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Puerto Rican priest arrested; faces abuse, trafficking charges
Catholic Sentinel ^ | 5/19/2014 | Catholic News Service

Posted on 05/21/2014 10:41:30 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A suspended priest of the Diocese of Caguas, Puerto Rico, was arrested May 13 by federal authorities for allegedly transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity and sexual trafficking of minors.

Father Israel Berrios, 58, was arrested at his home in Naranjito without incident, according to a May 14 press release by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations unit, which conducted the investigation.

The Associated Press reported that Father Berrios has been accused of sexually abusing an altar boy from the time he was about 8 until he turned 17, according to Puerto Rico Justice Secretary Cesar Miranda.

(Excerpt) Read more at catholicsentinel.org ...


TOPICS: Catholic; Moral Issues
KEYWORDS: catholic; corruption; sexualabuse
False doctrine breeds corruption.
1 posted on 05/21/2014 10:41:30 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne
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To: Dr. Thorne

Make him a scoutmaster


2 posted on 05/21/2014 10:51:47 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Dr. Thorne; admin

I went and read the entire article and saw no reference to “false doctrine” so I have to assume that you are sweeping the entire Roman Catholic Church into your pit. Shame on you.


3 posted on 05/21/2014 10:54:37 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: Dr. Thorne

Liberal media trying to tar and feather all Catholic priest with a misleading headline.......should read.......

Puerto Rican Homosexual priest arrested; faces abuse, trafficking charges

If this is even mentioned on any network no one will dare mention that he was a homosexual on the prowl for young teenage boys.

The reason for this is simple. The libs love homosexuals and anything to with the homosexual agenda.

Every other day a radical robed tyrant overrides the will of the people to give homosexual “marriage” to state after state. The media does not even bother to report the story anymore......and that includes FAUX NEWS, who’s in bed with the sodomites exactly like the rest of the liberal media.
Judicial tyranny is a huge story, but you have to go to FR to stay informed. And that is sad. No one in the government or media is on the side of common, decent, Christians Americans. No one.


4 posted on 05/21/2014 10:55:13 AM PDT by NKP_Vet ("It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died;we should thank God that such men lived" ~ Patton)
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To: Mercat

Sorry, I’m not ashamed. Scripture makes it clear we are to pray to God Alone, not dead people. Catholics should be ashamed for their faith in humans instead of God.


5 posted on 05/21/2014 11:31:39 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: NKP_Vet; Dr. Thorne
Still a Catholic Priest.

Y'all ordained him. He's yours. Straight. Gay. Trans. Matters not. He is a Roman Catholic Priest.

6 posted on 05/21/2014 11:37:20 AM PDT by Gamecock (#BringTheAdultsBackToDC)
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To: Dr. Thorne
LOL, as if Protestants (who can't even agree on what "true doctrine" is) never sinned.

BTW, there are no "dead people" in heaven. Jesus said so.

7 posted on 05/21/2014 11:54:20 AM PDT by Campion
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To: Dr. Thorne

hmmm cloud of witnesses? There are others. I’m sure since you are versed in the Bible you can find them and then ask yourself where the Bible came from, who formed the canon. Hint, it wasn’t Luther. So if these evil 3rd century Catholics identified the books of the Bible, the question is why can’t we trust them on other issues.


8 posted on 05/21/2014 12:10:53 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: Gamecock

“Y’all ordained him. He’s yours. Straight. Gay. Trans. Matters not. He is a Roman Catholic Priest”.

No faith is immune to sexual predators. Not a one. You should be ashamed of yourself for reply. Want me to show you stats that show more sex abuse occurs in protestant and jewish denominations. I didn’t think so.


9 posted on 05/21/2014 12:33:22 PM PDT by NKP_Vet ("It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died;we should thank God that such men lived" ~ Patton)
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To: Dr. Thorne

“Catholics should be ashamed for their faith in humans instead of God”.

Stupid, bigoted, assinine, and very wrong assertion.


10 posted on 05/21/2014 12:36:38 PM PDT by NKP_Vet ("It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died;we should thank God that such men lived" ~ Patton)
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To: Gamecock; Dr. Thorne
The Catholic Church has reported about 228 cases of sexual predation by clergy since 1950, including ALL potentially creditable cases, worldwide.

Which is less than the number of cases reported per year to just 3 major insurance companies per year starting in 2007, related to Protestant churches in the US alone. (http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2007/06/18/80877.htm)

There are likely many more going unreported, especially considering that (http://www.abpnews.com/archives/item/6956-news-analysis-churches-not-typically-first-reporters-of-sexual-abuse) Southern Baptist Churches rarely fess up on their own.

http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2013-10/evangelicals-worse-catholics-sexual-abuse

I agree, false doctrine does breed corruption.

11 posted on 05/21/2014 2:17:26 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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