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When Judge Robert Dierker  sanctioned the St. Louis Catholic archdiocese earlier this week for refusing to turn over names of accused pedophile priests, it was the first time ever in Missouri history that church officials were punished for their legal maneuvers in the nearly 200 clergy abuse lawsuits that have been filed. Dierker also took a verbal swipe or two at Archbishop Robert Carlson,  especially when the prelate claimed that “the archdiocese has no right to require parishes” to give him information about child molesters on the church payroll. That posture is “strikingly at odds with” the archdiocese’s actions and arguments in the St. Stan’s conflict, Dierker noted.“Across the country, 30 bishops have voluntarily and publicly disclosed predator priests’ names, and a dozen judges have forced bishops to reveal their names,” noted SNAP’s David Clohessy. “But Carlson won’t even turn the names over privately when they’re covered by a protective order.”


  • Wally Ballew says:

    If this is true, I’m glad I’m not an atheist.

  • Rich Krechel says:

    The church thinks we are still in the dark ages when it was above the law. Send the archbishop to jail for contempt.

  • RETIRED1 says:

    I’m glad to see mans’ law persevering over the primitive fairy tales based fictional “God’s law” and how the vile Catholic church is more concerned about it’s reputation,money and protecting of pedophile Catholic priests from criminal prosecution than the innocent child victims of those sick monsters!No wonder I’m an atheist and Wally Ballew and his ilk lack the intellect to be atheists!

  • Judy Jones says:

    And now…..

    115 child sex abusers reported to the St Louis Archdiocese by 234 accusing victims between 1983 and 2003.?…
    Doc 1 – See pages 188 – 194

    It is hard to comprehend how many precious innocent children have been harmed within this diocese. These victims are very brave for speaking up and reaching out for help, even before the real explosion of child sex abuse within the Catholic church came to light after 2002.
    We can’t even begin to image how many kids have been so badly harmed only because they happened to believe and trust. And how many more priests have been accused of child abuse since 2003..?
    Archbishop Carlson needs to come clean and name all of the perpetrators and stop stalling and keeping his secrets. So much harm has already been done, It is time to stop this abuse now.

    If anyone has knowledge or may have been harmed by anyone in this diocese, please get help and find the courage to come forward and contact police or at least speak to someone you can trust. Your silence only hurts, and by speaking up there is a chance for healing, exposing the truth, and therefore protecting others.
    Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director, 636-433-2511,
    SNAP “Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests”

  • Towncar07 says:

    It takes NO intelligence to believe in NOTHING…I think you have written your own epitaph.

  • RETIRED1 says:

    Towncar07, your idiotic religious beliefs are just as idiotic as people that believe in ghosts,witches,warlocks,psychics,witchdoctors and voodoo. You were brainwashed into believing in your fictional god and you lack the intellect and logic to know that your god was created by primitive man out of fear,ignorance and superstitions as evidenced by the thousands of other gods that man created and worshipped.Intelligent people like myself are aware of those facts.

  • Towncar07 says:

    Tired1, take your golden calf and close the door behind you.

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