There is a secretive Catholic group in Michigan that protects hundreds of priests accused of sexual abuse. “We turn no priest away.”

By |2019-07-30T06:47:31-08:00July 31st, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |10 Comments

Well that is troubling.

Courtesy of the Daily Mail:

For nearly two decades, a secretive Catholic group operating out of a small Michigan town has reportedly served as a ‘rapid-response’ team to protect hundreds of priests accused of sexual abuse.

The small nonprofit group, Opus Bono Sacerdotii, would reportedly work out of a series of unmarked buildings in rural Michigan, providing money, shelter, transport, legal help and other support to hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Catholic priests accused of sexual abuse across the country.

Stripped of their collars and cassocks, they went unnoticed in the small town of Dryden as they were escorted into a dingy warehouse across from an elementary school playground, the Associated Press reported.

Neighbors said they had no idea some of the dressed-down clergymen dining at local restaurants in the rural town might have been accused sexual predators. But they had been brought to town by Opus Bono.

When a serial pedophile was sent to jail for abusing dozens of minors, Opus Bono was there for him, with regular visits and commissary cash.

When a priest admitted sexually assaulting boys under 14, Opus Bono raised funds for his defense.

When another priest was criminally charged with abusing a teen, Opus Bono later made him a legal adviser.

And while powerful clerics have publicly pledged to hold the church accountable for the crimes of its clergy and help survivors heal, some of them arranged meetings, offered blessings or quietly sent checks to this organization that provided support to alleged abusers, The Associated Press has found.

If hundreds of thousands of individuals who belong to your organization, be it a religious order or otherwise, are accused of sexual abuse you really need to apply a critical eye to that organization. 

That is simply unheard of.

If this were the Shriners, or a veteran’s organization, they would have long ago disbanded and their organization would cease to exist. 

The fact that the Catholic Church continues to exist and that people are willing to protect these criminals really says something very troubling about the very nature of the church. 

At least that is how I see it. 

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10 Comments

  1. OT? James “Jamie” Rubin July 31, 2019 at 6:55 am

    https://thinkprogress.org/jamie-rubin-headlining-sanctioned-russian-oligarchs-conference-but-why/

    “Dialog of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC-RI), which, according to the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine, aimed to “become the headquarters of a worldwide network of Russian think tanks” in order to “make the Russian view of the world popular.” At its core, the paper continued, the DOC-RI was an “instrument of Moscow’s hybrid warfare” against the West.”

    “a weeklong holiday in a sunny clime, underwritten by Russian oligarchic money, as well as a showcase for has-been statesmen from the West to commingle, reminisce, and consider their post-retirement plan.” The Free Russia Foundation adds that the Rhodes Forum “is nicknamed by Western intelligence professionals as a ‘KGB team-building’ exercise.”

    “Given Rubin’s outspoken opposition to Kremlin machinations, the decision from Yakunin’s DOC to tap Rubin as a keynote speaker is perhaps an odd one. Rubin, however, told ThinkProgress that he initially had no concerns about speaking at the conference — largely because he had no idea who Yakunin was.

    As Rubin told ThinkProgress, “Who the hell is Yakunin?”

    “Yakunin isn’t simply a businessman looking to accrue wealth. He already has links to other groups based in the U.S., including the notoriously anti-LGBTQ World Congress of Families (WCF), which the Southern Poverty Law Center classifies as a hate group. Multiple media outlets, and even WCF promotional materials, have said Yakunin has sponsored the group”

    https://doc-research.org/2019/06/doc-rhodes-forum-welcomes-james-rubin/

  2. OJ July 31, 2019 at 9:42 am

    “Wow, Dersh has a lot of #Thoughts on ladies and blacks, huh? And that’s all before we get to the part about him getting serial pedophile Jeffrey Epstein that sweetheart plea deal in Florida back in 2008. Epstein has been re-arrested in New York, where he’s being held without bail. But the Florida victims are suing to have the 2008 deal overturned based on an allegation by Virginia Roberts Giuffre that she had sex with Alan Der$HOWitz, and thus he was conflicted out of negotiating on Epstein’s behalf.”
    “Alan Der$HOWitz is not a rational man, so he’s waged a whirlwind media campaign to prove that he could’t possibly have had sex with Giuffre because he was far too busy having “perfect, perfect sex” with his lawfully wedded wife. And if the underpants don’t fit, you must acquit.”

    “his biggest tactical error was to aggressively attack Giuffre, a child sexual abuse survivor, calling her a “serial liar,” a “prostitute,” and a “bad mother.” In Dersh-land, where it’s always 1968, calling the victim a slut is a great legal move, guaranteed to shut those lyin’ bitches up. Here in 2019, however, it made the story front-page news for weeks, further destroying the reputation which Der$HOWitz was desperately trying to save. Worse, it pissed Giuffre off so thoroughly that she sued him for defamation, which will involve discovery and the likely disclosure of previously sealed court documents from a case against Epstein’s accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell.”

    https://www.wonkette.com/alan-dershowitz-your-life-is-calling

    • Anonymous July 31, 2019 at 11:07 am

      Twitter: #CreepyDesrshowitz

      • Anonymous July 31, 2019 at 11:08 am

        Sorry misspelled it. # CreepyDershowitz

  3. anon July 31, 2019 at 9:56 am

    Relax. The tithes allow the clergy to dip their testicles in the wine.

  4. Whatevs July 31, 2019 at 11:18 am

    Read “opus Bono shakeup” o the Church Militant website form April.

  5. puck July 31, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    i see it with you.some of these men became priests just so they would have access to children. i find a great fault in this. no birth control? no abortions? seems the catholics are into saving unborn kids not the ones here. and the most backward of catholic controlled countries Ireland is finally allowing abortions.

  6. Katzkids July 31, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    How do religious pedophiles keep a constant supply of child victims to abuse? No birth control, no sex education, no abortions, no care for children once born. Fact!

  7. puck July 31, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    they could have always put such priests in libraries or behind a desk, with no access to children. i guess that was too hard for popes to figure that out. my parents bought me a plot next to then in a catholic cemetary. my family goes back over a 100 odd years there, and it’s lovely. there is a BIG headstone in front of it “for all babies victims of abortions”. and i can’t have my cremated cats with me, but the most excellent funeral parlor that i have set my cremation said my family could take them the cremated cats and they would put them in my vault. i don’t want to go to that cemetary but i guess i.m going now. pss-i set up and paid for my funeral and my will so my sisters couldn’t get to my funds-you need my death certificate to get it and it goes right to the funeral parlor!! i did it last year when i went to London. ha-ha!!! i’ve had my say. i don’t care if any one reads it. some people should not have kids-the smart ones use birth control or get an abortion as soon as possible. the right to lifers(who are mostly men) hate welfare, too.good night.

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