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Friday, March 14, 2008

Are the bishops a bunch of nuts? Do they really think predator pedophile priest rape survivors want to go on a retreat with a bunch of priests?

By Kay Ebeling
Two items today on Abuse Tracker really got my craw to the point that I’ve got to sneak away from work to write a post about them.

All those people watching their churches and parochial schools close while the archdioceses sell the real estate need to step in and stop them. Those churches belong to the people who go to them and families that have been tithing to them for generations.

How preposterous that the church can say we're closing these churches and schools due to the sexual predator clergy crisis, and then sell all the real estate (prime $$$$) and keep the profits.

Doesn't anyone else see something a little bit wrong with that?

Then we have the report released March 7 by the US Conference of Bishops bragging that “Counseling, retreats, support groups and spiritual direction are among the types of assistance U.S. dioceses have offered to victims of sexual abuse, notes a new,” as the Tidings wrote about it.

ARE YOU KIDDING? Do you think I trust my psyche to anybody in the Catholic Church right now? You think I want to go off on a retreat run by a bunch of priests and people who act like priests????????


Spiritual direction? From you?????

Sorry, Church, what I want is my life changed. I feel sorry for people in the LA settlement who ended up with far less than a million after everything got deducted from their settlements.

Because anything less than several million is not enough. Face it, church, you RUINED OUR LIVES. I don't want to go on a spiritual retreat with people I think are straight from SATAN, do you think I'm nuts?

I grasp onto what's left of my spirit by staying as far away from anything Catholic as possible. I had to quit going to Kairos Church because they promoted Lent too much and sang songs I recognize from Catholic Church. I almost vomited last time I was there.

Sorry, guys, but that's where you stand right now. How dare you call running retreats for us progress when as far as I know, most of us won't come near your church anymore.

The only way to recompense is to CHANGE OUR LIVES, and I don't mean give me the down payment on a condo and therapy done by someone you recommend.

Kay Ebeling


Troy Gray said...

After the LA settlements my therapist was sent a letter from the Archdiocese stating that they will no longer be responsible for my therapy. The Tidings article stated that most victims stop therapy and that the perps continue with theirs. Well, if the church stops providing therapy for us with a therapist we choose, then we can no longer go to therapy! I received a letter back in the mid 90's from Monsignor Richard "Dick" Loomis, Vicar of Clergy at the time, stating that the Archdiocese does not have "unlimited" funds to cover therapy treatment and that my perp was responsible for the costs of my therapy. The Archdiocese would cover the costs of my therapy directly then be reimbursed by my perp. So when the Archdiocese stopped covering my therapy costs, does that mean that my perp was no longer responsible for my therapy costs though the settlement was reached with the Archdiocese and not my perp? So which is it Mahony?!?!?!? Loomis said one thing as a spokesperson for the clergy and responsible to care for victims, and I have it in writing! And now you're saying that the church was responsible for my therapy all this time and not my perp? Was I lied to again?!?!?!?!?
Since we're on the subject, I agreed to the LA settlement because there was an agreement that we would receive files on our perps. Well, I still haven't seen any files!!!! Keep your side of the COURT ORDERED agreement Mahony and give us our damn copies of the accused files!!!! I would like to know if there is a time limit to get those files and if we don't get them, wouldn't the Archdiocese be in contempt of court? Then someone would have to go to jail right?
This is NOT over!!!!!!!!!!!!

Larry said...


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