Thursday, March 31, 2011


Barbara Blaine
An advocacy group for people abused by priests today called on Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez to launch a grand jury investigation into the Chicago-based Jesuit province. 
Their plea comes after a scathing motion was filed in Cook County Circuit Court alleging that Jesuit leaders in Chicago knew that now-defrocked Catholic priest Donald McGuire was sexually abusing underage boys and that they sought to cover it up and mislead authorities.  
“We want the prosecutor of Cook County to investigate whether there is sufficient evidence of crimes committed by the Jesuit superiors,” said Barbara Blaine, president of The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP.) “It seems as though there’s evidence of conspiracy (and) evidence of perjury.” 
Link (here) to the full story at WGN


Maria said...

"As long as I live, I will never forget the retreat of the late Fr. Daniel Lord gave us scholastics before our ordination. He recalled the episode of a conversation that Pope Pius had with Fr. Edmund Walsh SJ, then of Georgetown who had just returned from a mission in Russia, where millions were starving because of the treachery of their Communist overlords. After the famine had abated, Fr. Lord was told to meet with the Holy Father. Late into the night Pope and Jesuit were in conversation over the conditions of the Church in that day. And the Pope asked Fr. Walsh who do you think are the greatest trials to the Church? Are they the persecutors, the Neros and Attilas, the Communists? The Pope answered his own question. No, they are unfaithful priests. It is no overstretch of language to say as the priesthood goes, so goes the Church".

John Hardon SJ Servant of God

Maria said...

SNAP - The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests -

Victims blast Catholic university officials for sex crime cover-up ... SNAP press release - 03/30/11. IL: Criminal investigation of Chicago Jesuits is ...

Anonymous said...

Marquette University President At Center Of Ethical Controversy

Mock Trial For Now-Convicted Priest Held At Marquette's Old Law School

May 20, 2011

There's a faceoff going on over a mock trial held at the old Marquette University law school in 2005. It was intended to help defend a now-convicted pedophile priest, the Rev. Donald McGuire, a jesuit with a long history of misconduct..

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