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This is really disgusting.........I've about had it with the Bishop of  Rome and his plethora of pedophiles. Hopping Mad

As far as I'm concerned, if they don't start hanging these child-rapists from the top of their citadels, then they ain't doing nothing in my book and sold their souls to the devil. >sad

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0...=rss-world



Priest Sex-Abuse Case Hits Church of Pope's Adviser
By Alessandra Pieracci and Giacomo Galeazzi / La Stampa / Worldcrunch Thursday, May 19, 2011 

Pope Benedict XVI





This post is in partnership with Worldcrunch, a new global news site that translates stories of note in foreign languages into English. The article below was originally published in the leading Italian daily La Stampa.

(GENOA) — The latest sex-abuse case to rock the Catholic Church is unfolding in the archdiocese of an influential Italian Cardinal who has been working with Pope Benedict XVI on reforms to respond to prior scandals of pedophile priests.

Father Riccardo Seppia, a 51-year-old parish priest in the village of Sastri Ponente, near Genoa, was arrested last Friday, May 13, on pedophilia and drug charges. Investigators say that in tapped mobile-phone conversations, Seppia asked a Moroccan drug dealer to arrange sexual encounters with young and vulnerable boys. "I do not want 16-year-old boys but younger. Fourteen-year-olds are O.K. Look for needy boys who have family issues," he allegedly said. Genoa Archbishop Angelo Bagnasco, who is the head of the Italian Bishops Conference, had been working with Benedict to establish a tough new worldwide policy, released this week, on how bishops should handle accusations of priestly sex abuse.
(Read "Vatican Gets Tough on Child Abuse but Not Tough Enough.)


Bagnasco said that when he met the Pope this weekend, he "asked for a particular blessing for my archdiocese" in light of the alleged crimes, adding that "like every father toward a son [feels] great pain in seeing a priest who is not faithful to his vocation."

Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi praised Bagnasco's handling of the Sastri Ponente case, lauding its "timeliness and competence." On Saturday, May 14, the Cardinal visited the Santo Spirito church, where Seppia was the parish priest.

According to investigators, Seppia told a friend — a former seminarian and barman who is currently under investigation — that the town's malls were the best places to entice minors. In tapped phone conversations the two cursed and swore against God. The priest is charged with having attempted to kiss and touch an underage altar boy and of having exchanged cocaine for sexual intercourse with boys over 18.
(See inside Benedict XVI's daily life.)

Seppia's defense lawyers are expected to argue that those conversations — monitored since Oct. 20, 2010 — were just words, sex games that were played by adults. It was just a game even when he claimed to have "kissed on the mouth" a 15-year-old altar boy, according to the defense.

On Monday, May 16, during formal questioning by Genoa's investigating magistrate Annalisa Giacalone, Seppia chose not to respond. The magistrate decided to keep him in custody to avoid a risk of relapse or tampering with evidence. Defense attorney Paolo Bonanni said the defense wants to evaluate all the charges, reserving the right to respond to public prosecutor Stefano Puppo in the coming days.

Questioned by the investigators, the altar boy reportedly confirmed the attempted kiss. Another male minor who, according to the investigators, was stalked with messages and pressing invitations, will be questioned soon. Psychologists are helping Carabinieri police officers obtain testimony from the alleged victims. "The boys are ashamed to talk and to admit what happened," says one of the investigators. The evidence amounts to at least 50 messages and phone calls. In the tapped phone conversations, the drug dealer contacted the boys and gave their phone numbers to the priest, who paid them with cocaine or 50 euros each time for sexual intercourse.
(Read "Controversial Study Links Catholic Abuse to '60s Culture and Church Hierarchy but Offers Few Solutions.")

"[The investigators] made us listen to that man saying terrifying things about our children. Things so terrible that I cannot repeat them," a father of one of the boys said.

Investigators are also examining three confiscated computers: the priest allegedly looked for partners via chat as well.

Seppia is currently being kept in a confinement cell in a Genoa prison. He met the jail's priest and psychologist. "He has read the newspapers, and he is pained by his parishioners' comments," says his lawyer. The investigation is ongoing.



Read more: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0...z1NaponX1U
Forget the NO... it's this stuff that really makes me question what we're doing here.

(Not really. But it makes me feel so unsure of the Church.)
(05-27-2011, 06:17 PM)Melita Wrote: [ -> ]Forget the NO...

. . .

But it makes me feel so unsure of the Church.)

Well, I wouldn't say it makes me question the latter, but I can't say the same of the former.
Matthew 7:16 Wrote:By their fruits you shall know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
(05-27-2011, 06:22 PM)INPEFESS Wrote: [ -> ]
(05-27-2011, 06:17 PM)Melita Wrote: [ -> ]Forget the NO...

. . .

But it makes me feel so unsure of the Church.)

Well, I wouldn't say it makes me question the latter, but I can't say the same of the former.
Matthew 7:16 Wrote:By their fruits you shall know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

So you're saying that this never used to happen pre-V2?
When do we get to the point where we say "You know, this isn't an individual problem. This is an institutional one."

When do we start realizing that the Church is corrupt? I'm not talking about liturgical preferences; I'm talking about diabolical people running our Church. It is becoming so obvious that the Black Mass mentioned in Windswept House really happened.
(05-27-2011, 06:27 PM)Melita Wrote: [ -> ]
(05-27-2011, 06:22 PM)INPEFESS Wrote: [ -> ]
(05-27-2011, 06:17 PM)Melita Wrote: [ -> ]Forget the NO...

. . .

But it makes me feel so unsure of the Church.)

Well, I wouldn't say it makes me question the latter, but I can't say the same of the former.
Matthew 7:16 Wrote:By their fruits you shall know them. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

So you're saying that this never used to happen pre-V2?

Not to this degree, absolutely not. Almost every case of this entire scandal occurred post-VII. But in the event that it did happen, it was dealt with swiftly, competently, and severely. This is what happens when you replace God with modern psychology. The worship of God produces good fruit; the worship of man produces pure evil.

“I am worried by the Blessed Virgin’s messages to Lucy of Fatima. This persistence of Mary about the dangers which menace the Church is a Divine warning against the suicide of altering the Faith, in Her liturgy, Her theology and Her soul...I hear all around me innovators who wish to dismantle the Sacred Chapel, destroy the universal flame of the true Faith of the Church, reject Her ornaments and make Her feel remorse for Her historical past.

“A day will come when the civilized world will deny its God, when the Church will doubt as Peter doubted. She will be tempted to believe that man has become God. In our churches, Christians will search in vain for the red lamp where God awaits them. Like Mary Magdalene, weeping before the empty tomb, they will ask, ‘Where have they taken Him?’” Pope Pius XII
(05-27-2011, 06:33 PM)damooster Wrote: [ -> ]When do we get to the point where we say "You know, this isn't an individual problem. This is an institutional one."

When do we start realizing that the Church is corrupt?

Not until there comes a time when all the sand is gone.
Does anyone else have the feeling that this will all end in allowing married men to enter the priesthood? Of course they wouldn't reach the episcopacy, for even in the East only unmarried men can be bishops.

But then celibacy isn't the problem....Homosexual pederasty is the problem. And it just keeps happening.. Sick. 
(05-27-2011, 06:46 PM)StrictCatholicGirl Wrote: [ -> ]Does anyone else have the feeling that this will all end in allowing married men to enter the priesthood? Of course they wouldn't reach the episcopacy, for even in the East only unmarried men can be bishops.

I've been wondering about this a lot, mostly because of the amount of faith placed in modern psychology.

I've even anticipated the countless 20-something-page-long FE threads debating whether it's reconcilable or not . . .
St. Peter Damian wrote a book about this stuff a millenium ago:  The Book of Gomorrah.

It is the mystery of iniquity.  Do not stare at it too long or try too hard to understand it.  Fight it with the truth and with holiiness of life.
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