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Title: Many Abuse Accusations Against Catholic Priests - False
Post by: Irish Hermit on January 12, 2011, 12:22:28 AM
Here is something really happy to start off the New Year... It also has a bearing on the Orthodox.  The trail of Archbishop Seraphim (Storheim) commenced on Monday in a Canadian court.

Fr Ambrose
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Where's the Media? L.A. Attorney Declares Many Abuse Accusations Against
Catholic Priests Are 'Entirely False'
By Dave Pierre | January 02, 2011 | 20:02

In a stunning ten-page declaration recently submitted to the Los Angeles
County Superior Court, veteran attorney Donald H. Steier stated that his
investigations into claims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests have
uncovered vast fraud and that his probes have revealed that many accusations
are completely false.


Read more:
http://www.newsbusters.org:80/blogs/dave-pierre/2011/01/02/wheres-media-la-atty-declares-many-abuse-accusations-against-catholic-p#ixzz1Amx64c98
Title: Re: Many Abuse Accusations Against Catholic Priests - False
Post by: Asteriktos on January 12, 2011, 12:28:30 AM
If true... on the one hand, certainly I'm glad that not as many people were abused...  but to claim such a thing if it didn't happen... that's not something that should be joked about, let alone lied about for financial gain >:(
Title: Re: Many Abuse Accusations Against Catholic Priests - False
Post by: Aindriú on January 12, 2011, 11:33:37 AM
Yeah, I remember hearing about this a couple weeks ago. Basically, you've got too many gold-diggers who heard (I got money out of it) and went for it, not caring who they took down for their greed.
Title: Re: Many Abuse Accusations Against Catholic Priests - False
Post by: minasoliman on January 12, 2011, 11:44:52 AM
There should be an addendum to the laws:  Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy millstone-prone neighbor, or else a millstone around thy neck will be better for you too, if not replacing their necks!
Title: Re: Many Abuse Accusations Against Catholic Priests - False
Post by: Aindriú on January 12, 2011, 11:45:54 AM
There should be an addendum to the laws:  Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy millstone-prone neighbor, or else a millstone around thy neck will be better for you too, if not replacing their necks!

Not all accusations were against guilty men...
Title: Re: Many Abuse Accusations Against Catholic Priests - False
Post by: minasoliman on January 12, 2011, 12:03:12 PM
There should be an addendum to the laws:  Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy millstone-prone neighbor, or else a millstone around thy neck will be better for you too, if not replacing their necks!

Not all accusations were against guilty men...

I should word it differently.  More like, the millstone you present against them has to be put around somebody  ;)
Title: Re: Many Abuse Accusations Against Catholic Priests - False
Post by: Aindriú on January 12, 2011, 12:07:20 PM
There should be an addendum to the laws:  Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy millstone-prone neighbor, or else a millstone around thy neck will be better for you too, if not replacing their necks!

Not all accusations were against guilty men...

I should word it differently.  More like, the millstone you present against them has to be put around somebody  ;)

Oh, lol.  8)
Title: Re: Many Abuse Accusations Against Catholic Priests - False
Post by: podkarpatska on January 12, 2011, 12:28:54 PM
Here is something really happy to start off the New Year... It also has a bearing on the Orthodox.  The trail of Archbishop Seraphim (Storheim) commenced on Monday in a Canadian court.

Fr Ambrose
____________________________________
Where's the Media? L.A. Attorney Declares Many Abuse Accusations Against
Catholic Priests Are 'Entirely False'
By Dave Pierre | January 02, 2011 | 20:02

In a stunning ten-page declaration recently submitted to the Los Angeles
County Superior Court, veteran attorney Donald H. Steier stated that his
investigations into claims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests have
uncovered vast fraud and that his probes have revealed that many accusations
are completely false.


Read more:
http://www.newsbusters.org:80/blogs/dave-pierre/2011/01/02/wheres-media-la-atty-declares-many-abuse-accusations-against-catholic-p#ixzz1Amx64c98


This is good news and, frankly, not unexpected. All too often in this world, guilt by association tars many innocent people.
Title: Re: Many Abuse Accusations Against Catholic Priests - False
Post by: elijahmaria on January 12, 2011, 02:41:14 PM
If true... on the one hand, certainly I'm glad that not as many people were abused...  but to claim such a thing if it didn't happen... that's not something that should be joked about, let alone lied about for financial gain >:(

It makes a mockery of those who truly were damaged as children.  I was telling Father Ambrose that for many of us this "news" comes as no surprise.    So many priest's lives ruined, and many of us can name a few of them.  It is why the Church is so careful and does not simply lash out the way the rest of the world does.  But it is done now.  I hope the world is happy.