Tuesday, January 28, 2014

More priests named in Crookston Diocese

It is cathartic to name and shame the priest who abused so many of our children, Right?
The Catholic Diocese of Crookston has released the names of six priests credibly accused of sexual misconduct with minors. The action means all Minnesota dioceses have released lists of accused priests that have been kept secret for a decade. 
Five of the six priests on Crookston’s list are dead. The sixth, the Rev. Joseph Jeyapaul, is facing extradition from his home in India to face charges that he sexually assaulted two teenage girls while he worked in the Crookston diocese between 2004 and 2005. 
Source: Crookston Diocese releases names of six priests accused of abusing minors by Jean Hopfensperger
As more of the press releases make come out, we start to get a better picture of the size of the problem. Catholic clergy sexual abuse was a huge problem in the last three decades. I keep hoping that they have learned a lesson and will change their ways. I see some signs, but mostly its just one list of pedophile priests after another.