Lawyer says cover-up of clergy sex abuse continues
A canon lawyer alleging a widespread cover-up of clergy sex misconduct in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has made her most detailed claims yet, accusing archbishops and their top staff of lying to the public and of ignoring the US bishops‚Äô pledge to have no tolerance of priests who abuse.
Jennifer Haselberger, who spent five years as Archbishop John Nienstedt‚Äôs archivist and top adviser on Roman Catholic church law, also charged that the church used a chaotic system of record-keeping that helped conceal the backgrounds of guilty priests who remained on assignment.
Haselberger said that when she started examining records in 2008 of clergy under restrictions about sex misconduct with adults and children, she found ‚Äė‚Äėnearly 20‚Äô‚Äô of the 48 men still in ministry. She said she repeatedly warned Nienstedt and his aides about the risk of these placements, but they took action only in one...
20 of the 48 priests are still on the prowl... transparency, hmmm... care and concern, hmmm.
This has gone on for so long within the church and it's a worldwide problem. So much so that I still firmly believe that it is/was a dirty little club that everyone up to the popes were aware of. The club was even known to the outside; the sodomites and pedophiles because 1/3 seminary students entering and within consisted of these. Reminds me of a rave held in some abandoned warehouse deep within an industrial part off the beaten path. The party isn't advertised in the papers, no flyers are posted, no TV spots and social media is silent, yet somehow, the warehouse is overflowing with 1000's of people the night of the party. Only the people who follow the raves, know the secret places to look for the next location and time, and those with friends with ears to the street and of like minds are aware of where and what day/time the next party is. The outside world; those without interest are clueless, while those of like mind are in constant communication and gather together in secret to do what thrills them. Birds of a feather flock together.
John, if you're a polka fan, my great grandfather, wrote the Lawrence Duchow polka. Pretty well known at the time and he performed it o
Does anybody remember a priest named Robert Kapoun from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis who had a Polka Band and was known as Polka Padre? Kapoun was a fruitcake and was kicked out of the priesthood.