Friday, August 5, 2011
It is often said the Catholic Church spends more money settling child molestation cases involving priests than it does on charity to help the sick and the disabled.
As an example of this, two Catholic Church groups in Delaware recently settled two separate pedophile priest sex abuse cases involving 39 victims over twenty years for a staggering $102.2 million.
The settlement arrangement also requires the Catholic Church release the names and private records of the twelve child-rapist priests at the center of the cases.
Oblates of St. Francis de Sales agreed Thursday to pay $24.8 million to settle lawsuits filed by 39 survivors of priest pedophiles in Delaware. The settlement came one week after a Federal bankruptcy judge in Wilmington approved the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington’s bankruptcy reorganization plan, which is based on a separate $77.4 million settlement with about 150 victims of priest sex abuse, including 37 of the 39 plaintiffs who also sued the Oblates.
Lurid new reports of pedophile Catholic priests and the sexual exploitation of children, once unimaginable, are now common. But the Vatican continues its pathetic efforts to link gay men and pedophilia as a deflection campaign to cover up their own behavior in such matters.
I hate the Catholic church with the fury of a billion Osama bin Ladens. Anyone who joins the Catholic church has a very serious chromosomal abnormality, in my opinion. If you want to help the sick, the poor, and the disabled, donate to the hundreds of non-profits who actually help these groups and do good work. It ain’t going to happen by tithing to the Cult of Catholicism.
What David said.
I won’t be happy until all the riches held by the Roman Catholic church, estimated to be around $2 billion dollars, are spent, and the Vatican is turned into Disneyland, with rides and gambling. The Catholic church is evil from the top, down.
It’s absolutely shocking that various Diocese in America file for bankruptcy in order to avoid paying settlement sums to victims of pedophile priests.
There’s a disease in the Catholic church and priests are infected with it.
As I always say, if you’re the parent of a young boy or girl, do not under any circumstances leave your child alone with a Catholic priest. To do so is to risk them being raped.
Can money make these adult men whole again?
I always wonder when I read a disturbing story like this involving a priest molesting a child, where were the child’s parents while the abuse was taking place?
Please make no mistake; I am NOT blaming the victim. But I am asking, where were the parent(s) who let their child alone with a monstrous Catholic priest? Home drunk? Out working?
Hold your children close, people. There are bad people out there.