By: Marcy Martin August 31, 2018
Pennsylvania Attorney General Mr. Josh Shapiro is known for leading the charge against the Catholic Church grand jury investigation into the abuse which did include sexual abuse of thousands of children. On August 14, 2018 CBS put out an article about this unfolding truth. As the grand jury’s report does identify over 1,000 children victims of priest abuse. 301 predator priest were accused in this matter. Church leaders protected the priest in a cover up that goes all the way to the Vatican. The grand jury investigation uncovered Predator Priests that goes back for 70 years. In the state of Pennsylvania alone were 301 predator Priest. Here are the names of the towns in Pennsylvania, and how many priest were covered in each town. Erie there were 41 priest, in Scranton 59 priest, in Pittsburgh 99 priest, in Greensburg 20 priest, and in the town of Harrisburg there was 45 priest. Also there were six Catholic Diocese across Pennsylvania. It is just so compelling to know that these priest who are to be men of God could abuse 1,000 children within these last 70 years. The Diocese secret archives even formed the backbone of this investigation, CBS goes on to report. The abusers were moved from parish to parish as they were never turned over to the law during these times of abuse. Some were report to the church authority and some were never reported to the church authorities. They would just move them to another perish. It is appalling to me to hear of such thing.
The AG Josh Shapiro stated “Although the list of priest is long, we don’t think we got them all.” Shapiro doesn’t believe the Diocese documented every time this abuse happened. It is reported that the report faulted Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the former 18 year long bishop of Pittsburgh, who now leads the Washington archdiocese. Wuerl defended himself of course in the statement released Tuesday.
AG Shapiro is not happy that more than a dozen names were redacted in the report, due to on going legal battles. Shapiro said that he will fight to unseal and reveal the names of all the redacted in the report, because all the names has a story of abuse that deserves to be told.
As “Predator Priest” are being exposed for who they truly are behind that white collar that is around their necks. Which is suppose to represent “a man of faith”. Has long been accused and are now finally being exposed that the evil ones work in many of them instead of the Holy Spirit. It make a person wonder if they become a priest to hide their most deepest of fantasies that becomes reality at the price of innocent children. Some in other reports are as young as 18 months old. Now that these “Predator Priest” are being exposed let’s not forget the new scandal about where Pope Francis had to tend to in the highest levels of the U.S. Catholic Church. Pope Francis stripped Cardinal Theodore McCarrick of his title and ordered him to life of prayer and penance amid allegations that McCarrick had for years sexually abused boys and had sexual misconduct with adult seminarians.
IN 2006 Donald Wuerl replaced McCarrick as Washington’s archbishop after McCarrick retired. AG Shapiro stated on CBS live interview that he didn’t think some were being fully truthful. Wuerl was one of the ones that he didn’t think were being truthful and Shapiro stated it publicly on National Television.
Two of the Diocese decided to strip the accused of their anonymity before the report and released the names of clergy members who were accused of sexual misconduct, the CBS News article said. And on that Friday the bishop of Pittsburg’s Diocese and a few priest named in the report are still in ministry because the Diocese determined allegations against them were unsubstantiated.
In all reality there is no way of possibly truly knowing to total account of these children that have been abuse in some way or another. When researching these articles. It becomes clear that these children are so scared to say anything because they have been beaten, burned, put in chest and lid shut and locked or in dark closet for uncountable hours, day and weeks. In one article I read where a young boy was forgotten out side tied to a tree in the middle of winter and froze to death. It is beyond me how someone can treat children in such horrible and cruel ways. And as for me, I want to remember to pray for all children in all Catholic facilities at least once a day, everyday for the rest of my life here on earth.
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