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ARCHBISHOP ROBERT CARLSON’S LAWYERS’ APPEAL

Lawyers for Archbishop Robert Carlson have now appealed to the Missouri Supreme Court to block the release of names of 115 archdiocesan employees accused of abuse. A Feb.24 trial date in the case looms. The publicity around that case has brought “several” new victims forward, SNAP leaders say. Meanwhile, lawyers in Carlson’s home diocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis are asking a judge there to delay the release of predators’ names. And on Wednesday, Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George is set to turn over to victims’ attorneys records on about 30 Windy City clerics as part of civil lawsuit settlements.

11 Responses to “ARCHBISHOP ROBERT CARLSON’S LAWYERS’ APPEAL”

  • RETIRED1 says:

    The Catholic church and the many sick pedophile Catholic priests and other Catholic child sex abusers make me glad that I’m an atheist and I wouldn’t let any of those sick freak priests any where near a child relative of mine! You have to be pretty stupid to be a Catholic after all of the rampant pedophilia in the Catholic church being exposed!

  • cynical says:

    Another new low for you, Retired1. You never cease to amaze! What an unhappy person you must be. We all know that it’s an imperfect world, but we shouldn’t lose hope and/or faith in the future.

  • Joe Hanon says:

    The “other Catholic sex abusers” of whom Retired 1 speaks would indicate
    that child sex abusers of different religious persuasions have no effect
    on his delight and happiness at being an atheist !

  • Rich Krechel says:

    There are many wonderful Catholic priests and bishops who are given a bad name by the actions of a few. Nonetheless, those guilty of this horrendous crime should be exposed and prosecuted, not covered up. Carlson should be immediately arrested on contempt charges just like anyone else would be. The church is not above the law. The cover up and secrecy is why this problem continues. Sorry, but the church is far from perfect. It is run by men.

  • Joe Hanon says:

    I agree with a lot of what Rich Krechel says — I do believe, nevertheless, that the courts should decide any outcome.

    Alas, I never experienced any untoward behavior by any of the Catholic priests or Monks with whom I came into contact when I was an altar boy or anytime thereafter as an adult. As an altar boy — many many years ago — and as
    a graduate of the Jesuits of St. LOuis University my experiences had always been above reproach !

  • Mango says:

    Well said Rich. I was raised Catholic but went inactive 8 years ago. Was never abused by a priest or anyone for that matter, but the sickness, the secrecy, the arrogance, was and is too much. Since reading Jerry’s column this past year, I was made aware of the coverup by a much liked and well respected priest in my parish 30 years ago. He was newly ordained and seemed to have such a bright future. I miss the Church, the beautiful, beautiful Mass, and my wonderful community. There is such a void right now, but unlike Retired 1, could never be so full of hatred or become an atheist. Catholicism taught me to love and to be hopeful. And the hope is that Pope Francis will turn this around. It truly is a beautiful Religion. In the meantime I find other ways to participate in my community, to be helpful, and hope to be able to return to Mass someday.

  • kt says:

    SOME ARE QUILTY——ALLLLLLLLLL ARE RESPONSIBLE.THEY ALL KNEW OR SUSPECTED AND DID NOTHING MUCH THE WHOLE BUNCH NOT A FEW ARE A DISGRACE TO THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS CHRIST.

  • Towncar07 says:

    Tired1 lets wounds fester beyond reason, and all he rest I would agree with, and that’s why I have let my own opinion be reflected in other’s reasoning and conclusions.

  • buddy says:

    Ya..Burke,Carlson all the same..Knowing the laws means they dont apply to them…St,Stan, Pedofile priest they will fall on their sowards to protect each other…never mind do what right..

  • buddy says:

    POPE FRANCIS “DO SOMTHING” ABOUT PEDOPHILE PRIESTS IN OUR DIOCESES. IF YOU ARE WAITING FOR ARCH BISHOP CARLSON TODO SOMTHING ABOUT THE ISSUE HE HAS “PROTECT THE IDENTIFIED PRIEST” MOVE THEM TO OTHER DIOCESES AROUND THE USA UNTIL THE PARISHIONERS GET TIRED OF THE ISSUE..OH YA..LETS ASSURE ALL PEDOPHILE PRIEST ON THE LIST HAVE A LAWYER PAID BY PARISHIONERS FROM THEIR WEEKLY CONTRIBUTIONS. ALSO IF A COURT JUDGE ASK FOR A LIST OF NAMES STONEWALL THEM AND WHEN FORSED ONLY PROVIDE HALF OF THE LIST 1983~2003. HOLD THE REST OF THE YEARS BACK 2004~2014. POPE FRANCIS THEY HAVE YOU INSULATED AT THE VATICAN DONT SEEM LIKE YOU HAVE ANYONE LOOKING OUT AFTER YOUR INTEREST OR DIRECTIONS.I THINK A WEEK OR SO AGO YOU TOLD ALL THAT WORK FOR YOU TO “FIRE ALL PEDOPHILES ON ANY LIST” AND TURN OVER LISTS TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS. YOUR ARCH BISHOP, CARLSON, OR BISHOPS,CARDINALS, O’MALLEY, DOLAN, REGALLI AND OTHERS, IN THE USA DID NOT. MUST BE A HEARING PROBLEM.I HAVE PROBLEMS MYSELF CONCERNING ABORTION AND VERBAL SPEACHES MADE IN WASHINGTON D,C OVER THIS ISSUE AND TO DATE HAVE HEARS NOTHING ABOUT PEDOPHILES IN ANY CHURCH SERVICE IN MY AREAS.ITS SOMTHING TO KNOW CARLSON SUPPORTS THE UNBORN BUT DOES NOTHING TO SUPPORT PARISHIONERS BORN CHILDREN FROM PEDOPHILES. I ALSO DONT REMEMBER ANY VOTE IN ANY OF OUR CHURCHS TO USE PARISHIONERS CONTRIBUTIONS TO PAY FOR LAWYERS WHO SUPPORT PEDOPHILE PRIEST.

  • buddy says:

    WHEN IS THE LAST TIME HAVE YOU READ IN A ROMAM CATHOLIC NEWS PAPER HERE IN ST LOUIS,MESSENGER, THAT SPOKE ON DIRECT ISSUE WITH PEDOPHILE PRIEST.WHEN IS THE LAST TIME A TIMELINE WAS PRESENTED TO ALL PARISHIONERS DISCUSSING PEDOPHILE PRIEST MOVING IN AND OUT OF DIOCESES IN THE UNITED STATES..NEVER.
    WHEN DID THE ARCH BISHOP PRESENT OR PRIOR ASK TO USE PARISHIONERS FUNDS TO SUPPORT LEGAL DEFENSES OF PEDOPHILE CLERGY AND PRIEST. WHEN DID ANY PAS PRESENT ARCH BISHOP OF ST LOUIS EXPLAIN ALL THE ISSUES CONCERNING ST STANISLOUS CHURCH IN ST LOUIS. COME TO THINK OF IT WHEN IS THE LAST TIME ANY OF THEM ASKED HOW TO SPEND YOUR PROVIDED MONIES OR THE ONLY THOSE FUNDS SHOULD BE SPENT….I DARE SAY NONE OF THE TIME.
    IT’S TIME TO TAKE OUR CHURCH BACK FROM THESE BISHOPS WHO’S INTENTIONS ,AT THE TIME ,SEEM NOT TO BE LESS HONEST AND NOT UP TO THE 10 COMMANDMENTS OR THE LAWS OF THIS NATION. I REALLY THINK THE BISHOPS,CARDINALS THINK THE LAW’S APPLY TO THEM.
    I ALSO DONT THINK, BEING THERE IS TWO NOW, POPE FRANCIS IS RELEVANT. I ALSO KNOW CARLSON IS A POPE BENNIDICT SUPPORTER ALONG WITH bURKE AND REGALLII. IT’S TIME TO LET THEM KNOW THERE IS ONLY ONE BOSS IN TOWN AND THATS HIM.

    BUDDY

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