The Catholic Church is the largest employer of sex offenders in the world (Fact!), but bombshell reports out today make even their pedophile past look slight in comparison.
Sealed documents filed in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee bankruptcy identify at least 8,000 instances of child sexual abuse and 100 alleged offenders – 75 of them priests – who have not previously been named by the archdiocese, a victims’ attorney said Thursday.
“This is a public safety crisis, a child safety crisis that needs to be investigated,” Isely said at a news conference on the federal courthouse steps, surrounded by fellow survivors and reporters.
“We need to know who they are and where they are. How can there be 8,000 crimes committed by over 100 offenders and there be no accountability?” he said.
8,000 children raped by 100 church employees, 75 of them priests? That’s 80 children raped per Archdiocese of Milwaukee employee.
As if these numbers weren’t sick enough, the Archdiocese is accused of fraud, having revealed a list of 44 different pedophile priests in 2004. The church claimed that was the entire group of offenders, even as they secretly protected the 100 other child-rapists in their employment and hid upwards of $120 MILLION to avoid paying victims of sexual abuse.
The Archdiocese has now filed for bankruptcy in an effort to avoid paying the 8,000 victims they’ve been purposefully hiding from police, and is arguing that the statute of limitations has passed for bringing fraud charges, even though the church has deliberately hidden incriminating information from police and victims for the past decade.
It should be noted that the lion’s share of child-rape in the Milwaukee Archdiocese and the subsequent protection of pedophile priests went on under the leadership of then Archbishop of Milwaukee Timothy Dolan. Dolan has since been promoted to Archbishop of New York and is expected to be made a Cardinal by the Pope in the coming year.
Cardinal Edward Egan, the Archbishop that Dolan replaced, just this week took back his 10-year-old apology to the thousands of children raped by priests under his watch. Seriously.
Enough is enough! I have had it with these motherfucking priests on these motherfucking kids!
One thing here is for sure, if you think a group of lying, thieving, fraudulent, criminal, child-raping scumbags dressed in all black and crosses hold the key to your personal salvation, well I’ve got a bridge I’d love to sell you.
Our condolences go out to the victims of child-rape that have been denied justice in Milwaukee for so long. All 8,000 of them.