Rev. Gerald Fitzgerald
Servants of the Paraclete
policy not to recommend to
Bishops men of this character. We feel that the protection of
our glorious priesthood will
demand, in time, the establishment of a uniform
code of discipline and of penalties. We are amazed
to find how often a man who would be behind bars
if he were not a priest is entrusted with the cura
animarum [care of souls].”
in a letter to Pope Paul VI, dated 27 August 1963.
of priests to active duty who have been
addicted to abnormal practices, especially
sins with the young . . . . Where there is
indication of incorrigibility, because of the
tremendous scandal given, I would most
earnestly recommend total laicization . . . .
I say ‘total’ . . . because when these
men are taken before civil authority, the
non-Catholic world definitely blames the
discipline of celibacy for the perversion
of these men.”
the wrath of God is upon them and if I were
a bishop I would tremble when I failed to
report them to Rome for involuntary layization
[sic] . . . . It is for this class of rattlesnake
I have always wished the island retreat — but
even an island is too good for these vipers of
whom the Gentle Master said it were better
they had not been born — this is an indirect
way of saying damned, is it not?”
Rev. Raniero Cantalamessa
Benedict’s Personal Homilist
is not the issue. Nor is sexual orientation is the issue. This scandal is the result of an organizational mindset determined to protect pedophiles and sexual predators for the sake of public relations and fund raising.
Padre Cantalamessa preaching to Pope Benedict XVI in 2012.
The fact that Benedict XVI would allow Good Friday services to be used to smear the victims of pedophile priests indicates the level of fear as discovery of the complete truth continues. The Pope’s personal preacher, the Rev. Raniero Cantalamessa, compared the international outrage at child molestation scandal to the persecution of the Jews.
Rev. Robert G. Scobee
Friday, July 7, 1944, p. 3
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John Patrick Cardinal Cody kneels
before John Paul I as the future
John Paul II stands behind him
during a papal audience on
3 September 1978.
John Patrick Cardinal Cody:
an architect of the authorian
management philosophy that
coddles pedophile priests in
the United States today.
referred to the immigrant clergy as the
F.B.I.: Foreign Born Irish. They also
resented the Irishmen and power they
exerted over Bishop Joseph F. Marling:
he was man held hostage by this coterie
as he tried to manage the diocese
responsibly. Whenever they disagreed
with Marling, they threatened to decamp
en masse and return to Ireland and
immediately were able to shore up
their political capital.
details during visits to his cabin at
the Lake of the Ozarks when I was a seminarian. He was assigned to acclimate new FBI recruits to an American diet such as catfish, corn-on-the-cob, and mashed potatoes (the Irish thought catfish was like a dogfish; cobbed corn was pig fodder; and boiled potatoes were traditional staple). He also instructed them in diocesan political discourse.
Rev. Hugh Behan
Source: The Anchor, 1967
Bishop Michael F. McAuliffe gave Mohan $15,000 in cash as he left the country. According to the 2003-2004 Official Directory of the Diocese of Jefferson City, Mohan died 17 March 1990, St. Patrick’s Day.
Rev. John Whiteley
The Anchor, 1965
(1964-1965). He also worked as a deacon
at St. Pius X (1965–1966), and associate pastor (1967–1970). He was ordained in the chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas High School Seminary in Hannibal.
Whiteley Victim 5: “Charles” is a member
of the STAS Class of 1982. He also is an
alumnus of the Pontifical College
Josephinum, Columbus, Ohio.
to provide medical care for
Charles, which included a
lengthy hospitalization at
a healthcare facility in
Minnesota. The initial cost
for treatment: $75,000.
St. Pius X in the early
1970s. Timelines and
indicate that Charles followed David Clohessy as Whiteley’s next victim. Clohessy, the executive director of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), was a sixth grade student at St. Pius X when Whiteley began to molest him (1969-1973).
Rev. John Whiteley
years (1969-1973) from about age 12.
He also his little brother, Kevin, who is
a STAS graduate (1977); was ordained;
and implicated in two molestation
John J. Whiteley was ordained a priest in
the chapel of St. Thomas Seminary in 1967.
The event was recorded by Bishop Anthony J.
O’Connell in the 1967 the school’s yearbook,
After Mass one day, Whiteley asked Wesley to go to the basement with him to check the boiler. As they entered the boiler room, he told Wesley not to turn on the lights because he was only going to lift him up touch the heating duct to see if it was warm.
Pool is a STAS graduate (Class of 1974). O’Connell appointed him to the STAS adjunct faculty (1981-1984), teaching Gregorian Chant and working as a spiritual advisor. He also tutored students in the guitar. A former Anchor yearbook editor and other STAS alumni can tell you that Pool was not afraid to grope, fondle, or kiss students when he could. In Pool’s defense, he most likely is an O’Connell victim.
Images of the Rev. Gary Wayne Pool as a student at St. Thomas
Aquinas Seminary, captured on film by Bishop Anthony J.
O’Connell for the high school yearbook, in addition to Pool’s
ordination portrait. Source: The Anchor.
Pool’s behavior at St. Thomas led to his transfer to Hannibal Catholic in 1984. He relationships with youngsters at the parish forced another transfer: this time St. Joseph Cathedral in Jefferson City, which resulted in a sexual assault of a boy who was victimized by the Rev. Kevin Clohessy.
Bishop McAuliffe’s office of and notified
that my allegations against Pool had caused
‘consternation within the internal forum
of the diocese’ and my ordination
in Mexico within 24 hours. I was handed a
check $250 for expenses, which left on
McAuliffe’s desk and walked out.”
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