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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

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Ecclesia Dei Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos Lauded Sheilding of Admitted Sex Predator from Justice

April 16, 2010

Cardinal Hoyos is a rabbi in cardinal’s clothing. Why do I say this? Because he attempts to hang his talmudic casuistry from St. Paul, according to which it’s virtuous for a bishop to shield an admitted sex predator priest from the punishment he deserves. The real basis for his pharisaic anti-morality is the Talmud of Babylon:

Israel is not to be accused of pederasty. (Babylonian Talmud, Kiddushin 82a)

Would you care to join the neotraditionalists in assisting at a Latin Mass offered by this villain in Washington D.C. next week? I’m certain that the vestments and rubrics will be flawless. And while there’s no guarantee that your children will be safe there, you can be fully assured that the liturgy and sermon will be free of any offenses to the tender sensibilities of “our brothers, the sons of Abraham.”

Cardinal hailed bishop for hiding predator priest: report

(Reuters) – A Vatican cardinal in charge of clergy around the world congratulated a French bishop in a 2001 letter for not denouncing a sexually abusive priest to the police, according to a French website on Thursday.

The letter posted by Golias, a critical lay Roman Catholic magazine based in Lyon, is the most explicit of a wave of recently published internal church documents in showing past Vatican encouragement to cover up sexual abuse by priests.

In the letter dated Sept 8, 2001, Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos backed French Bishop Pierre Pican’s decision not to denounce a priest who was later sentenced to 18 years in jail for repeated rape of a boy and sexual assaults on 10 others.

Under fire in recent weeks for its secretive handling of abuse cases, the Vatican has insisted the fact that other published documents did not explicitly instruct bishops to inform police of abuse did not prove it told them to hide it.

Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi did not dispute the letter’s content but said it confirmed “how opportune it was to centralize treatment of cases of sexual abuse of minors by clerics under the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.”

The then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict, instructed Catholic bishops around the world on May 18, 2001 to report all case of clerical sexual abuse of minors to the Congregation, the top Vatican doctrinal office that he headed.

Pican, who received a suspended three-month jail sentence for not denouncing sexual abuse of minors, admitted in court he had kept Rev. Rene Bissey in parish work despite the fact the priest had privately admitted committing pedophile acts.

The case shocked France and prompted its bishops to declare that all abuse cases must be reported to civil authorities.

“I congratulate you for not denouncing a priest to the civil administration,” Castrillon Hoyos said. “You have acted well and I am pleased to have a colleague in the episcopate who, in the eyes of history and of all other bishops in the world, preferred prison to denouncing his son and priest.”

BISHOPS NOT REQUIRED TO INFORM POLICE

In it, the cardinal said relations between bishops and priests were not simply professional but had “very special links of spiritual paternity.” Bishops therefore had no obligation to testify against “a direct relative,” he stated.

The letter cited Vatican documents and an epistle of Saint Paul to bolster its argument about special bishop-priest links.

“To encourage brothers in the episcopate in this delicate domain, this Congregation will send copies of this letter to all bishops’ conferences,” Castrillon Hoyos wrote.

A staunch conservative from Colombia, the cardinal headed the Vatican department for priests from 1996 to 2006. From 2000 to 2009, he also ran a commission dealing with traditionalist rebels who broke from Rome in 1988 and were excommunicated.

He conducted the talks that led to the January 2009 decision to readmit the four banned bishops of the Society of Saint Pius X to the Church, which caused an uproar when it emerged that one of them, Richard Williamson, had denied the Holocaust.

The controversy was highly embarrassing to Pope Benedict, who said he did not know about Williamson’s views, even though they could easily be found on the internet.

Two months after the incident, Benedict folded Castrillon Hoyos’s commission into the Congregation and the cardinal retired.

On Thursday the pope said the church had to do penance for its sins, in a rare public reference to the pedophilia scandal.

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSLDE63E2H420100415

In Light of Recent Events …

April 10, 2010

Israel is not to be accused of pederasty. (Babylonian Talmud, Kiddushin 82a)

It’s worth recalling Ratzinger’s talmudic attitude vis a vis investigation into the Church’s horrific sex predator problem by am haaretz:

In 2002 Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, slaps ABC reporter Brian Ross when asked about pederast founder of the Legionaries “of Christ” Marcial Maciel

It seems, now that “the brothers in the faith” have pretty much all they need from the Vatican, there’s little left to bargain with for media protection. I doubt Benedict’s effeminate hand slaps can stem the outrage he deserves to face now.

I propose that “Church militant” “traditionalists” who heed the call to “defend the ‘holy father'” against “his attackers” ask themselves a simple question: if “the holy father” is able to change ancient Catholic tradition and teaching to suit “the brothers in the faith” in a matter of weeks and months, then why, even after decades pass, is it not possible to protect the souls of Catholic children from sex predators in “the holy father’s” employ?

Bishop Hubbard’s Elder Brother in the Faith Busted Practicing the Faith

August 26, 2009
Israel is not to be accused of pederasty. (Babylonian Talmud, Kiddushin 82a)

Rabbi allegedly told boy to lie

Founder of the Chabad of Colonie accused of sexually abusing 2 boys

Robert Gavin – Albany Times Union

August 26, 2009

ALBANY — The sexual abuse case against a Loudonville rabbi now includes allegations he repeatedly slapped and kicked one 13-year-old boy and tried to get another child to remain silent.

Yaakov Weiss, 29, founder of the Chabad of Colonie and the Chabad Hebrew School, was initially charged in City Court last fall with sexually abusing the two 13-year-olds in 2007.

He was arraigned Tuesday in Albany County Court on a superseding four-count indictment that includes those charges, as well as allegations he tried to convince one of the two youngsters to lie about the sex abuse to his mother and police.

“Just say nothing happened,” Weiss told the child on June 30 on Sycamore Street in Albany, the indictment said.

Weiss, who already faced charges in City Court in connection with the alleged incidents, was indicted Aug. 14. He faces up to one year behind bars on misdemeanor charges that include sexual abuse and child endangerment.

The rabbi pleaded not guilty before Judge Stephen Herrick as his family looked on from the gallery. Freed without bail, Weiss later exited the courthouse, his wife by his side and daughter on his arm.

The indictment contends Weiss took a far more menacing role two years ago.

It alleges that sometime between Jan. 1 and April 30, 2007, Weiss repeatedly struck one 13-year-old on the back on New Scotland Avenue, “knocking him to the ground and then kicked him in the leg.”

The court papers say Weiss sexually abused one of the boys in June 2007 and the other between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31 of that year. The incidents allegedly took place in a facility at 340 Whitehall Road in Albany.

In both cases, the indictment alleged that Weiss had sexual contact “consisting of placing his penis in contact with said child’s buttocks.” The incidents allegedly took place inside a pool, called a mikveh, used by some Jews for ritual purification, according to his attorney.

The indictment said one of the boys sought advice from Weiss, his teacher and spiritual leader, on Sycamore Street on June 30 that year.

Weiss allegedly “instructed the child to be untruthful” and to “not tell his mother or the police about an incident where the defendant subjected the victim to sexual contact.”

Arnold Proskin, the lawyer for the rabbi, told reporters the allegations are baseless. He said one of the alleged victims is related to another rabbi with a possible ax to grind against his client.

Asked why the case went from City Court to Albany County Court, Proskin said, “Press coverage,” adding, ”I’m being serious. There’s no advantage (to it).”

Weiss sent an e-mail to the Times Union last October, after being charged, calling the charges “100 percent untrue.”

“This has been generated by an individual who has been antagonistic toward Chabad of Colonie from its inception and continues to be envious of continued success,” Weiss wrote at the time. “This is his way of getting rid of us.”

Weiss moved to the Capital Region from Iowa in 2004. He adheres to a branch of Judaism known as Chabad-Lubavitch, which is known for its work to get Jews more involved in their religion.

In October, Rabbi Yehuda Krinsky, chairman of Merkos L’inyonei Chinuch, the educational arm of the Brooklyn-based worldwide Lubavitch group, told, the Times Union the rabbi was suspended. He added it was in “no way whatsoever implicating him or an admission or a decision of guilt.”

http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=834832&category=YTCOLONIE

Also see:

Rabbis to Honor Suspect Homo Bishop of Scandal-Ridden Albany, NY Diocese

Priest’s mysterious death complicates Albany bishop’s quest to clear his name

Pederasty in the Yeshiva

Benedict to Offer Words in Response to Clerical Sex Abuse

Bishop Fisher Says Activist Parents of Two Girls Repeatedly Raped by Priest are “Dwelling Crankily on Old Wounds”

“No One Accuses Us”

"No One Accuses Us"

December 30, 2008

Israel is not to be accused of pederasty. (Babylonian Talmud, Kiddushin 82a)

In 2002 Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, slaps ABC reporter Brian Ross when asked about pederast founder of the Legionaries “of Christ” Marcial Maciel

"No One Accuses Us"

December 30, 2008

Israel is not to be accused of pederasty. (Babylonian Talmud, Kiddushin 82a)

In 2002 Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, slaps ABC reporter Brian Ross when asked about pederast founder of the Legionaries “of Christ” Marcial Maciel

"No One Accuses Us"

December 30, 2008

Israel is not to be accused of pederasty. (Babylonian Talmud, Kiddushin 82a)

In 2002 Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, slaps ABC reporter Brian Ross when asked about pederast founder of the Legionaries “of Christ” Marcial Maciel

Pederasty in the Yeshiva

August 29, 2008

Orthodox Judaism allows sodomy of boys less than nine years old (Judaism Discovered pp. 422-423). When the bishops call the rabbis their “elder brothers in the faith,” this is the faith they must be referring to. Note the similarity in impenitence between the rabbis in this matter and that of the bishops. They don’t adhere to the same rules as “the goyim.” Note also that rabbinic pederasty is aired only in Judaic publications, not in front page national headlines as is the case with pederast priests. The so-called “secular ‘Jews'” of the establishment press apparently abide by the rabbis’ code of silence.

The Satmar is an anti-Zionist sect like the Neturei Karta but both uphold Talmud and Kabbalah and all of the depravity therein as divinely inspired. Many internet truth seekers, revisionist historians and even traditional Catholics have, for some unexplained reason, allied with these Satmar and Neturei Karta anti-Zionist, “‘Torah’-true” “Jews.” If the accusations against the rabbi below are true, he would have been raping that 8 year old boy with permission from his “Torah,” which is to say, Talmud.

Satmar Teacher Accused of Sexual Abuse by Former Student

The Jewish Week

Staff Report – 08/27/2008

A teacher at a prominent Satmar yeshiva in Williamsburg has been accused of sexual assault and abuse by a former student.

In court papers filed Wednesday, Joel Engelman is seeking $5 million in damages from Rabbi Avorohom Reichman, the yeshiva, the United Talmudical Academy and the Satmar Bungalow Colony, where Reichman also teaches in the sect¹s summer camp in upstate White Lake.

The civil complaint alleges that Engelman, now 23, was 8 years old in 1993 when Rabbi Reichman sexually assaulted him. The suit alleges that Engelman “suffered psychological and physical injury, which required medical and psychological treatment,” as a result of the abuse.

The suit also alleges that the school “continues to lack basic rules protecting children from sexual assault.”

It states that a deal was in place in April whereby the Engelman family agreed not to pursue legal action in return for Reichman¹s resignation from the school and the camp. But Rabbi Reichman, according to the suit, was videotaped teaching at the camp in July, after the statute of limitations for a criminal prosecution had run out.

“The defendants fraudulently induced Joel Engelman to enter into this exchange of mutual promises, and oral contract,” the suit alleges.

It also claims that various Satmar officials investigated Engelman’s allegations and found that “there were multiple, credible complaints of sexual abuse made against Reichman.”

Calls to United Talmudical Academy and the Satmar Bungalow Colony for comment were not returned.

“I really didn¹t want this to get into the courts,” Engelman told The Jewish Week. “Had they done things differently [and fired Reichman], I probably wouldn¹t have sued. This is the last thing I wanted.”

Engelman’s sexual abuse allegations are the latest in a string of such charges made by former male yeshiva students in ultra-Orthodox schools in Brooklyn.

Rabbi Yehuda Kolko, a first grade teacher at Yeshiva Torah Temima in Flatbush, recently plead guilty to two counts of endangering the welfare of a child after being charged with several counts of sexual abuse. Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes defended the last-minute plea, citing the young age of the plaintiff.

Several civil suits pending against Rabbi Kolko and the school seek a total some $50 million in damages.

http://thejewishweek.com/viewArticle/c36_a13292/News/New_York.html

Pederasty in the Yeshiva

August 29, 2008

Orthodox Judaism allows sodomy of boys less than nine years old (Judaism Discovered pp. 422-423). When the bishops call the rabbis their “elder brothers in the faith,” this is the faith they must be referring to. Note the similarity in impenitence between the rabbis in this matter and that of the bishops. They don’t adhere to the same rules as “the goyim.” Note also that rabbinic pederasty is aired only in Judaic publications, not in front page national headlines as is the case with pederast priests. The so-called “secular ‘Jews'” of the establishment press apparently abide by the rabbis’ code of silence.

The Satmar is an anti-Zionist sect like the Neturei Karta but both uphold Talmud and Kabbalah and all of the depravity therein as divinely inspired. Many internet truth seekers, revisionist historians and even traditional Catholics have, for some unexplained reason, allied with these Satmar and Neturei Karta anti-Zionist, “‘Torah’-true” “Jews.” If the accusations against the rabbi below are true, he would have been raping that 8 year old boy with permission from his “Torah,” which is to say, Talmud.

Satmar Teacher Accused of Sexual Abuse by Former Student

The Jewish Week

Staff Report – 08/27/2008

A teacher at a prominent Satmar yeshiva in Williamsburg has been accused of sexual assault and abuse by a former student.

In court papers filed Wednesday, Joel Engelman is seeking $5 million in damages from Rabbi Avorohom Reichman, the yeshiva, the United Talmudical Academy and the Satmar Bungalow Colony, where Reichman also teaches in the sect¹s summer camp in upstate White Lake.

The civil complaint alleges that Engelman, now 23, was 8 years old in 1993 when Rabbi Reichman sexually assaulted him. The suit alleges that Engelman “suffered psychological and physical injury, which required medical and psychological treatment,” as a result of the abuse.

The suit also alleges that the school “continues to lack basic rules protecting children from sexual assault.”

It states that a deal was in place in April whereby the Engelman family agreed not to pursue legal action in return for Reichman¹s resignation from the school and the camp. But Rabbi Reichman, according to the suit, was videotaped teaching at the camp in July, after the statute of limitations for a criminal prosecution had run out.

“The defendants fraudulently induced Joel Engelman to enter into this exchange of mutual promises, and oral contract,” the suit alleges.

It also claims that various Satmar officials investigated Engelman’s allegations and found that “there were multiple, credible complaints of sexual abuse made against Reichman.”

Calls to United Talmudical Academy and the Satmar Bungalow Colony for comment were not returned.

“I really didn¹t want this to get into the courts,” Engelman told The Jewish Week. “Had they done things differently [and fired Reichman], I probably wouldn¹t have sued. This is the last thing I wanted.”

Engelman’s sexual abuse allegations are the latest in a string of such charges made by former male yeshiva students in ultra-Orthodox schools in Brooklyn.

Rabbi Yehuda Kolko, a first grade teacher at Yeshiva Torah Temima in Flatbush, recently plead guilty to two counts of endangering the welfare of a child after being charged with several counts of sexual abuse. Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes defended the last-minute plea, citing the young age of the plaintiff.

Several civil suits pending against Rabbi Kolko and the school seek a total some $50 million in damages.

http://thejewishweek.com/viewArticle/c36_a13292/News/New_York.html

The Vatican’s Pederasty Problem is Aired in Public, The Rabbis’ Pederasty Problem is Confronted Privately

March 4, 2008

Here’s something Vatican prelates and their elder brothers have very much in common. But Baltimore Jewish Times editor, Phil Jacobs’ disingenuous title implies that pederasty is a typically Catholic problem. By reading his sloppily formatted essay, however, his hypocrisy becomes readily apparent. When will we see the rabbinic pederasty problem being aired prime-time on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and FOX–as the pederasty problem in Catholic parishes has been–rather than in publications intended only for Judaic readers such as the Baltimore Jewish Times?

And will Jacobs and others who confront the rabbinic pederasty problem in private also confront the authoritative Orthodox rabbinic teaching which mandates that rabbis cannot even be accused of pederasty (Babylonian Talmud, Kiddushin 82a)?


The “Catholic Conference of Orthodox Rabbis”

Phil Jacobs – Baltimore Jewish Times

02/29/08

It was as controlled an environment as a fish tank. The temperature was right, the filter was working perfectly, there was enough food sprinkled on top for feeding.
Over 500 people don’t just come to a meeting on a freezing February night to hear what the Vaad HaRabbonim wanted them to hear. They, for the most part, ate the “fish food.”
Questions were controlled and filtered.
The man we really all came to hear was ostensibly silenced by a time limitation.
Rabbi Yaakov Hopfer, a man who knows of so much community pain and victimization, is given the opportunity to speak…for an inordinately long period of time. He took from the time we could have used to get yet another question in for Dr. Pelcovitz.
So before we start thumping our chests about what a wonderful success story last Wednesday night was, this was opportunity missed.
Hug your kid, make him tougher, call your rabbi. That’s right, keep it in the fish tank, in the filtered water, in the community.
That’s pretty much all you have to know.
A letter from the Vaad went out on April 11 of 2007. Ten months later, we have a meeting. Did it ever occur to anyone why the numbers were so high at this meeting? Was it because we had nothing else to do on a Wednesday night? People are hurting. They need help. Some looked around the room nervously and took note of the friends and neighbors they saw there.
Where were the civil authorities to address us? Molestation is a felony, isn’t it? Who do we call if we suspect something is wrong, a rabbi? Should I call a rabbi if I see a house burning down? Should I call a rabbi if a kid breaks his arm? Should I call a salesman if I want to learn about Shabbat?
Don’t accept last Wednesday evening. Demand that something better be presented.
Where were the 23 who so “bravely” signed that letter last April 11? I’d say less than half attended. A couple of the rabbis even left early
Maybe we should have a meeting without the rabbis. Maybe we’d feel less inhibited about asking real questions. Rabbis, did you look around the sanctuary last Wednesday? Did it dawn on you that some of these people were perhaps coming because they needed to be saved some how?
A small handful of rabbis showed admirable effort getting a full house last week. You brought the issue to the front, which I give you total credit for.
But we are all still wondering what to do now? Do we wait another 10 months?
The name of the program was “How To Protect Our Children.” An obviously frustrated man sitting near me had his own name for the evening. He simply renamed it a meeting of the “Catholic Conference of Orthodox Rabbis.”

http://blogs.jewishtimes.com/index.php/jewishtimes/philjacobs/

Dear Phil Jacobs,

The hypocrisy of the title of your opinion piece, “The ‘Catholic Conference of Orthodox Rabbis’” is astounding. You rightly attack the rabbis for their mafia-like code of silence, but these concerns are aired in publications intended only for Judaic readers thereby perpetuating the very problem lamented. Have you contacted ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, The New York Times, et al, about this? Will the rabbinic pederasty problem saturate the prime-time airwaves as the Catholic pederasty problem has? If not, why? Do you prefer that the world falsely believe that pederasty is a Catholic exclusive? I wish you luck in dealing with the rabbinic pederasty problem while the rabbis are provided cover from the shame they deserve. You’re going to need it.

Sincerely

Phil Jacobs, Executive Editor, Baltimore Jewish Times
pjacobs@jewishtimes.com