Skip to comments.'This is about protecting the children': Notorious child raping priest walks free from prison
Posted on 07/30/2017 11:32:11 PM PDT by Jyotishi
Paul Shanley, a priest convicted of multiple counts of child rape, has walked free, as reported by FOX8.
Shanley, 86, has spent the last 12 years behind bars after being convicted in 2005 of two counts of indecent assault and battery on a child and two counts of rape and abuse of a child, according to the sex offender registry.
The Massachusetts man now begins 10 years of supervised probation, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said in a statement.
Shanley was one of a number of Catholic priests convicted of child rape, the fallout from an infamous Boston Globe investigation which was chronicled in the critically acclaimed film Spotlight.
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He should run for office in a Democrat area. He could win!
Later he was transferred by Cardinal John Law from parish to parish, where he abused other boys, some as young as age six.
The church paid for him to get "therapy" at a live-in "treatment center" to which other child-abusing priests from the Boston area were sent. Psychologists at this facility pronounced Shanley (and others) "fit to return to their priestly duties," and they were returned by Cardinal Law to work at new parishes.
Shanley eventually left for Palm Springs, California, and with another Boston-area priest named John White opened a bed and breakfast catering to homosexuals; the name of the B&B was "Inn Exile." They did this while being on "sick leave" from the Boston diocese, and collecting pay from the diocese, with (apparently) the full knowledge of Cardinal Law.
This is just a brief synopsis of the story, which does not begin to do justice to the extreme malfeasance and evil perpetrated by the Boston archdiocese hierarchy in protecting Shanley (and John Geoghan, and others) for many years during the '70s, '80s, and '90s. The Boston cases cost the Church many tens of millions of dollars to settle.
Word is that he is the new VP, Northeast Region, for Comet Pizza.
and it did not help that Law was lazy, and left the officials in the office take care of problems.
and back in the 1980s, we docs were told that a child's story of sex with an adult was usually imaginary, not real. Blame Freud for that theory.
He and ever child rapist should be castrated.
Can you believe that about running that gay B&B !!!!!
here is the WIKIPEDIA summary:
Shanley first gained notoriety during the 1970s as a “street priest”, ministering to drug addicts and runaways who struggled with their sexuality. His writings included Changing Norms of Sexuality. During the 1980s, Shanley served as pastor of St. Jean the Evangelist Parish in Newton. In 1990, he was transferred to St. Anne’s in San Bernardino, California. While there he and another priest, John J. White, co-owned “a bed-and-breakfast for gay customers 50 miles away in Palm Springs”.
Shanley had earned “the nickname the hippie priest for his long hair and outspoken views, including his public rejection of the church’s condemnation of homosexuality.” He attended a conference on sexuality where the founders of NAMBLA, the North American Man Boy Love Association, conceived the idea of such an organization. However, Shanley was not a part of the 32 individuals at the meeting who caucused to form the group, according to a Catholic priest and Protestant minister who were.
From the reader comments:
William Kennedy has finally exposed the Satanic element lurking behind the priest abuse scandal. . . It has been obvious for some time to anyone paying attention that there is a Luciferian pattern evident in all of the more sensational stories of priest sex abuse. Most notably the case of Paul Shanley, whom Kennedy devotes an entire chapter to in this book. He was even involved with the Process Church of the Final Judgement, as Kennedy proves.
He was also put in charge of a hostel in New York near Greenwich Village, Leo House.
At least this perv priest went to jail. Most of them just move out of the state or retire. Our perv bishop is still hold up in a “ rehab” facility in Baltimore.
I know these creeps will burn in hell.
Sounds like Jim Jones, who did the same “community organizing” in San Francisco while in fact just chasing sex...As another FReeper pointed out (when OJ and a Puerto Rican terrorist were released recently), these old convicts are probably just being turned loose so the state doesn’t have to provide free healthcare to them in prison (just as they start getting much more costly).
I am disgusted by these criminals who the Catholic Church allowed to lecture other adults on their moral obligations. What hypocrisy.
Too twisted that the bishop had so much empathy for the child molesters and none for their innocent victims.
He can be the religious director of NAMBLA...will someone kill this POS....
This is one of the factors why parishes have either close or merge.
Don’t give the Boston Globe any credit. They knew these priests were guilty in the 1970s, and twisted (pathetically weak) arms in the diocese to keep them around. The real credit should go to the National Review.
As is usual the coverup is worse than the crime. If the Church had been honest and up front and had gone after pedophiles in its ranks with a vengeance the decades of scandal after scandal and slow bleed would never have occurred. Unfortunately it took the usual course that powerful organizations usually do.
I was shocked that this place still exists...says internet.
What about about psychiatrists who rape their patients?
Massachusetts voters reelected Gerry Studds a couple of times AFTER he was caught with a 17 year old male page and was reprimanded before the House of Representatives.
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