The Pedophile Sex Crisis in the Catholic Church Continues, Despite All Efforts by the Vatican to Make You Think Otherwise

Anyone who has watched network or cable news, read a newspaper, logged on to a blog or a news website in the past couple of weeks has been inundated with information of the Catholic Sex Crisis.  (I keep calling it a crisis, because "scandal" just doesn't start to cover it. )  New revelations of bishops… Continue reading The Pedophile Sex Crisis in the Catholic Church Continues, Despite All Efforts by the Vatican to Make You Think Otherwise

Circling the Bishops’ Wagons… SNAP Midwest Press Release

I am not one for press releases.  This one, however, crystalized many of the thoughts I have been trying to sort out this week. Please give it a careful read. For immediate release: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 Statement by Peter Isely, Midwest Director of SNAP, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (414-429-7259) America's bishops… Continue reading Circling the Bishops’ Wagons… SNAP Midwest Press Release

South Dakota HB 1104 Signed into Law

As an update to an earlier post, according to the South Dakota Legislature website, the Governor of South Dakota signed HB 1104 into law on 23 March 2010. South Dakota is now, officially, a haven for pedophiles and their apologists. I think Mount Rushmore  and the Black Hills just fell off my bucket list. To… Continue reading South Dakota HB 1104 Signed into Law

Looking for Survivors of Peter J. Dunne, Archdiocese of Philadelphia

I recieved an email today from a SNAP leader up in Pennsylvania. A survivor in Iowa is looking for information on the predator that abused him as a child. The name of the predator priest is Peter J. Dunne of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. This particular priest is a real piece of work. I am… Continue reading Looking for Survivors of Peter J. Dunne, Archdiocese of Philadelphia

The Holy Vader’s Letter to Ireland (or, Vatican example of passive aggressive prose)

From the Death Star (Vatican): Emperor, oops, POPE Benedict XVI  has issued a pastoral letter to the people of Ireland concerning the findings of two reports commissioned by the Government of Ireland.  The letter was meant to be a way of communicating with  the faithful in Ireland on the never-ending sex crisis in the church.  Pope… Continue reading The Holy Vader’s Letter to Ireland (or, Vatican example of passive aggressive prose)

Status of South Dakota HB 1104

The South Dakota legislature passed HB 1104 severely limiting the civil avenues for victims of child sexual abuse by creating harsh a harsh statute of limitations. The text of the bill is available from an earlier post on this blog. The South Dakota Legislature has a tracking site for all bills working through the State… Continue reading Status of South Dakota HB 1104

St. Patricks Day, a day of solidarity with Irish Victims of Clergy Sexual Crisis

This weekend in over 30 locations around the country, survivors of sexual abuse at the hands of clergy members will be gathering in solidarity with victims of abuse in Ireland and around the world. Organized by SNAP, these vigils are intended to bring awareness to the ongoing problems of Catholic Clergy preying on children and… Continue reading St. Patricks Day, a day of solidarity with Irish Victims of Clergy Sexual Crisis