Every time I see something like this, I get hit with such a rush of emotions. First, my blood boils. That slowly gets replaced with an overwhelming sense of hopelessness. We are taught as kids that the church is a safe place. How can we go on if it turns out that the place we thought safest turns out to be harboring the greatest demons? Why does society seem so afraid to tackle this head on?
There are a lot of people out there doing good work, @stopitnow and http://www.silentlambs.org/.
Everyone out there
do something. Take a stand. Fight back. Support each other. Stop the monsters.
Please…….STOP THE MONSTERS.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Jurors in a landmark church sex-abuse trial in Philadelphia are hearing about a priest who was convicted of child pornography charges but wasn’t defrocked until years later.
Prosecutors presented a chronology of the Rev. Edward DePaoli on Tuesday as they continue building their case against a high-ranking official in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. DePaoli was convicted in 1986 but served as a priest until 2002. He was defrocked in 2005.
DePaoli isn’t a defendant in the trial but prosecutors are using testimony about him and others in their case against Monsignor William Lynn. Lynn is the first Roman Catholic official in the U.S. charged with endangering children for allegedly transferring priests suspected of molestation.
He is on trial with the Rev. James Brennan, who is charged with the attempted rape of a 14-year-old boy. Both have pleaded not guilty.