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Worldwide Catholic Sex Perversion Scandal is Local Also
The Vatican and the Catholic Church worldwide is being hit hard with the sick practices of many of its priests preying on boys since the 1950's. The latest round is hitting Europe hard and the damage to the religion is severe. The Vatican is on damage control and blames the media.
The religion itself is not of God, but of man. It is men and women who are bounded not to be married and live normal lives like the congregation they serve and preach to. By their own rules, men and women must abstain from sex, which is against nature. Who, in their right mind, would think that Jesus or God would vindicate this??? It is Catholic law. A law created by some idiot when the religion was formed. So what does a priest or nun suppose to do? Hmm, well it's either masturbate or prey on small boys or girls for personal pleasure. Does the Pope really believe sex can be abstained from? Is the Pope, himself, able to refrain? After all, he is a man. A guy who avoided Nazi youth by narrow margins.
Sixteen years ago, Santa Rosa's Catholic Diocese suffered its own mini- sex abuse scandal. The judge at time was Gallagher, who continues to think the Pope is covering up for the many priests under him. The Santa Rosa scandal was in 1994, eight years before the same thing rocked America. In Santa Rosa, the victim was the judge's own son who was molested and preyed upon by priests while at a Catholic Summer Camp. The priest was Gary Timmons, who was convicted and the former pastor of St, Elizabeth's Catholic Church. He served four years in prison and is now a registered sex offender. There would be another nine such cases and finally, and quietly, the Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa, settled for $2.5 million. The church will not disclose to the public whom the other eight pedophile priests are. The priests no longer serve in this area. In 2004, the Catholic Diocese won a court order to keep the names and locations of the priests secret. During the trial, Santa Rosa's second Bishop testified that he did destroy confidential records prior to leaving. Testimony shows that priests within are known to be pedophiles and are not punished to preserve their priesthood, but are relocated to other parishes.
The Santa Rosa Diocese has paid out $25 million to settle most of the victim's suits, nearly financially breaking it. In 2002, nearly two-thirds of the 178 bishops in the US had any pedophile priests under them relocated and reassigned. No bishop has been held accountable.
Still on the Sonoma County's most wanted list is Reverend Xavier Ochoa, another molesting priest in 2006, he fled to Mexico.