• a_leah

    I will always wonder if someone had this victim killed in order to keep him from testifying in court.

    • cj99.willingness99@gmail.com

      I’d be surprised if that didn’t happen.

    • DPierre

      If you people actually believe that, it is time to get off the computer and get some fresh air.

      Really.

      -

      • Arekushieru

        Um, it IS easier to believe than not. After all, they covered up other seriously horrific crimes, murder would JUST be one more. Seriously. Learn to read.

  • cj99.willingness99@gmail.com

    A very real reason for victims not reporting is not only the humiliation and fear of being further victimized by not being believed is the threats of “hellfire & damnation” if they did tell anyone.

    • DPierre

      And you know this … how?

      -

      • Arekushieru

        And you know that they do NOT do this… how…? Oops. Did I actually use logic to refute you, something you enablers have no way to understand?

  • SNAPJudy

    quoted: “One of the main arguments the Catholic
    Conference has made against the window legislation is that over time, evidence
    is lost or cant be found.”

    — Not true… the evidence is located in the diocese “secret
    archives” vault.

    Ask yourself this question: “Why is it that every single Catholic diocese
    in the world is mandated by church law to maintain a “secret
    archives”..?

    It is a vault which only the bishop or a high ranking church official has the
    key to access it. This vault is what they keep their documents relating to
    priests who have sexually abused minors and documents of other “thou shalt
    nots”.

    There should never have to be such a thing as a “secret
    archives”.. The church officials including the pope are not living
    their lives in integrity. And the lies will eventually come pouring out, after
    so many, many innocent lives have been ruined and damaged. This does not have
    to happen.

    –The only way to stop the horrible sex abuse and cover up of these crimes
    within the church, is to open all the secret archives vaults and let everything
    come flowing out.
    –The only way to claim transparency is to start over, and then throw away all of those
    empty vaults, they are not needed to do the right thing to protect our kids
    today.

    Victims deserve to have their day in court, no matter how long ago they were
    sexually abused.

    Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director, USA,
    636-433-2511. snapjudy@gmail.com,
    “SNAP (The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests)

  • mference

    Attention Pittsburgh College & High School Students:

    If you are drugged, raped or sodomized by a priest from the Pittsburgh Diocese

    DO NOT CALL 911.

    (Unless you want to help with a cover-up.)

    Is 911 the Pittsburgh Diocese’s Cover-Up Hotline?
    By Mike Ference

    In 1987, former Catholic priest John Wellinger, pastor of Holy Spirit
    Church in West Mifflin, PA, part of the Pittsburgh Diocese, allegedly
    drugged a teenage
    student attending the University of Pittsburgh.
    The crime allegedly took place in the student’s apartment that he shared
    with his brother, also a student at
    Pitt. Knocked out for hours, he intuitively called 911 when he woke.

    Sadly, that simply extended the nightmare.

    Running into the street to meet the paramedics, the student was taken
    to the Presbyterian University Hospital emergency room (now University
    of Pittsburgh
    Medical Center). He was admitted — but never examined.

    Unconscious for hours due to being given an unknown drug by someone he
    believed had bad intentions — yet no doctor bothered to examine him?

    It’s hard to imagine why medical personnel sworn to care for others in
    need would decide not to help this student. Until we consider the
    lengths that church officials have gone to in covering up cases of
    sexual abuse involving priests, all around the world.

    Could it
    be that the 911 call triggered an alert to the Pittsburgh Diocese that
    one of their own had harmed a student? Did Diocesan officials then
    pressure
    hospital officials to avoid contact? Why did the student
    receive no medical attention at Presbyterian University Hospital that
    day? Who paid the bill? These are all questions that I have asked of
    Paul Woods, Vice President & Chief Communications Officer at UPMC.
    (To verify my story, Mr. Woods can be contacted at 412-647-6647 or by
    cell at 412-352-2058.)

    To learn how I got involved in this
    story in the first place, you could contact former city of Clairton
    Public Safety Director William Scully. During another
    possible
    cover-up — this one involving a near-fatal shooting of my son in 1987 by
    a boy who then killed himself and may also have been a victim of
    Wellinger — Scully gave me handwritten notes that were almost identical
    to the information I later received from the Pitt student who was
    drugged and probably assaulted. These days, you can reach Scully at
    ALCOSAN, one of Pittsburgh’s most corrupt government agencies, at
    412-766-4810. He is the director of security — which means he guards
    poop. (recently I have learned that Bill Scully is no longer employed by
    ALCOSAN.)

    I still have Scully’s notes — given to me in the
    presence of a witness — as well as a transcript of an interview with a
    woman from Holy Spirit Church who warned the Pittsburgh Diocese about
    Wellinger but was turned away and labeled a gossip-hound. There’s a
    paper trail from the Pittsburgh Diocese to the victim’s father, too.

    In short, although I am careful to use the term “alleged” in cases like
    the Pitt student’s, or the boy who tried to kill my son, there is
    plenty of evidence to verify these stories. And, in my own experience,
    abuse involving priests like Wellinger seems to be almost common
    knowledge for many in our region.

    As an alumni of the
    University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, I assure you I have no
    ax to grind with the school. I’m searching for truth and justice — as I
    have during more than 25 years of investigating clergy abuse and
    corruption in the Pittsburgh Diocese and PA government. These efforts
    have not been in vain. Pressure from myself and others has helped force
    the Pittsburgh Diocese to send out warning letters concerning three
    clerics in the past year: Father Michael LeDoux, former headmaster at
    Serra Catholic High School, Brother Kenneth Ghastin, former monk and
    teacher at Serra Catholic High School, and
    Father John Wellinger, former assistant at St. James Parish in Wilkinsburg.

    For more details, please contact me at 412-233-5491.

    • DPierre

      “In 1987 …” Whoa.

      Hold on a second. You mean OVER A QUARTER OF A CENTURY AGO?!?

      Give me a break …

      • mference

        I’m sure there are more victims of John Wellinger still scared to reveal their stories. Pittsburgh, and PA in general is not very kid-friendly. Google Cash for Kids as a starter.

        Also, another priest Father Sotak used drugs to knock out a seminarian from the Pittsburgh Diocese. I’m sure there were other priest who did the same thing. The truth is important, except to the Catholic Church.

  • carolineredbrook

    The charges should not be dropped, but rather upped to First Degree Murder as it is obvious that it was the abuse that set this poor unfortunate young man on the path to self-destruction! Accused pedophiles like this priest, Sylvain Kustyan, Jerry Sandusky, etc. (and their enablers) must be apprehended before they have years to continue to destroy young lives. Sandusky is now safely behind bars. But unfortunately, Kustyan, who has been formally charged with two counts each of 1st Degree Sodomy and Sexual Abuse of a ten-year-old little boy, fled to avoid imminent arrest. Kustyan, formerly of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Hermin/ Mazingarbe, France, is now a fugitive from the law. Perpetrators condemn their victims to a lifetime of emotional and psychological trauma and often permanent physical ailments as well. Since the average pedophile has 300 different victims in their lifetime and since the recidivism rate among pedophiles is virtually 100% and since there is no effective treatment and no known cure, they and their enablers must be stopped ASAP!

  • http://plumstchili.blogspot.com/ Plum Dumpling

    Your question? The answer is YES.

  • GinaS13

    I don’t understand the “Statue of Limitations” when it comes for children.

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