At the bottom of the article linked below you can find out what happened to whistle blowers, and why priests are afraid to speak up about Bishops.
From the comment section:
“I was just reading about Fr. Alfred Kunz who sent letters to St. Pope John Paul II outlining the homosexual and satanist ring in the Midwest. He was murdered shortly after the letters were delivered. His throat was slit in the hallway of his church.”
There is still an open investigation into the Death of Fr. Kunz. Like many of those cases there was no sign of struggle, it appears they know their attackers and aren’t expecting death.
Unexpected deaths. It makes us pause when reading Archbishop Viganò’s report detailing what Pope Francis knew about Cardinal McCarrick’s abuse:
“Monsignor Jean-François Lantheaume, then first Counsellor of the Nunciature in
Washington and Chargé d’Affaires a.i. after the unexpected death of Nuncio Sambi in Baltimore, told me when I arrived in Washington and he is ready to testify to it about a stormy conversation, lasting over an hour, that Nuncio Sambi had with Cardinal McCarrick whom he had summoned to the Nunciature. Monsignor Lantheaume told me that “the Nuncio’s voice could be heard all the way out in the corridor.”
This is an article about how abuser Bishops can use a priest’s personal file as blackmail to keep them from blowing the whistle. It’s something to meditate on. It explains how men close to the Bishop like personal secretaries, those who arrange his travel and itinerary, who arrange his meetings, and who hear things first hand can remain silent in the face of abuse and intimidation. In reality just knowing that abuse has taken place and not reporting it for an extended period of time makes men complicit and is it’s own form of self blackmail. It’s been 16 years since 2002 and the Church still doesn’t have a systematic way of rooting out abuse in the hierarchy. It seems like the abusers will have to self destruct one by one and extend the humiliation of the Church indefinitely. Maybe it would help if there was a #diojeffcityabuse movement or #churchabuse movement.
Speaking of Tampa Bay, that’s down near a favorite hangout of certain Bishops with certain proclivities. It’s one of several places that, if a Bishop would frequent it, he would not want to publish his itinerary. http://gawker.com/5825254/the-catholic-churchs-secret-gay-cabal
Remember the name of “Fr Bernard Kirlin, whom a former pupil describes as an openly gay alcoholic.”