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Bad Lip Reading – Inauguration 2013

Posted on January 29th, 2013 at 17:31 by John Sinteur in category: Funny!

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The Shocking Ways California Catholic Church Officials Protected a Priest Who Molested 26 Kids

Posted on January 29th, 2013 at 11:18 by John Sinteur in category: Pastafarian News


Confidential letters between Los Angeles Catholic church officials that had been withheld for decades–despite long efforts by victims to obtain them and stonewalling by the Church–were released Monday after becoming part of a civil court case against a priest accused of molesting 26 Los Angeles children in the 1980s.

The notes from then-Archbishop Roger M. Mahony and Monsignor Thomas J. Curry, published by the Los Angeles Times, have provided even more insight as to how sexual- abuse accusations against priests have been covered up for years. The notes detail plans by the two men to keep police from discovering that children were being molested in Los Angeles parishes, with Curry suggesting the predator priests not see therapists who could then alert authorities; instead, he wanted to give priests out-of-state assignments to avoid criminal charges. Curry was the chief advisor to the Archbishop on sex-abuse cases at the time.

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  1. This is a blatant case of criminal conspiracy, and if these asshats weren’t protected by “The Church”, they would be in jail right now!

  2. Somewhere around 1988 or 1989, I was “honored” at a gala event with a seat next to (then) Archbishop Mahony for work I’d been doing with an interfaith group that ran an emergency food pantry and provided education on hunger and homelessness.

    In those days, it was the buzz that he could be the first American Pope. The abuse scandal shut down those ambitions, I think, although he also lost a lot of local support over spending an enormous amount of Church money on “Mahony’s Folly” aka “The Yellow Armadillo” (the Los Angeles Cathedral).

    He didn’t deign to speak to me much at that event. Little did I know at the time he was actively sheltering the predator priests. I can imagine the conversation would have been considerably different had I known. Then again, it would definitely have changed my life trajectory, since I likely would have made a scene and been thrown out and/or arrested.