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SharonClark

(10,022 posts)
Thu Jun 24, 2021, 08:03 AM Jun 2021

Iowa AG's report reviews dozens of 'overwhelming' sex-abuse complaints against Catholic priests

In Iowa as in the rest of the country, the incidence and duration of sexual abuse by clergy “were overwhelming” and the cover-up “extensive” in earlier decades, a report by the Iowa Attorney General’s Office that was released Wednesday concludes.

A yearslong investigation by the office reviewed nearly 50 complaints of sexual abuse against current and former Catholic priests and other officials, including 17 allegations that had never before been reported.
. . .
All of the allegations against Catholic priests fall outside the state's statute of limitations for criminal prosecution. Some, but not all, of those accused are named in lists each diocese maintains of credibly accused priests. Several were already known to be the subject of dozens of accusations.

Three of the clergy named in complaints remain active as priests. The Rev. John Stack, a priest in Clinton, was suspended in 2013 over allegations of abuse in the 1980s, but was reinstated by the Diocese of Davenport in 2016 after a church trial found the charges not proven. Another, Hicks said, is in the Diocese of Sioux City, although it is not clear from the report who that is.
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Complete story here:https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/crime-and-courts/2021/06/23/iowa-attorney-general-report-details-sex-abuse-complaints-against-catholic-priests-cover-up/5326077001/

BTW - AG Miller is a pro-choice Catholic.

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Iowa AG's report reviews dozens of 'overwhelming' sex-abuse complaints against Catholic priests (Original Post) SharonClark Jun 2021 OP
Sort Of Puts The Bishops' Shenanigans Into Perspective, Ma'am The Magistrate Jun 2021 #1
As in malaise Jun 2021 #2
And To You, Ma'am The Magistrate Jun 2021 #3
I don't even hear them - nothing they say matters to me malaise Jun 2021 #5
So a corrupt, abusive "religion" protects sexual abusers, but wants to deny President Biden Comfortably_Numb Jun 2021 #4
Let's send that to the US Council of Catholic Bishops Sanity Claws Jun 2021 #6
'Communion for Biden' diverts attention from the Church protecting child molester priests. keithbvadu2 Jun 2021 #7

The Magistrate

(95,637 posts)
1. Sort Of Puts The Bishops' Shenanigans Into Perspective, Ma'am
Thu Jun 24, 2021, 08:11 AM
Jun 2021

Whited sepulchers, I believe, was the phrase employed....

The Magistrate

(95,637 posts)
3. And To You, Ma'am
Thu Jun 24, 2021, 08:22 AM
Jun 2021

Just starting in on coffee, but t his sort of thing really gets right up my left nostril. The idea Catholic bishops can offer moral leadership is a joke in poor taste.

Comfortably_Numb

(3,949 posts)
4. So a corrupt, abusive "religion" protects sexual abusers, but wants to deny President Biden
Thu Jun 24, 2021, 08:23 AM
Jun 2021

Communion because he supports a woman’s right to control her body. No wonder people are fleeing religion like the plague it truly is. Hypocrites all.

Sanity Claws

(21,913 posts)
6. Let's send that to the US Council of Catholic Bishops
Thu Jun 24, 2021, 09:00 AM
Jun 2021

That should keep them busy on real stuff instead of trying to deny communion to Biden.
How to contact the USCCB:
https://www.usccb.org/contact-us

keithbvadu2

(37,948 posts)
7. 'Communion for Biden' diverts attention from the Church protecting child molester priests.
Thu Jun 24, 2021, 09:19 AM
Jun 2021

'Communion for Biden' diverts attention from the Church protecting child molester priests.

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