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Deliver Us From Evil

Filmmaker Amy Berg recounts a harrowing story of child abuse and how a serial child molester went free for the better part of two decades in this documentary. Oliver O'Grady was a Catholic priest who served in a number of parishes in Southern California during the 1970s and '80s.

O'Grady was also a habitual child molester who abused dozens of youngsters who were entrusted to his care, and while his superiors in the church were aware of O'Grady's crimes as early as 1973, they opted to simply move him from one congregation to another rather than turn him in to authorities or strip him of his ordination.

In Deliver Us From Evil, a number of O'Grady's victims and their families discuss his crimes and the repercussions they feel to this day. O'Grady himself also appears in the film, speaking candidly about his career as a sexual predator and recounting his misdeeds in detail. (After finally being convicted of child sexual abuse, O'Grady served time in prison and now lives in Ireland, where he is still looked after by Catholic clergy.)

Berg also offers a look into the history of the Catholic Church and how its leadership has often protected those within the hierarchy at the expense of their worshipers. Deliver Us From Evil was named Best Documentary Feature at the 2006 Los Angeles Film Festival.

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  • zgbivana

    The Catholic Church, which should be the most transparent and open institution, is really turning into a secret, protective society full of human garbage. I am and always will be a catholic, but I truly believe that the people who run the Catholic Church will soon be exposed as not so catholic and not so faithful, and will bring the Church to the bottom, attacked and devoid of all the respect she once had. But that has to happen, and the sooner it happens the better for all the true catholic people out there.

  • platoson

    A shocking documentary that EVERY Catholic should see!

    If you cannot watch it here, then you can watch this film on google, but I warn you it will put you off the catholic church forever as you will see its true colors.

    To quote one of the lawyers in the film who has been taking depositions from the church for over 20 years, in his own words he said the Archibishops,cardinals bishop, priests were full of deception, denial and deceit from the very top.

    Its dificult to watch this with dry eyes.

    The Catholic church is bankrupt spiritually and morally and is corrupt to the core, as a result it has nothing to offer and will come to a slow and painful end.

  • kate

    Though this is an absolutely heart wrenching film to watch, I thought it was brilliant. As much as one can, I loved this movie. I felt that it was fair and just in its' portrayal of the Catholic Church. I respectfully disagree with Platoson's comment that the Church has NOTHING to offer, though I definitely agree there are clergy members who are immoral to the core.

    One priest, Father O'Grady (I think?) is a pedophile, who is disturbingly open about his unnatural and criminal inclinations towards children. Father Doyle, on the other hand, is the epitome of a hero: He is a rebel of sorts who advocates for the victim's of O'Grady's abuse. He remains committed to the truth of Catholic sexual abuse issue. Several people who are interviewed state that the Church did not promote him within it's hierarchy, specifically as a result of Father Doyle's commitment to the victims. His role in the story that unfolded made quite an impression on me, and it is important to remember that there are still Catholics like him who hold themselves to very high moral standards.

    So, on one hand, we have the hero, Father Doyle. Ironically, I did not see the O'grady (the abuser) as the true antagonist. In my opinion, O'grady's superiors (Cain and Degroot), who enabled his crimes, were the people whom the movie referred to as evil. I've shown it to several friends and family members, and each time I see it, I think of the quote: "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men stand by and do nothing." Of course, I did not see ogrady as a victim or any less culpable, but he was clearly confused by his behavior that appeared to be the product of molestation he experienced as a child.

    Another aspect of the film I found to be remarkable is how the film is told, from beginning to end, from the perspective of one of O'Grady's victims. What I mean is that the audience is lured in by O'grady's grandfatherly charm at the beginning. As the story progresses, however, I became increasingly appalled and repulsed by the extent of his pedophilia and the extensive dishonesty and protection of child molesters by the Church itself.

    Needless to say, by the end of the film, I always find myself inflamed and profoundly saddened at the clergy who evaded accountability (much like the abuse victims).

  • Lilly Adams

    The Catholic Church Priests- They can touch but they cant be touched..

  • Karenep

    "What you bring forth from within you will save you and what you do not bring forth will destroy you," this quote at the begining of this documentary is not from the bible, like many teachings of those who claim to believe they are followers of Christ. The only way through salvation is faith in Jesus Christ and not through any church. Read the bible for oneself and one will know the teachings of Christ. When there is no victory over sin, then we can't call ourselves Christians. Jesus clearly states that only those who overcome sin will inherit his kingdom. He gives numerous examples in the bible of those who are outside his kingdom. This documentary shows both the priest and believers in the Catholic church are deceived. No doubt it is unfortunate for young children to be molested and raped by priests but their parents have the responsibility to know God's Word and know that they are in deception in the first place so that their children too will not fall into that same deception. When one is led by the true Jesus, not another gospel and spirit as the bible warns, God will protect and deliver us from all evil. After saying all this, all who commit sexual crimes must be severely punished by the law without any exceptions. An insightful documentary on religious deception.

  • Makeva E.

    This was sad and disgusting. These priest not only destroy the lives of the children/people/victims they abuse, they also ruin the lives of everyone connected to the victim and those who wants to get close to the victim.

    I don't understand how a church that is suppose to represent all things good, stand by and let this go on. Then people wonder why others don't believe in God.

    The father in this movie and others who have lost all hope in God should know that the molesting/raping priest and those who condone that behavior by covering it up, are not of God.

    Know that we must put our faith in God and not man. Sometime we as people put other people on pedestals because they seem to be all good or at least living a less sinful life as oneself.....But they are humans not God.

    I do believe that those who do things of this disturbing nature should be put to rest so that their victims can rest.

  • roisin marie

    was a very hard to watch very sick man. however reading the comments im am compelled to comment first of all yes the catholic church was wrong but where does it say the catholic church is perfect after all priests are men and so is the faithful. The catholic church does know the bible and we are Christians infact go look up history you will find we were the first Christians so to say its the parents fault and they should know the bible you are wrong very wrong. and also you made the whole charge about overcoming sin. So now that you have been saved are you sinless no i thought not anyway back to why i made the comment i think every catholic should watch this simply because we all need to be aware of the evil that is lurking in our church's and correct it. It's time for the faithful to begin speaking out and stop this whole thing once and for all. The sad thing about all of this is because of some evil people every single catholic on this planet is paying the price for their sins with the jeers and disrespect they have brought upon our beautiful church. oh and something i want to correct about the documentry no catholic in their right mind believes its the catholic church that saves them Its God only who can save not the catholic church and we don't believe that everyone that is not in communion with the church is dammned for hell just look up Catholic Catechism which is a synopsis of all we believe. and also instead of attacking the church and child abuse.. child abuse is happening everyday in many homes across the world and in many organisations its just the fact the the church chose to hide it which they should be utterly ashamed of it and there is no excuse. but what we need to do now is support the victims. Sort out our priests and ensure that this will never happen to our young faithful again.

  • Michael

    Yet again we are reminded that 4 walls and a roof do not make a church and upon witnessing such a massive cover-up and to have such collusion by those with the power to stop it is tantamount to heresy itself. While not a Catholic, I am a firm believer in Christ's teachings about harming not the little children as well as that of an eye for an eye. The Catholic priests in question are ofcourse fallible as is all man, yet their retiscence to admit or even correct such abhorrent actions by their priests leads the average layman to despair of his faith when confronted by such a heartgripping documentary as I have just witnessed.
    I would like to add my deepest condolensces to all those that have had their lives forever altered by those who should have done their utmost to protect them and a reminder to those that think a full coffer guarantees God's blessings, that HE is watching. GOD BLESS the little children!

  • Brian E

    The Pope was granted immunity from criminal prosecution for being some part of a cover-up of sexual abuse of children? Why haven't any of the media reported this? Amazing! Poor George Bush, duped into holding unaccountable someone in a cover-up!

  • el mexican

    this video should be broadcasted in public places including schools, people must know of the hatred beeing braught up on our children.

  • John

    Watching this was one of the most difficult experiences of my life. The pain that each of the victims and their families suffer is almost unbearable to contemplate.

    Even so, I am very impressed -- even awed -- by Anne, Nancy, and Adam, for their courage in appearing in this film, for looking this evil straight in the eye, and for working to heal themselves. I like their attitude, especially in the scene where they all three discuss receiving the letters from Fr. O'Grady -- they've got this creepy perp's number. I like the scene where Adam is driving, where he talks about healing himself, where he refuses to let this horror define him as a person. Their courage leaves me awe-struck. I can only wish them all the best.

    An extremely moving and well produced film.

  • Father john

    Where was god during this whole thing? Was he part of it? How come not just scum bags touch kids? Is it natural? Just throwing it out there. I mean if this is such a worldly problem that so many people are effected by because its supposed wrong, then why arene't they throwing religion right out the window? It's obviously bologne. These dudes are pretending to speal the words of a higher being then reach into your kids pants for a little RR. God is a childish fable. Put your thoughts and efforts into living your own life.

  • puppetandmuppets

    its remind me jesus red letter when he said beware in the end of the time there a lot of wicked evils possesed as angels from heaven like a oldman rape young boys and a oldman marry young girls , this world is going crazy

  • amy

    i was actually physically ill when i watched this, i had to stop the doc to vomit. the cruelty and corruption displayed by the hierarchy was so offensive and so maddening. i am ashamed to be human, frankly, when witnessing this kind of evil.

    i don't understand how anyone could continue to be catholic after the amount of child abuse that has been committed and after myriad church leaders have lied about it. after the church has dragged out court cases for years to make the victims seeking justice give up or settle the case so that they would shut-up and go away.

    how could you worship god in a place where they don't protect children?

  • jasmine

    o grady says that he takes full responsibility for what he did but if he were really sorry and really wanted to help his victims move on with their lives he would summon enough courage to testify against all of his superiors who let him get away with all that he did. but he won't. so i guess he's not as sorry as he says

  • Kurrrt

    There is no apparent intention to redirect this continuing pattern of enslavement.

  • carpediem67

    I was sexually abused by my parish priest over 25 years ago so I know how these victims feel. In the appirations of Our Lady of Fatima and Our Lady of Akita she warns us of the corruption that will take place in the Church. Satan wants to destroy and confuse people and pull them away from Jesus. Despite individual priests, Bishops, or Cardinals that are destroying the Church from within, there are many good priests, Bishops, and Cardinals. I will never turn away from the Sacraments especially the Eucharist. We must pray for these priests and Bishops and do penance and much sacrifice united with Jesus on the Cross. The Church and the world for that matter is about to be chastized. Pray Pray Pray.

  • Sam

    I must say as a victim of child molestation by a priest, this was probably the BEST thing I EVER could have watched. I think EVERY FAMILY should sit down and endure this film. The ghosts of the priest whom abused me does haunt me. At least for them, they can talk to him or hear something from him, in my case the priest was brutally murdered 5 years ago after being defrocked almost 8 years prior. The priest whom abused me had been moved around for 20 years, dating back to the 60's when the first abuse had been documented by the diocese. The fact that they sent him away for 1 year for rehabilitation then put him in direct contact with our parish in a town of only 700 people with no supervision astounds me. There have been more then 22 cases brought up against him as well. I understand what these and so many have been through. The past 26 years of my life I have ran from this. Searching for God and a understanding that I would not become a abuser. It has affected EVERY ASPECT OF MY BEING from friendships to my not wanting to listen to authority figures, bosses, etc.

    It is up to us, the survivors to share our stories and also speak our truth. It is time the church take care of those whom have been harmed. I want to have a relationship where I am not being abused or told what to do. I want to be loved for whom I am, but due to this abuse, I have no clue as to what that really means. This takes YEARS of untangling and support from everyone knowing that once this wound is opened to heal, it takes years to reprogram the messed up perspectives created by this.

    It is with gratitude for those involved with this project I thank you for stepping up to the plate and telling your story. It is but through our voice the darkness can be pierced and truth can come forward to be seen. No, this was not God whom did this, but the people whom say they speak for him..........wow. Hard pill to swallow.

    Abstinence makes the church grow fondlers. If you cut someone off from their animal ways, it will come out in the most unexpected ways later. These cases are prime proof of that. How can you allow people to teach divine compassion and partnership when they themselves are not able to have that. It is time for a reform for sure. The church needs to fall completely and rebuild on the truths of God, not the fear closet of the humans. People need to be allowed to be human, having partners to share that divine connection with. The church almost forces this upon itself. WAKE UP CATHOLIC CHURCH, and any other religion which believe you cannot be married to be a man of God.

  • David

    I feel so hopeless. How can they do this? How can we let them do this? How for Christ's sake can we stop it? How can such a large part of society be so completely rotten to the core?
    I could never have watched this as a Catholic and retained my faith. It's just certain people. People are not perfect. Not every Catholic is like that. Of course they're not. But there is still an active choice to remain a part of an organization that cares about it's own wealth and prosperity above the countless victims it has directly facilitated the unspeakable abuse of.
    What is the answer? Where is there justice? In the shadow of evil like this, how can any amount of good balance it?

  • Aeva

    This is such an interesting documentary. What is so unbelievable is that the bishops and priests are "admitting" to what has happened in this case, but they never seems to admit everything 100% and it just seems like they're continuing to try and save face. How disgusting.

  • Cheryl Harper

    Although O'Grady has chosen to commit these atrocities I feel somewhat sympathetic toward him. He is obviously a man who is locked inside his own mad house. And he gave some indications that he himself was the victim of sexual abuse early in his life. At a time when he was defenseless. While there is no excuse for the terror that he has inflicted on his victims it should be noted that he gave a the film crew a stark look into the mind of a pedophile. All of the rationalizing and fighting against himself and losing to his inner demon. Strangely the man has managed to retain some endearing traits in reference to his demeanor. He kind of reminds of of Santa Claus. Or a little boy-man who is confused who was conflicted between taking accountability as an guilty adult and jovially reminiscing on what he encountered as evil, delectable delicacies. Also it seemed like he never fit in except in places where he didn't fit. In the homes of families that he was not a part of, pretending to be an advisory figure. He never seemed to have any friends. And the church seemed to shun him although he was protected again and again. It seemed as if he were somehow underdeveloped or broken and that the church forgave any wrongdoings on his part because he wanted so badly to be a part of it. Father O'Grady is a very sick man and I hope he never has another opportunity to destroy another child. Also Father O'Grady was a child whose childhood was derailed in his own home and inside the church decades before he began doing any of these hideous things. Father O'Grady should have been tended to. Father O'Grady is also a victim. If you will notice he adamantly dismissed any opportunity to validate that he himself was abused. He Adamantly brushed it off when he was being questioned in court. I am not trying to make him into a victim or a hero but I am saying that the man was himself slaughtered decades ago and even presently he holds no one accountable for this. Maybe what happened to him stunted his conscience. Certainly he seems to have a very warped perception about boundaries and the devastating impact of his own abuse. His honest portray of his role in the catholic church's sex abuse scandal is evidence of him trying to make amends. Of course this can never happen. Hopefully as he transcends from this life to the next he will be repaired and forgiven.

  • richard

    What a cover up,has all the makings of a wall street bail out. Its not normal to go through life alone as these priest do, what do they hide? I am a Christian and love the teachings of Christ, but its fools like these that stop people going to church, and the rise of another rising and maybe unstoppable religion Islam. I am sure they wouldn't put up with i@#$% pedophiles and child molesters like these. They have a lot to answer for.

  • jeff

    People should not loose faith in god but in the church after watching this. The church is man made and it is hard to understand how such evil men can insist that they hold the name of god and fund this sin (O'grady is just one man out of many who will still receive the financial support off the church after doing such a despicable thing).

    I can on one hand understand why some people may feel a slight sympathy towards o'grady as he was a victim of abuse himself which has quite obviously sexualised him at an early age (classic case of the abused becoming the abuser) however we cannot forgive him of what he has done just because of this.

    more importantly we cannot forgive the church for their blatant disregard, disrespect and down right ignorance. They think they are better than us all, if this was a paedophile in the community they would play some part in making sure justice would be done, when it's one of their own they think they are above the law and all morals go.

    I am furious that this monster only got 7years and that the law cannot do anything about the monsters helping him.

    I cannot believe throughout this whole documentary he shows no emotional remorse and expected the victims to at least shake hands with him and put it all in the past! The meeting he wanted to hold seemed more for his own selfish gain than for the victims recovery. As if this was buying his way in to heaven by admitting to god that he knew he had sinned and he tried to put things right.

    THIS MONSTER SHOULD BE KILLED AND NOT WALKING ROUND FREELY IN IRELAND!

  • JBleck

    The criminal charge of aiding and abetting/accesory can usually be brought against ANYONE who helps in the commision of a crime. A person charged with this crime is usually not present when the crime itself is committed, but he has knowledge of the crime before and after the fact, and assists in its commision through, ADVICE, ACTIONS or FINANCIAL SUPPORT.

    All persons involved that employed this man, who counseled him and who participated in his removal from one location to another in order to avoid criminal charges are clearly guilty of this crime acording to its definition. The victims and their families were manipulated by the pedofile and his supporters in order to either delay or avoid criminal charges, a crime in itself. A furher investigation needs to be held in order to bring these individuals to justice. Their claim to be A MAN OF GOD should never allow them to hide behind their religion but hold them to the highest honor and accountability. PLEASE SOMEONE LOCK THESE ASSHOLES UP!!!!

  • john

    I stopped watching the movie and I am just glad that I am an ex-Catholic (I was born in a Catholic family but I chose another religion to follow)...

  • debbye

    This documentary was so well done. I cried and seethed along with the families. I will never understand how ANYONE can justify this behavior from anyone, for any reason.

    The RCC is ABSOLUTELY responsible for their part in the abuse of children. If you want to do some research on this, look up “Crimen Sollicitationis” It is written canon law that protect the priests and scorns the victims of abuse, by threatening them with excommunication!

    Yes, it is the individual priest who has committed the crime, but it is also the church who relocates that priest and all of the people who keep their silence. Canon law trumps criminal law in the eyes of the rcc.

    I an not surprised that Bush would pardon the Pope, since he has/had a history of brainless behavior. But, it is totally disappointing & disgusting.

    Two other documentaries that are worth watching on this subject are "Hand of God" and "Sex Crimes and the Vatican."

    Do the Pope & other hierarchy actually think they are going to make it into heaven? Until the headlines read, “POPE STEPPING DOWN" & ”ALL PRIESTS HELD ACCOUNTABLE," the Church will remain in crisis.

  • Lisa

    I kept thinking this was a hoax documentary at first due to the fact that the pedophile priest was not in shadows and he kept smiling allot. I thought for sure this is a joke.
    Sadly, it isn't and that priest is a sick and twisted animal.

  • Unreal

    I have been surfing around after reading about the grand jury indictment in Philadelphia of 3 priests. What is most amazing to me, is that despite the Church being grilled over their failure to handle abuse cases and cover up, they are still apparently continuing to cover up and not expose these creeps. The February 2011 report claims that it's investigation shows that over 30 priests in the Philadelphia diocese who have been accused of abuse remain serving as priests. I was absolutely shocked by this revelation especially since I am A practicing Catholic and my kids go to Catholic school. It is sad to say, but if wasn't for the fact that there are no priests serving in the school, I would likely rethink my choice. This is also sad since good priests have to live with this shame and I am sure these findings do nothing to assist in recruiting good priests to honorably serve. I also learned that the law has extended the statute of limitations in these cases, so perhaps more of these guys will be put away so they cannot harm more children....unreal.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=521078488 Trevor Andrews

    Of course, they always had Bush to sweep up all that sh*t under the rug. He did it for himself and his administration for War crimes and breaking the laws of the Geneva convention and then he does it for the pedophiles and rapists that have plagued the Catholic diocese. What a corrupt and sickening place this world is.

  • Pepperoni92

    And O'Grady can actually smile & laugh at his past when being interviewed. If it was my child, I think I would have to erase that smile - permanently.

  • enk_pedro

    Reason, not religion or superstition is what mankind needs

  • Yaarrr

    I honestly feel alot of contempt for the parents here, even as they're crying and in pain. So because of their upbringing they just let a stranger move into their house cause he's wearing a white collar? They share some of the responsibility along with the priests that allowed it to continue. This is what religion does to people, turns them into sheep.

  • tinamacc

    I agree with Trevor, what a corupt world, I almost believe we are in hell. The crimes against children are often dismissed. They have no voice and it is the worst kind of coward that hurts someone that has no defense. I can't stand all the excuses. Hearing about the child abuse makes me want out of this horrible sickening place. You can't trust anyone. These people are never cured, they all need to die so we can slowly rid the world of all the evil. I hate that no one stands up. Earth is a horrible place. This guy should die. Afterall he killed the spirit of the children's lives he ruin. Why is he even alive. People are sick...I dont see the light at the end of this tunnel.

  • tinamacc

    This guy will never be forgiven, and I don't belive for one minute that he was a victim of abuse. All he did was manipulate you into thinking this happen to him. He is demonic!! He has so much evil in him and you think he looks like santa! get real, this guy fooled you too. Stop feeling sorry for the Devil! this guy is pure Evil. He was lying, this is why it goes on...Stop Believing the Devil that's why he is smiling... if you got it right he gave us an insight into the way EVIL works. Don' t call him father either. Call him an Evil child molester that should be killed on the spot. O Grady the Molester is not a Victim.

  • ForeverDove

    In a sick sick world, which this clearly is, this is normal.

  • cerebrogasm

    The first thing you must recognize is that you can't pass this pathological behavior off on "evil" or "demons" - the Church is an institution that endures because humans just can't face their own mortality - if they did - they'd have to take responsibility for their behavior - up to a point - and that point is whether on not a person is so culturally offensively brain damaged that they are not worthy to walk on the same planet as humans trying to better themselves and humanity in general. Pedophiles are brain damaged, along with sociopaths, and other mentally ill people that can commit violence and violations of other persons that will either terminate their lives or their "spirits" for the remainder of their lives. They must be separated from society and the only compassion we can offer them is that we don't outright subject them to the death penalty. We must hold accountable the organized rings of pedophiles masquerading under "God's Church" or other such nonsense when we are dealing with outright malignant aberrations to human society, in the same way we treat a cancerous tumor. The pedophile is brain damaged - but the institutions that are covering for him are not, and are clearly guilty of a worse violation against humanity than the deranged pedophile - and should be made to pay and pay until the very structure they stand on crumbles - and they have to get real jobs, after a lengthy prison sentence.

  • cerebrogasm

    If I believed in the supernatural or superstition I'd have to agree that Bush was either Lucifer (although Lucifer was supposed to be highly intelligent) or a genetic aberrational defect that managed to accumulate global power and plunder not only America, but the rest of the world into Hell.

  • cerebrogasm

    I was in a Catholic private all-male high school in Boston a few years before the pedophilia ring was exposed - Cardinal Law gave my commencement speech - which was mostly all about how evil women are for wanting to abort their embryos. Of course we now know Law was behind all of the cover ups and the Vatican had to pull him out of Boston and back to Rome where he can't be charged with aiding and abetting sexual child molesters in the care of the Church. Killing off a bunch of pedophiles won't make the earth a less diabolical place to live - but going after institutions that protect pedophiles - like an extension of NAMBLA - would definitely help. Religion is the source of so much pain and suffering, you have to wonder why we cling to it, protect it, when it clearly is a insult to all of humanity. If you weren't indoctrinated into the ridiculous irrational science-fiction belief systems of religion as a child - you'd never take it seriously as an adult - it has no evidence for its claims and claims to know everything about everything - so, given that, it must endorse pedophilia - do you really want to be a member of that club?

  • TimLu

    I read the introduction and decided not to watch this because you use the word "deceived" and I don't believe you know exactly what it means. No religion is perfect or there would be only one. Human beings, regardless of hierarchy, are fallible hence religion itself. It could be the temptations upon us, by deprivative, that lead us into the fallibleness of temptation. Consider the fact that suicide is considered the ultimate sin by all Catholics. Then consider how many serial killers in our history that might have committed suicide versus multiple homicide had the facts of their life allowed repent-ion. Simple put, being deprived of human nature by any means, even religion, can have evil consequences. History will dictate, it usually does. In other words... It's our fault... all of us!!!

  • Abamovich

    The church is a cult, plain and simple. Just like all cults, it is dangerous, brainwashes the gullible and needs to be stamped out.

  • http://twitter.com/SonnyFuego Sonny Fuego

    Follow Christ Not A Title

  • Mantid

    Don't you know Christ is a title.

  • navyservant

    The catholic church came from the Pharisees,and they are NOT true Christians according to numerous numerous theologians and church scholars and leaders.They are ritualistic and ostentatious and it is all hypocritical and for show,JUST LIKE the pharisees were.That is why Martin Luther broke off from them and discredited the roman catholic church,which continues to be plagued today.They like their titles,their positions and power,their money,their demand of respect and I see no humility in this church or faith."you will know them by their actions" the bible says.They will NEVER expose their own priests and will continue to make excuses for their sin.They are supposed to be above these things since given such honor to represent Christ,however they slap the Lord in the face with their arrogance and disgusting lifestyles.You are wayy off on several statements you make and need to learn your religion before defending them.

  • navyservant

    They like to be called Father.How dare they demand respect and titles.There is only ONE father,GOD.That alone shows they try to act godly but are NOT of God.The devil has infected many in this church and they do his bidding,not God's true church representatives.They tell you what to say in church as robots.They waive their blatant sin aside and make excuses for it and say "we are not perfect,we made mistakes" OMG,open confession is what Jesus taught and true repentance,and they say they follow the bible? bah! They follow the men of power and wealth,people! wake up!

  • http://www.facebook.com/alec.interrante Alec Interrante

    If 100,000 people in the USA alone came forward to admit that they had been molested/raped by a priest or whoever, and 80% of people do not come forward about that type of thing, then that means at least 500,000 people in the USA have been molested or raped by Catholic priests/etc. How can anyone be part of the church after hearing that? Actually, my grandmother was part of the Catholic church for almost 80 years and quit because of this.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/32SNEAN5CKATDA3P533JJPAWWA Tabitha Tabitha

    As of Feb 2012, O'Grady is back in Jail, he had over 280,000 images in his laptop of child porn, some pics of children as young as two being molested.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joel-Cunningham/100001333708995 Joel Cunningham

    There are 70 million Catholics in the U.S. so that is only one in every 140 Catholics being molested according to your ESTIMATE. In fact, if anyone is interested they can just google "wikipedia Catholic sex abuse percentages" and they would learn that only 2% of Catholic priests are accused of sexual abuse of minors, while 5% of protestant (other christian sects) clergy are accused of sexual abuse of minors, and 8% of the general adult population is accused of sexual abuse of minors. That means that Catholic priests actually are the least likely to molest your children compared to other church preachers and the local soccer coach etc. Why does the media always insist on focusing on these instances when it is a Catholic? It is inevitable that the few popular cases we have heard about in the media will occur in a category of humans consisting of 1.3 billion people. We could have spent the last decade learning about multiple different instances when public school teachers were caught molesting children and were not turned into the authorities and we could have then all been led to believe that the public school system is just one big sex abuse cult but that would have been false.

    The protection against any legitimate criticism of the apartheid state of Israel (being labeled a racist, anti-semite, nazi) and the popular encouragement of anti-catholicism is suspicious. It should tell you how little power the Vatican has on western media/culture and how big of an influence the zionists that own our media and banking system have. Not to mention AIPIAC.

    Does everyone here bashing Catholicism even know the history of Christianity? I assume you are all ignorant of the fact that Jesus founded ONE church on PETER who took the church to Rome where dies as the first pope and every pope in the Catholic (universal, in latin) church has succeeded from Peter who Christ himself appointed as earthly authority? That's EARTHLY authority. No, your president or your boss or your new age guru is no earthly authority. Only the Church founded by Christ and guided by the Holy Spirit is a modern authority. Not some sect of so-called Christianity founded by men in the last few hundred years. Martin Luther is no different than Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra and Oprah. We've got our Pat Robertsons representing Christ because of their flawed personal interpretation of the english King James (freemason) version of the Bible. The bible- a collection of scriptures written by 40 DIFFERENT MEN (not God) over the course of thousands of years, organized by THE CATHOLIC CHURCH in the 4th century. Why did they have the right to pick and choose which scriptures would be left out and which would be included? Because of their INFALLIBILITY AND AUTHORITY GIVEN TO THEM BY CHRIST. How else would we know the Bible is any source of truth if the group of men (Catholic ecclesiastical authorities) didn't have authority and infallibility? For some man to come along in the 16th century and decide he wants to try and personally interpret the Bible and add words (added ALONE where it says Justification by Faith alone) and leave out other words (where it says you CAN'T have justification by FAITH ALONE) and then take out 7 books and then as a man DECLARE THAT the bible is NOW (that I have edited it) the WORD OF GOD but the men that gave us the book in the first place supposedly had no authority or infallibility??? Something is wrong with that logic. That personal interpretation of the modern-day translation of the bible by modern-day confused minds will lead to the 35,000 sects of so-called christianity all with opposing views all claiming to be preaching "the word of god".

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joel-Cunningham/100001333708995 Joel Cunningham

    So I take it you support a "woman's choice" to kill "their embryo" as you so inaccurately referred to the innocent unborn as. So which mainstream media told you about the "pedophilia ring"?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SJ4H7JKWY2BQWM5AIEP3IILQEQ Matthew

    As they say, the Devil, or evil if you are a rational person, disguises itself under the guise of goodness.

  • http://twitter.com/mjohnson149 mike johnson

    Do you actually believe the press is suppressing child abuse news about protestants? or other childrens organizations? Sorry, thinking like that is stupid and paranoid OR you can't accept the truth about your church.
    I love how catholics like you spin it. There is no doubt that there are more abusers in the catholic church than any other church and any other organization involving children. You get your stats from the JohnJay report which was funded by the catholic church for crying out loud. If you actually believe it's the media being anti catholic, I feel sorry for you. Any abuse of children is abhorrent and people like you trying to BS your way through the truth is sad. By the way, percentages are NOT the point...the point is the COVERUP by the catholic church up to and including the present pope.
    Funny how it's always the argument of the most guilty, that others are doing it too and some are even worse that are doing it. Sad that your faith is making you blind to the real facts.

  • http://twitter.com/mjohnson149 mike johnson

    I see the apologists meetings you attend are working. LOL

  • matskiman

    The Catholic Church is utterly repulsive in every way. It is an abomination that has NO PLACE in todays world and belongs in the bronze age. O'grady is sickening beyond belief. Not just for his rape crimes, but because of the sickly, sing-song tone in his voice, his chuckles, and zero remorse in the way he recounts his crimes. It's mind boggling that he's not in prison right now.

  • broncos101

    It is all of our fault when we continue to be in denial, when we continue - especially financially - to support an institution that actively covers up and enables these criminal offenders to continue their evil crimes. You should watch this documentary, and you should watch "Twist of Faith", "Sex, Crimes and the Vatican", "The Silence" by Frontline/PBS, "The Boys of St. Vincent" etc - this problem is endemic, coming from within - not just an occasional odd case.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=602978012 Robert Briggs

    No surprise, Roman Catholicism is NOT historical Christianity.....sad how many are deluded about this. Read your Bible, it is not hard to see how far Romanism is from the Scriptures.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=602978012 Robert Briggs

    The tragic conclusions of the wee Japanese man from Lodi is so sad. There is a God, the gospel of Jesus Christ is true, there is hope for forgiveness for our sins through faith in Christ. Romanism has perverted the gospel and is not the true Christian church. May God deliver those caught up in its deception.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brett-Anderson/751460561 Brett Anderson

    Robert, save us from your pathetic preaching. If your god was all knowing and all seeing as you claim him to be he wouldn't have made such a monumental screw up and allowed these evil religions to flourish throughout the whole " Jesus died for our sins" crap you people propagate. After all the evil that has been portrayed in this video plus everything else that has gone on in the world through religion for the last couple of thousand years you have the gall to keep preaching your nonsense here! You disgust me, take it somewhere else!

  • Dene' Brown

    My opinion....any serial child molestor/pedophile should be facing a life sentence in prison with no possibility of parole and sterilized but the moment one of their victims commits suicide their sentence becomes death. No pass Go.

  • http://twitter.com/Blogtipsca Blogtips

    He talks so calm and relaxed like it was no big deal.

  • kdt73

    What a terrible terrible thing to happen to all of those children, past and present. It is a disgrace that the Catholic Church will not take any irresponsiblity. As for O'grady is clearly not at all remorseful and I think that he has no real concept of how many peoples lives he has ruined. He seemed to have a look in his eyes that said 'I got away with it', what a vile excuse for a human being...

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.mullan.79 Michael Mullan

    Yeah that man should never been released....cant hide his smiles and caught again in ireland in posession of pictures????

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.mullan.79 Michael Mullan

    Why don't you let victims grieve instead of turning this horror into a cheap backwood sales pitch....

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1330750091 Brad Wiggins Jacobs

    I can tell by all of your comments that none of you are Catholic. Well I am. And let me first start by saying, yes there are priests that do things like this and it's horrible and they have all been dealt with. But you can't blame the whole Catholic Church for what a few priests have done! Statistics show that more than 90 percent of Catholic priests today are completely innocent of these crimes and are loyal, hard working, faithful priests that just do their job day in day out. The Catholic Church will not take responsibility for these crimes as the Catholic Church is NOT responsible! It is the individual priests that are committing these crimes that ARE responsible! Furthermore, I support the Catholic Church during these times and urge every Catholic to stand up for their faith and support our church and our innocent priests.

  • Shellynelodom

    @ Brad Wiggins Jacobs, you are right in saying the individual priests are responsible for their actions against the child. However, the Catholic Church hierarchy is guilty of seeing the sin and doing nothing to stop it. So according to the Bible, are they not also guilty because they did nothing to stop the sin set before them? They did not hold the guilty priest accountable. They did not protect the innocent, rather allowed him to continue to save face. Yes, there are many good priests, you are absolutely correct. Yet, how can the Catholic Church continue to be a beacon of light for us when the LEADERS refuse to set a standard of openness to conquer the sin inside the church? Yes, some of these things have been dealt with, but the Church has never come out, come clean and CONFESSED their sin of covering up and knowingly allowing children to be abused. Yet they expect us to confess our sins to them? That is hypocrisy. I totally disagree with you saying the church is not at fault and did not commit the crimes, they were the get away drivers, the ones who saw a "murder" occur, drove the offender to a new place to him him out. That, in my book, is guilt on a corporate level.

  • Captainalliekirk

    I find it a very interesting concept that people living within a construct that follows celibacy possibly do not distinguish child molestation from other sexual acts- both can fall under sins of the flesh. At the same time, the distinction between homo- and hetero-sexual sexual 'activity', abuse rather, seemed relevant to the church in this docu. There seems to be no thought for the repercussions of the actions to individual child victims; what is important concerns the offender, and the degree to which his actions violate the widely accepted (for some reason!!!) interpretation of the scriptures. I have recently read some different editions of the Greek New Testament for linguistic research (without previous knowledge of the bible), and have seen nothing about celibacy. Where did it come from? It seems that this particular rule takes part in allowing priests to molest, inasmuch as it masks the severity of child abuse. Thus, the church is very convenient for pedophiles. Furthermore, sins OF THE OFFENDER can be forgiven, so are no repercussions to the offender, at least not psychological ones. If priests were allowed to have sex, the very significant distinction between child abuse and consenting sex could be understood by the church, and by priests. My immediate feeling after having watched this particular docu is that there would be far fewer priests in such a scenario... obviously I'm not making any reference to stats, which are in general untrustworthy.

  • Rufus

    What O'Grady did was sinful. Period. Covering up the rape of children is sinful Period. BTW - I'm Catholic too. The cover-up is shameful. Period.

  • PeaceByJesus

    Captainalliekirk, your comments are thoughtful, yet, celibacy certainly is in the Scriptures, that of the Lord Jesus referring to those were eunuchs, as opposed to being married (and also condemning fornication) in Matthew 19:9-12, while the apostle Paul clearly advocates celibacy in 1Cor. 7 in order to focus on higher things - for those who are gifted: "But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that." (v. 7)

    And herein is the error in Roman Catholicism (besides other things), for under its church law (which can change) celibacy is required (except for certain priest converts), and which thus presumes that all have the gift of celibacy. This is a grievous presumption and which has no support in Scripture, as the actual requirements for bishops/elders (they represented one office, and were not called priests as a separate class) included that they be "the husband of one wife...One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) " (1 Timothy 3:4-5)

    However, in Catholicism Scripture is not the supreme transcendent authority, but the church magisterium is, and her doctrine need not rest upon the weight of Scriptural warrant, while she can autocratically assert she does not contradict them, and that there can be no debate on this.

    This said, sexual abuse of children occurs on a like scale or more in other institutions in modern sexualized culture, the distinction being that priestly pedophilia is predominantly homosexual in practice.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brendaf007 Brenda Fernandez

    What is corrupt is not the catholic religon but the catholic corporation. If you let out that more priests committed homosexual acts, pedophilic acts, adulterous acts then there goes it's money. The truth is pedophiles are everywhere and unfortunately when it comes to the church they want to look the other way as if it didn't happen.

  • RYK87

    The Catholic religion IS the corporation. WIthout the corporation, it's just Christianity.

  • http://www.facebook.com/matthew.shunk.9 Matthew Shunk

    RYK87 Your subtext suggest christianity isn't evil. What a joke. So you must use the bible as your chief moral guide source of know right from wrong O except when u talk about slavery Got that one completely wrong. Well it has the ten commandments right O ya the first 5 or authority designation could have been good spots for say pedofilia or at least Rape of women O ya women are second class according to christian teaching.. Well I tried seems christianity as a whole is somewhat lost best case scenario but more than likely its the chief source of hate if only abraham had killed his kid! damn god almost got it right! Have fun reveling in human sacrifice!(jesus)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1008573925 Danny McNair

    God gives men/woman free will do choose which action to take in this world. Men can decide to do harmful and evil things to others or show love, kindness and tolernace to others. Where ever you are in the world and as long as humans are involved there will always be some sort of corruption and evil which manages to worm its way in even in the church sadly.

  • FrankMcD

    Men who are not allowed to have healthy and normal heterosexual or homosexual relationships because of their work (The Clergy) are quite obviously more likely to suffer from psycosexual disorders (pedophilia). However, what this documentary is really about is the catholic church's immense power, which enables them to protect these filthy maggots and allows them to continue destroying lives. Sure there must be some good priests, but they are ALL working for the same sick organisation. In other words, enjoy your religion, and be sure to leave your children unattended with your local priest......because that's just good parenting isn't it ;)

  • mbrewerCU

    Hey Matthew:) I know sometimes Christians come off as believing weird things or as being hypocritical because we're humans and humans are messed up. But I just wanted to let you know that Jesus never taught that women are second class. In fact, he honored women. He's the one to follow, not other people. Also, I was just wondering what you meant when you said that the first 5 commandments would be a good place for pedophilia or rape? I just don't really see that when I read over them.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QV462DBA2PIVEOLX2Y4GMEULLM Tiger Claw

    This was an awesome movie in that it shows just how far and wide the damage from a pedophile/rapist priest like O'Grady travels. My mother was a pedophile (I guess she missed her true calling in the catholic church) and I can attest firsthand that lives can be ruined by pedophiles. Every day I curse her a) for deciding to have children and b) for using me as her little sex diversion. I was even cheated of the pleasure of watching her die from cancer because all my repressed memories didn't come flooding back until I'd been sober for several year and then turned 30 yrs of age. The catholic church must be abolished post haste. It is a grotesque, evil, corrupt institution just like the grotesque, evil corrupt people who run it. It is beyond my ken to imagine people actually put money in the pockets of what is one of the world's largest, most well insulated pedophile cartels.

  • Ralph Winterrowd

    THis Oliver O'Grady was caught again Dublin and sentenced to three years for victims as young as two - Jan. 2012. Trial and execution is the only cure.

  • 1Celter07

    IMO all these other so called "good priests and nuns" are guilty by association. They are complicit in their silence. Why are they not standing up in revolt against their hierarchy in outrage, rather than allowing the cover up to go on as if it will all be sorted out by the hierarchy. Shame on you!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Radiant.Heart Debe Edwards

    1Celter07 If your colleague was a rapist, would you be reponsible for being associated to him ? You aren't aware that only superiors would be aware of it, not colleagues because it's a sin to gossip aka callumny but right to inform authorities.... and then you'd only tell those in direct authority ...only those needing to know .... Those directly responsible for the acts, and those allowing it to go on and on, are guilty.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Radiant.Heart Debe Edwards

    Most of the comments seem to be from the cult of media .... Catholic priests are human beings .... look at ciivilization over time and educate yourselves instead of being spoon fed. The majority of pedophiles aren't catholic priests, they are only a percentage of humans that are pedophiles, period, just like any other deviant subsect of society. Don't beleive everything you read and educate yourselves.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=777758289 Alberta Phillips

    Why can't you watch the documentary here? I have tried several times and ended up going to another site to see it.

  • Nicholas Finn

    Yes, we all know that to be true, the bigger problem is when the people in power allow it to happen again and again as they have in the Catholic church. The priests are sick, the leaders are criminal.

  • mambobananapatch

    Senior Catholics colluded and conspired to protect their Church's reputation at the expense of people like those you saw in this film.

    Catholics assume a higher morality. Why should they not be held to that standard?

    Your defence of them is disgusting.

  • Clarence LeBlanc

    so you think there are as many Teachers, firemen and policemen that are child rapists as priest? You are deluded! Gravely deluded. "Homes for boys" were basically used as wall to wall sex holidays. I know a woman who counselled at two home for boys where only a small percentage of boys were not raped. Priest flew in from everywhere for retreats. The only way a boy could save himself was to offer the priest a boy in his place. Mostly 12 year olds could over power 6 and 7 year olds so when these "men of God" came calling they could hand them over a fresh victim. You think this happens at fire stations in equal numbers? I have news for you…they don't. You know where it is happening right now? Throughout the third world where the catholic church still has power. South America…Africa…the Philippines…the same trick is being used. The Church approaches a large poor family…tells them they see something in Johnny and would like to take him a special school. The Church is not choosing him…GOD IS. These well meaning parents are giving their sons to hell on earth wrapped in the sanctimonious BS that is the Church. If I sound bitter it's not because I find myself as one of the thousands. I was an alter boy and my priest…the two we had…were good men. I played tennis with one of them as a teen. I've met him as an adult and I'm pretty sure he's one of those priest trapped by the fact…they have a job…it's being a Priest but he no longer believes.

  • Debbie Edwards

    I think you choose to be myopic and obtuse about the big picture .... to say the least. Try doing your research outside of video documentaries before you go off half cocked.

  • Debbie Edwards

    It's disgusting that you choose to paint the entire hierarchy of the Church and every Catholic with the same brush. It's pathetic that you are so hateful towards Catholics, that you and those like you, are offended when the scope is broadened to ensure it is seen as a "human" issue versus a "Catholic" issue. Your agenda of hatred is threatened by the broadening of the view, so I'm not surprised your ego would be wounded when what I propose minimizes your agenda.

  • Debbie Edwards

    Those who engage in pedophilia and those who conspire to keep it silent, are criminals, inside or outside of the Church.

  • over the edge

    my disgust with the catholic church and its followers will end when the "good" Catholics abandon the hierarchy that protects these monsters within the ranks. until such time that all responsible for either perpetrating these crimes or protecting the guilty face the full weight of the law. then and only then can someone be a "good" christian and support the church. i am native Canadian, while i personally have not been exposed to these monsters members of my family have within the residential (catholic) school system. as far as i am concerned the church is an organized crime syndicate that has no desire to change

  • jackmax

    The Catholic Church has a track record of moving and covering up pedophile behavour with in the priesthood. The church will and has moved priests from one parish to another to avoid detection and exposure of their criminal behavour. Cardinal George Pell the head of the church in Australia has admitted to moving pedophile priests from one parish to another as well as abusing the victim when they report the matter to the church. For his part in this criminal cover up the Pope actually promoted Pell to a position with in the Vatican where Australia has extradition treaty so the church has looked after its self once more. All catholics should be ashamed of them selves and should demand that all pedophile and cases of abuse be handed over to the authorities to be dealt with in accordance with the law of the country where the offence to place.

  • Clarence LeBlanc

    a typical comment from someone who can make the requisite mental gymnastics of believing in a talking snake. I'm happy you can find the sunny side of institutionalized child abuse.

  • mambobananapatch

    Debbie, when I see Catholics converging at the Vatican, demanding real justice, and not circling the wagons and throwing out red herrings, as you are, I'll agree with you. Until then you're just desperately calling me names. If that makes you feel better, fine, but I have to tell you that my ego is unaffected.

    As for my "agenda", I don't really have one; but if I did, it would be to compel the Church to take real action against its agents who violate children, and to concern itself more with the welfare of children than with its own image. It's telling that you have a problem with this.

    Did you even watch the film?

  • Clarence LeBlanc

    it's also based on my colleagues Mom who is a therapist and was hired by the Newfoundland goverment to deal with the 100's of boys from Mount Cashel orphanage. It was used as a sex retreat for priest from throughout the world practically. The boys could save themselves by overpowering a smaller child and handing him to half corked Priest on holiday. I'm sure he smiled to his congregation upon his return and talked about how refreshed he felt after his vacation. Present day the same thing is happening but they need to fly all the way to South America.

  • Debbie Edwards

    I have watched, and I am a survivor of molestation ....Did you watch the movie ? It looks to me like Catholics are the ones doing something about this issue. Just like Wygand and tobacco .....whistleblowers always start out on the inside ....

    Ummmmmm what "name calling? exactly ?

  • Debbie Edwards

    Yes ...and 90% of the population doesn't report sexual abuse crimes ....The church was exposed, and I'm thankful to God for that ....To think that any other hierarchal organization hasn't colluded to keep perpetrators or move them is to be myopic.....Do your research!

  • Debbie Edwards

    Your extremism just shows how hateful towards human beings you are and your narrow mindedness. Do you feel the same about organized sports ? What about the military and the rape and brutality there ? These of course, are rhetorical questions ...Try educating yourself on how societies operate, on the cultural norms, and how to better society instead of focusing on destroying everything that isn't to your ignorant and arrogant tastes. You are nothing but a bully and a coward.
    So what if your ancestors went to residential school ....so did mine and I'm Canadian too ! That doesn't give you the right to hate for century upon century .... get over yourself.

  • Debbie Edwards

    My family is from Newfoundland and I am a counsellor ...It's too bad you only choose to listen to your "mom's friend" about small segments' of society ....Did she also tell you that children in Canada had no legal rights until the 1960's ? Did she educate you on how long it takes for society to adjust to change ? Did you choose selective hearing to satisfy your atheism? Why don't you try doing your own homework ? My original remarks, are reinforced by your subsequent commentary.

  • Debbie Edwards

    I don't recall many of the other pedophiles over history, nor those committing the spectrum of violently sexual crimes, saying they were celibate .....SUCH a ridiculous argument ! I see you went as far as the documentary to get your research on this topic .....it's so very redundant and lazy

  • over the edge

    you ask " Do you feel the same about organized sports ?" yes i do any team that purposely keeps a pedophile or murderer that has not faced the justice system gets no support from me

    as for " What about the military and the rape and brutality there ?" i oppose it but please show me where the military is protecting pedophiles ?

    finally "That doesn't give you the right to hate for century upon century" are you implying it has been a century since the residential school system? because the church did not lose control until 1969 (45 years ago) so what is the meaning behind century upon century. and what is the statute of limitations of such crimes in your opinion?

  • Clarence LeBlanc

    so are mine. The catholic church has a horrific record on child abuse and rome circled the wagons around their bank accounts and left the victims twisting in the wind. logic and intellect support my atheism and as the religious world retreats to the third world, middle east and red states we are soooo better off.

  • mambobananapatch

    Whatever. If you can sleep at night defending these people, well, I pity you.

  • Anthony

    It may interest you to know that the percentage of sexual abuse cases is higher among Protestant churches than the Catholic Church.

    Three insurance companies in the United States alone that provide liability coverage for 165,000 Protestant churches revealed data to the Associated Press that they typically receive 260 reports every year of children being sexually abused by Protestant clergy or other staff. On average, the Catholic Church has (about 228 per year.)

    Protestants act like modern day Pharisees pointing out the sin of others while not acknowledging their own.

    On your own computer, right now, do a Google search using this string: “Protestant ministers child sex abuse”. Or vary the string with “Anglican ministers child sex abuse”, “Baptist ministers child sex abuse”, “Presbyterian ministers child sex abuse.”

    Don’t take my word for it.

    See for yourself what the media have been hiding from you for years. The people behind the mainstream media attacks on the Church have certain goals, both short-term and long-term.

    You can easily find out on the web about married Protestant ministers, Eastern Orthodox priests and Jewish rabbis who have sexually abused children, and about their denominational cover-ups.

    FACT: Catholic priests abuse at a rate far lower than that of other males in the general population. Despite headlines focusing on Catholic priests, most churches being hit with child sexual-abuse allegations are Protestant, not Catholic, and most of the alleged abusers are not clergy or staff, but church volunteers.

    Don't believe me? On your own computers, right now, do a Google search using this string: “Protestant ministers child sex abuse”. Or vary the string with “Anglican ministers child sex abuse”, “Baptist ministers child sex abuse”, “Presbyterian ministers child sex abuse.”"Jewish Rabbis sexual abuse", "Muslim cleric sexual abuse".

    See for yourselves what the media have been hiding from you for years!

    You can easily find out on the web about married Protestant ministers, married Eastern Orthodox priests and married Jewish rabbis who have sexually abused children, and about their denominational cover-ups.

    These are the stories you won’t hear about from the mainstream media. The mainstream media, for reasons all too clear, has focused on celibacy and on the male priesthood as the causes of this crisis. The only way to debunk this argument is to show how widespread this crisis is among married clergy in denominations where women are ordained and where they take part in church government.

    Sound like a familiar story line? But this time it’s not about everyone’s favorite punching-bag, the Catholic Church and its all-male, celibate priesthood.

    FACT: The incidence of sexual abuse by teachers in public schools today has been estimated to be "more than 100 times" that by Catholic priests, (DO YOU YOU GO AROUND LABELLING ALL TEACHERS AS CHILD MOLESTERS?) and there is alarming evidence of school officials covering up abuse and failing to report suspected cases to authorities. Yet the mainstream media has largely ignored this shocking story while still rehashing decades-old allegations of abuse by Catholic priests.

    Example of the media bias: New York Times - (between January 1, 2010, and October 1, 2014). Published 88 articles having specifically trumpeted the issue of sex abuse in the Catholic Church. Yet 0 have addressed sex abuse in any other religious institution. Not even a single article this decade has headlined sex abuse in any other religious organization. Nothing about child abuse in the Orthodox Jewish community. Nothing about abuse in the Muslim community. Nothing about child abuse among Evangelicals. Nothing about child abuse among Baptists. etc.

    What are the facts about Catholic sex abuse and false accusations? Consider:

    A veteran Los Angeles attorney who has worked on over 100 clergy abuse cases recently declared:

    "One retired F.B.I. agent who worked with me to investigate many claims in the Clergy Cases told me, in his opinion, about ONE-HALF of the claims made in the Clergy Cases were either entirely false or so greatly exaggerated that the truth would not have supported a prosecutable claim for childhood sexual abuse."

    Notwithstanding the media hysteria over sex abuse in the Catholic Church, priests abuse at a rate far lower than that of other males. While even one case of abuse is too many, approximately only 4% of all active priests between 1950 and 2002 were even accused of abuse – a rate far lower than that of other males in the general population.

    "If anyone believes that priests offend at a higher rate than teachers or non-celibate clergy, then they should produce the evidence on which they are basing that conclusion. I know of none. Saying 'everybody knows' does not constitute scientific methodology."
    – Dr. Philip Jenkins, Pennsylvania State University.

  • neil allen

    With Catholic priests, the percentage is much higher (4% that they admitted in their own report, and even Pope Francis admitted 2% worldwide in 2014)>

    And of course, in the Catholic church, it's organized crime, since they confess it to each other, protect each other, hide each other, move each other.

    The Catholic church is the pedophile mafia.