|Stonewall raids at gay clubs|
in NYC. (Wikimedia) Today
the raids are in diocesan
chanceries! Ironic, eh?
From the Detroit Free Press 10/4/2018:
Law enforcement officials with the Michigan Attorney General's Office executed search warrants Wednesday for clergy files at all seven Catholic dioceses in Michigan as part of its investigation into sexual abuse of children by priests.
At about 9 a.m., law enforcement officials arrived at the Chancery office of the Archdiocese of Detroit on State Street, which is the largest of the seven dioceses, according to the Archdiocese of Detroit.
In Detroit, law enforcement also executed search warrants at the Cardinal Mooney Building, which is on the campus of Sacred Heart Major Seminary, and the St. Joan of Arc Parish office of Msgr. Michael Bugarin, the Archbishop’s Delegate for Clergy Misconduct.
State law enforcement officials also executed search warrants at Catholic dioceses in Lansing, Grand Rapids, Gaylord, Kalamazoo, Marquette and Saginaw, said Archdiocese officials.
My Friends, Catholics should be furious about what the government has done in Pennsylvania and Michigan and what it is about to do in many other states including New York and New Jersey!
However, what is the government to do giving the fact that it has a duty to protect its citizens, especially the children? The cover ups, the secrecy, the protection of predator clergy, priests and bishops alike, have caused suspicion and anger towards the Church hierarchy. Because the hierarchy has abrogated its responsibility to protect its most vulnerable members through its malfeasance, has it not become necessary for the government to intervene?
And what about the Catholic Church in West Virginia? When will the State attorney general begin an investigation?
The neighboring diocese of Steubenville has announced that it will release the names of its credibly accused clergy by the end of October. Why has the diocese in West Virginia not released the names of the clergy credibly accused? Please remember, as Nabi has revealed some time ago, bishop Schulte ordered the burning of the contents of all clergy personnel files in the fall of 1986. Therefore, will not any list of names if they were to be released be woefully incomplete?
Should the people of the diocese not also be made aware of the amount of money paid out in financial settlements including non-disclosure agreements?
Is it not time for a Rivelazione?