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#84597 - 10/19/06 09:54 PM Foley Priest admits "relationship"
onlyakid Offline
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FULL STORY
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15329373/


"The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported described several encounters that he said Foley might perceive as sexually inappropriate. They include massaging Foley while the boy was naked, skinny-dipping together at a secluded lake in Lake Worth and being nude in the same room on overnight trips.

The paper reported Rev. Anthony Mercieca said there was one night when he was in a drug-induced stupor and there was an incident but he couldn't clearly remember, the newspaper reported."

Might percieve as inappropriate? Even though it doesn't excuse Foley's actions, I'm convinced that he was molested.

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#84598 - 10/19/06 10:12 PM Re: Foley Priest admits "relationship"
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This story has a discussion link, by the way, and that discussion is now up to 46 pages. Everything I saw was very negative about Foley.

On the story itself, here's a bit more:

Quote:
Mercieca, 72, said he and Foley became fast friends when he moved there from Brazil and "loved each other like brothers."
Like brothers? Let's see. Like a good big brother who wants the best for his little bro and makes his safety and welfare his priority? Or like a perp who abuses his kid brother because getting off himself is more important than the needs or feelings of a child?

Here's the answer:

Quote:
Mercieca said he taught Foley "some wrong things" related to sex, though he wouldn't specify what he meant, the newspaper said.
And what exactly should be done about that? The perp priest, Father Mercieca says:

Quote:
Let bygones be bygones.
Does this sound familiar? Does this priest know anyone who writes crap pop songs about how everyone's gone to the moon?

Anyway, yes, Foley was abused. But that does that excuse what he himself has done. Absolutely not.

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