NY Catholic officials keep silent about child porn for 9 months

Despite a decade of promises to be “open” about child sex crimes, New York Catholic officials have kept silent for nine months about child porn on an assistant principal’s school computer.

Such callous and irresponsible secrecy and delay gives ample time for corrupt church and school officials to intimidate victims, threaten whistleblowers, discredit witnesses, fabricate alibis, and destroy evidence.

Like Yogi Berra said, it’s déjà vu all over again. This is eerily similar to, and perhaps worse than, the stunning recklessness and deceit in Kansas City, where top Catholic officials kept silent this year about a priest’s child porn photos – hundreds of them – for at least five months.

These two cases - along with equally disturbing ones in Joliet Illinois and Philadelphia PA – prove again that little if any real reform has taken place in the Catholic hierarchy.

When caught doing wrong, wrong doers have two options. Stop doing wrong. Or work harder and smarter to conceal wrongdoing. Obviously, many Catholic officials are choosing the latter.

We hope that every single person who has seen, suspected or suffered Brother Lawrence Gordon’s crimes will come forward, call police, expose wrongdoers, protect kids and start healing.

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/bronx/kiddie_principal_porn_bust_catholic_DUAfnfAzkHvJmnfrHf4ASK

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@polyamorie tweeted link to this page. 2011-12-02 20:01:47 -0600
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@sexandcelibacy tweeted link to this page. 2011-12-01 22:39:35 -0600
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@benedict_16 tweeted link to this page. 2011-11-28 03:59:00 -0600
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@benedict_16 tweeted link to this page. 2011-11-28 03:51:59 -0600
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commented 2011-11-27 09:18:44 -0600 · Flag
Wuerl is going to lose his red hat.
Mike Ference
commented 2011-11-27 08:59:10 -0600 · Flag
Mike said, “A deck of cards can be created to help identify hard-to-find priests as well as the disgraceful church leaders who permitted, and in essence, condoned the sexual abuse of young children.”

Brilliant Mike, brilliant, I love it and can’t wait to get a deck!
commented 2011-11-27 05:34:16 -0600 · Flag
The RCC Inc. is a corrupt organization. They have brainwashed Catholics, and politicians who need the Catholic vote in their pocket. The change will come only went the money stops flowing in, and more brave people stand up against them. If it weren’t for the children, I’m at the point where I’d stop caring. The bishops are giving these fools the very Church that they deserve. I’m out!
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commented 2011-11-27 00:19:58 -0600 · Flag
UGH! As priest and victim of clergy abuse I am sick and tired of continually getting black eyes every time a Bishop, Archbishop, Cardinal, or head of a religious order, pull crap like this. After a year of counseling his “record” goes away to a mere misdemeanor — the pain of a victim does not go away. That is something that we live with day in and day out. How can these “leaders” call themselves “caring,” or “sorry,” or “transparent” when they continually pull these kinds of things?
James F. Moran
www.clergyselxualabusevictims.com
www.vimeo.com/13900438
commented 2011-11-26 20:59:47 -0600 · Flag
More and more terrorists are exposed in the catholic church everyday. It’s not going to stop, it’s only going to get worse. And Dolan has the nerve to suggest that the catholic church partner with Penn State to seek solutions to the sexual assault of young children.

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Mike Ference
@pieterschultz tweeted link to this page. 2011-11-26 19:18:31 -0600
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