Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Advocates: Missouri Investigation Of KCMO Catholic Sex Assaults Incomplete



A disgraceful Kansas City Catholic legacy of abuse continues to undermine attempts at reconciliation.

Here's a roundup of advocacy today as victims and their advocates continue to press their concerns.

Checkit:

STL: Missouri's stilted probe of clergy abuse must not be the last word on the issue.

Money line:

This progress toward justice is at best minimal.

A dozen possible prosecutions looks like a token next to the 74 criminal investigations underway in Kansas, which has less than half Missouri’s population. Could it be because the Missouri investigation left out the Jesuits and other orders that are home to a significant portion of Catholic clergy? Or that investigators contacted few if any of the Missouri activists and attorneys who have focused for years on clergy abuse and could have offered deep and relevant expertise?

Most problematic is Schmitt’s failure to investigate the church leadership’s protection of the priests, saying it wasn’t part of his “mandate.” Isn’t it always part of the attorney general’s mandate to confront criminal activity — which failure to report child abuse very much is? As Kansas City attorney Rebecca Randles, who specializes in these cases, told us: “There is no way to address this issue without addressing the cover-up.”

More local reporting . . .

Show-Me Advocacy

Survivors of abusive priests call for changes

I WANT TO SEE JUSTICE NOW KELEIGH: TOM VIVIANO IS A SURVIVOR OF SEX ABUSE WITHIN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. HE AND OTHERS LIKE HIM SAY THE ABUSE IS WORSE ON ONE SIDE OF THE STATE LINE THEY ARE NOT IN JAIL IN FACT MY PERPETRATOR IS TWO BLOCKS AWAY FROM THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.


Local Outcry

Survivors group wants Missouri to do more to investigate Catholic church

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A survivors group wants Missouri to do more to investigate claims of sex abuse in the Catholic Church. The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests says an attorney general's investigation into the problem is incomplete.


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15 comments:

Anonymous said...

You want to solve the problems for good?

Take away a Church's tax exempt status for every priest that harms a young person. There will never be another case in the U.S.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ +100

Anonymous said...

There hasn't been a problem in the Catholic Church since the 80s. Problem now is everywhere else that got a free pass because everyone is replaying the same shit from the same asshats for 30 years.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ Ratigan case was in 2011-2013. That's not the 80s.

Anonymous said...

you peoples is stupid. we will rape your kids whenever we want. you cant do nothing. Signed, A Priest.

Anonymous said...

Most members of SNAP are homosexuals. The homosexual community will never accept that the catholic church is doing everything that they have been asked to do in rooting out bad clerics. The homosexual community hates the catholic church's existence and they are waging a war against it's existence. It is time to stop these homosexuals and say to them "we've gone back 75 years in investigating, hired investigators that are professionals and you still are not satisfied. What do you want, public crucifixions? How about public stoning of homosexuals? one for one, let's begin with you"

Anonymous said...

Them Catholic kids must really be cute.

Anonymous said...

@ 11:13 - Then the lawyers and journalists.

Anonymous said...

Try it @11:13, and the good Christian people of this Country will bring down the Catholic Church around your ears.

You damned Idol Worshipers need to leave your "Church" Cult and come back to God.

Anonymous said...

Ratigan case was about a perv taking underwear pics. The "victims" didn't even know until their parents told them. Only pics he had that were more than that were likely relatives since the congregation generally doesn't hand their 2 year old to the priest to change a diaper. The #1 source of sexual abuse is a relative making the Ratigan case an outlier in multiple respects.

Anonymous said...

You know Priests have raped girls vaginally and gotten them pregnant. Then told them to have abortions or helped them get them. That's about as far from a true religion as you can get. Even the devil would be hard pressed to come up with something worse for a little girl. The catholic church does not follow God. They believe in Mary (virgin birth), but ignore the biblical fact that Abraham and Sarah had a (virgin birth) son when they were aged 99. So a second virgin birth happened but they don't worship sara. Even though her son gave rise to the jewish people and later to Mary. The catholic church is the devils religion. The gates of the catholic church are a portal to hell

Anonymous said...

^^^^ ohhhhh you are reading translations and the phrase 'virgin birth' is debated.

All churches attempt to be bastions of security, sanity at society's relatively best, and longevity while previous societies skewered each other present societies bomb each other into zombie societies at a variety of scales, then they wander by the instructions of the boy scouts, UN, pepsi, or the church.

Anonymous said...

bible folks can be annoying, all this drama about adam and eve when really it is a story about puberty. that's all, puberty.

Anonymous said...

the snake is that devil penis and the apple the crunchy vulva. kids, when you play with that you going to scream like hell when jr arrives.

Anonymous said...

Schmitt begged Parson to make him AG and he's already fucking up which leaves abuse victims with no justice. Republican politics at its finest !