Wednesday, April 14, 2010

What did Father James Scahill know about abuse

This is the priest who from the pulpit on Divine Mercy Sunday calumniated our Holy Father and asked him to resign  - from WWLP:

Updated: Tuesday, 13 Apr 2010, 6:23 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 13 Apr 2010, 4:50 PM EDT

Jaclyn Cashman

East Longmeadow, Mass. (WWLP) - Just a few days after an East Longmeadow Priest calls for the Pope's resignation, 22News digs up an important document.

We wanted to know what first hand knowledge this priest had regarding the church abuse scandal and when.
We got that answer from a deposition dating back several years.

Father James Scahill in recent days has been quite vocal about the Pope's handling of the church abuse scandal.

Father James Scahill said, "People have solid ground to have doubt because of what our leadership is telling us as to when they knew about the abuse in children and minors and who knew."

But we wanted to know if and when Father Scahill knew anything about minors being molested by priests.
According to this deposition, Father Scahill knew about Father Lavigne bothering children and didn't do or say anything back in the early 1990's.

When asked what parishioners told Scahill regarding Lavigne he stated, "About the fact that their son had been bothered, that he had a reputation for sleepovers at the rectory."

Rev. Scahill went on to say, "The spirit in the parish was good so I just went with that."

It wasn't until the Boston Globe broke the story more than a decade later that he became so vocal.

Don Millett of East Longmeadow has been going to St. Michaels for years. Here’s what he had to say about this latest controversy.

Millett said, "Father Scahill came to the church and he built up the parishioners and works with the kids, but the political part of it I wish we could keep out of the church."

Yesterday the Bishop provided us with a statement on Father Scahill's recent remarks.

We have asked for an on-camera interview with the Bishop and have been denied. We even asked for the spokesperson to talk with us but he also said "no."

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The EVIL within--ewwwww! They are of their father Satan!