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Time To Execute Head Pedophile Pimp Pope Francis of the Unholy Roman Catholic Church

Over 750 unmarked graves found near former Indigenous school in Canada, group says

The latest revelation comes a month after the remains of 215 children were found buried on the site of what was once Canada’s largest Indigenous residential school.

Hundreds of unmarked graves have been located near a former residential school for Indigenous children in Canada, an Indigenous group announced Thursday. The finding follows the discovery last month of human remains at a similar site — prompting a national reckoning of a shameful chapter in Canadian history.

A preliminary investigation by Cowessess First Nation, whose lands are located in the Saskatchewan province, led to an estimated 751 unmarked graves at a cemetery near the former Marieval Indian Residential School, Cowessess Chief Cadmus Delorme said at a virtual news conference. Radar scanning was used in the area as part of the investigation this month.

According to Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which published a report that found the country’s residential school system amounted to cultural genocide, a cemetery was left on the Marieval site after the school building was demolished.

“We didn’t remove the headstones,” Delorme said. “Removing headstones is a crime in this country. We are treating this like a crime scene.”

The latest revelation comes a month after the remains of 215 children, some as young as 3, were found buried on the site of what was once Canada’s largest Indigenous residential school near Kamloops, British Columbia.

Sounds Familiar?

The Unholy Roman Catholic Church has raped, tortured and terrorized, beat and brutalized, and outright murdered hundreds of thousands of children throughout the world. In the case of the Irish Industrial Schools, the sick and twisted sisters who ran the Taum Co Galway school thought to fucking little of the dead bodies of infants and children who died there? They fucking threw them away like trash in a fucking septic tank.

Time to drag out Pope Francis and all the other Pedophile Pimps hiding out at the Vatican and execute them for their Crimes Against Humanity and their Crimes Against the Children of the World, destroy all Catholic Churches, take every fucking dime they have and distribute it to the victims and survivors.

St Thomas More Durham NH The Pedophile Church of Durham

St Thomas More in Durham New Hampshire, where three pedo priests, Fathers Leon Gaulin, Paul McHugh and Joseph Desmond spent the night gang raping me.

I do not care what their current priest says. I do not care what any of the pew polishing pricks who go to St Thomas More parish in Durham NH says, their three scumbag, degenerate, perverted, pedophile priests, Fathers Leon Gaulin, Paul McHugh and Joseph Desmond, those sado masochist scumbag shitstains on the underwear of humanity gang raped me at St Thomas More, in both the bedroom and on the very fucking altar of this church that you see here.

Pedophile Priest Father Joseph Desmond participated in the gang rape of me at St Thomas More parish in Durham NH
Pedophile Priest Father Paul McHugh who participated in the gang rape of me at St Thomas More parish in Durham NH
No Image for the demon Pedo Priest Father Leon Gaulin who also participated in the gang rape of me at St Thomas More parish in Durham NH and was the first pedo priest to rape me in the bedroom.

Now, was I a fucked up kid? Yeah. I was a fucked up kid. Lots of family problems. Mother split, leaving six kids with my father who worked all the damn time. An older brother who hated my guts and blamed me for my mother leaving. I was doing a whole lot of bad shit I should not have been doing, stealing, smoking cigs, etc. I was wrong and I admit that. I should have been punished, especially for what I did to my father that day. But not with what these sick and twisted, degenerate, perverted, sado masochist, demonic pedo priests Fathers Leon Gaulin, Paul McHugh and Joseph Desmond did to “punish me” that night. No one deserves that kind of foul shit done to them by fucking priests who were actually supposed to give me one safe space for one fucking night until I went to court the next day and the judge and my father figured out what the appropriate punishment for me was.

I stole a business check from him. I did not fucking care that money was needed for the family. I did not care that money came out of his business check. I did not care at all at that point. I was getting shit from almost everyone. I remember even my father telling us all the night my mother left, that no one was to blame me for her leaving. But the older brother sure did and by his belief? Made my life a living fucking hell too.

Yes, I mouthed off to my father when the Durham cop asked me what I wanted to do. When I said what I said? I damn well deserved being busted in the face by my father. My father had the right to beat the living shit out of me for what I said to him. And I broke his fucking heart that night when I said what I said. I wish I could take those words back, but I cannot. Yet it was that that brought me to St Thomas More. The Duham cop had no choice then but to take me out of the house as he witnessed my father punching me in the face. The cop did not wrong, he believed he was taking me to a safe spot for the night. He is not responsible for what happened to me, neither is my father. The fucking priests, Fathers Leon Gaulin, Paul McHugh and Joseph Desmond are fucking responsible for what happened to me. The Church is responsible for what happened to me and for all the fucking horror they have put me through for my daring to stand up and speak out against this. To call their Pedo Pimps and Pedo Priests for who and what they are.

Roman Catholics seem to believe we are to respect and love and admire their leaders the way they have been severely brain washed to do. I know, we are drilled that into our heads in Catholic school, in first communion, cathecism and Confirmation classes. The priests are the men of god, you do not question them, you do not argue with them, you do not debate them, you do not say anything bad about them. They have the power to supposedly send your soul to hell and to forgive your sins or not forgive your sins and then excommunicate you. No they fucking do not. They are human beings, who have gotten fucking power over you, through fear and horror and pain and suffering. They are no more special than you are or I am. They hold no true fucking power unless we give it to them. And sadly? Far too may brain dead and brain washed pew polishers not only give all their power over to these priests, they also give their children over to be sacrificed on the altar of rape. And then?

The pew polishers are so programmed that they attack the victims, blame the victims, call the victims liars. Instead of attacking the real criminals, the priests, the brothers, the nuns and sisters, who raped us, tortured us, brutalized us, beat us into submission.

And then you all wonder why we victims and survivors are pissed at you? Hate you? Scream and say foul shit about you? Well this is the reason, because YOU STAND with the criminals instead of your own children who were victimized by them and you all should be ashamed of yourselves.

I have seen it far too many damn times. Parents of victims throwing their kids out on the street cause they call their child a liar.

Victims and survivors online at such sites as Facebook, Twitter, etc, speaking out and demanding justice, demanding the guilty leaders and the guilty pedos be held to pay for their crimes, and you pew polishers of the Catholic Church attacking them in such vile and evil ways.

I have been told? I deserve to be gang raped and beaten to death.
I have been told good they took your son away cause you were raped by priests cause they are right, you would rape him.
I have been called a liar, a gold digger out looking for a payday.
I have been told to my face because I did not punch out Gaulin, Desmond and McHugh? That meant I not only wanted it, I enjoyed it and I was a homosexual because of it.

ALL FOR MY TELLING THE UNMITIGATED TRUTH ABOUT YOUR FUCKING PEDOPHILE PRIESTS, LEON GAULIN, JOSEPH DESMOND AND PAUL MCHUGH GANG RAPING ME IN THE BEDROOM AND THE ALTAR OF THE CHURCH AT ST THOMAS MORE.

To the Pew Polishers of St Thomas More Parish
Durham NH

You do not want to believe what I am saying about Desmond, McHugh and Gaulin is not true. There is a whole lot of great talk about Desmond and McHugh and Gaulin? Well it is like he disappeared like a fart in the wind. But the stories of thousands of victims of pedo priests show and prove? Many could not believe their great priests? Were fucking pedophiles who raped and tortured and abused children. But in the end? The evidence proved they actually were rapists and destroyers of children. Far too many of these “beloved” priests names and images are on such websites as the Bishops Accountability’s Abuse Tracker and Database of Priests.

Same? With far too many other pedophile pastors and ministers and preachers of all the other Christian denominations. Far too many of them been busted as “great loving, etc pastors” only to be revealed for the monsters underneath they actually were towards children they were supposed to care for and protect.

So why is it so fucking hard for you pew polishers of St Thomas More to believe me?

AGAIN, after all your church leaders, especially your Bishop Peter A Libasci has done to me? If I were lying? I would have shut my mouth a long time ago. I would have just gone and hid for a while after your church lied about the statements I made and then hid behind the statute of limitations to get my case dismissed.

During the interview? I told them, the way I went to the bedroom with Gaulin, I described that bedroom: White cinder block walls or white walls, dark curtain with a white curtain behind it on the windows, a dark headboard and footboard. Two nightstands, each with a lamp and a garbage pail in front of the left one. Queen sized bed, brown wool blanket.

I told them what Gaulin first did to me in that room. That he raped me orally, he then forced me to give him oral and I puked in the wastebasket and he raped me anally all the while having me say Our Fathers and Hail Mary’s while telling me over and over again if I told anyone about his special healing I would burn in hell. He then went and got a glass of water and brought it back to me and made me drink it and I passed out to him laying behind me on the bed jerking my dick.

The drugs and my brain supressed the memories of what happened next, but I now know what happened. Desmond and McHugh joined in. I remember Desmond saying it was one of the cute LaFerriere boys, the cutest one. I also remember the sound of a film camera recording this and someone saying that they cannot see to get it on the camera.

I remember being pushed onto the altar of the church and being raped by each of them anally while they again had me say our fathers and hail marys. I remember also the name Asmodeus being said over and over again.

I remember the next morning when the officer came to pick me up. I was in the lobby looking through a huge window into an office with a dark haired, middle aged woman sitting at a desk. I wanted so much to scream out to her what happened to me. I wanted to scream out to the cop what happened to me, but I couldn’t. I remember the cop saying I looked like hell to the Father Gaulin and saying I looked like I had a rough night and Gaulin saying well you know how it is.

Up until that time? I had NEVER been inside your St Thomas More parish or office area. So how the hell can I know what it looks like inside of your parish office area and church? UNLESS I AM TELLING THE TRUTH.

The scene of the crime plays over and over again, in my nightmares. I have horrifying nightmares of being in hell, being gang raped by the demons of hell. Gaulin, his face of a demon comes up and rips my dick off and starts to eat it saying see, I told you what would happen if you told anyone.

Not two weeks after this? I did my first serious suicide attempt by trying to hang myself right in front of my father as he was coming up the drive from his cabinet shop down below. I had tied ropes of the hay bales together and tied it to a tree branch right at the driveway. I waited til he came up and jumped off the branch. The rope and branch broke and I came down with a thud. He came up and demanded to know why. I said, they told me if I told anyone I would go to hell so I may as well go now. About two weeks later? He left to go get his new wife and my older brother picked a fight with me the same day and threw me out of the house. That was it.

At least 8 more serious suicide attempts. Drug addiction, alcohol addiction. Horrors, pain and suffering you could not even begin to imagine. I actually thought I was the son of Satan, the evil one. But I was not.

What made me realize I was not the evil one was all the help I have given to other victims and survivors. All the good things I have done. My sister from another mother tells me all the time, little kids, animals, that do not know you at all come up and hug you and play with you. Kids and animals know what true evil is and you are not evil, otherwise? Kids and animals would run away from you.

No the evil ones are? Fathers Joseph Desmond, Paul McHugh and Leon Gaulin. The evil ones are Bishop Peter A Libasci, Bill Donohue of the Catholic League, Dan Buteau the former prosecutor of the Berlin Police Department in Berlin NH, former Judge Paul Desjardins, Judge Mary Kovack, Ohio CPS worker, Mary Jo Landry and all the others who came after me and tried to destroy me or murder me, for daring to stand up and tell the truth and fight for what is right.

So to the Pew Polishers of St Thomas More? YOU can deny all you want, you can wish all you want, you can pray all you want, that I am lying about what your disgusting, degenerate, perverted, demonic, pedo priests Leon Gaulin, Joseph Desmond and Paul McHugh did to me that night in the bedroom and in the church and on the altar of your St Thomas More all you wish to. You may demand I remove all the postings I have done about you all. But that is not going to happen.

Each and every day, day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year, I will continue to speak out and speak the truth about what your priests did to me that night. And either you all can accept it and stop calling me a liar or you can all deal with my words constantly being posted until you all do.

UNDERSTAND THIS PEW POLISHERS OF ST THOMAS MORE, I FUCKING WISH I WAS LYING ABOUT WHAT YOUR PRIESTS DID TO ME THAT NIGHT. I DO. BUT I AM NOT LYING. AND ANY ONE OF YOU WHO DARES CALLS ME A LIAR AND WANT TO PAY FOR A POLYGRAPH TO SHOW TO ALL OF YOU THAT WHEN I PASS IT I AM NOT LYING? THEN YOU ALL OWE ME ONE HELL OF AN APOLOGY.

To those who demand I give respect, or honor to the church and its leaders?

Would you give respect and honor to someone who raped you?
Would you give respect and honor to an organization whose members raped your children?
Would you give respect and honor to those who cover up these crimes?

Don’t dare ask me to.

The Pedophile Priests of St Thomas More parish in Durham NH are Fathers Joseph Desmond, Paul McHugh and Leon Gaulin.
St Thomas More Parish
6 Madbury Road
Durham New Hampshire 03824-0620
1-603-868-2666


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The Only Good Roman Catholic Pedophile Pimp or Priest is a fucking dead one

Yes, the Unholy Roman Catholic Cult of Pedophile Pimps, Pedophile Priests and the Pew Polishers who suck their shriveled dicks in unholy love. A bunch of fucking perverted, degenerate pedophiles who believe they got a fucking right to tell everyone else how to fucking live, while they cannot keep their disgusting dicks out of young kids assholes.

If I had had a gun that night at St Thomas More parish in Durham NH? All three of those degenerate, disgusting pedo priests, Fathers Leon Gaulin, Joseph Desmond and Paul McHugh would have ended up just like this.

Yes, Pope Francis, you disgusting Head Pedophile Pimp, yes Pope Emeritus Benedict you disgusting Pedophile Pimp, the both of you deserve to have a fucking Pedophile Crucifixion upon your fucking Pedophile Pimps asses, right in the middle of St Peter’s Square.

Yes, Cardinals Timothy Dolan, George Pell, Bernard Law and all the rest of you scumbag pieces of shit Cardinals, Bishops like NH Bishop Peter A Libasci, and Archbishops who covered up for your fucking pedophile priests and hid behind laws like the statutes of limitations and sovereign immunity to get away with your crimes? You all deserve to be fucking drawn and quartered and your fucking heads put on pikes in front of St Peter’s Square with the warning that this is what we will now do to Roman Catholic leaders who protect their fucking pedophiles.

This, Bishop Peter A Libasci and Pope Francis is what should be done to all you Pedo Pimps and Pedo priests of your cult of pedophile scumbags.

St Thomas More Parish
6 Madbury Road
Durham New Hampshire 03824-0620
1-603-868-2666

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PEDOPHILE DEFENDER OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, BILL DONOHUE, PRESIDENT OF THE CATHOLIC LEAGUE CALLS HIS HOLY FATHER, POPE FRANCIS A LIAR!!!

Self-admitted drunk Bill “Pig Face” Donohue of the Catholic League doing what he does best. Defending the Roman Catholic Churches Pedophile Pimps and Pedophiles while attacking the victims and survivors and blaming them for their rapes. And homosexuals of course. But we all know that Bill is a closeted homosexual and a pedophile.

The Pedophile Priests of St Thomas More parish in Durham NH are Fathers Joseph Desmond, Paul McHugh and Leon Gaulin.
St Thomas More Parish
6 Madbury Road
Durham New Hampshire 03824-0620
1-603-868-2666


https://www.stmdurham.org/

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Bill Donohue states again and again, that there is not a pedophile problem in the Roman Catholic Church, that this is a homosexual problem.

So in essence, with Bill Donohue stating this…he is calling Pope Francis, his Holy Father…A LIAR!!!!

Pope Francis: ‘One in 50’ Catholic priests, bishops and cardinals are paedophiles

So Bill…you pig faced scumbag defender of the Pedophiles of the Roman Catholic Church…you are calling your Pope a liar…and you should now shut the fuck up.

No Bill, instead get down on your knees, remove Cardinal Timothy Dolans shriveled little penis from your cock suckers mouth, and say 1 MILLION Our Fathers and 1 MILLION Hail Mary’s….then do you good deed…suck off Dolan and swallow his sacred sacrament…you disgusting, scumbag degenerate defender.

Enjoy your eternity in hell Bill and Dolan…you both deserve it.

First off because Bill Donohue says that if a priest rape victim did not punch his offending priest in the face while he was raping them, then that means not only did they want to be raped, they enjoyed being raped and are homosexuals for it. So this is the scenario I play in my head if one of Bill Donohue’s daughters got raped and did not defend herself against her rapist attacker:

Let me twist this around for you and Bill Donohue of the Catholic League:

Bill loves to say about us priest rape victims, that if we did not punch our offending child rapist priest in the mouth when they were raping us, then that means we not only wanted to be raped, we enjoyed being raped and we are homosexuals for it.

Well Bill…here is the conversation I imagine and I also imagine you would have, with your daughters if one of them got raped.

Bill to his daughter: “You got raped? Did you not punch your rapist in the face? Did you not try to get away?”

Daughter: “Why daddy, he was much bigger than I am, He was much more powerful than I am. I could not punch him in the face for what he was doing to me. I was frightened out of my wits. Daddy he was raping me, what could I do?”

Bill: “So you did not punch your rapist in the face, nor did you fight back?”

Daughter: :Daddy, can’t you understand, I was frightened, I was scared, he was raping me, he was twice my size, how could I have beaten him up daddy?”

Bill: “Get out of my house you whore, you harlot. You did not punch your rapist in the face because you wanted to be raped, you enjoyed being raped, and you are evil because of it. You disgust me now get out of my house, you whore.”

Bet you would say the same to your son or daughter if they were raped wouldn’t you?

Would YOU also tell them to turn the other cheek? Would you tell them that they should not prosecute their rapist because that would be so anti-Catholic and anti-Christian? Or would you feel deep down inside your soul….if you have one…to want to go out and blow the brains out of the rapist? Would you demand the prosecution of the rapists of your daughters…or would you just tell them to shut their mouths, forgive them and turn the other cheek like you do to priest and nun abuse victims? Is it ONLY priest and nun abuse victims whom should forgive their rapists and abusers? I mean you demand that teachers whom rape the..according to your bogus estimates…400,000 children…deserve to be prosecuted and put into prison, so please explain to us Bill Donohue, defender of this evil…why should NOT the Popes, Cardinals, Bishops and Archbishops whom covered up these crimes, or the priests and nuns whom committed these crimes against us…be exempt from the same demands you place on others?

So like you use bully tactics against us survivors of priest rape and nun abuse saying your attacks are protected under the First Amendment Free Speech right, I have every right to do the same to you, you disgusting, sorry excuse for a human being.

So be ready Bill. On this one page I am going to expose you for whom and what you are. A psychotic, punked assed bully.

Australian cardinal won’t fight sentence if he loses appeal

Australian cardinal won’t fight sentence if he loses appeal
By Trevor Marshallsea AP
https://cruxnow.com/church-in-oceania/2019/05/australian-cardinal-wont-fight-sentence-if-he-loses-appeal/

Disgraced Australian Catholic cardinal George Pell will not fight for a reduced jail sentence if he fails in his appeal of his conviction for molesting two choirboys in the 1990s, a court spokesman said Monday.

The 77-year-old Pell — the most senior Catholic official convicted of sex abuse — was sentenced in a Melbourne court in March to six years in prison. He must serve at least three years and eight months of the term.

Pell will appeal his conviction next month. His lawyers have filed an application arguing it should be overturned on three grounds.

But the application does not include an appeal of the length of the sentence, Andre Awadalla, a spokesman for the Court of Appeal in Victoria state, told the Associated Press.

“The only appeal application filed on the matter is an appeal against conviction,” Awadalla said. “His lawyers haven’t filed an appeal in relation to sentence.”

In sentencing Pell in March, Victorian County Court Chief Judge Peter Kidd acknowledged that there was a real chance that Pope Francis’s former finance minister could die in jail.

Pell was convicted by a unanimous jury verdict in December on one charge of sexual penetration of a child and four charges of committing an indecent act with or in the presence of a child.

He was found guilty of raping a 13-year-old choirboy and sexually molesting his 13-year-old friend in the sacristy of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne in 1996, months after he became archbishop of the city. He molested the first boy again about a month later. One of his victims later died of a heroin overdose at the age of 31.

Pell’s appeal application is set down for hearing on June 5 and 6, with three judges to first decide whether he should be granted leave to appeal.

His legal team will first argue that the verdicts were “unreasonable” since the jury could not have been satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that Pell was guilty based on the word of the surviving victim against “unchallenged exculpatory evidence” of more than 20 prosecution witnesses.

Pell’s lawyers are also expected to argue that Judge Kidd erred in not allowing them to use a video graphic in their closing arguments, which they said would demonstrate the offending that was alleged would have been impossible.

The third ground details an alleged “fundamental irregularity” in the trial in that Pell was not arraigned — asked if he pleaded guilty or not guilty — in front of the chosen jury.

If the judges accept the first ground, Pell’s conviction will be overturned and he will be released.

A new trial could be ordered if they accept the second or third grounds.

While Pell remains Australia’s highest-ranking Catholic, the Vatican has launched its own investigation into his convictions.

The Pedophile Priests of St Thomas More parish in Durham NH are Fathers Joseph Desmond, Paul McHugh and Leon Gaulin.
St Thomas More Parish
6 Madbury Road
Durham New Hampshire 03824-0620
1-603-868-2666


https://www.stmdurham.org/

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https://www.catholicnh.org/

Catholic priest sentenced to prison for molesting teenager

Catholic priest sentenced to prison for molesting teenager
By AP
https://cruxnow.com/church-in-the-usa/2019/09/catholic-priest-sentenced-to-prison-for-molesting-teenager/

A Catholic priest who pleaded no contest to sexually assaulting a Northern California teenager for more than a year has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison.

KPIX-TV reports that Father David Mendoza-Vela, was sentenced Friday.

Prosecutors say Mendoza-Vela began molesting the boy in June 2016 when the victim was 14.

The 42-year-old priest was originally charged with 30 counts of lewd acts on a child. Twenty-five counts were dismissed as part of a plea deal.

Mendoza-Vela, who has since apologized to the boy, must register as a sex offender and stay away from his victim for at least 10 years.

Ordained in 2013, he was most recently assigned to the ministry at Fremont’s Corpus Christi Catholic Church.

He was placed on administrative leave after his March arrest.

The Pedophile Priests of St Thomas More parish in Durham NH are Fathers Joseph Desmond, Paul McHugh and Leon Gaulin.
St Thomas More Parish
6 Madbury Road
Durham New Hampshire 03824-0620
1-603-868-2666


https://www.stmdurham.org/

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https://www.catholicnh.org/

Buffalo Diocese files for bankruptcy after hundreds of sex abuse claims

Buffalo Diocese files for bankruptcy after hundreds of sex abuse claims. Albany Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has led the diocese since December.
By Cayla Harris
https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Buffalo-Diocese-files-for-bankruptcy-after-hundred-15091849.php

The Buffalo Diocese, temporarily headed by Albany Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger, filed for bankruptcy Friday morning as it grapples with hundreds of lawsuits alleging decades of child sexual abuse and cover-ups.

It is the second New York diocese to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy – which allows for reorganization of assets instead of liquidation. The Diocese of Rochester filed for bankruptcy in September. The decision was largely anticipated as the Buffalo diocese, facing more than 250 lawsuits over the past six months alleging sexual abuse, has emerged as the most-named defendant in all Child Victims Act cases.

The state’s Child Victims Act in August opened a one-year window temporarily eliminating the statute of limitations for civil cases involving sex crimes. Since then, more than 1,600 cases have been filed statewide, many of them resurfacing decades-old allegations.

In a filing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Western District of New York – first reported by The Buffalo News – the Buffalo Diocese identified $10 million to $50 million in assets and $50 million to $100 million in liabilities. In court filings, Scharfenberger asserted that the filing was necessary “in order to respond to claims stemming from the Child Victims Act in an equitable and comprehensive manner, and to reorganize the financial affairs of the Diocese in order to permit it to continue to fulfill its ministries to the Catholic faithful of the Diocese.”

“We have no more urgent work than to bring about justice and healing for those harmed by the scourge of sexual abuse,” Scharfenberger said in a Friday statement.

The decision puts all lawsuits against the diocese on pause as leaders determine how best to address the allegations and compensate accusers. It does not affect the daily operations of local parishes.

Scharfenberger, who is temporarily leading the Buffalo Diocese after the resignation of its former Bishop Richard Malone in December, will address the media in Buffalo at a 1 p.m. news conference. He had been weighing the decision for months, repeatedly telling reporters that a decision would come “soon.”

“Whatever we do has to be done in a way that puts victims first,” Scharfenberger told Albany reporters in December, acknowledging that bankruptcy could freeze litigation but may also offer more equal payouts to survivors who have filed claims. “We want to look at all of those things, and then that might be the best way to go.”

He said at the time that the Albany Diocese is not considering a bankruptcy filing, and likely would not for “the next year or so.” The Albany Diocese has also faced its share of Child Victims Act cases, though far fewer, at about 65. The Albany Diocese serves about half the number of Catholics as the Buffalo Diocese.

“The decision in Buffalo does not affect the Diocese of Albany in any way,” Albany Diocese spokeswoman Mary DeTurris-Poust said in an email. “Until we know the full financial scope of the CVA as it relates to the Diocese of Albany, we cannot and will not make any decisions. We have nothing to announce, other than that we continue to respond in justice to survivors of abuse and urge anyone who has suffered such abuse to come forward.”

Survivors and attorneys, reacting to Friday’s filing, criticized the decision as a roundabout way of denying victims their day in court. They noted that bankruptcy allows the diocese to avoid releasing certain information and files about priests and clergy accused of abusing children – documents that would typically be unearthed during the discovery process.

Manhattan-based attorney Jeff Anderson, who represents dozens of survivors suing the Buffalo Diocese, said the diocese “is using bankruptcy to continue to conceal the truth about predator priests.”

State Sen. Brad Hoylman, D-Manhattan, a sponsor of the Child Victims Act, said the filing could help reveal “how deep the pockets are of the institution” – but at the expense of preventing survivors from speaking out in front of a judge in a public courtroom.

“It’s despicable that an institution that was responsible for the abuse of thousands of young people across the state of New York would try to hide behind the bankruptcy laws to prevent these individuals from receiving the entirety of the claim due to them,” he said.

The Pedophile Priests of St Thomas More parish in Durham NH are Fathers Joseph Desmond, Paul McHugh and Leon Gaulin.
St Thomas More Parish
6 Madbury Road
Durham New Hampshire 03824-0620
1-603-868-2666


https://www.stmdurham.org/

https://www.facebook.com/stmdurham/

https://atheistmilitantsrising.home.blog/2021/04/28/the-pedophile-priests-of-st-thomas-more-parish-in-durham-nh/

https://www.catholicnh.org/

https://atheistmilitantsrising.home.blog/2021/04/27/bishop-peter-a-libasci-new-hampshire-diocese/

Buffalo Diocese facing backlash for seeking federal funds, relief in CVA cases

Buffalo Diocese facing backlash for seeking federal funds, relief in CVA cases
By Cayla Harris
https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Buffalo-Diocese-facing-backlash-for-seeking-15251143.php

Advocates for survivors of sexual abuse are denouncing the Buffalo Diocese this week after the institution, temporarily headed by Albany Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger, moved forward with two legal filings that activists say diminish victims’ experiences and could allow the diocese to dodge consequences for decades of alleged abuse and cover-up.

The most recent filing on Tuesday was a lawsuit against the federal Small Business Administration for denying the diocese’s application for relief under the CARES Act because of its ongoing bankruptcy proceedings. It followed a separate legal action on Saturday in bankruptcy court, in which the diocese argued that all cases filed against the institution under the state’s Child Victims Act, including those that also name local parishes and schools, should be permanently suspended.

Last summer, the act opened a one-year “look-back” window allowing survivors of sexual abuse to pursue previously time-barred cases against their alleged offenders. The Buffalo Diocese, the most-named defendant in claims filed under the act, is facing more than 250 actions.

“The Buffalo Diocese should not use the current pandemic as an excuse to evade responsibility for the decades-long abuse of children,” said Michael Polenberg, the vice president of government affairs for the victims advocacy group Safe Horizon. “Every survivor of childhood sexual abuse deserves to hold offenders – including negligent institutions – responsible for their actions. That is the promise of the Child Victims Act … and that’s what survivors deserve.”

All lawsuits lodged against the diocese have been frozen since February, when the institution filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which allows for reorganization of assets instead of liquidation. Some cases that also name separate Catholic entities where the abuse allegedly occurred would typically be allowed to move to trial at a later date – a move the diocese said would open the door to a cumbersome and costly discovery process.

Buffalo Diocese spokesman Greg Tucker declined to make Scharfenberger, who took the helm of the scandal-plagued diocese in December, available for an interview on either topic.

On the federal stimulus funds, Tucker said the institution decided to sue the SBA because it “exceeded its authority” in denying money to an organization moving through bankruptcy proceedings. The CARES Act “makes no reference to disqualifying applications on the basis of an entity in Chapter 11 reorganization,” he said.

State Sen. Brad Hoylman, a Manhattan Democrat and CVA sponsor, said in a statement Tuesday that the lawsuit “is just the latest example of the church failing to take responsibility for decades of egregious misconduct. They should be ashamed of themselves.”

In reference to the proceeding in bankruptcy court, Tucker said suspending all cases would allow the diocese to negotiate settlements “without the distraction of piecemeal litigation” and would also make the payouts more equitable for all survivors, not just those who filed first.

“While the process continues, any lawsuits against the diocese are halted to allow the diocese and its creditors to come to agreement on settlement terms,” he said. “The action that the diocese recently filed is intended to provide the same ‘breathing spell’ for parishes, schools and other Catholic entities in the hopes of achieving a global resolution.”

Stacey Benson, an attorney with the Manhattan-based law firm Jeff Anderson & Associates that represents several plaintiffs suing the Buffalo Diocese, said the filing was an “unnecessary legal tactic (that) is insensitive to survivors of child sexual abuse who have already been deeply harmed by the abuse they suffered, as well as by the actions and inactions of top diocesan officials.”

The Pedophile Priests of St Thomas More parish in Durham NH are Fathers Joseph Desmond, Paul McHugh and Leon Gaulin.
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6 Madbury Road
Durham New Hampshire 03824-0620
1-603-868-2666


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Indonesian Church goes public on an evil within

Indonesian Church goes public on an evil within. Sex abuse victim’s courage leads to the country’s first church-related case being prosecuted in court.
By Ryan Dagur
https://www.ucanews.com/news/indonesian-church-goes-public-on-an-evil-within/88598

It took many years for Yohanes — not his real name — to pluck up enough courage to reveal he had been sexually abused.

He says he was first attacked in 2008 while serving as a 12-year-old altar boy at St. Herkulanus Parish Church in Depok in Indonesia’s West Java province.

It happened after his fellow altar boys had returned home from spending time with their spiritual mentor, Syharil Marbun, who then allegedly took him to a secluded place and assaulted him.

He says he was too scared to report it because the perpetrator was an acolyte trainer and highly respected in the parish. “I didn’t even tell my parents,” he told UCA News.

The fact that his parents were also close to the alleged perpetrator also made it hard for him to reveal what happened,” according to Yohanes, who is now 24 years old and works in Jakarta.

He says he felt if he kept his distance from Marbun nothing would happen again, but he claims it did five years later in 2013 when he was 17.

He claims Marbun attacked him again after luring him to his house after an event they had attended with his parents.

“At the time, I thought he would not bother me as I was older and a long time had passed without incident, but it happened again,” he says. “I felt broken, depressed and dirty. My relationship with God was also broken.”

Feeling ashamed, he continued to build walls between himself and his parents and friends. However, things started to change on May 30 when he received an unexpected call from a friend inviting him to attend a parish meeting.

At the meeting, attended by other former altar boys, he was asked directly whether he had been sexually abused by Marbun. He was shocked to learn that many of the others at the meeting were also victims.

The fact that others were prepared to speak about their experiences encouraged him to do the same.

He says he felt guilty about not speaking out earlier about what had happened, which could have prevented further crimes.

“I didn’t believe there would be other victims,” he says, adding the revelation made him determined to help the parish team and lawyers investigate all the claims further.

“I felt a change in me after dismissing my fears. Now I feel free,” he says.

On June 6, during a meeting in which the victims’ parents, the parish priest and lawyers confronted Marbun, Yohanes’ testimony was pivotal.

Marbun, who initially denied the allegations, saying his acts of affection were misunderstood, finally confessed after Yohanes explained his experiences in detail.

“He could not deny it anymore,” Yohanes said. Marbun allegedly wrote down 13 names of other children he had abused. It is believed Marbun may have abused and raped at least 21 boys.

Yohanes is now actively involved in tracking down other victims. “I feel some are thinking like I did and are reluctant to speak. Many victims have turned to drugs to blot out the trauma,” he says.

Positive sign

The case is the first case of sexual abuse in the Indonesian Church to be prosecuted by state authorities. Previous crimes were kept quiet or settled privately to avoid bringing shame on the Church as well as the victims, observers say.  

Father Yosep Sirilus Natet, the parish priest of St. Herkulanus Church, which comes under Bogor Diocese, said the parish fully backs the alleged victims and the police in investigating the case.

Azas Tigor Nainggolan, a lawyer representing the victims, told UCA News that this case could open the lid on other such cases.

Since this case came to light, he has received word of other alleged abuses committed by church workers and religious people. He did not say whether any accusations were being made against clerics.

“They need to be investigated further,” said Nainggolan, who is also working with the bishops’ Commission for Justice, Peace, and Migrant-Itinerant People.

He said sexual abuse has long been a problem but no one dared speak up. Many Catholics have even criticized efforts to pursue such cases through the courts.

Nainggolan said many church people consider such cases as disgracing the Church, so should not be made public.

“But I feel the perpetrators, whoever they are, are criminals who must be prosecuted,” he said.

Inspired by Pope Francis

Yohanes hopes the case against Marbun will be the starting point for renewal in the Indonesian Church. “I’m pursuing this because I want to see drastic change on this issue within the Catholic Church,” he said.

He admitted feeling strengthened after reading about Pope Francis’ commitment to ending sexual abuse in the Church, including abolishing the rule of “pontifical secrecy” that allowed it to be covered up.

“I feel what we are doing is carrying out the Holy Father’s will,” he said.

“It also means that there is no more reason for the Church to cover such things up. It’s time for victims to speak out.

”Yohanes also called on the Church and parents to listen to children more closely.

“When I first told my parents about the abuse, their response amazed me. My parents cried and pledged full support in seeking legal action,” he said.

His parents, he said, had forgiven his abuser, which he said he might do in time. “But for now, I want him to face justice so that there are no more victims.”

The Pedophile Priests of St Thomas More parish in Durham NH are Fathers Joseph Desmond, Paul McHugh and Leon Gaulin.
St Thomas More Parish
6 Madbury Road
Durham New Hampshire 03824-0620
1-603-868-2666


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Disturbing Report Uncovers Alleged Child Sex Abuse in Fiji’s Catholic Schools

Disturbing Report Uncovers Alleged Child Sex Abuse in Fiji’s Catholic Schools
By Hemant Mehta
https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2020/07/13/disturbing-report-uncovers-alleged-child-sex-abuse-in-fijis-catholic-schools/

Over the weekend, New Zealand’s TV 1 News aired a disturbing report about Catholic priests allegedly abusing children on the island nation of Fiji. One of the victims said on camera that when he attended a Catholic school, priests would lure boys up to their bedrooms using candy and oranges (rare treats), then sexually assault them.

But where did these priests come from? That’s the kicker: Many of them were kicked out of the Catholic Church in New Zealand and Australia because they were accused of sexual abuse. Instead of moving them to another local parish, as we’ve seen in the U.S., some of them went to Fiji, where they found new victims in a culture that reveres men of God.

The Church itself denies any wrongdoing… because they have rules!

While speaking to TV 1 News, [Archbishop] Father Perter Loy Chong says there has not been any reports of such allegations of abusing children.

The Archbishop adds that the church has a sexual abuse guideline which defines the process when something is reported or when someone presents an allegation.

Reporter Barbara Dreaver says that there’s no indication of how serious this problem is, but she says the Pacific island of Guam may be a useful comparison. Over there, she says, there are 300 lawsuits against more than 20 priests.

(Featured image via Shutterstock. Thanks to @LeoDotWalsh0x05 for the link)

The Pedophile Priests of St Thomas More parish in Durham NH are Fathers Joseph Desmond, Paul McHugh and Leon Gaulin.
St Thomas More Parish
6 Madbury Road
Durham New Hampshire 03824-0620
1-603-868-2666


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