CARDINAL PELL DENIES ATTEMPTING TO BRIBE ALLEGED ABUSE VICTIM


CARDINAL PELL DENIES ATTEMPTING TO BRIBE ALLEGED ABUSE VICTIM

21 May 2015

From the Link: CARDINAL PELL DENIES ATTEMPTING TO BRIBE ALLEGED ABUSE VICTIM

Cardinal George Pell

Cardinal George Pell

The nephew of a paedophile priest has claimed that Cardinal George Pell tried to bribe him not to disclose that his uncle had abused him.

David Ridsdale, nephew of Fr Gerald Ridsdale, told the royal commission investigating child sexual abuse that he told Cardinal Pell in 1993 about the abuse he had suffered. He said that Cardinal Pell, a family friend, replied: “I want to know what it will take to keep you quiet.”

Cardinal Pell, the former Archbishop of Sydney, now prefect of the Vatican’s Secretariat for the Economy, was not present at commission hearings in Ballarat but will be asked to respond.

The commission found documents that showed that Cardinal Pell – who was then a senior priest in Ballarat – was present at a meeting in 1982 of the College of Consultors that discussed plans to relocate Ridsdale, though the reasons for moving him are not recorded. Cardinal Pell issued a statement on Wednesday night, denying both claims.

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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 24, 2016, in Cardinal George Pell, Child Sex Abuse, Clergy Abuse, Clergy Sex Abuse, Father Gerald Ridsdale, Priest Child Sex Abuse, Religion, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Catholic Church Sex Abuse and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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