MO - KC Catholic diocese admits 18 years of secrecy about predator

MO - KC Catholic diocese admits 18 years of secrecy about predator

Kansas City Catholic officials are now admitting that they kept secret for 18 years about credible child sex abuse allegations against a local priest.

18 years of secrecy. That gives a predator many more opportunities to victimize children, destroy evidence, intimidate victims, threaten witnesses, discredit whistleblowers, fabricate alibis, and escape detection.

Shame on every single current and former church staffer, volunteer and member (and there were likely a dozen or more) who knew of or suspected Fr. Wegenek's crimes and stayed silent. How do they live with the realization that for years and years, they let a credibly accused child molester live and work among unsuspecting families and probably sexually assault more kids?

We hope every person who was hurt by Fr. Wegenek steps forward. We hope every person who saw, suspected or knew of Fr. Wegenek’s crimes will find the decency to speak up.

 

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  • @Yogithegersbear tweeted link to this page. 2012-09-28 17:48:36 -0500
    Catholic Kansas City diocese admits 18 years of hiding pedophile priest predator http://t.co/a9C2XIUy #catholic #teamcatholic #youthministry
  • @kenny_boyle tweeted link to this page. 2012-09-28 17:29:10 -0500
    Catholic Kansas City diocese admits 18 years of hiding pedophile priest predator http://t.co/a9C2XIUy #catholic #teamcatholic #youthministry
  • @bc_student_2010 tweeted link to this page. 2012-09-28 17:28:12 -0500
    Catholic Kansas City diocese admits 18 years of hiding pedophile priest predator http://t.co/a9C2XIUy #catholic #teamcatholic #youthministry
  • @polyamorie tweeted link to this page. 2012-09-16 17:33:50 -0500
    KC Catholic #diocese admits 18 years of #secrecy about #predator [US; #Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests] http://t.co/TnY8AKhz
  • @benedict_16 tweeted link to this page. 2012-09-15 12:09:22 -0500
    MO - KC Catholic diocese admits 18 years of secrecy about predator - SNAP http://t.co/tm5e0Zc2
  • commented 2012-09-14 22:23:32 -0500
    Thank you Barbara for your post. I also don’t know how church officials and anyone working for them could live with themselves, knowing that the secrets they harbor are hurting their flock. It is all sickening! Even when the predator is DEAD, they stil protect them in the grave. They couldn’t care less how many children, adults or their families they hurt, even if it causes suicide or other destruction, so long as they maintain their CONTROL, POWER, and MONEY. There is no spiritual leadership in a system like this, only sickness and desturction. I pray the masses wake up by listening to those that have been there. If not, they will when it happens to them or their family. Good to see a Diocese ADMITTING to an 18 year cover up. This would have NEVER happened without the work of SNAP and advocacy group like them, who give victims/survivors and their families a place to be, when the church has no more use for them.
  • @socmed_superman tweeted link to this page. 2012-09-14 18:46:56 -0500
    Catholic Kansas CIty diocese admits 18 years of hiding pedophile priest predator http://t.co/VKWjJuCk #catholic #teamcatholic #youthministry
  • commented 2012-09-14 18:23:02 -0500
    And the beat goes on… and on… and on!
  • commented 2012-09-14 16:37:27 -0500
    The world has shown just as much patience with the the pope as with Hitler and other thugs who have tried to destroy humanity.

    When will it stop? When will our elected officials care more about innocent children than pompous, dysfunctional sex clowns who like to dress up in Barbie-doll-garb?

    The time has come. Rome is nothing less than the red light district in Amsterdam or maybe worse, the child prostitution brothels of Thailand.

    Mike Ference
  • commented 2012-09-14 16:37:27 -0500
    The world has shown just as much patience with the the pope as with Hitler and other thugs who have tried to destroy humanity.

    When will it stop? When will our elected officials care more about innocent children than pompous, dysfunctional sex clowns who like to dress up in Barbie-doll-garb?

    The time has come. Rome is nothing less than the red light district in Amsterdam or maybe worse, the child prostitution brothels of Thailand.

    Mike Ference
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  • @SNAPJudy mentioned @SNAPNetwork link to this page. 2012-09-14 14:22:45 -0500
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  • @Restore89 mentioned @SNAPNetwork link to this page. 2012-09-14 09:37:48 -0500
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  • @KarenAnnJones mentioned @SNAPNetwork link to this page. 2012-09-14 09:29:47 -0500
    RT @snapnetwork: #MO - #KC Catholic diocese admits 18 years of secrecy about predator http://t.co/RqUSqufG #stopchildabuse @snapjudy