Original AmChurch National Review [clergy sexual abuse] Board members ask for mandate to investigate bishops 

Catholic World News – 9/4/18
Members of the original National Review Board created by the US bishops at their Dallas meeting in 2002 have asked the US bishops’ conference to re-appoint them, so that they might investigate the scandal surrounding former cardinal McCarrick. “We were never given the power to investigate the bishops,” the panel members wrote in an open letter.

Illinois Judge Anne Burke, who once chaired they lay board, signed the letter on behalf of the group. Burke replaced the original chairman, Governor Frank Keating, who resigned, complaining that bishops were interfering with the board’s work.

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11 comments on “Original AmChurch National Review [clergy sexual abuse] Board members ask for mandate to investigate bishops 

  1. The question is: Would anyone trust the US Bishops to form a “National Review Board” to investigate themselves? I doubt that in today’s world that would happen.

  2. No one should trust the US Bishops with anything. On the Download today on Church Militant , the panel outlined the deceit and deception by the bishops in bringing all the homo priests in from South America. Two of Cupich’s finest were caught in a car next to a school playground performing a sex act on each other yesterday and were arrested. All the sexual perversion in the Church is still going on , because it is protected and encouraged from the top. All bishops have been compromised , none are to be trusted , and independent law enforcement agencies in conjunction with the DOJ should start an investigation of the Catholic Church in America with regards to sex abuse allegations ! The worst dioceses were Chicago, Newark, Buffalo, Paterson, Hartford et al. The Buffalo Diocese was where the sexual abuse of a six year old took place , observed by a seminarian , who turned in the priest , and then the seminarian was fired , and the priest is still getting a paycheck 25 yeas later. Apparently Buffalo has been a cesspool for a very long time. The list goes on.

  3. Skipper, my former home diocese was a Revolutionary Petri dish, going back to the 80s, at least. “Altered girlies,” inclusive language, sod “priests” dropping in on parishes wearing earrings and extolling sod “coolness,” diocesan “priests” sharing upscale apartments in common instead of living in rectories, et cetera were part of the regular scenery. My guess is that the old fashioned nature of Buffalo with its high Italian, Irish, Polish and German Catholic family legacy was being targeted for subversive disruption since V2.
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    Despite that, I know a goodly number of priests there who never gave in and were solidly Catholic throughout it all.

    • Sad ! The incident with the six year old really bothers me ! No reason anyone should get away with this kind of treatment to a child ! Or should anyone let it happen ! The priest who did this belongs in jail ,along with the bishop! The kid is ruined for life and the priest keeps getting paid ! Who knows where the Homo bishop is ? This really,pisses me off !

  4. Just sweep Frank Keating under the rug and start another lay council. Absolute ka ka. Keating tried to do something, and let the bishops have it for their clamming up.

    Refusing to Recant, Keating Resigns as Church Panel Chief
    NYT 2003

    Refusing to back down from his blunt words about Roman Catholic bishops, Frank Keating, former governor of Oklahoma, resigned yesterday as chairman of the church-appointed panel that is seeking to resolve the sexual abuse scandal involving priests and minors.

    ”I make no apology,” said Mr. Keating, who compared some bishops to ”La Cosa Nostra” last week, suggesting that they were continuing to cover up the extent of molestation by members of the clergy.

    His comments drew immediate condemnation from the archbishop of Los Angeles, Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, as well as from members of Mr. Keating’s own panel, the National Review Board. The board was appointed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to monitor compliance with anti-abuse policies established a year ago by the bishops.

    In a letter to Bishop Wilton D. Gregory, president of the conference and the man who appointed him, Mr. Keating said he had intended to give up the job after his first year anyway; the position has no time limit. But he came under swift pressure to step down immediately because of the comments. Cardinal Mahony said he and other bishops would raise questions at the bishops’ semiannual meeting this week in St. Louis about Mr. Keating’s comments.

    For the time being, the board’s vice chairwoman, Anne M. Burke, will take over as leader. She is a justice of the Illinois appellate court.

    The resignation letter sounded the same law-and-order note that Mr. Keating, a former prosecutor and F.B.I. agent, has used from the beginning. That tone had set him at odds with other members of the board, which is made up of prominent Catholics and includes lawyers, business figures, a psychiatrist and a former White House chief of staff, Leon E. Panetta.

    The church, he said in the letter, is a ”home to Christ’s people.”

    ”It is not a criminal enterprise,” Mr. Keating said. ”It does not condone and cover up criminal activity. It does not follow a code of silence. My remarks, which some bishops found offensive, were deadly accurate. I make no apology.

    ”To resist grand jury subpoenas, to suppress the names of offending clerics, to deny, to obfuscate, to explain away; that is the model of a criminal organization, not my church.”

    A spokesman said Mr. Keating would not elaborate on his letter, which was released by the bishops conference.

    When they were read the comments, several board members expressed dismay over what they called an excoriating tone.

    ”Wow!” said Dr. Paul McHugh, the psychiatrist on the board. ”O.K., well, I don’t see that behavior on the part of bishops at the moment. They’re a chastened group.”
    [Hahahaha – a gaslighting psychiatrist – Cyprian]

  5. Here’s an excerpt from a recent interview of Keating.

    Frank Keating On The Catholic Bishops Today
    By Rod Dreher • August 10, 2018, 1:22 PM

    The McCarrick thing was stunning and shocking to me. Surely people knew about it, but no one talked. That was the cosa nostra, not my church. I found that incredible that that could occur. Priests that were misbehaving were outed, but not bishops, not the cardinal? That’s hypocrisy at its worst level. My view is that if you have done something like that, you say, okay, I have sinned exceedingly, I’m going to resign from the priesthood, I’m going to go live in a monastery, I’m going to scrub floors for the rest of my life. But to do evil things like McCarrick did and just pass on by is an outrage. Judas Iscariot is walking the earth, and is among the council of bishops.

    When I was leading the National Review Board, if I had had any idea that McCarrick had done these things, I would have gone right for the throat. I’m from a conservative, orthodox Catholic past, but I was radicalized by hearing the parents of a victim tell us on the board about what happened to their son. I asked them where he was, thinking he would have come with them to talk about his experience. They told us that he had committed suicide. That radicalized me.

  6. Like someone who knows what happened in Oklahoma City but stays quiet while the Deep State cover-up goes on, hoodwinking everybody, as Rush Limbaugh and talk radio are blamed for a Deep State psy-op. That may not be the kind of skullduggery that the Church needs right now.

  7. We don’t need a “Review Board;” we need criminal indictments brought by the DAs in the jurisdiction(s) of the victims, including the “cover-up” bishops as co-conspirators. The “Statutes of Limitation” should be waived and the penalties severe enough to see these creeps in jail for the rest of their lives. Oh, one other thing, they should be castrated immediately upon conviction. If this were to happen, watch the b*******s squeal on each other.

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