SINS OF THE FATHERS
"Evil thinks not to beguile us by unveiling the terrible truth of its festering intent, but comes,
instead, disguised in the diaphanous robes of virtue, whispering sweet-sounding lies intended
to seduce us into the dark bed of our eternal graves." -- Terry Goodkind ('The Pillars of Creation')
Remember Father Bruce Ritter?
Broken Covenant: The Secret Life of Father Bruce Ritter
Charles Sennott, the New York Post reporter who broke the scandal.
The book, Broken Covenant,
describes the rise and fall of Father Bruce Ritter. Beginning in the 1970s, Ritter, a Franciscan priest,
founded Covenant House, a series of shelters for runaway or homeless youth in the United States, Canada,
and Central America. At the same time, Ritter was creating a personal empire and tapping into a million
dollar slush fund to seduce young men. Ritter was forced to resign in 1990 after 15 young men came for-
ward and described an identical pattern of sexual abuse by the priest. He also tells sick stories about
raising money and doing other little tricks he learned from ole Father Bruce.
I remember Farther Ritter, and then there was Brother Roloff
|As a child I
spent the better portion of life trying to get something done about
sexual abuse of my sisters and I. This was from a friend of the family.
He was given a place to stay at our house. I soon realized he was my
mothers intimate friend. It did not stop there. After a lot of things
had gone on mother finally tired of him and started with someone new. I
finally had enough. I confronted my mother. Of course I was imagining
these things. These people were just friends of the family and trying to
be friends with us girls. This is what was said when I confronted my
mother. I still knew the difference. I called the police. They meet me
at the home of the boyfriend. My father was there when the police
arrived. The officer asked my father if he wanted to press charges. My
father said no. The officer looked at me and said,"Sorry little girl
there is nothing I can do."
I could not stand it so I started running away from home. I was found and brought back. . I was sent to Brother Lester Roloff's Home in Corpus Christi. Oct. 1969. I was 14 yrs. old. I was suppose to stay 6 months. It turned into 3 years.
While at the home
I did everything I could think of to go home. I ran away within the
first year. I was home for 2 weeks. My mother told me we needed to go
get my clothes. We went back out to the Home. My mother stepped outside
the office. I was then informed I was staying. I told the workers I just
came to get my clothes. When I walked out of the office I saw my mother
had gone. She just left me there. I guess it was a good way to shut my
mouth so I would never say anything about her boyfriends.
just a little peace of comfort from the pain
Victims of clerical sex abuse have reacted furiously to Pope Benedict's claim yesterday that pedophilia wasn't considered an "absolute evil" as recently as the 1970s.
In his traditional Christmas address yesterday to cardinals and officials working in Rome, Pope Benedict XVI also claimed that child pornography was increasingly considered "normal" by society.
"In the 1970s, pedophilia was theorized as something fully in conformity with man and even with children," the Pope said.
"It was maintained - even within the realm of Catholic theology - that there is no such thing as evil in itself or good in itself. There is only a 'better than' and a 'worse than'. Nothing is good or bad in itself."
The Pope said abuse revelations in 2010 reached "an unimaginable dimension" which brought "humiliation" on the Church.
Asking how abuse exploded within the Church, the Pontiff called on senior clerics "to repair as much as possible the injustices that occurred" and to help victims heal through a better presentation of the Christian message.
"We cannot remain silent about the context of these times in which these events have come to light," he said, citing the growth of child pornography "that seems in some way to be considered more and more normal by society" he said.
But outraged Dublin victim Andrew Madden last night insisted that child abuse was not considered normal in the company he kept. Mr Madden accused the Pope of not knowing that child pornography was the viewing of images of children being sexually abused, and should be named as such.
He said: "That is not normal. I don't know what company the Pope has been keeping for the past 50 years." Pope Benedict also said sex tourism in the Third World was "threatening an entire generation".
Angry abuse victims in America last night said that while some Church officials have blamed the liberalism of the 1960s for the Church's sex abuse scandals and cover-up catastrophes, Pope Benedict had come up with a new theory of blaming the 1970s.
"Catholics should be embarrassed to hear their Pope talk again and again about abuse while doing little or nothing to stop it and to mischaracterize this heinous crisis," said Barbara Blaine, the head of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests,
"It is fundamentally disturbing to watch a brilliant man so conveniently misdiagnose a horrific scandal," she added. "The Pope insists on talking about a vague 'broader context' he can't control, while ignoring the clear 'broader context' he can influence - the long-standing and unhealthy culture of a rigid, secretive, all-male Church hierarchy fixated on self-preservation at all costs. This is the 'context' that matters."
The latest controversy comes as the German magazine Der Spiegel continues to investigate the Pope's role in allowing a known pedophile priest to work with children in the early 1980s.
MORE CRAP FROM THE VATICAN:
This from a Country (Vatican) that allows its Pedophiles to remain secret
and exposed to
children throughout the world. As long as Bishops like Roger Mahoney in Los Angeles
continue to hide and possess the files of pedophile priests still exposed to children, press
releases like this today is just so much more CRAP From the VATICAN.
http://www.boston.com/globe/spotlight/abuse/ check out this website for news and research
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New figures released Thursday by the nation's Roman Catholic bishops show the unrelenting toll of the clergy sex abuse
crisis: 783 new credible claims last year, most of which date back decades, and costs of nearly $467 million.
While researchers who analyzed 50 years of data on molestation claims concluded the number of new cases is declining,
the church is still paying a heavy price for predatory clergy.
The abuse problem was already known to have cost dioceses more than $1 billion since 1950, including some expenses
paid last year. Still, Teresa Kettelkamp, director of the bishops' Office of Child and Youth Protection, said the total abuse-
related expenses shelled out in 2005 were likely the largest ever for a single year.
The total number of accusations against Catholic clergy now stands at more than 12,000 since 1950.
The latest statistics were released as part of the third audit U.S. bishops commissioned to restore trust in their leadership
after abuse allegations soared in 2002. Auditors found that 88.5 percent of dioceses had put in place full safeguards for
children required by the bishops' reforms.
However, advocates for victims called the audit inadequate, since 104 of the 195 American dioceses conducted a "self-
audit." In previous years, teams from the Gavin Group, a private firm led by former FBI agent William Gavin, had
conducted onsite audits in all participating dioceses. MARCH 2006
"DELIVER US FROM EVIL" (Lionsgate Films)- the expose about one of the most notorious
living pedophile priests in the catholic church including the role that Cardinal Roger Mahoney
of the Diocese of Los Angeles played in this priest's twenty year rampage of raping boys and girls in
California. Congratulations also to the victims for the strength to come forward and accuse, prosecute
and incarcerate this monster. However after only 7 years served of a much longer sentence, church
lawyers, with the knowledge of Cardinal Mahoney, struck a deal with the court, and had him deported
to his home country of Ireland free and clear, and provided him with a church paid pension. Producer
Amy Berg tracked him down in Ireland and conducted her shocking interviews for this film. Shortly after
this film was released, Fr. Oliver O'Grady fled and is unaccounted for by law enforcement or
victims and future victims.
"Deliver Us From Evil will shake you to your marrow. It should be seen by people of all faiths and by anyone concerned
about the wellbeing of children." USA Today
A sickly old priest was murdered in a Massachusetts prison. But that's alright because he was a child
molester. Murdering sickly old child molesters is a perfectly legitimate entertainment in America...or
at least a certain type of people think it is.
The victim, John J. Geoghan, was housed in a tightly monitored, locked protective unit. Only the
guards had the keys. Only the guards are given the opportunity of giving a story. Are you gullible
enough to believe them?
Somehow, a murderer got into the protective custody unit. Somehow, he got into the old man's cell.
Somehow he managed to lock the door. Supposedly that was to keep the guards from interrupting
"The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie-deliberate,
dishonest--but the myth--persistent, persuasive and unrealistic."
--JOHN F. KENNEDY
Survey: 4,450 priests accused
Monday, February 16, 2004 Posted: 11:12 PM EST(0412 GMT) aol.com news
Bishop: 'Very sobering and important milestone'
NEW YORK (CNN) -- Children accused more than 4,000 priests of sexual abuse between
1950 and 2002, according to a draft survey commissioned by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
The survey, to be released February 27, found that children made more
than 11,000 allegations of
sexual abuse by priests. The 4,450 accused priests represent about 4 percent of the 110,000 priests
who served during the 52 years covered by the study.
The report is based on a nationwide survey of church records, and was
compiled by the John Jay
College of Criminal Justice for the conference. The bishops' conference commissioned the survey to
get a better understanding of the scope of the crisis.
More than half of the accused priests had only one allegation against
them. Nearly 25 percent, or
1,112 priests, had two or three allegations, and almost 13 percent, or 578 priests, had four to nine
allegations, according to the draft report. Nearly 3 percent, or 133 of the priests, had 10 or more
The report said that 6,700 of the 11,000 allegations were investigated
and substantiated, and
another 1,000 were unsubstantiated. The remaining 3,300 were not investigated because the priests
involved had died by the time the allegation was made. The director of the Survivors Network of
Those Abused by Priests said Monday that the survey's numbers are low.
"Bishops have tried to hide this for years, so there is no reason to
believe all of a sudden they would
change their ways," David Clohessy said. "The only prudent thing to do is to assume this is not the
entire truth. This is a survey, not a report or investigation."
SNAP, founded in 1989, describes itself on its Web site as the nation's
largest, oldest and most active
support group for people victimized by religious authority figures. The president of the U.S.
Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a written statement calling the reports "a very sobering and
"I have not seen the reports, and so I cannot comment on their substance,"
the statement from Bishop
Wilton D. Gregory said. "But I want to reaffirm that the bishops requested these studies so that we
could understand as fully as possible what caused this terrible occurrence in the life of our community
to make sure that it never happens again.
"Although it counts the number of children who have been abused, the
number of priests who have
abused children, the total financial cost to the church, it does not chronicle the number of bishops who
knowingly re-assigned priests who had abused children," said Steve Krueger.
"Without that kind of investigation, there can be no accountability," Krueger said.
The editor of the National Catholic Reporter agreed the church scandal is not just about sex.
"This has long ceased to be just a scandal about sex abuse. It's a scandal
about abuse of power and
trust, and a breech of faith with people," said Tom Roberts.
According to the survey, 78 percent of those abused were between 11
and 17, 16 percent were 8 to
10, and nearly 6 percent were 7 or younger. The survey also said that several factors contributed to
the problem, including failure to grasp its gravity, overemphasis on the avoidance of scandal, use of
unqualified treatment centers, misguided willingness to forgive and insufficient accountability.
Daddy love little girl
Father love the Lolita
Daddy pull off her panties
Father suck the little boy off
Sez praise the Lord
impulses of the end
a specter of darkness
nymphet of daddy's desires
howling with desire
moaning with pig tails
preteen daughters now turn em on
Britney and Paris Hilton
Jon Benet Ramsey
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
Naked in bobbie socks
Hey little girl want some candy
Hey little boy want to sing to Father
In the back rooms of the Church
They know God is not watching
San Diego diocese files Chapter 11
By ALLISON HOFFMAN, Associated Press WriterWed Feb 28, 2007
The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection a few hours before it was to go to trial Wednesday in the first of more than 140 lawsuits accusing priests of sexual abuse.
The bankruptcy filing, put in at five minutes to midnight, automatically halted the court proceedings.
In a letter posted on the diocese's Web site, Bishop Robert H. Brom said the diocese made its decision because any damage awards in the earlier trials could deplete "diocesan and insurance resources" and leave nothing for other victims.
The diocese claimed in the filing late Tuesday $95.7 million in property holdings and another $60.4 million in liquid assets, including stocks, bonds and operating accounts.
San Diego is the fifth diocese in the nation to file for bankruptcy protection.
Diocese officials and lawyers for the plaintiffs failed to reach a settlement during two days of negotiations that ended Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court.
The diocese had called plaintiffs' lawyers on Tuesday morning to make a "final and best" settlement offer, Micheal Webb, a lawyer for the diocese said. He declined to specify how much the church had offered but said it was higher than total settlements reached in other dioceses in the United States.
The diocese letting off the sinful fathers...is like the Bar lets off all its lawyers...
and the wolf in the hen house...
German Cardinal Sees More Priest Sex Abuse
Charges (Reuters) A recent raft of child sex abuse
charges against Catholic priests in Germany -- part of a growing list of sex scandals which have
rocked the Church worldwide -- may only be the tip of the iceberg, a cardinal said Monday.
- Jul 22 2:49 PM ET
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - The head of a Roman Catholic religious
order said Thursday
he was horrified by allegations of child sexual abuse by priests from the order.
Peter Burke, head of the St. John of God Order in Australia and
New Zealand, is in the southern
city of Christchurch meeting 25 men who claim they were sexually abused in the 1960s and 1970s
by priests in a boarding school run by the order.
"I'm absolutely horrified and it's tearing me apart, but I'm determined
to deal with it and bring it
to some resolution," he told National Radio. "I'm hearing stories of lives that have been devastated,"
Burke said. The allegations involved children as young as eight or 10 "which is despicable." 7/18/02
There is a great deal of fear of the stranger who kidnaps the child from the street. Most acts of convicted
pedophiles, however, take place between the child and a family acquaintance, neighbor, or relative. The
acts usually occur in the child's own home or during a voluntary visit of the child to the home of the pedophile.
There are different types of pedophiles (Langevin 1990:108). Some are heterosexual, while others may be
homosexual or bisexual pedophiles who interact with minors of both sexes.
There are some interesting demographics on the pedophile. The convicted molester is typically older than
those in any other class of sex offenders, with the average age being thirty-seven. The majority of those
convicted are married. Despite their marital status, they are usually uneasy in adult social relations, not to
mention sexual ones, being more comfortable with children than adults. Convicted pedophiles are highly
Victorian (often feeling guilt-ridden) and rigid in their own sexual attitudes. They generally believe in the
double standard and are often highly religious. http://members.aol.com/nonracists/dvparphl.html
"Chemical castration is an ideal punishment for sex offenders. When Depo-Provera is administered, recidivism rates
fall to 5%. Their sexual fantasies are lessened as a result of the reduction of testosterone levels. Although men
administered this drug are capable of having sexual intercourse, many people argue that chemical castration is cruel
and unusual punishment. This argument is countered by the fact that sex offenders are required to get injections only
once a month. What is 'cruel and unusual' is allowing sex offenders to attack innocent women and children. This
effective therapy will protect future victims. It is an 'offender friendly' way of reducing sexual violence."
-- LaLaunie Hayes, California State University at Northridge
A Roman Catholic priest was shot and seriously wounded by a man who
had accused him of abuse nine
years ago, authorities said Tuesday. Dontee Stokes, 26, surrendered Monday night, saying he had
shot the Rev. Maurice Blackwell, police spokeswoman Ragina Averella said. Blackwell was in serious
but stable condition Tuesday at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
The alleged victim has been identified by authorities as a 24-year-old
man who says Shanley raped and
molested him in the rectory, the bathroom and even the confessional booth between 1983 and 1990
while Shanley served at St. Jean Parish in Newton.
A source close to the case has identified the man as Paul Busa, who,
until recently, had been a military
police officer with the Air Force in Colorado. Busa has publicly accused Shanley of molesting him, but he
did not appear at a news conference Thursday with other alleged victims of the retired priest.
The Archdiocese of Boston officials have turned over internal documents
that said Shanley had publicly
advocated sex between men and boys and that church officials had known since 1967 about allegations
of sexual abuse leveled against him.
Some critics have demanded the resignation of Cardinal Bernard Law,
the archbishop of Boston, because
he moved Shanley from parish to parish even as the allegations mounted. Some critics have demanded the
resignation of Cardinal Bernard Law, the archbishop of Boston, because he moved Shanley from parish to
parish even as the allegations mounted.
Law has been ordered to testify Wednesday at a hearing in a civil suit brought by 86 alleged victims of priests.
Sporting long hair, sideburns and casual clothing, Shanley ran the ministry
for eight years, during which he
attracted widely favorable attention in the local community for embracing ostracized minorities, including
runaways, drug abusers, drifters and teen-agers struggling with their sexuality.
Referred to as a "street priest," Shanley rode a motorcycle and openly
questioned church teachings, including
the Catholic Church's admonition against homosexuality. He often clashed with his superiors, including the late
Cardinal Humberto Medeiros.
John Walsh tells us that we have 550 thousand registered sex offenders
150,000 we don't know where they are. go to amw.com
List of up to 250 boys found, officials say
BOSTON, Massachusetts (The Boston Herald) -- Hit yesterday with a massive
122-count indictment alleging
he molested or disseminated pornography to 29 boys, Middleton youth worker Christopher J. Reardon could face
additional charges if investigators convince other victims to testify, sources said. ``(The investigation) isn't over,''
said one source. ``We're hoping to convince some other victims to testify against him.''
Reardon, 28, who ran the CCD program and youth ministry at St. Agnes
Church in his native Middleton, is the
focus of what could be the largest prosecution of a child sex abuse case in state history. The prosecutors por-
trayed Reardon as a calculating predator who convinced children he was their ``friend'' and got
some of his alleged victims to recruit ``their uninitiated friends to join in the `fun.''
Reardon, a former Boy Scout leader, allegedly would first create a ``titillating
atmosphere'' by showing his victims
pornography, then gradually introduce them to mutual touching, masturbation and sexual devices, before convincing
some of them to engage in intercourse and oral sex with him.
But investigators said they found a computer list in Reardon's bedroom
that contained the names of as many as 250
boys between the ages of 5 and 14 and graphic descriptions of their bodies.
AND FROM THE CATHOLIC HOUSE OF THE LORD
Sex Abuse Victims Urge Mandatory Sensitivity Training For New Priests
SNAP Asks For Chance To Talk With 20+ Newly Ordained Clerics
Group Writes To All California Catholic Bishops
Leaders of the nation's largest support group for clergy molestation
victims are asking all California
Catholic bishops to hold mandatory sensitivity training session for newly ordained priests involving men
and women who have been sexually abused by clergy.
In the next few weeks, roughly 21 priests will be ordained in California
dioceses. The ordination
ceremonies are performed once a year.
In a letter to all 12 bishops of California Dioceses, SNAP (the Survivors
Network of those Abused
by Priests) says that it's crucial that new priests be required to hear victims' stories. Such sessions
would help victims heal and better protect children from abuse in the future, the support group maintains.
SNAP believes victims of clergy abuse may be more apt to reach out to new priests for help and want to
make sure that all priests are trained to respond sensitively to victims of abuse. SNAPnetwork.org
I think back to the insane feelings that I have when I go into the dark awareness of what I study and the
power of negative forces. The dead feeling I got when I talked to men of the cloth
FLASH TO 2011...and the FATHERS CONTINUE TO SIN...OH MY GOD OMG
Vatican rejects child abuse cover-up claims
The Vatican has rejected claims by Irish prime minister Enda Kenny that it tried to frustrate a
clerical child abuse inquiry insisting the accusations were unfounded.
In its formal response to the Irish government in the wake of the damning findings of abuse allegations in the diocese of Cloyne, the Holy See said that it in no way hampered or interfered with the inquiry.
''In particular, the accusation that the Holy See attempted 'to frustrate an Inquiry in a sovereign, democratic republic as little as three years ago, not three decades ago', which Mr Kenny made no attempt to substantiate, is unfounded,'' the Vatican said.
In an unprecedented attack in the Dail parliament in July, Mr Kenny accused the Vatican of downplaying the rape and torture of Irish children by clerical sex abusers.
In a damning assessment of Rome's attitude to paedophile priests, Mr Kenny claimed the Cloyne inquiry into clerical abuse cover-ups exposed a dysfunctional, elite hierarchy determined to frustrate investigations.
The prime minister's attack, which opened a special Dail parliament debate, followed the publication a week earlier of the fourth major report in six years into the church's cover-ups of clerical abuse.
As if things are not bad enough while I am working on these last chapter...it comes out in the press
that A group of parents sexually molested and photographed their own children and swapped pictures
over the Internet, forming what one man called "the club," said U.S. Customs Service officials who
announced charges Friday against 10 Americans and 10 Europeans. It is reported that forty-five
young children were molested, including 37 American children ranging in age from 2 to about 14,
said Customers Commissioner Robert C. Bonner. He said these crimes "Are despicable and re-
It was reported that most of those charged where men and one woman.
What was so very dis-
turbing was that the majority of the people who were charged were the parents who were sexually
exploiting their own children. Most of the people met in online chat rooms and traded pics. Men
requested photographs of children in specific sexual poses. One asked for an audiotape so he
could hear a child crying while being spanked, the indictment said.
The investigation began when the international charity Save the Children
found a picture on the Internet that
appeared to show a child being molested and reported it to Danish authorities.
Danish police found information on the Jensens' computer that
was forwarded to the U.S. Customs Service
and led to Emmerson's arrest. A search of his computer led to more arrests, officials said. Emmerson's lawyer,
H. Ronald Sawl, did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
The other Americans facing charges include: Paul Whitmore of San
Diego, who has pleaded innocent to
related charges; Brooke Rowland, San Diego, who also has pleaded innocent; Tracy Reynolds, Longview,
Texas; Leslie Peter Bowcut, Burley, Idaho; Michael David Harland, West Palm Beach, Fla.; Harry Eldon
Tschernetzki, Spokane, Wash.; John Zill, Greeneville, S.C.; and Craig Davidson, Chanute, Kan.
An 11th American, Sean Bradley of Reno, Nev., committed suicide prior
to the filing of formal charges, said
Customs special agent Mike Netherlands.
LA cardinal apologizes to plaintiffs
By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press
Cardinal Roger Mahony, leader of the nation's largest Roman Catholic archdiocese, apologized Sunday to the hundreds of people who will get a share of a $660 million settlement over allegations of clergy sex abuse.
"There really is no way to go back and give them that innocence that was taken from them. ... The one thing I wish I could give the victims, I cannot," he said. "Once again, I apologize to anyone who has been offended, who has been abused. ... It should not have happened and should not ever happen again."
Mahony said that he has met in the past 14 months with dozens of people alleging clergy abuse and that those meetings helped him understand the importance of a quick resolution to what he called a "terrible sin and crime." The settlement will not affect the archdiocese's core ministry, Mahony said, but the church will have to sell buildings, use some of its invested funds and borrow money. The archdiocese will not sell any parish property, he said.
"We gather today because this long journey has now come to an end, and a new chapter of that journey is beginning," Mahony told reporters.
The deal between the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles and more than 500 alleged victims of clergy sexual abuse reached late Saturday is by far the largest payout since the nationwide clergy abuse scandal emerged in 2002 in Boston.
The settlement also calls for the release of priests' confidential personnel files after review by a judge. According to Tod Tamberg, spokesman for the archdiocese, the settlement had not required Mahony to make his public apology.
July 15, 2007 on a Sunday I think oh my fucking God what is going on in your house.
U.S. rabbi resigns in online sex scandal
Dateline NBC reports that Potomac rabbi, Prince George's County teacher, Eastern
Shore doctor lose jobs for allegedly
trying to solicit sex from minors online
Anytime the issue of "censorship" raises its head, the result is
a virtual stampede of
opposition—anyone perceived to be in favors is quickly consigned to the lunatic fringe. But
when abstract principles are applied to ground-zero problems, rhetoric often falls short of
reality's need. A case in point is the debate over "child pornography," a phenomenon more
easily denounced than defined.
November of 2005 CNN reports that 1 in 5 children are solicited for sex online.
"Damn," I say. I have a 10 year old little girl and 13 year old little boy. I hate this fact!
SOME RAN EAST...SOME RAN WEST
by Benford E. Standley
Read I Ran West for more on the Saga that Benford Standley
has been on riding on in the name of children and youth
"TRUTH IS LIKE A TORCH...
FROM IT WE SHIELD OUR EYES
FOR FEAR OF BEING BURNED"
in the sand
Infanticide before WW 3
Their Own Words
Poems and words from the streets
The Throwaway Child
What happened in Houston?
Down and out in L.A.
an ongoing saga of the homeless
Foster The Lack of Care
Hey Mr. and Mrs. Bush
I found a few million left behind