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US Jesuits agree $166 million abuse payout: Lawyers
The Times of India ^ | Mar 26, 2011 | The Times of India

Posted on 03/25/2011 8:46:16 PM PDT by moonshinner_09

SEATTLE: A US Jesuit order has agreed to pay $166.1 million to compensate nearly 500 victims of decades-long "horrific" sexual and psychological abuse by priests in five US states, lawyers said on Friday.

The US Northwest chapter of the Rome-based Society of Jesus agreed to the payout -- which lawyers said is the biggest by a religious organization in the United States -- as part of bankruptcy proceedings. "I feel that nothing can compensate for the loss of being whole and being allowed to be a child and growing up in a healthy environment," she told the Oregonian newspaper.

"But this will start us and continue to help us on our path to healing," she added.

Katherine Mendez, 53, told how she was abused by Father John Morse, a Jesuit priest, when she entered the St. Mary's Mission boarding school in Omak, Washington state aged 11.

"Father Morse started abusing me almost immediately when I arrived at St. Mary's Mission," a lawyers' statement quoted her as saying. "I kept the sexual molestation hidden in the dark, in my soul, for years and years.

Most of those abused by priests from the Oregon Province -- the Jesuit order which covers the states of Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho and Montana -- were Native Americans at mission schools on Indian reservations.

"This settlement recognizes that the Jesuits betrayed the trust of hundreds of young children in their care, and inflicted terrible atrocities upon them," said lawyer Blaine Tamaki.

"These religious figures should have been responsible for protecting children, but instead raped and molested them," he added.

Victims of the abuse by the Catholic-following order have been watching the case closely, including Clarita Vargas, who said the announcement marked "a day of reckoning and justice."

(Excerpt) Read more at timesofindia.indiatimes.com ...


TOPICS: Catholic; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: catholic; jesuits; oregonprovince

1 posted on 03/25/2011 8:46:20 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09
 
Jesus. High Priest
 

We thank you, God our Father, for those who have responded to your call to priestly ministry.

Accept this prayer we offer on their behalf: Fill your priests with the sure knowledge of your love.

Open their hearts to the power and consolation of the Holy Spirit.

Lead them to new depths of union with your Son.

Increase in them profound faith in the Sacraments they celebrate as they nourish, strengthen and heal us.

Lord Jesus Christ, grant that these, your priests, may inspire us to strive for holiness by the power of their example, as men of prayer who ponder your word and follow your will.

O Mary, Mother of Christ and our mother, guard with your maternal care these chosen ones, so dear to the Heart of your Son.

Intercede for our priests, that offering the Sacrifice of your Son, they may be conformed more each day to the image of your Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Saint John Vianney, universal patron of priests, pray for us and our priests

This icon shows Jesus Christ, our eternal high priest.

The gold pelican over His heart represents self-sacrifice.

The border contains an altar and grapevines, representing the Mass, and icons of Melchizedek and St. Jean-Baptiste Vianney.

Melchizedek: king of righteousness (left icon) was priest and king of Jerusalem.  He blessed Abraham and has been considered an ideal priest-king.

St. Jean-Baptiste Vianney is the patron saint of parish priests.

2 posted on 03/25/2011 8:50:29 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: moonshinner_09

When are the “molester” shysters going to turn their attention to the public schools? Haven’t they milked the Catholic church out of enough money yet?


3 posted on 03/25/2011 8:51:40 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey thug! I've got your "collective bargaining" right here!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Good point, but they must get all the perverts out of the church first.


4 posted on 03/25/2011 9:04:19 PM PDT by doc1019 ( The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear.)
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To: moonshinner_09
"But this will start us and continue to help us on our path to healing," she added.

yeah, I'll bet it will.

5 posted on 03/25/2011 9:07:01 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (You is what you am.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
When are the “molester” shysters going to turn their attention to the public schools?

the state allows, permits, enables, sanctions the legal profession. It is unthinkable that it would do such a thing.

when the fog clears, you'll notice that you're in enemy territory, and surrounded.

6 posted on 03/25/2011 9:11:49 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (You is what you am.)
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To: moonshinner_09

I should sue the Catholic Church for neglect!

I was a student in Catholic schools for a total of 18 years and was never molested. / SARC

I hope there is a special place in Hell for the priests who engaged in these abominations!


7 posted on 03/25/2011 9:12:05 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
You have to realize--the Jesuits are not your ordinary perverts and apostates. They are a class of asshole unto themselves and deserve to be sued into oblivion.
8 posted on 03/25/2011 9:15:44 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Actually, they have to attack the elephant in the closet: HOMOSEXUALITY.

The Catholic Church should come out loudly and use that word EVERY time the MEDIA brings up the abuse. The Church has buckled under to political correctness in trying to treat homosexuals as if the condition was not the intrinsic disorder and evil that that behavior truly is. Sex Ed is used to sexualize children and remove morality from the sex act. That is what homosexuality is....no sexual morality. Any boy could be taught to love the behavior if the conditioning is early during their sexual identity formation.

It is a grievous sin—an abomination— and they refuse to condemn it to the degree that it should be condemned. They can NOT put boys with these homosexual men. Pederasty has always been intrinsically connected to homosexuality.

All ancient homosexual societies embraced pederasty. It is like the society in Afghanistan today. It is UGLY!!! and women are hated. This homosexualization of our culture is going to become uglier if it is not challenged. Children are being indoctrinated into the “lifestyle” in the public schools. It is learned behavior.

Instead, the Church tiptoes around the word—I NEVER hear it when it is the case that over 95% of the abuse is boys.

That is the big homosexual lie....that they do not abuse children at such a much higher rate than heterosexuals. That information is well documented and the church needs to announce it to the world. Plus the fact that the behavior is learned through emotional/physical abuse. Educate the parents in what causes the perversion of their nature.

Homosexuals have fascist control over the media and schools to hide the truth. The Church is able to do educate people. Don’t be afraid of looking mean because the media is out to destroy you, anyway. You should know the Truth will set you free.


9 posted on 03/25/2011 9:21:21 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: moonshinner_09
Well, let's see. Of all the Catholic orders, the Jesuits have been the most vociferous anti-Protestants thru the centuries.

Some of them apparently went from just being anti-Protestant to anti-child.

10 posted on 03/25/2011 10:08:09 PM PDT by Colofornian
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Judgment starts with the house of God.


11 posted on 03/25/2011 10:13:47 PM PDT by Judges Gone Wild (Who are these uncircumcised to oppose the armies of the Living God?)
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To: moonshinner_09

Bankruptcy, huh?

Can’t afford those malpractice insurance premiums anymore?

Good thing they had it though.

Don’t know where they would come up with that kind of money.


12 posted on 03/25/2011 10:17:39 PM PDT by bigheadfred (Beat me, Bite me...Make Me Write Bad Checks)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

It is interesting that while there are criminal cases brought against public teachers who molest children, there are no civil suits brought that I have heard.


13 posted on 03/25/2011 10:17:54 PM PDT by Judges Gone Wild (Who are these uncircumcised to oppose the armies of the Living God?)
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To: Judges Gone Wild

It is strange isn’t it?


14 posted on 03/25/2011 10:20:00 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey thug! I've got your "collective bargaining" right here!)
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To: hinckley buzzard

You have to realize—the Jesuits are not your ordinary perverts and apostates. They are a class of asshole unto themselves and deserve to be sued into oblivion.

The Jesuits gave me a fine high school education, and the best years of my youth. Our principal was, (and is), a prince of a man.


15 posted on 03/25/2011 10:27:38 PM PDT by Judges Gone Wild (Who are these uncircumcised to oppose the armies of the Living God?)
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To: Colofornian

Sadly, in the last 50 years, too many Jesuits seem to have become vociferous anti-CATHOLICS.


16 posted on 03/25/2011 11:22:14 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: 43north
"I hope there is a special place in Hell for the priests who engaged in these abominations!"

And that special place probably needs a annex about now because it has go to be bulging at the seems.

17 posted on 03/26/2011 2:45:52 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: savagesusie

It’s not just homosexual predators:

“Katherine Mendez, 53, told how she was abused by Father John Morse, a Jesuit priest, when she entered the St. Mary’s Mission boarding school in Omak, Washington state aged 11.”


18 posted on 03/26/2011 8:51:54 PM PDT by TheDingoAteMyBaby
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To: TheDingoAteMyBaby

95 percent of the victims are boys. When you adjust for homosexual priests to heterosexual priests the numbers are staggering. Homosexuals abuse numbers far exceed the numbers of heterosexual’s. .

Just watched Great Courses on Ancient Greek Civilization. Seems like pederasty was normal and expected and misogyny was normal and extreme....just like in the Homosexual Afghanistan culture where young boys are routinely sodomized. It is a learned behavior. Since it is learned as boys....they are attracted to boys when they grow up.

Homosexuals always have an abnormal attraction to youth and perfection of the male body....like in ancient Greece. Idolatry and narcissism...the church is right....it is an intrinsic disorder. The Church has to reject homosexuals.


19 posted on 03/26/2011 11:38:48 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: moonshinner_09

How many of these men have been excommunicated and are currently in jail?

Payoffs by the church is not “punishment” for the offenders


20 posted on 03/27/2011 9:30:02 AM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: RnMomof7

From what I am learning there is a statute of limitations.I just found they changed it in Pa.
On August 27, 2002, the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse was extended to 12 years after the victim’s 18th birthday. (Before that amendment, the statute of limitations was 5 years after the victim’s 18th birthday). That change in the statute of limitations applied to cases in which a child victim turned 18 on or after August 27, 2002. Since the 12-year period has not yet expired before the new law took effect, the statute of limitations for cases under the 2002 amendment has now been extended to the victim’s 50th birthday.

For cases involving child victims who turn18 on or after August 27, 2002, the Commonwealth now has until the victim’s 50th birthday to file criminal charges for abuse that occurred before the victim turned 18.

http://www.pcar.org/policy/statute-of-limitations-child-abuse


21 posted on 03/27/2011 9:47:57 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: fatima

And what’s the limitation of the RCC officials who covered for them? Until the law goes after them?


22 posted on 03/27/2011 11:03:41 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: moonshinner_09
***Katherine Mendez, 53, told how she was abused by Father John Morse, a Jesuit priest***

But I've been told by FRoman Catholics that sexual abuse by priests was a homosexual issue!

Not sure why that matters, but that's what they tell us anyway....

23 posted on 03/27/2011 11:17:57 AM PDT by Gamecock (I didn't reach the top of the food chain just to become a vegetarian.)
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To: presently no screen name
Here in Philadelphia we just had our first case.I expect this to happen more often across the nation.I think the case would be in the statue of limitations and if there was a cover up more people would be involved as in the case of Monsignor Lynn.
“The judge also sharply questioned Lynn about his use of two attorneys paid by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. She asked whether he understood that his personal interest might differ from the Archdiocese's interest in the case. She also asked whether he was aware he faced up to 28 years in prison if he is convicted of all counts against him.” http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/25/us-church-abuse-idUSTRE72O6QW20110325
24 posted on 03/27/2011 11:19:16 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Judges Gone Wild
It is interesting that while there are criminal cases brought against public teachers who molest children, there are no civil suits brought that I have heard.

That's because local school districts aren't covering it up.

Priests who rape children, and have been caught, were moved around from one diocese to another.

25 posted on 03/27/2011 11:21:16 AM PDT by Gamecock (I didn't reach the top of the food chain just to become a vegetarian.)
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To: savagesusie

Is there any reliable data available on the percentage of the priests who have homosexual inclinations?


26 posted on 03/27/2011 1:37:27 PM PDT by TheDingoAteMyBaby
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To: Gamecock

It’s also because the church abuse cases have been brought years after the abuses took place. Criminal prosecution was not possible due to lack of evidence.


27 posted on 03/27/2011 2:26:17 PM PDT by Judges Gone Wild (Who are these uncircumcised to oppose the armies of the Living God?)
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To: moonshinner_09

The “Jesuits” are at the root of all that is evil on planet Earth.

They have never been a Christian order; without them, the catholic church would have had a much more Christian history.


28 posted on 03/28/2011 9:44:52 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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