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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