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Pedophilia is bad enough

Peter Jamison, SF Weekly, 5/25/11 treats the pedophile scandal so well submerged for decades by the decadent Jesuits. All should read this horrifying article (Let Him Prey) to appreciate the utter lack of moral character in this formerly great institution. Words cannot express our disgust at how these godly men covered the crimes of such as the convicted Donald McGuire.

But Jamison refers almost off-handedly to these same Jesuits’ involvement in a crime of far greater scope and effect, against the salvation of the entire Catholic population. Look at Jamison’s [partial] list.

“… The boy and the priest had allegedly looked at pornographic magazines, masturbated, and taken showers together. The family took this devastating news to an esteemed San Francisco priest, Joseph Fessio, who, like McGuire, had once been a teacher at the University of San Francisco.”

“Fessio runs the Ignatius Press, a Catholic publishing house … that is the primary English-language publisher of the pope's [Ratzinger’s] writings. [Fessio was once Ratzinger’s student, and continues to follow the same outrageous theology, which he lucratively continues to publish.] He and McGuire shared a reputation for doctrinal orthodoxy. McGuire, for his part, was a cleric of worldwide renown, functioning as adviser and confessor to Mother Teresa. While family members considered reporting the abuse to secular authorities, Fessio urged them to stay quiet until he could confer with Jesuit higher-ups.”

McGuire’s “Jesuit bosses in Chicago … ordered him to undergo a residential treatment program at a psychiatric hospital for priests. In about seven months, McGuire was released and returned to active ministry. He continued to prey on other children for the next nine years.”

“John Hardon, a now-deceased Jesuit priest who is being formally considered for sainthood by the Vatican, advocated on McGuire's behalf after he was caught allegedly molesting one Bay Area boy, and sought to downplay the significance of McGuire's sexual abuse. Records suggest Hardon's involvement might have led to McGuire's premature emergence from psychiatric treatment and resumption of ministerial duties.”

“Daly recorded this progress in September 1993. But McGuire's therapeutic program was about to take a turn. In November, McGuire was visited at Saint John Vianney by John Hardon, a laconic Jesuit whose rigid orthodoxy [!] … Like McGuire, he worked with Mother Teresa, the … nun who established humanitarian convents throughout the world.”

“Dennis O'Hara McGuire‘s therapist, saw Hardon's presence as an obstacle to McGuire's treatment. ‘Despite what John [Hardon] said about psychotherapy, he does not believe in it ... and does not see Don in need of this kind of treatment,’ O'Hara reported. ‘He sees Don more as a victim, which ... fed Don's denial.’ He described Hardon as an ‘advocate’ for his troubled fellow priest. An internal summary of McGuire's history later created by the Jesuits describes a November 1993 letter Hardon wrote to the Chicago Province in which he ‘downplayed Don's very real sexual problems.’”

“Hardon rose to prominence within the church before his death in 2000. He was close to Pope Paul VI [impossible for a genuine theologian], and consulted on the writing of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, a summation of doctrine edited by then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI. In 2005, a formal inquiry was initiated into whether Hardon should be made a saint.” [This cannot escape the same absurdity as Wojtyla’s “beatification” for the same reason. The aforesaid “catechism” is a major means of imposing Vatican II’s “pastoral improvements” on the “Church.”]

“Robert McDermott, a priest from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, is the ‘postulator,’ or chief researcher and advocate, for the cause of Hardon's canonization. He was not aware of the role Hardon played in the McGuire affair before SF Weekly provided him with documents detailing the late priest's involvement. McDermott said it is the closest Hardon has come to being implicated in a pedophilia scandal, though the record does not conclusively show how his actions influenced the Jesuits' handling of McGuire.”

“‘They were both working for Mother Teresa. That might have been a common bond. But I don't know why he didn't take a harder line on this,’ McDermott says. ‘I'm a little puzzled at this, but beyond that, I don't know what to say.’”

“McGuire left Saint John Vianney two months after Hardon's visit. In a January 1994 memo, Provincial Schaeffer wrote a resigned memo describing his ‘extremely difficult’ debriefing with the returning priest. … ‘It is clear that the basics are not going to change here,’ Schaeffer wrote. ‘Don McGuire is going to try to continue to lead his life as independently as possible.’”

“In the wake of the McGuire scandal, the Chicago Province adopted a policy of reporting all abuse allegations to ‘civil authorities.’ George Wesolek, spokesman for the Archdiocese of San Francisco, likewise said it is the church's policy to fully comply with California's mandated reporting laws. Yet earlier this month, Cardinal William Levada – former San Francisco archbishop … now prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, one of the most powerful positions in the Roman Catholic Church – issued a letter requesting that bishops around the world draw up new guidelines on how to respond to child sex abuse.” [Would a straight priest become Archbishop of San Francisco? Or a straight archbishop be promoted to replace Ratzinger in his own acquiescence in hiding the pedophile problem? Ratzinger, if we recall, headed the investigation for years, and had processed only twenty per cent of the cases – with what appreciable result? Recall also that seventy per cent of the U.S. Episcopal Conference is queer, as we have cited.]

“On the heels of McGuire's experiences in the criminal justice system, a form of ecclesiastical justice was, belatedly, delivered. In June 2007, McGuire was officially removed from membership in the Society of Jesus. In February 2008, the Vatican defrocked him. He had been an ordained Catholic priest for 47 years. He spent the last two of those years, and his final 16 months as a Jesuit – still serving humanity, in theory, for the greater glory of God – as a criminally convicted child molester.“


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