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* U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal from the Holy See … one step closer to prison for the pedophile priests who sexually abused children and for the bishops, cardinals and the pope himself who enabled the known pedophiles by cover-up and transfer and pressure on the victims.

Posted by Lew Weinstein on June 29, 2010

RACHEL ZOLL (AP Religion Writer) …

A lawsuit against the Vatican moved forward when the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal from the Holy See.

The high court’s decision not to stop the lawsuit means the clergy sex abuse case will go to trial in an Oregon district court.

Lena had asked the federal courts to throw out the lawsuit. “The Holy See does not pay the salary of the priest, or benefits of the priest, or exercise day-to-day control over the priest, and any of the other factors indicating the presence of an employment relationship,” Lena said.

According to the lawsuit, Ronan, who belonged to a religious order, began abusing boys in the mid-1950s as a priest in the Archdiocese of Armagh, Ireland. He was transferred to Chicago, where he allegedly admitted abusing three boys at St. Philip’s High School.

Ronan was later moved to a parish in Portland, Ore., where he was accused of abusing the person who filed the lawsuit now under appeal. He was removed from the priesthood in 1966, according to the Archdiocese of Portland, and died in 1992.

The case against the Vatican is proceeding as European churches, Vatican officials and Pope Benedict XVI are engulfed by the latest crises over clergy sex abuse.

A separate lawsuit filed in Louisville, Ky., and still in the courts, contends the Vatican is responsible for U.S. bishops who failed to stop priests from molesting children.

Read the entire article at … http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100629/ap_on_re_us/us_supreme_court_clergy_abuse

LMW COMMENT …

one step closer to prison for the pedophile priests who sexually abused children and for the bishops, cardinals and the pope himself who enabled the known pedophiles by cover-up and transfer and pressure on the victims.

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One Response to “* U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal from the Holy See … one step closer to prison for the pedophile priests who sexually abused children and for the bishops, cardinals and the pope himself who enabled the known pedophiles by cover-up and transfer and pressure on the victims.”

  1. Alleluia!

    Put these criminals in jail. And for heaven’s sake; allow the rest of them to have a healthy sexual life. Allow them a partner, girlfriend, or a spouse. These are normal mammalian needs! Allow equality of homosexuals. It’s no longer medieval times. 🙂

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