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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Edward George Ganster was one of the more than 300 names in the 1,300-page grand jury report detailing allegations of priests sexually abusing children in the Pennsylvania Catholic Church. But Ganster's life after he quietly resigned from the priesthood in Allentown took a turn that is only now coming to light, four years after his death. According to the grand jury report, Ganster's superiors in the Diocese of Allentown knew in 1990 that Ganster's alleged transgressions, "were at least partially sexual," leading him to ask to be "laicized" or removed from the priesthood. Despite his removal from the priesthood, the diocese wrote Ganster a recommendation for a new job -- driving the train at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, according to the grand jury report.

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Despite his removal from the priesthood, the diocese wrote Ganster a recommendation for a new job -- driving the train at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, according to the grand jury report.

Man, I knew the job was going to be bad, but train driver at ---- Disney World? Damn, that's some creepy, gross, ish right there. Just when I think I can't be more disappointed in the Catholic Church....

#1 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2018-08-16 06:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Disney should take away his access to the secret doors into Untetheredworld.

#2 | Posted by ajwood at 2018-08-18 03:43 PM | Reply

I'm having a hard time getting my wife to attend mass. This week's revelations don't make it any easier. When there is a security breach at the airport, passengers get hassled even more, no matter what or where the breach. In the Roman Catholic Church, when new charges against priests arise, its the laity that gets put under a microscope.

One of these days priests will be allowed to marry and a huge wave of new blood will wash away the old, sinister criminals. Until then, I hope each priest can be as strong, pure and Christlike as possible...

#3 | Posted by catdog at 2018-08-18 03:58 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Is Catholicism a grouping of smaller "cults"? The language "our people" is exactly as misleading as from a politician or plutocrat. They are "servicing" the general population, and also their "cult". It's an open secret that they will kill their own. How very authoritarian.

Abuse of power. Is this caused by prohibiting wives, or is that another directive meant to cause suffering? Punishment as a central caveat is structured on abuse of power, not a cause. This is deliberate misuse of believers, most specifically. That betrayal continued and magnified is describing perhaps even a militarized effort to spread this abuse for decades. Organized, moneyed, holding the ear of the government, the peoples adoration and thus total legal power. Prosperity churches are a Religious Industrial Complex. Perhaps that is the wave of the future - QVC will sell indulgences hosted by medieval tax collector Joel Osteen and that Reverend Money skittering about answering "random" callers questions about the financial implant option that reverse-mortgage the equipment and medications for whichever organs are failing, providing shares of QVC cash to pay for your deeply horrific request be legally forgiven by God in exchange for cash. The longer you wait, the fewer organs, and thus options Christ may be able to sell. So act now!

Osteen: Ah dunno, bud. Does Christ have enough change to share a cup a joe with that little child? Callers! Lend me your ear and lend Christ your card. Slake that little girls thirst for 30% off pure Arabica, amen! Whadda ya say, Rev?

Money: I am a grotesque caricature of a preacher! Please God, can I get another 10% off?

Osteen: WHAT?! Money, Money, Money-man.. you are more than right. This is in reality a 50% reduced indulgence half-hour when including kidney, pancreas and nether cavity. [holds palm up to camera] someone has a death by stage 4 polyps in store, but also a good heart - throw the others in there and help slake the thirst of the believers. Help the coin fill the cup of Christ. There he is, Money. Let's toss him a coin.

Money: [jiggles comedically in pockets for change] Wait. Here's a Starbucks card.

#4 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-08-18 05:09 PM | Reply

Now this is worth criticizing.

#5 | Posted by Tor at 2018-08-18 05:09 PM | Reply

Now that's Gangsta!

#6 | Posted by memyselfini at 2018-08-18 05:12 PM | Reply

"driving the train at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom"

In his application, he stated he had a lot of experience telling children to get on things.

#7 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-08-18 05:17 PM | Reply

Guy is accused of liking kids and they recommended he be employed at a place that attracts children like no place else?

WTF?

#8 | Posted by Tor at 2018-08-18 05:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Almost as bad as a guy who tells 10 years olds he will date them some day owning a teen beauty pageant so he can inspect them while they dress.

#9 | Posted by bored at 2018-08-18 07:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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