Saturday, September 30, 2017

The Catholic Pedophile Epidemic Continues 29

The Catholic Pedophile Epidemic Continues. 

The incidence of pedophilia in the Church long ago reached epidemic proportions worldwide, but especially in Ireland and America, with the investigation into Cardinal Pell evoking the case of the founder of the Legion of Christ, Marcial Maciel Degollado, a confirmed pedophile. 

Accusations against Father Maciel erupted in 1997, when 9 men alleged that Maciel molested them in Spain and Italy between the 1940’s and 1960’s. 

Pedophile priest Marciel Maciel. Pedophiles look like this. National Catholic Reporter

In 2006, Pope Benedict XVI expelled Father Maciel from active ministry. In 2009, it emerged that Father Maciel lived “a double life” and fathered a daughter.

Vows of Silence. Amazon

Then the BBC reported that Father Maciel sired a total of six illegitimate children on three separate mothers. A documentary film was the inevitable result. In 2010, the movie Vows of Silence was released. ABC Nightline reported

Among numerous other infamous examples, clergy abuse cases like that of Father Bruce Ritter and Archbishop Robert Sanchez rocked the church, culminating in a $30 million settlement against the diocese in New Mexico. The 60 Minutes segment The Archbishop in 2002 was the inevitable exposé. 

Father Bruce Ritter, admitted pedophile. 

Bent priest Archbishop Robert Sanchez, protector of pedophiles. Albuquerque Journal

Again in 2002, The Boston Globe published features that confirmed that bishops concealed child molesting priests in many diocese. 

The Pope himself resigned, and it is speculated that rampant child molestation was the reason, with the Pope’s own brother accused of abusing at least 231 children from a Catholic boy’s choir. 

In July 2017 Vatican Radio reported that “at least 547 young members of the Regensburger Domspatzen boys choir in Germany were subjected to physical and in some cases sexual abuse.”

“The report accuses some 49 members of the Church of carrying out the abuse between 1945 and the early 1990’s.” 

Rather than mollifying the conscience into thinking that such activities were distributed over decades, the question that demands answers is the fact that the perpetrators were protected and their crimes covered up. 

An involved lawyer said, “The fact is this: it is likely that there are almost 550 victims, of these 67 were victims of sexual violence; there are altogether 9 accused of carrying out sexual violence against children.”

Also in February 2017, The Independent published, “Italian priest faces defrocking for “organizing orgies on church property.” 

Don Andrea Contin, the 48 year old parish priest at the church of San Lazzaro, allegedly always carried a “briefcase full of vibrators, sex toys, masks and bondage equipment.” He was also accused of concealing pornographic videos in his home in cases titled with the names of various popes. 

Bent priest, Don Andrea Contin.

Police searching his home recovered “video evidence of the orgies on computers and memory sticks.” 

Father Contin was also accused of “organizing orgies in his rectory,” and “acting as a pimp to some of his 15 lovers.” An article stated, “He is said to have farmed out some of his lovers to male customers on wife swapping websites.” 

One of Father Contin’s accusers said that he encouraged her to have “sexual relations with a horse.” The priest initially denied accusations but finally confessed after police searched his home and found the video evidence. 

Bent priest, Don Roberto Cavazzana, implicated in sordid sex scandal with Don Andrea Contin. Il Gazzettino

Another priest, Don Roberto Cavazzana, 41, also admitted participating in the orgies and “occasionally filming the events.” This priest, it was said, was unlikely to face clerical suspension. 

Another report states that “three other clergymen…participated in the sex parties.”

In 2016 a “Grindr gay sex scandal engulfed a Catholic seminary” in Ireland, where seminarians at Saint Patrick’s College in Maynooth used the internet app to set up gay sex encounters. 

Incredibly, Dublin’s archbishop Dr. Diarmuid Martin diverted accused trainee priests to a separate seminary in Italy, the Irish Pontifical College in Rome.

“…there is a homosexual, a gay culture, that students have been using an app called Grindr, which is a gay dating app, which would be inappropriate for seminarians, not just because they are trained to be celibate priests but because an app like that is something which would be fostering promiscuous sexuality, which is certainly not in any way the mature vision of sexuality one would expect a priest to understand.” 


Links in order of precedence.

This is my 29th installment on the pedophilia epidemic. 

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