to media reports on the Christopher Naples case 

6/3/2014 

An article published by the Star Ledger and posted to nj.com on June 2 presented inaccurate and, in 
some instances, false information about the civil suit against the Diocese of Trenton by Christopher 
Naples over charges that he was sexually abused as a minor by Father Terence McAlinden 
beginning in the mid 1980s. 
These allegations  date back to 2007, at which time the Diocese responded swiftly and responsibly, 
contrary to the information and interviews published in the article.  At that time, the Diocese took a 
series of actions out of an abundance of concern for the victim, the parish and the public. 
The Diocese has taken the complaints filed by Mr. Naples very seriously since the day they were 
first brought to our attention. The Diocese's own investigation found the charges to be credible and 
Father McAlinden was immediately removed from ministry by then­ Bishop John M. Smith. Father 
McAlinden's priestly faculties were suspended, meaning that he could not celebrate Mass, wear a 
collar or present himself as a priest anywhere.  
 
Only days after Father McAlinden’s removal, Bishop Smith and a team of diocesan officials held a 
town meeting with 1,000 of Father McAlinden's parishioners and reported the allegations against their 
pastor and the actions that were taken.  Repeated appeals were made by the Diocese for anyone 
else who may have suffered abuse by Father McAlinden, or who knew someone who had, to come 
forward.  Press releases were issued to the media, posted to our website and published in our 
diocesan newspaper about the charges against Father McAlinden and his removal.  Every attempt 
was made to inform the public about this case.  
Furthermore, our outreach to Mr. Naples was immediate.  The Diocese’s Victim’s Assistance 
Coordinator met with him and offered to arrange for counseling.  He was also offered the opportunity 
to meet with the Diocesan Review Board.  Instead, he chose to take his case to court – in the State 
of Delaware – and name the Diocese as a culpable party.  We worked hard to try to resolve the case, 
as we have resolved others, but without success. 
Pieces of an oral argument clipped from a transcript and made by an attorney in defending the 
Diocese against Mr. Naples' multi­million dollar lawsuit in Delaware are now being used to obscure 
the very real efforts made by the Diocese on Mr. Naples' behalf. The basis of that lawsuit were two 
incidents that were reported to occur in Delaware when Father McAlinden had taken Mr. Naples on a 
trip. The attorney's position, which related only to those two incidents, was that these were not
church­ related trips, and that Father McAlinden, in the commission of criminal acts, was most 
certainly not acting in his ministerial role as a priest.  The Delaware Supreme Court agreed. 
We also refute Father McAlinden’s reported claim that he is a “retired priest.”  In May, 2011 Bishop 
David M. O'Connell, C.M., permanently removed Father McAlinden from any possibility of public 
ministry or functioning as a priest after reports surfaced that Father McAlinden was continuing to 
celebrate Masses in his home in violation of the order given by Bishop Smith at the time of Father 
McAlinden’s suspension. 
 
Furthermore, the conduct with teens acknowledged by Father McAlinden in his testimony and 
described by him as “standard practice" is anything but “standard.” It is thoroughly reprehensible and 
in no way represents conduct that would ever be condoned by the Diocese of Trenton or the Church 
anywhere.  

The Diocese remains committed to helping Mr. Naples. We renew our offer to work with him to 
resolve this case. 

Once again, we reach out to anyone who may have been abused by Father McAlinden or who has 
any knowledge of such abuse.  You are encouraged to report that abuse to your local law 
enforcement agency, and to the Diocese by calling 1­888­296­2965. 
  
end 

My Note: A very typical response from a protector and apologist from the RCC.
 

A picture gallery of the Pedophile Priests of the Roman Catholic Church Pt 1

When is a priest not a priest? When he’s molesting a child, diocese says in defense of lawsuit


When is a priest not a priest? When he’s molesting a child, diocese says in defense of lawsuit

By Mark Mueller/The Star-Ledger
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on June 02, 2014 at 6:31 AM, updated June 04, 2014 at 5:56 PM

From the link: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2014/06/when_is_a_priest_not_a_priest_when_hes_molesting_a_child_diocese_says_in_defense_of_lawsuit.html#incart_most-comments

The Rev. Terence McAlinden, left, declined to comment when a reporter knocked on his door. McAlinden has acknowledged sleeping nude with teenage boys.Ed Murray/The Star-Ledger

The Rev. Terence McAlinden, left, declined to comment when a reporter knocked on his door. McAlinden has acknowledged sleeping nude with teenage boys.Ed Murray/The Star-Ledger

 

Chris Naples says something snapped inside him that January day.

The Burlington County man sat in the gallery of the Delaware Supreme Court, watching as a lawyer for the Diocese of Trenton told the justices that the Rev. Terence McAlinden was not “on duty” — or serving in his capacity as a priest — when he allegedly molested Naples on trips to Delaware in the 1980s.

McAlinden, who once headed the diocese’s youth group, had introduced himself to Naples at a church-sponsored leadership retreat in Keyport. He’d heard his confession, included him in private Masses and discussed matters of spirituality with him.

Yet McAlinden wasn’t officially a priest when he took a teenage Naples to Delaware, the lawyer argued.

“How do we determine when a priest is and is not on duty?” one of the justices asked, according to a video of the session on the court’s website.

“Well,” replied the diocese lawyer, “you can determine a priest is not on duty when he is molesting a child, for example. … A priest abusing a child is absolutely contrary to the pursuit of his master’s business, to the work of a diocese.”

The statement — one prong of the diocese’s argument that it should not be held responsible for McAlinden’s alleged assaults — left Naples reeling.

“Any hope I had that the church was concerned about me as a victim or about the conduct of its priests was totally gone,” Naples, now 42, said in a recent interview. “They were washing their hands of it. I was shattered. I just couldn’t believe that was one of their arguments.”

Saying church officials must be held accountable for their handling of McAlinden, Naples has now filed suit against the diocese in Superior Court in Mercer County.

The lawsuit comes after the Delaware courts ruled Naples didn’t have jurisdiction to sue the diocese in that state because he couldn’t prove the trips were church-sanctioned. Naples did win a $3 million judgment against McAlinden individually in Delaware, though he has yet to see a penny.

Chris Naples, seen here at his home in New Gretna, contends the Diocese of Trenton knew The Rev. Terence McAlinden was a danger to boys.Ed Murray/The Star-Ledger

Chris Naples, seen here at his home in New Gretna, contends the Diocese of Trenton knew The Rev. Terence McAlinden was a danger to boys.Ed Murray/The Star-Ledger

He expects he never will, saying the priest has few assets.

“This has never been about the money,” Naples said. “It’s about exposing him for the monster that he is, and it’s about transparency in the diocese. They knew about McAlinden. They could have done something about it. And they did what every other diocese did. They kept it hush-hush and paid behind-the-scenes settlements.”

Also named as a defendant is St. Theresa’s Parish in Little Egg Harbor, where McAlinden was named pastor in 1988. For two decades leading up to the appointment, he served as director of the Catholic Youth Organization. The suit can be found here.

Naples, who lives with his wife and two children in New Gretna, first came forward to the diocese in 2007, alleging McAlinden sexually abused him for more than a decade, beginning when he was 13. The diocese investigated the claims, found them to be credible and suspended McAlinden from ministry, effectively ending his career as a priest.

Since then, two other men have made similar claims. One of the men, Patrick Newcombe, revealed at a press conference in 2011 that the diocese gave him a settlement in exchange for his silence. Newcombe first came forward in 1989 and reached a settlement in 1992. The other accuser, Bob Markulic, said McAlinden abused him in the 1960s at his first assignment, Our Lady of Victories Church in Sayreville.

Markulic received an undisclosed settlement from the diocese two years ago, said his attorney, Gregory Gianforcaro.

McAlinden, now 73, declined to comment when a reporter knocked on the door of his ranch-style home in Little Egg Harbor. He said he did not have an attorney.

During a December 2012 deposition in the Delaware court case, he acknowledged having an intense sexual relationship with Naples but said it began only after Naples turned 18.

He also admitted sleeping nude with “a number of” teen boys who were active in the diocese’s youth group. The overnights took place at Jeremiah House, the youth group’s headquarters in Keyport, and at the rectory of St. Theresa’s, he said. Other times, McAlinden said, teen boys bathed nude with him in a hot tub at his parents’ home in Toms River.

In the deposition, a copy of which has been obtained by The Star-Ledger, he called nudity in the hot tub “standard practice.” McAlinden said he had no sexual contact with the children.

Rayanne Bennett, a spokeswoman for the diocese, would not discuss the lawsuit or address McAlinden’s status.

Naples said the diocese told him in 2007 that McAlinden would be removed from the priesthood altogether, or laicized. Yet five years later, at the time of the deposition, McAlinden said he remained a priest, albeit a retired one, and drew a pension from the diocese. He augmented that pay by working as a real estate agent, he said.

‘He Knew How to Manipulate’

He called it “The Poor Box.”

McAlinden kept the 28-foot Bayliner cabin cruiser in Toms River, and to 13-year-old Chris Naples, it seemed pretty cool.

McAlinden offered to take him out on the boat when they met at the weekend leadership retreat in the summer of 1985. The teen’s mother, divorced and deeply religious, readily agreed, believing a priest would be a positive influence on her son, Naples said.

Nothing sexual happened on that first boat ride, a day trip, Naples said. An overnight trip followed on the Fourth of July. Naples said that day marked the first of hundreds of sexual assaults.

He contends McAlinden abused him at Jeremiah House, on the boat, in the rectory at St. Theresa’s, at the home of the priest’s parents in Toms River and on trips Delaware, Connecticut, New York, Atlantic City and the Virgin Islands.

In one instance, a housekeeper who was employed by the church walked into a bedroom while the two had sex, the suit states. It’s not clear if she reported what she saw. Other priests knew about Naples’ frequent sleepovers but said nothing, according to the suit.

One of those priests, the Rev. Thomas Triggs, served as assistant director of the diocese’s youth group under McAlinden. He frequently witnessed the teen walking into McAlinden’s room to spend the night, the suit states. Triggs also accompanied them on some of their trips, Naples said.

Triggs would go on to lead his own parish, St. Mary’s in Colts Neck. Last year, Trenton Bishop David M. O’Connell removed him after The Star-Ledger reported he allowed the Rev. Michael Fugee to interact with the parish’s youth group.

Fugee had been barred from ministering to children for life following accusations he repeatedly groped a teenage boy. Fugee has since been laicized. Triggs could not be reached for comment.

Naples says his abuse continued into his mid-20s. Asked why he didn’t stop or report it, he said he couldn’t, that McAlinden had emotional and intellectual control over him.

“He knew how to manipulate,” Naples said. “He would say things like, ‘If your mother found out about this special thing we have, she would die,’” Naples said. “He called it our little secret. And I thought I was the only one.”

It was McAlinden who introduced Naples to his wife, Patty, now a teacher. McAlinden presided over their marriage and baptized their two children. He is godfather to one of the kids.

Naples said he didn’t realize how badly the relationship with McAlinden affected him, even after it stopped being sexual in 1997. He felt he was “smothering in Saran wrap,” yet he didn’t know why.

Patty Naples noticed.

In an interview at the couple’s home, she said her husband became increasingly withdrawn and distant. By 2007, she was sure he was having an affair. On July 2 of that year, she confronted him. Chris Naples stormed out.

Hours later, he sat in his driveway, contemplating suicide, he said.

Ultimately, he told her that he’d been harboring a secret throughout their lives together.

“He said, ‘I was abused by Mac,’ and he just crashed,” Patty Naples said. “He was crying, and I was sobbing, and I was like, ‘No.’ I didn’t want to believe it, but Chris was breaking down in front of me, and I knew it was true.”

A month later, Naples brought his allegations to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office. He said a detective was sympathetic but told him the alleged crimes were beyond the criminal statute of limitations.

Naples also confronted his alleged abuser during a phone call he taped. McAlinden made no apologies for the sexual contact during the conversation, which The Star-ledger has reviewed.

“At no time did I feel like I was using you or taking advantage of you,” McAlinden says on the tape.

Today, as he prepares for another lengthy legal showdown, Naples says he isn’t motivated by anger. He calls himself the “church’s best victim” because he has refrained from public attacks on the diocese.

But he said he wants an acknowledgment that the diocese could have done more. He said he also hopes his suit sends a message to other alleged victims.

“If it helps others who may be choosing something bad,” he said, referring to his own thoughts of suicide, “then they know they’re not alone.”

Pope Francis asked us to forgive him?


Pope Francis asked us survivors of priest rape and nun abuse of the Roman Catholic Church to forgive him the other day.
After talking to quite a few of my brother and sister survivors well….we find it rather insulting. These are the reasons why.

1. To be forgiven you MUST repent. Even Jesus Christ says this. To repent means you turn away from the evil you are asking forgiveness for. So has the Roman Catholic Church and Pope Francis and those whom committed either the crimes of cover ups and moving around of pedophile priests, or the priests themselves whom raped and abused us, and thus destroying our faiths, our lives, truly repented? In the opinions of the majority of priest and nun abuse survivors the answer is a resounding NO.

To truly show repentance, the Roman Catholic Church and Pope Francis must show real concrete action in cleaning this mess up and not just lip service and more empty promises to us.

Pope Francis MUST immediately fire and prosecute to the fullest extent the law allows and give the harshest penalties to all credibly accused Cardinals, Bishops and Archbishops whom there is overwhelming evidence against they participated in these cover ups. We have positive proof many Cardinals, Bishops and Archbishops did in fact cover up these crimes against us. Through their own words, through Church documents, through whistleblower accounts by the likes of Father Thomas Doyle and other brave priests, nuns and yes, leaders whom find this evil just as disgusting as we do and a cancer destroying this church, we do in fact have overwhelming evidence, that if these people were brought before a court of law, they would be convicted of their crimes of cover ups. 80% of the Cardinals and other leaders currently in the United States participated in this cover up, there is more than enough evidence against them to prove this.

Their excuses are weak, they did not know this was a crime is one of the biggest insults that can be said to us. This has been said by many of those whom covered up these crimes, or that they were ill prepared to deal with this. Well to the victims of these crimes..this is just another example of hey…we know what we did was wrong, but we will make any excuse to cover our butts.

2. Another priest was found whom raped children and is now safely in Paraguay. His name is Father Carlos Urrutigoity. This is just one more of dozens of other priests whom have still escaped justice through the help of the Roman Catholic Church along with such Cardinals as Bernard Law.

Again, despite the clear warning, and complaints of sexual misconduct against him, Urrutigoity was allowed to continue living and working in the Diocese of Scranton. Two years later, he was being accused of sexual misconduct again, this time in court.

In a 2002 lawsuit against Urrutigoity, and another priest Eric Ensey and the Diocese of Scranton, the two priests were accused of a pattern of sexual misconduct. Urrutigoity was accused of giving alcohol and cigars to teenagers, sharing beds and sleeping bags with seminarians and inappropriately touching at least two young men. The alleged acts were cloaked in a bizarre dogma upon which Urrutigoity and Ensey had founded their society.

One former member of the Society of St. John said in a deposition that he slept in the same bed as Urrutigoity after the priest said it would help him overcome his “puritanical attitude.” After a few months of their sharing a bed, the seminarian woke one night to find the priest’s hand first on his abdomen, then on his penis.

In a deposition for the lawsuit, a former seminarian in Minnesota said Urrutigoity asked him to insert anal suppositories in front of him. When he refused, the young man said in a deposition, Urrutigoity was furious, calling the act a betrayal. Urrutigoity at least twice invited him to sleep in the same bed, the man said in the deposition. One night, he woke up to find Urrutigoity was molesting him, the seminarian said.

The Diocese of Scranton settled the lawsuit in 2004 for more than $400,000. It also sent Urrutigoity and Ensey to The Southdown Institute, an organization in Canada, for a detailed psychological evaluation.Instead he should have been defrocked and turned over to the police for prosecution.

Following that evaluation, the Diocese of Scranton’s Independent Review Board made its recommendation, which was noted in the confidential minutes of the board meeting:

“In view of the credible allegation from the seminarian, his admitted practice of sleeping with boys and young men, and the troubling evaluation by the Southdown Institute, Father Carlos Urrutigoity should be removed from active ministry; his faculties should be revoked; he should be asked to live privately.”

A criminal investigation launched by the Lackawanna County district attorney was stymied by a lack of cooperation from St. Gregory’s and Pennsylvania’s short statute of limitations on sex crimes, said Tom Dubas, the lead investigator on the case. Dubas wanted to launch a grand jury investigation, but never had the chance.

“As soon as it got out that I was interested in a grand jury, both priests just disappeared,” Dubas said. “We never did convene one.”
Then, in 2008, Urrutigoity began making headlines again, this time in far eastern Paraguay in the den of iniquity known as the Tri-Border Area.

In 2008, Javier Miranda, a Ciudad del Este resident who was once an active volunteer at local churches, learned of a recent influx of international priests. He decided to research the newcomers.

It didn’t take Miranda long to unearth the scandals that had followed Urrutigoity. Immediately, he protested against the priest’s presence in the diocese, and was soon joined by dozens more local volunteers and even a group of 12 local priests, who in 2009 signed a letter denouncing Urrutigoity as a divisive figure.

The bishop of Ciudad del Este, Rogelio Ricardo Livieres Plano, responded with a spirited defense of Urrutigoity, The priest had been slandered and persecuted, Livieres said. Miranda and other critics should join with the church in praying for a peaceful end to the controversy, he wrote on the diocese’s website.Miranda said far from being welcomed, he and the other vocal critics were ostracized by the church. Undeterred, Livieres continued to support Urrutigoity, not only was Urrutigoity active in the Catholic church in Paraguay, but he had been promoted to the position of vicar general, essentially the second most powerful post in the diocese of Ciudad del Este.

This rapist priest is still protected by the church. There are dozens and dozens more just like him, still protected and defended by those of the Roman Catholic Church.

This priest and all the others, including Cardinals like Bernard Law, whom is still protected by the Vatican, should be immediately fired, defrocked and prosecuted.

3. The church must stop hiding behind the statue of limitations they use against victims to avoid taking responsibility for their actions and paying for their crimes against us and make things right with the victims. Anything less would be pure hypocrisy.

They MUST keep their words and promises to us they signed onto with their Pledge to Protect and Promise to Heal charters with the Attorney Generals of each state.

The disgusting attacks against the priest rape victims MUST END. No more telling us because we did not punch our priests, we were responsible for our own rapes, or that we wanted to be raped and we enjoyed it and we are homosexuals because of it. No more blame games being put upon the victims of these evil crimes.

This is NOT a homosexual problem, this is a pedophile, hebephile and ephebophile problem. This is not just a sin, this is a crime, a FELONY crime and should be looked upon as such and these people whom have committed these crimes should be prosecuted. Just because they are the religious leaders of your church that does NOT give you the right to avoid prosecution for crimes you have committed, especially ones of rape, abuse and torture of children and teens. No more telling us priest rape survivors that we must forgive but must NEVER seek prosecution because that is Anti-Catholic and bigoted of us. Yes this problem exists in other denominations and other sections of the population. We find all of these crimes evil, disgusting and anyone whom rapes a child or covers it up should be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, and this means EVERYONE whom commits these crimes, whether they be a Roman Catholic or anyone else. Just because you wear a religious robe should NOT give you an out from being prosecuted for your crimes. If anything, they should be prosecuted with that much more vigor because these people portray themselves to be the moral leaders, the spiritual leaders, the head of the church. Jesus Christ would condemn them, so why should not we? Jesus Christ would say they should be prosecuted…for did he not say render unto God that which is Gods and render unto Man that which is Man’s? That means not only are we supposed to follow Gods laws, but mans laws to. Raping children and covering up these crimes are not only contrary to Gods laws, but man’s laws too.

In conclusion…if Pope Francis and the Roman Catholic Church wishes for us survivors of these evil, disgusting crimes against us, then they must first truly repent. This means doing all that I have described. If we were to forgive this, right now, without true repentance shown on your part Pope Francis then that would make us hypocrites.

For even Jesus Christ said…to be forgiven of your sins. you must first truly repent of your sins.

I have adopted many songs in my fight against the evil in the Roman Catholic Church


Once I came out of the priest rape and soul torture closet and revealed what happened to me, it has been quite a battle staying just alive.

There have been many times where I wished I had NEVER come out of that closet.

From the crap with Bill Donohue of the Catholic League, to listening to the stories of my brother and sister survivors and holding their stories in my heart and soul, to the newspaper and other stories about how this evil will NEVER seem to end and how the Pedophile Pimps, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, Cardinals Timothy Dolan, Roger Mahony, Donald Wuerl, Bernard Law, and oh so many others….seem that they are too well protected and will get away with their crimes against us.

There have been many “Dark Nights of the Soul” for me, where I did not think I had the strength to deal with just one more day, let alone one more heart wrenching story from a fellow brother or sister RCC abuse survivor. The stories are never ending tide of horror, betrayal, and complete and utter degradations by supposedly the most moral, holy leaders of our world.

These priests whom raped us, these nuns whom beat us and these leaders whom covered it up, have no souls. They have no morals. They have no hearts. They are complete and total degenerates. They are one of the purest forms of evil there is on the planet. When you rape a child or a teen, and you not only rape their bodies, but their hearts, minds and souls as well, that is a complete and total destruction of that persons being. Even the Roman Catholic Churches own Catechism could not have put it better in what the effects of rape is on a person, especially a child or a teen:

PART THREE
LIFE IN CHRIST

SECTION TWO
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

CHAPTER TWO
“YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF”

ARTICLE 6
THE SIXTH COMMANDMENT

 

Offenses against chastity

2356: 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.

Just this week Pope Francis begged us survivors of priest rape and nun abuse to please forgive him and the church for what happened to us.
Yet Pope Francis…how can we forgive…when NONE of you have truly repented of your evils? How can we forgive you when the people whom did these evil, disgusting, degenerate deeds against us have not repented? Is that not the first thing Jesus said about forgiveness..to be forgiven you must truly repent, otherwise…you are just paying lip service to the ones whom you proclaim to not only follow, but are hypocrites because you do not follow his teachings?

Pope Francis…to show us survivors of priest rape and nun abuse by the Roman Catholic Church…that you are worthy of forgiveness, then YOU must truly repent and put the criminals where they belong. In prison. Anything less than this and you are only offering more empty words to us. These words you speak mean NOTHING to us unless it is followed by real, concrete action. That action includes completely and totally cleaning house of all these Pedophile Pimp Cardinals, Bishops and Archbishops and allowing the prosecution of them and not hiding behind the statue of limitations any longer to defeat those priest and nun abuse victims that deserve justice.

Yet in all of my dark nights of the soul, there have been two constant things that have saved me from going over the deep end and ending my life.
The first is all of my brothers and sisters in my new family. A family brought together by mutual horrors and evils that was perpetrated upon us when we were yet children and teens.
The second is music.

There are many songs I have adopted as a Warriors Song in my fight to stand up and fight for justice for all of us, songs that have incredible meaning and give me power to fight and keep fighting.
Where I get the strength I do not really know, but I do know that if I play one of these songs….they bring me roaring back to life and to the fight that seems to be my life’s mission, to bring to justice those whom would harm children in the name of their religion or hide behind their religion to harm children.

I am going to share some of those songs in hopes that they too, will give courage, strength and help my other brothers and sisters when they too go through their “Dark Nights of the Soul”. A lot of these songs though seem to be written by the band Disturbed.  First I will provide the lyrics to the song, then a youtube video link to the song.

Disturbed I’m Alive:

“I’m Alive”

Never again will I be dishonored
And never again will I be reminded
Of living within the world of the jaded
They kill inspiration
It’s my obligation
To never again, allow this to happen
Where do I begin?
The choices are endless
Denying the sin
My art, my redemption
I carry the torch of my fathers before me

The thing I treasure most in life cannot be taken away
There will never be a reason why I will surrender to your advice
To change myself, I’d rather die
Though they will not understand
I won’t make the greatest sacrifice
You can’t predict where the outcome lies
You’ll never take me alive
I’m alive
I’m alive
I’m alive

Change again, cannot be considered
I rage again, dispelling my anger
Where do I begin?
The choices are endless
My art, my redemption, my only salvation
I carry the gift that I have been blessed with
My soul is adrift in oceans of madness
Repairing the rift that you have created
I am not alone, brothers, give me your arms now

The thing I treasure most in life cannot be taken away
There will never be a reason why I will surrender to your advice
To change myself, I’d rather die
Though they will not understand
I won’t make the greatest sacrifice
You can’t predict where the outcome lies
You’ll never take me alive

I’m no slave
Are you feeling brave?
Or have you gone out of your mind?
No more games
It won’t feel the same
If I hold my anger inside
There’s no meaning
My soul is bleeding
I’ve had enough of your kind
One suggestion, use your discretion
Before you label me blind

The thing I treasure most in life cannot be taken away
There will never be a reason why I will surrender to your advice
To change myself, I’d rather die
Though they will not understand
I won’t make the greatest sacrifice
You can’t predict where the outcome lies
You’ll never take me alive

I’m alive
I’m alive
I’m alive
I’m alive
I’m alive
I’m alive
I’m alive
I’m alive

Disturbed: Enough

We don’t want them, we want everything
and we told them, to want everything

We don’t want them, we want everything
and we’ve stolen in this suffering
and we told them, to want everything
but use caution in what you believe
and the haunted, deny everything
controlling in this suffering
and they’re broken, and lost everything
it’s so much easier to lead
take their hope away
take their life away
leave them nothing left inside

When your own have died
when there’s no more pride
when your soul is frozen, is that enough
when your heart is broken, a thousand times
with every moment, is that enough

Without warning, we take everything

Without warning, we take everything
I’m taunted in this suffering
and our forces, surround everything
make it impossible to see
take their hope away
take their life away
leave them nothing left inside

When your own have died
when there’s no more pride
when your soul is frozen, is that enough
when your heart is broken, a thousand times
with every moment, is that enough

HAVEN’T WE SUFFERED ENOUGH NOW
HAVEN’T WE SUFFERED ENOUGH NOW
HAVEN’T WE SUFFERED ENOUGH
THE DAMAGE MORE THAN I CAN BEAR
HAVEN’T WE SUFFERED ENOUGH NOW
HAVEN’T WE SUFFERED ENOUGH NOW
HAVEN’T WE SUFFERED ENOUGH
THE DAMAGE MORE THAN I CAN BEAR
Did they even have a reason why
countless sons and daughters had to die
can you even comprehend the pain
tell me when your…

Own have died
when there’s no more pride
when your soul is frozen, is that enough
when your heart is broken, a thousand times
with every moment, is that enough

When your own have died
when there’s no more pride
when your soul is frozen, is that enough
when your heart is broken, a thousand times
with every moment, is that enough

Triumph: Never Surrender

Out in the streets inspiration comes hard
The joker of the deck keeps handin’ me his card
Smilin’ friendly he takes me in
Then breaks my back in a game I can’t win

Jivin’, hustlin’, what’s it all about?
Everybody always wants the easy way out
Thirty golden pieces for the Judas kiss
What’s a nice boy doin’ in a place like this?

Never surrender
Keep your dreams alive
Never surrender
Hold your head up high

Modern apathetics, you got plenty of nothing to say
Some are born to follow, some will make their own way
Today you found a hero tomorrow you’ll forget
You’re looking for a convenient

Truth you haven’t found it yet
You don’t make commitments no time for regrets
You never take responsibility
Don’t you know that part of you is a part of me?

Never surrender
Keep your dreams alive
Never surrender
Hold your head up high

Never surrender, it’s easier said than done
But you got to finish what’s already begun
Never, that’s forever, seems like such a long time
But I only got one life to live, it’s gonna be mine

Never surrender
We cannot be denied
Never surrender
Spread your wings and fly

Triumph Fight the Good Fight

Days grow shorter and the nights are getting long
Feels like we’re running out of time
Every day it seems much harder tellin’ right from wrong
You got to read between the lines

Don’t get discouraged, don’t be afraid, we can
Make it through another day
Make it worth the price we pay

The Good Book says it’s better to give than to receive
I do my best to do my part
Nothin’ in my pockets I got nothin’ up my sleeve
I keep my magic in my heart

Keep up your spirit, keep up your faith, baby
I am counting on you
You know what you’ve got to do

Fight the good fight every moment
Every minute every day
Fight the good fight every moment
It’s your only way

All your life you’ve been waiting for your chance
Where you’ll fit into the plan
But you’re the master of your own destiny
So give and take the best that you can

You think a little more money can buy your soul some rest
You’d better think of something else instead
You’re so afraid of being honest with yourself
You’d better take a look inside your head

Nothing is easy, nothing good is free on earth
But I can tell you where to start
Take a look inside your heart
There’s an answer in your heart

Fight the good fight every moment
Every minute every day
Fight the good fight every moment
Make it worth the price we pay

Every moment of your lifetime
Every minute every day
Fight the good fight every moment
Make it worth the price we pay

Doro Pesch Children of the Night

Some are born to be
Those of us who lead
You hope they’re true and fair
The ones who really care
And some are born to fight
Everything that’s right
You see ’em everywhere

Some are born to wealth
Earned by someone else
And when their moment comes
They take it and they run
Some are born to be
Lonely refugees
Their heart must weigh a ton

Children of the night
Their dreams are filled with fright
They close their eyes and
Pray to God that help is on the way
Heaven help us all
Be a guidin’ light
To the children of the night

You know how it feels
Some wounds never heal
Scars of yesterday
Still won’t fade away
But I believe that we
Could join our hands and be
The ones to set them free

CHORUS:

Some are born to be
Those of us who leave
Their heart must weigh a ton

Scorpions Send Me An Angel

Wise man said, “Just walk this way
To the dawn of the light
The wind will blow into your face
As the years pass you by”

“Hear this voice from deep inside
It’s the call of your heart
Close your eyes and you will find
Passage out of the dark”

Here I am
Will you send me an angel?
Here I am
In the land of the morning star

Wise man said, “Just find your place
In the eye of the storm
Seek the roses along the way
Just beware of the thorns”

Here I am
Will you send me an angel?
Here I am
In the land of the morning star

Wise man said, “Just raise your hand
And reach out for the spell
Find the door to the promised land
Just believe in yourself”

“Hear this voice from deep inside
It’s the call of your heart
Close your eyes and you will find
The way out of the dark”

Here I am
Will you send me an angel?
Here I am
In the land of the morning star