Cardinal ordered memo on priests destroyed:
(CNN) — A Philadelphia archdiocese official is on trial for allegedly covering up the sexual abuse of children for shredding the documents (secret files) has asked a court to throw out charges against him based on a 1994 memo showing Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua ordered a list of suspected abusive Catholic priests to be destroyed.
Here we go again. Was it sufficient that Monsignor William Lynn who was in charge of investigating the sexual abuse of kids by “men of the cloth” in the Philly area that he reported the abuses to his superior Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua or should he have gone to the authorities with his findings? (Not only was Bevilacqua a priest but he was Italian and that to me is a double insult).
If Pa Pa Joe were still alive today we could ask him if he would have reacted differently if he had the choice.
I say that the people who covered up the sexual acts on kid should be held accountable at a higher level than the perverts. The perverts supposedly have a mental problem but their superiors should have all their marbles and reported the crimes to the authorities for civil action. This goes includes the priest, bishops, cardinals and the pope.
Instead of reporting the crimes, they were documented and kept in a secret file by the direction of “Drink the Water” ( Italians will get it). Monsignor Lynn was in charge of this detail from 1992 until 2004. That was 8 years of detective work conducted by the priest and no repercussions ensued the investigation. In the 8 years his reconnaissance was ongoing bird dogging the perverted priest and doing his Sherlock Holmes routine, these sex freaks in their vestments continued to do their dirty deeds.
A great deal of shame, embarrassment and a gigantic financial burden fell onto the Catholic religion and justifiably so. They like Penn State are their own worst enemies and have no-one to blame for the outcome of these unspeakable crimes against kids but themselves.
They like anyother criminal only feel bad about getting caught not because of the crime that was committed.
Remember one thing; if any owner of a company/corporation says that they do not know what is going on in the “shop”; he/she is a liar, a fool or both.
If “Tricky Dick” was still on this side of the sod he could attest to that whole heartedly.
Put the hammer on these perverts and their “cover up cronies” to the fullest extent of the law. Maybe when they get to the “cross bar hotel” and meet Buba and his crew they will get a different prospective on what the kids went through.
Again and again I say “it is all about the money”.