POLITICAL observations & opinions

* the Catholic Church … a law unto themselves … where are the prosecutors with the courage to bring charges?

Posted by Lew Weinstein on September 21, 2010

Australian Archbishop George Pell

The Australian reports …

  • THE Catholic Church’s sex abuse commission, set up by then Melbourne archbishop George Pell, apologized and discretely paid thousands.
  • The compensation money went to four victims of alleged pedophile priest Peter Chalk in the late 1990s but the commission has declined to say if it alerted authorities to his whereabouts and status.
  • Chalk has been living in Japan since 1995 when he left his Catholic order, the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, after his alleged victims went to the police after years of inaction over the allegations by some in his order.
  • The Australian last week found the former priest, who had changed his name to Peter Shiraishi, living in Emerald Town, a small village about 2 hours south of Tokyo, where he has been teaching at a local school.

He has never been interviewed

by Australian police about the allegations

and the claims against him were not known

to Japanese police or locals and school authorities

in the area, until now.

Read the entire article at … http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/church-payout-but-cops-unaware/story-e6frg6nf-1225926434880


The Catholic Church refuses to recognize the authority of the state to enforce criminal laws. This will only change when prosecutors have the courage to bring charges against the bishops, cardinals and the pope who enable, participate and coverup such lawbreaking.



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