Kansas launches 74 investigations into Catholic clergy sex abuse
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation announced Tuesday that its agents have begun 74 investigations into allegations of Catholic Church clergy sexual abuse.
Since February, the agency has received 119 reports of alleged abuse.
From these reports, noted the KBI, they initiated 74 different investigations into possible clergy abuse, taking place across 33 counties in Kansas.
â€śVictims are asked to report all incidents of sexual abuse that involve a member of the clergy, no matter how long ago the incident occurred, and even if it was previously reported to law enforcement or the church,â€ť stated the KBI....
Priests and nuns do other things besides sexual abuse, though reading the abuse tracker one might wonder what that is âť—đź‘Ž
https://tinyurl.com/jyztfs7 (Abuse by Priests)! with https://tinyurl.com/hs3yvm7 (Abuse Tracker)
Now is this priest is guilty of any of these alleged crimes, he certainly was busy making himself rich.
KOTA TV wrote: -A former Rapid City Catholic priest was back in federal court facing new federal charges.
Father Marcin Garbacz entered not guilty pleas on 65 charges Monday afternoon. That's 50 counts of wire fraud, 9 counts of money laundering, 1 count of transportation of stolen money, and 4 counts of making and subscribing a false tax return....
--"Former Rapid City priest indicted on 65 federal charges"
May I remind you that God can be thoroughly disgusted with more than one sin âť—đź¤‘
1 Timothy 1:9 understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, 10 the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine,---ESV
Martha Mendoza, Juliet Linderman, and Terrence Burke wrote: .... Neuhaus introduced Maher to his friend Cardinal Avery Dulles, the son of John Foster Dulles, the former U.S. Secretary of State. Dulles was a pre-eminent conservative Catholic theologian in his two decades at Fordham University.
Both men became Opus Bonoâ€™s theological advisers. Correspondence shows they forged critical connections for Maher in Rome with at least three powerful Vatican officials. Photographs of American cardinals Raymond Burke and Edmund Szoka were displayed in the groupâ€™s promotional materials, along with pictures of other high-ranking church officials who paid calls to the groupâ€™s Michigan headquarters. Others sent donations....
excerpt from, "Unmarked buildings, quiet legal help for accused priests"
The Romish church has a long history of helping unsavory people
Wikipedia wrote: Ratlines comprised a system of escape routes for Nazis and other fascists fleeing Europe at the end of World War II. These escape routes mainly led toward havens in Latin America, particularly Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Colombia, Brazil, Uruguay, Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador, and Bolivia, as well as the USA and Switzerland....The ratlines were supported by clergy of the Catholic Church, and historian Michael Phayer claims this was supported by the Holy See....
excerpt from, "Ratlines (World War II aftermath)"
Just because a potentially sex-abusing priest is found, doesn't really mean that he will be brought to justice.
Thanks, Christopher. Thatâ€™s why pedophiles become Priests. The trusting choir boys afraid to say no and if they do itâ€™s all covered up by higher ups. Tells me we are in the last of the last days. Abused children are heartbreaking and I pray for them everyday.
Dolores Wrote: News flash ..just showed the picture and name of a former Oklahoma Biker Against Child Abuse member charged with child sex crimes. Donâ€™t have a link, it was on Facebook with News9.com if that will help.
Yep, they're everywhere, Dolores, that's for sure. Any pedophile will get themselves as close as they possibly can to the children, and it'll usually be in capacities where they're trusted by all as protectors and/or advocates.
I was sorry to read about your own daughter, recently, which was a perfect example of a protector getting close and taking advantage, and also, family members, immediate or extended, who are the number one abusers.
News flash ..just showed the picture and name of a former Oklahoma Biker Against Child Abuse member charged with child sex crimes. Donâ€™t have a link, it was on Facebook with News9.com if that will help.
Carol Wrote: "@Christopher000, thanks for posting up the accountability link. It has been my experience that most Catholics and professing Christians just ignore the horrendous and devilish abominations that goes on in that religion. You would think that they would be leaving that religion in droves when all of this is continually exposed almost weekly, but instead nothing but apathy or the old worn out phrase â€śwell, weâ€™re all sinnersâ€ť.â€ť Donâ€™t Judgeâ€ť
Hi Carol, you're welcome.
Joseph Goebbels was Hitler's propaganda guy, who said, â€śIf you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, the people will believe it". Wildly successful then, and it still holds true today, around the world.
Irrelevant to this topic, but with some minor adjustments, it reminded me of your comment...keep repeating a topic enough, and the people will become callous and bored with it. Repeat the support of any immoral thing; keeping the pressure on, and the people will begin to support it.
Anyway, you're right, and it seems the laity have become callous and bored with the topic, and so much so, that, given that they're not leaving the church in "droves", it's almost like they're thinking, "Ok, enough, move on already". Callous and bored, like it all no longer even matters. Sad.
a good question, 'Neil of Tucson' it proves the truth of the Bible as always, that 1 Timothy 5 gives clear guidelines for just one area--widows--that has lessons for it all. It talks about families caring for their own widows, and widows taking care of children, younger widows raising children. It talks about the widows who can be put on the list for church aid, that have to be over 60 (in a day when we know life expectancy was not as high as it is today, and the Psalms "3 score and ten" was an upper limit) and have done various activities like washing the feet of the saints, showing hospitality, and well known for all kinds of good deeds. I don't know about you, but I have never ever heard of a sermon series on widows and how the church should deal with them. Why is that? Are preachers afraid to look at this clear teaching of the Bible and apply it to modern lives? If churches today were putting these verses into practice, then there wouldn't be as much a need to send children to govt schools. I think in the New Testament world, there was no mandatory schooling. Rich Romans had slaves (yes, slaves!) to teach their children (some might call them tutors today but they were not free to contract out their services, so they were slaves)
I stumbled across this from a critique of a scholarly work on schools in medieval Florence, home of the Renaissance. Takeaway: should one ever entrust children to institutional hirelings?
"The practice of pederasty is another instance in which further explanation would have been welcome. The documentation offered suggests that sodomy could be a serious problem, yet in some cases denunciations of teachers by their (former) students (or their fathers) seem ambiguous as to whether the chief complaint was the sodomy itself or the fact that no money changed hands[!]. Also, Black notes that several teachers of abacus were reprimanded for sodomy..."
David Crary wrote: .... In addition to the investigations underway by attorneys general in at least 15 states, several legislatures have approved statute-of-limitation revisions this year giving victims of long-ago child sex-abuse new windows for litigation against the Catholic church,...
excerpt from, "Sex Abuse Crisis The Focus As U.S. Catholic Bishops Convene"
https://tinyurl.com/gmt84eo (Come out of the Catholic Church)âť—đź‘Ť
There should be investigations going on in all 50 states
@Christopher000, thanks for posting up the accountability link.It will be ignored by most. It has been my experience that most Catholics and professing Christians just ignore the horrendous and devilish abominations that goes on in that religion. You would think that they would be leaving that religion in droves when all of this is continually exposed almost weekly, but instead nothing but apathy or the old worn out phrase â€śwell, weâ€™re all sinnersâ€ť.â€ť Donâ€™t Judgeâ€ť What a bunch of blind dupes!
And you He made alive who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sonâ€™s of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lust of our flesh.fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others Ephesians 2:1-3 But Paul goes on to explain to those that are now saved from Godâ€™s wrath by His love and grace. For by grace you have been saved through faith and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, least anyone should boast.vs8-9 Reminds the Jews that are having a hard time accepting the Gentiles as being saved without being circumcised.
In case we forgot we are living in a fallen world and Satan being the Prince of power for awhile it makes no sense how this can happen. In our local newspapers almost weekly on the front page a picture of sexual abusers of all kinds. School teacher and even a Christian School teacher of a Baptist denomination. A youth leader of a church I once attended, on the headlines. Itâ€™s everywhere now and some not reported until years later. My daughter was molested by her step brother and didnâ€™t tell me until she was out of the home because he threatened to kill us if she told. Now our family has no relationship with him. Girls in our school having affairs with their coaches, my daughter being one of them at age 14. We found a love letter written by him and was given to the school principal and was dismissed from our school. A woman beat her step kids until one died while their father looked away and allowed it. Both in jail awaiting trial, picture on headline and how many more that are never reported. Breaks my heart and someday they will stand before that same Judge and give account of their unrepentant lives.
I have listened to and watched some programmes from a Traditionalist Catholic organisation called Church Militant, which actually has exposed a lot of what is going on, and it does indeed go right up to the top, including cardinals, archbishops, bishops, senior clergy, monastics, as well as the normal parish clergy.
In one diocese, the bishop is still protecting one priest who is still in charge of a large parish, and at one point was in charge of priestly vocations in the diocese, though he did reluctantly resign, that responsibility, when some things came to light.
In this case, the man apparently molested adults, rather than children, and had an alcohol problem, as well as being LGBT.
I believe little has changed in this area of morality, since the days of Martin Luther and the great Protestant Reformers who exposed this kind of wickedness, as well as the abuse of indulgences, and the sale of church offices, etc.
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Allegedly, 74+ priests in Kansas, and the real number is probably in the 100's, over the years, but never reported. Then, there's the 300+ priests in Pennsylvania, and going down the line, state by state, well, the numbers are difficult to stomach.
Below is a database of all the accused priests, along with their reported crimes, from A-Z, and there are 1000's upon 1000's upon 1000's.
Quite the club they had going. We're not talking about a few rogue priests they didn't know what to do about, and decided poorly on keeping the embarrassment on the down low. The church was bursting at the seams with pedophiles, and rapists. They were squeezed into every nook and cranny, throughout the US, in every diocese, and around the planet. The church claiming ignorance is like someone claiming they had no idea there were any cockroaches in a home infested with cockroaches. Seems to me that a cover-up on such a massive scale happened because the crimes went all the way to the top. These people operated, carte blanche, molesting and raping, while using fear and God, to keep their dirty deeds secret. Poor kids.
Traditional Catholics are deserting the official Roman Catholic Church of Pope Francis in droves. Right there in Kansas, the breakaway Tridentine Society of St Pius X, which has a large church and school, is constructing a huge basilica, which I read about recently to accommodate the thousands of Traditional Catholics in the region who are fed up with Pope Francis and his globalist, interfaith, environmentalist, social gospel (social justice), pro-LGBT shenanigans.
It is tragic that they are not being converted by the gospel of grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, actually coming into gospel evangelical churches, but sadly, unfortunately many professing evangelical churches, are getting into the same irreverence, pro-LGBT, environmentalist, social justice and globalist nonsense of Pope Francis that they are fleeing from, to go into their breakaway SSPX Traditionalist Catholic Church.