commented on IL - Predator priest wins ruling
2012-12-06 18:46:26 -0500
Nice work, SNAP
You may be interested in a conversation between IL Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke with (Cdl) George when Fr. Martin’s presence was disclosed at George’s mansion.
“Anne Burke will always remember (when) a nationally famous bishop who gave her complete assurance that all instances of sexual hanky-panky were brought to a dead halt in his diocese. The next morning she opened a newspaper and found that the bishop was on the front page, having welcomed a priest-sexual predator as a house guest. (See ”http://www.bishop-accountability.org/news3/2003_03_01_ChicagoSunTimes_GeorgeDidnt_Kenneth_J_Martin_1.htm">http://www.bishop-accountability.org/news3/2003_03_01_ChicagoSunTimes_GeorgeDidnt_Kenneth_J_Martin_1.htm)
She called the bishop. âYesterday you assured me that all matters involving the diocese had been cleaned up,â she said. âYou know, you lied to me, didnât you?â
He said the priest was being used for a theological research job.
She continued, âYou lied to me, didnât you.â
âNo, I didnât.â
âWell, the priest you hired was convicted.â
âNo he wasnât.â
âHe pled guilty. Thatâs what happened.â
âWell, not exactly-pleading guilty is not the same as being tried and
Burke smiled at that effort at the futile attempt to apply theological hair-splitting to the law. It may make it in a university theological seminar but not in a courtroom.
âWhy did he try to snow me?â she said to this reporter. âDid he think he could get away with it because-well, he didnât.â
Thomas F. Roeser, (1928-2011) Chicago-based conservative writer and broadcaster on his blog tomroeser.com