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#356037 - 03/09/11 06:52 PM 21 Philadelphia Priests accused of abuse suspended
Ever-fixed Mark Offline

Registered: 01/02/10
Posts: 729
Loc: United States
The disgraceful moral implosion of the Catholic Church continues...

NEW YORK — The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced yesterday that it had suspended 21 priests from active ministry in connection with accusations that involved sexual abuse or otherwise inappropriate behavior with minors.

The mass suspension was the single-most sweeping in the history of the sexual-abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic Church in the United States, said Terence McKiernan, president of, which archives documents from the abuse scandal in dioceses.

Most telling was this comment:

The announcement was a major embarrassment for Cardinal Justin Rigali, who, in response to the grand jury report, had initially said there were no priests in active ministry “who have an admitted or established allegation of sexual abuse of a minor against them.’’

A few days later, Rigali placed three priests on administrative leave. His statement yesterday did not explain why he had made his initial assurances nor did it say why the priests had not been suspended earlier.

How many other dioceses should have taken similar action but haven't?



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Everybody's been through their own hell
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#356038 - 03/09/11 07:05 PM Re: 21 Philadelphia Priests accused of abuse suspended [Re: Ever-fixed Mark]
Castle Offline

Registered: 10/03/09
Posts: 740
Loc: NJ
EFM..I am equally outraged...the only "good" of this is the fact that those who help hide or cover up said actions, will now hopefully become accountable....when the brass are on the hook, things might change a bit.


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#356042 - 03/09/11 07:56 PM Re: 21 Philadelphia Priests accused of abuse suspended [Re: Castle]
WriterKeith Offline

Registered: 12/30/10
Posts: 966
Loc: southern California
What I don't understand is, that many church-goers can overlook this behavior but they're completely outraged over music selections in the mass.

"A burned bridge can be a gift; it prevents us from returning to a place we should have never been."

#356789 - 03/16/11 06:20 PM Re: 21 Philadelphia Priests accused of abuse suspended [Re: WriterKeith]
brother2none Offline

Registered: 01/30/09
Posts: 267
Loc: Undisclosed
"I don't want to die on the hill of public opinion." is one of the things the Brennan priest said during a radio interview yesterday. And that he can't wait for his day in court.

Just goes to show how warped the offender is.

Also offensive and tragic is that the victim's personal struggles are being used against him, by Brennan's lawyer.

If it makes any difference to this victim, I believe him, I know what he's going through, and keep strong. I admire what he is doing.

#356854 - 03/17/11 08:31 AM Re: 21 Philadelphia Priests accused of abuse suspended [Re: brother2none]
Michael Murphy Offline

Registered: 03/02/11
Posts: 19
Loc: United States
I can relate, My mother is a christian and the whole time she was making me have sex with her. She would tell me "its ok jesus love you" NEEDLESS to say I hate christians.

Michael Murphy

#356865 - 03/17/11 09:54 AM Re: 21 Philadelphia Priests accused of abuse suspended [Re: Ever-fixed Mark]
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Originally Posted By: Ever-fixed Mark
How many other dioceses should have taken similar action but haven't?


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