Sexually deviant priests sent to Tagaytay for rehab

Anton C. Onato, VERA Files, August 7, 2017,

On a two-hectare land tucked away somewhere in Tagaytay City stands a gated retreat house run by priests for priests.

At any one time, the center can accommodate up to 45 priests in need of spiritual, physical, emotional and psychological renewal. It also serves as the temporary home of priests “exiled” by their bishops for sexual misconduct, including pedophilia and siring children.

Constructed in 2007, the John Mary Vianney Galilee Development and Retreat Center for Priests, or Galilee Center as it is commonly referred to, serves as a kind of “extended” seminary formation.

Named after the patron saint of priests and the religious, the 54-room institution is a brainchild of now retired Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales.

During the Second Plenary Council of the Philippines (PCP II) in 1991, the country’s bishops agreed to build a national center for . . . 

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  • John Nesbella
    commented 2017-08-07 14:37:38 -0500
    “Unlike this Center, their is no institution that helps victims of clerical abuses for their healing and therapy.”
    I guess it’s because the RC Church views victims as expendable whereas priests are not. It’s the elite leadership group over the ordinary people who are just fodder for their sexual exploitation.
    I know of a good place where priest and bishops can go where they will never harm innocent children again-it’s called PRISON, and when enough priests and bishops are sent there, clerical sexual deviants will think twice about sexually assaulting Johnny.

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