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Sunday, January 26, 2014

After a 13-year-old boy reported in 1979 that a priest raped and threatened him at gunpoint to keep quiet, the Archdiocese of Chicago assured the boy's parents that, although the cleric avoided prosecution, he would receive treatment and have no further contact with minors. But the Rev. William Cloutier, who already had been accused of molesting other children, was returned to ministry a year later and went on to abuse again before he resigned in 1993, two years after the boy's parents filed a lawsuit. Officials took no action against Cloutier over his earliest transgressions because he "sounded repentant," according to internal archdiocese documents released Tuesday that show how the archdiocese tried to contain a mounting scandal over child sexual abuse.

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Officials took no action against Cloutier over his earliest transgressions because he "sounded repentant,"

Guys like this should've been turned over to civil authorities. They are a part of our society, not - however much they might wish otherwise - apart from it.

#1 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2014-01-25 05:57 PM | Reply | Flag:

Chicago................... what else would you expect?

#4 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-01-26 03:03 PM | Reply | Flag:

Christians................... what else would you expect?

#4 | Posted by Sniper

#5 | Posted by northguy3 at 2014-01-26 03:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

I think if Chicago was half as bad as Snipey likes to pretend he'd be afraid to insult people from there.

#6 | Posted by Tor at 2014-01-26 04:21 PM | Reply | Flag:

It´s no wonder the Catholic Church has such a bad view of gay people they are surrounded by the worst closet cases and are spending lots of energy covering up for them, it would be like being around only straight men that had raped woman and that formed your view of how men should behave.

#7 | Posted by THomewood at 2014-01-26 05:09 PM | Reply | Flag:

What's new!

#8 | Posted by parjosg2 at 2014-01-26 08:48 PM | Reply | Flag:

Chicago................... what else would you expect?

#4 | POSTED BY SNIPER AT 2014-01-26 03:03 PM | FLAG:

If it happened nowhere else your knee jerk talking point would not be as stupid as it really is.

#9 | Posted by 726 at 2014-01-27 09:21 AM | Reply | Flag:

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#10 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2014-01-27 10:50 AM | Reply | Flag:

wow, i'm shocked...dog bites man.

#11 | Posted by drewinnj at 2014-01-27 04:45 PM | Reply | Flag:

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