Archive for the ‘clergy sex abuse’ Category

Cardinal Castrillion Hoyos Says John Paul II Approved His Letter Encouraging Shielding of Sex Predators

April 19, 2010

This is a follow up to Ecclesia Dei Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos Lauded Sheilding of Admitted Sex Predator from Justice.

See:
Cardinal: Pope John Paul II approved letter on shielding priest abuser

The Documentary Record: Bishops and Pope Paul VI Were Warned

April 19, 2010

Following up on the last blog posting, Bishops and Popes Ignored Warnings of Sex Predator Priests, here are documents in which Fr. Gerald Fitzgerald, in his capacity as founder of the Servants of the Paraclete, an order for rehabilitation of alcoholic and pedophile priests, warns numerous bishops and Pope Paul VI of his findings that pedophile priests were not capable of rehabilitation; that if they were returned to parishes they would almost certainly continue sexually abusing children, and his recommendation that they should be laicized and ostracized.

The claim “we didn’t know” is a lie. They’ve known since at least the early 1950’s.

A PDF of the documents is at this link:

Fr. Fitzgerald correspondence with bishops, Pope Paul VI

Bishops and Popes Ignored Warnings of Sex Predator Priests

April 17, 2010

Bishops were warned of abusive priests

Fr. Gerald Fitzgerald, founder of the Servants of the Paracletes, an order established in 1947 to deal with problem priests, wrote regularly to bishops in the United States and to Vatican officials, including the pope, of his [well informed] opinion that many sexual abusers in the priesthood [could not be rehabilitated and] should be laicized immediately.

Full report:

Bishops were warned of abusive priests

Interview:

An Island for Abusive Priests