Daily Scripture Reading and Meditation: When You Have Lifted up the Son of ManMarch 23, 2021
Fr. Jerry Pokorsky: The Ten Commandments and Systemic ClericalismMarch 23, 2021
By Gene Thomas Gomulka, Church Militant, March 22, 2021
Gene Thomas Gomulka is an abuse advocate/consultant and a retired Navy captain/chaplain who served on active duty at Marine Corps and Navy commands for over 24 years. …
Another high-ranking NY priest protected
With dioceses across the country falling under avalanches of sex abuse cases, victims have been told to consider bringing their accusations to diocesan-run abuse-reporting programs rather than to civil courts. Promised the hope of avoiding lengthy proceedings and armies of diocesan attorneys financed at rates up to $1,000 per hour, many victims think these programs could be their first step on the road to healing. Here is why some of these victims now feel robbed of justice.
Chris O’Leary alleges that he was 11 years old when he was raped by Fr. LeRoy Valentine in the rectory of the Church of the Immacolata in a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. Assigned to the same parish during the time of the alleged abuse was none other than newly ordained Timothy Dolan. In a published account, O’Leary reports, “Fr. Tim Dolan saw — at least in part — our sexual abuse by Fr. LeRoy Valentine in the late 1970s.” …