Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Two Jesuits Found Guilty Of Federal Charges, Could Face Ten Years In Prision

Trident Sub based at Kitsap
A federal jury in Tacoma on Monday convicted five anti-war activists – including a Jesuit priest from the Hilltop – for breaking into Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor to protest the nuclear weapons stored there, the U.S. Attorney’s Office reported.
The jury found guilty on all counts the Rev. Bill Bichsel, 82, of Tacoma; the Rev. Stephen Kelly, 60, a Jesuit priest from Oakland, Calif.; Sister Anne Montgomery, 84, of Redwood City, Calif.; Susan Crane, 67, a retired public school teacher from Baltimore; and Lynne Greenwald, 60, a social worker from Bremerton. They were convicted of conspiracy, trespassing and destruction of government property. 
They’re scheduled to be sentenced March 28; they face up to 10 years in prison. The defendants admitted they broke into the base on Nov. 2, 2009, using bolt cutters to cut through three chain-link fences to enter an area where nuclear warheads are stored.
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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why is it that priests can be tried and convicted for this type of crime but not for raping minors. Interesting how the Church and the SJ will go to great lengths to settle out of court on the sexual abuse cases but cut these guys loose...

Anonymous said...

You've got a point.

I have heard that Father Pecklers will probably be named the next Chairperson of the Gregorian University's Theology Department. GOD HELP US ALL.

Anonymous said...

Liberation Theology.....priceless.

Anonymous said...

Send them to jail. They've wasted their Holy Orders anyway, if they even had a valid calling in the first place. Priests who understand their sacred ministry wouldn't waste their time with this leftist activist crap. These people belong to the Cult of Leftism and pretend to be Catholic.