posted on Oct, 19 2009 @ 06:13 AM
A former priest, now defrocked, was jailed for repeatedly sexually abusing his grandnephew. Francis DeLuca now has over 30 people claiming to have
been abused by him and there's over 50 others with reports of other priests.
The diocese is bankrupting itself rather than come good with the cash to pay for it's mistakes.
Thomas Neuberger, an attorney representing 88 alleged victims, said the diocese's action may mean some sick and ageing victims — some who claim they
were abused when they were as young as 8 — could die before getting their day in court.
It will also tie up important documents and potentially critical evidence as bankruptcy gets priority and the alleged abuse cases will get
It's alleged that the diocese has paid more than $6.2 million since 2002 to settle sexual abuse lawsuits outside of court and the Catholic church
itself has spent upwards of $2.6 billion since 1950.
To me it's unclear why the Vatican proper doesn't foot the bill, but I'm sure they've sorted out the franchise so that they aren't accountable for
anything done in their name.
The whole affair is very uncatholic and reeks of absolute corruption.
Any and all thoughts are welcome, I can't reply back however due to posting restrictions upon my account - but know I am reading them and I'm sure my
sentiment will be shared by other members.
(visit the link for the full news article)