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.