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Thread #149850   Message #3488597
Posted By: Joe Offer
10-Mar-13 - 04:47 AM
Thread Name: BS: Catholic religion response to 'today'
Subject: RE: BS: Catholic religion response to 'today'
Just to put some perspective to what Jim Carroll says, it's my understanding that the movie Mea Maxima Culpa is about the director of St. John's School for the Deaf in Milwaukee, where the director molested a number of students over a period of several years in the 1970s. This was a terrible thing, and it affects me even more powerfully because I was in a high school seminary right next door at the time that this was happening.

But it was one priest who did these crimes, and it was forty years ago. And in the seminary I was attending next door, there were twenty-five priests who were remarkably wonderful people, and a couple of real bastards.

Fr. William H. Whalen, if you should ever Google your name, I want you to see this. You were a real bastard. Not a sexual pervert, just a bastard. I knew you for seven of my eight years at St. Francis Seminary, and I hated you all that time.

-Joe-