Skip to comments.Mexico is haven for U.S. pedophile priests
Posted on 09/21/2006 2:56:31 AM PDT by Robert Drobot
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Weak law enforcement and compliant Church authorities make Mexico a haven for U.S. pedophile priests fleeing justice, a victims' group said on Wednesday.
The Survivors' Network of those Abused by Priests, or SNAP, which helped bring a lawsuit this week against two of North America's top cardinals, said it knows of 46 mostly U.S. priests hiding out south of the border.
"Mexico has really become a secure place because here judicial authorities don't track them down and nothing happens," said group spokesman Eric Barragan......."
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Woe be their day of judgment. May it come with extreme haste.
Outraged bumpus ad summum
Excuse me, but you forgot to take your meds...and your tinfoil hat has come loose.
Due to the Catholic priests speaking out in Mexico about the Mexicans prostituting the female children of Indians there. Being they have been expelling or killing priests lately, I kind of have some doubt about this story overall.
What is it about the article that you find hard to believe?
Hello? Do you not know any history? Have you never heard of the Cristeros?
This is killing two birds with one stone. First of all hiding the guilty, and secondly helping to eliminate the remaining vestiges of Catholicity in Mexico by destroying whatever is left of the Church's credibility there. Just lovely.
Not the article (although it's cheap, tabloid "reporting"). The comments of the poster are what are shockingly out to lunch.
Which comments - and why is he wrong?
At any rate, what does that have to do with pedophilia in the 21st Century?
It is clear that the princes of the NewChurch think they are equals to God Almighty, and have nothing to fear from His contempt for those who mislead or set a shameful and sinful example to His faithful. Likewise, individuals within the Mexican government, protecting these sub-humans, will have all of eternity to feel the pain awaiting their worldly choices.
OK - he's over the top...and yet SOME bishops do deserve this chastisement.
Go to .....
and you'll see what I mean.
There are many good bishops...but unfortunately there are some awful bishops as well.
We do have a problem with the Church in Mexico -that they would offer safe harbor to predatory child molesters.
Oh, check the sources! These people are left wing activists with an axe to grind. You can't take them seriously. Here's some information on a couple of the "leaders."
Whether they are leftist or not does not add or take away the legal documents and transcriptions of testimony posted on their website.
Why are you trying to defend a position that has little merit? Axe to grind?
"Why are you trying to defend a position that has little merit? Axe to grind? "
I'm not sure which "position" it is you think I am defending.
It appears to me that you appear to be denying the fact that some bishops and cardinals repeatedly transferred molesters from parish to parish and then attempted to cover it up.
It is a matter of public record to view the documents now.
The truth is the truth whether you like it or not.
The article was a hit piece posted by a person who followed with a wacky attack on the Catholic Church.
Yes, there were problems.
No, the problems were no greater than what you seen in public schools, Protestant churches or any neighborhood.
Defending the legitimacy of a hit piece article is utterly unbelievable.
The Holy Mafia and the Lavendar Mafia "protecting their own" south of the border.
Denial aint a river in Egypt.
Look at the arrest reports. Look at the effeminate pansies who have dominated the Catholic clergy since the 1960s.
Reminds me of all of the schmucks at two Churches in Florida who defended their degenerate pastors after they were arrested (and later found guilty!).
Which, of course, has nada to do with whether a seminarian was molested by a priest, and whether the Cardinal transferred the offending priest rather than turn him over to the civil authorities.
I've heard foreign priests make those kinds of allegations before. Mexico has a long anti-clerical tradition going back to the 18th century. Foreign priests are regulated (which may not be totally "right" to our way of thinking, but they are) and those that have trouble are usually those who are violating legal restrictions on foreign clerical activities (considerably loosened since 1992). WHEN were these priests you claim were threatened in Mexico?
Effeminate pansies? What do you call Joel Osteen?
My point is that right now Mexico isn't where you would send new priests, they have been fleeing out, not in.
"Yes, there were problems."
I'm glad to see you're willing to see that.
One of the problems is, unfortunately, the Church is allowing molesters to find haven in Mexico and they are acting as priests.
"No, the problems were no greater than what you seen in public schools, Protestant churches or any neighborhood."
I never said the problem was greater than in the school, or in protestant churches. That wasn't part of the discussion.
Of course...we should expect more out of the Church than those other organizations, as these men are supposed to be leading the flock. They are supposed to stand out by being better.
And when problems do arise, the only way to cleanse the filth is to recognize it and deal with it.
"Defending the legitimacy of a hit piece article is utterly unbelievable"
It is utterly unbelievable to me how many catholics want to bury their heads in the sand.
True reform can only come about by weeding out the filth.
It is odd when I see so-called conservatives pretending there isn't a problem with lefty homosexual predators posing as priests and sometimes as bishops.
They have to go.
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