Tuesday, June 19, 2012

On A List


Fr. Jerold Linder, S.J.
Father Jerold Lindner always pitched his tent far from everyone else on religious camping trips in the Santa Cruz Mountains. That way, his accusers later said, no one could hear his young victims whimper. But more than 30 years later, one of those accusers is striking back -- in a rare way chosen by only one of the 16,000 Americans who are known to have been sexually molested by Catholic clerics. Will Lynch, who says he was raped by the man he knew as Father Jerry on a camping trip in the mid-1970s, is accused of beating up the priest -- and he is now using his own assault trial to try the cleric in the court of public opinion. On the eve of his trial in San Jose, an emotional Lynch talked in an exclusive interview on the 15th floor of a San Francisco hotel about why he's willing to put his freedom on the line to protest a legal system that never made Father Jerry pay. Even though the Jesuits have doled out millions of dollars to settle cases brought by Lindner's victims, the priest was never prosecuted because Lynch and others reported the abuse after the brief window of opportunity set by the statute of limitations at the time slammed shut. Lindner has denied the accusations. But a health care administrator who works for the Jesuits testified last year during Lynch's preliminary hearing that Lindner is on a list of molesters living at the Sacred Heart retirement and medical center in Los Gatos.
Read the rest of the article (here) and watch the interview at Mercury News

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

This sick homosexual-pedophile should have been locked up years ago with his Jesuit superiors of the California Province.

When will justice be done?

Anonymous said...

pedophiles are NOT homosexuals - they are sick individuals

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Anonymous said...

2.5 Billion Dollars and few or none behind bars

and we still have the SAME people in Rome

Whats wrong ?

Anonymous said...

how many nuns raped children ?

Anonymous said...

Anon. 10:42

OK. Homosexuals are NOT Pedophiles. They are SICK individuals.

Anonymous said...

Actually, quite a large number, and the LCWR has consistently refused to meet with victim advocates like SNAP.

Anonymous said...

The fish stinks from the head down. Toss out some cardinals and bishops, many some priests who colluded and covered up. Beg for forgiveness. Spend the next decade in penance.

Anonymous said...

most peds are homo's!

Anonymous said...

most peds are homo's!

Sorry but the evidence doesn't bear out this claim.

Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to Will Lynch and all the victims. Father Jerry taught at my high school and I had a positive experience with the Jesuits and am planning on sending my own kids to a Jesuit Institution. But if Mr Lynch needs to toto this length to get justice, then God bless him, he's doing the right thing!!

Anonymous said...

...as a graduate of St. Ignatius College Prep in San Francisco (Class of 1983), I remember Father Lindner very well during my Freshman and Sophomore years. Even at that age, I knew there was something really strange about this guy. He moderated the largest extracurricular club at SI (Dungeons and Dragons Club)...what a fcukin' piece of work he was....too bad Lynch didn't put him in a coma - sick bastard...