i always wanted to say that. it sounds so important but the story does come from there. i used to live in philly so i feel i have the right to tell you that that is a dirty filthy city , its new york light. anyways a grand jury in philly issued a scathing report of the archdiocese of philadelphia. in their report they say that at least 63 and probably many more priests sexually abused hundreds of minors over the past several decades. the most disturbing thing though is that this was known to the higher up who hid it. the grand jury haas stated that this corruption runs all the way up to cardinals john krol and anthony j. bevilacqua who the concluded excused and enabled the abuse and put the legal and financial interests of the archdiocese ahead of protecting the children entrusted to their care. it was found that krol and bevilacqua left priests who abused in parishes where they access to children or moved them to other parishes without notifying even the pastor. the only times anything was done was when a lawsuit was threatened and even then the families were lied to when they asked if the priest had a previous record. this isnt just touching children or anything that could be misconstrued. some of the acts are
*an 11 year old girl who was raped by her priest and then got pregnant. the priest took her for an abortion
*a fifth grader who was molested inside a confessional booth
*a 12 year old boy who was was raped and sodomized by his priest who tried to commit suicide and is still in a mental home as an adult
*another 12 year old boy who was raped by his priest who then told the boy his mother approved of it.
if you are outraged by these acts then these acts should just push you right over the edge....
*one priest who was described by a church offical as "one of the sickest people i've ever known" was left in place by bevilacqua (with access to children) until the scandal bloke in 2002
*one archdiocese official comforted one of the abusing priests by telling him that he was seduced by his victim.....the victim was 11 years old
*bevilacqua harbored a known abuser from another diocese when it got too hot for him there. the practise was known as bishops helping bishops.
sure , this goes after the catholic church but if you think your church is different.....think again. these arent gods these are just men and when you leave you children alone with them you might run into problems. it also shows that organized religion is nothing more than big business. tend to their flock? more like tend to your flocks wallets. sure tese men care about your soul but they would throw you and your soul under a bus to save their asses. i hope they get sued so bad they have to sell off all the churches. lets see how well they do outdoors. lets also remember the churches stand against abortion...until one of their own needs one. the worst part of all this is that the grand jury worked on this for three years and the diocese in philly says its all a lie and a misunderstanding and there are people who will say that they cant believe what the press and the heathens are saying about their beloved church. remember that the next time you see a bunch of priests protesting against abortion that some of them might have had use for one.
alright , back to work. their not paying you to sit there and read this.