Pennsylvania Predator Priest Identified

More than 1,000 children — and possibly many more — were molested by hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses, while senior church officials took steps to cover it up, according to a landmark grand jury report released Tuesday.

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The grand jury said it believes the “real number” of abused children might be “in the thousands” since some records were lost and victims were afraid to come forward. The report said more than 300 clergy committed the abuse over a period of decades.-CBS NEWS

In a report released by the grand jury that was redacted the justices explained:

 Most of the victims were boys; but there were girls too. Some were teens; many were prepubescent. Some were manipulated with alcohol or pornography. Some were made to masturbate their assailants, or were groped by them. Some were raped orally, some vaginally, some anally. But all of them were brushed aside, in every part of the state, by church leaders who preferred to protect the abusers and their institution above all. As a consequence of the coverup, almost every instance of abuse we found is too old to be prosecuted. But that is not to say there are no more predators. This grand jury has issued presentments against a priest in the Greensburg diocese and a priest in the Erie Diocese, who has been sexually assaulting children within the last decade. -Statement of Members of The Grand Jury

DIOCESE OF HARRISBURG – SECRETARIAT FOR CLERGY AND REUGIOUS L11 -I
4800 Union Deposit Road Box 2161 Harrisburg. Pennsylvania 17105 2161 (717) 657-4804

MEMORANDUM To: Most Reverend Nicholas C. Dattilo, D.D.
From: Very Reverend Paul C. helwig
Date: June 30, 1995
Re: Father Arthur Long, S.J. Update

In 1988 Father Long applied for laicization and was granted the dispensation; however, he refused to sign the necessary
papers and eventually was reassigned by the Society’s Superior.
When Father Glynn, the present Superior, became aware of
Father Long’s history, he removed him from ministry and refused to give him an assignment.
He went to Guesthouse for 5 months and St. Luke Institute
for 6 months more. When he came out in 1991-92 Cardinal Keeler granted him
permission to work in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Shortly after
his assignment reports were again received of inappropriate
behavior on his part.
He said he was going on vacation and never returned to
his assignment or community.

P. .H.
Presbyteral Life Religious Life Permanent Diaconate Vocatiotr.

DIOCESE OF HARRISBURG – SECRETARIAT FOR CLERGY AND RELIGIOUS LIFE
4800 Union Deposit Road — Box 2161 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17105-2161 (717) 657-4804
Reverend Joseph M. Pease
Divine Redeemer Church
438 West Avenue
Mount Carmel, PA 17851-2012

January 11, 1996

Dear Father Pease,

In light of a recent report that was presented to the diocese regarding your association with a young man in a past assignment, permit me to bring to your attention those parts of the
Program for Priestly Life which pertain to priests and young people. In the section titled Priestly Life, it states:

“It is entirely inappropriate for minors to be in any place other than in public areas of the rectory and is not to be permitted.” (A. para.9) “The practice of employing or engaging minors (18 years or younger) to answer telephones and doors in rectories or parish offices is unsafe and potentially a serious liability, and is not permitted.” (A. para.10) These and other prudent personal boundaries regarding associations and activities with young people should be diligently observed by every priest so as to avoid misunderstanding and even the appearance of inappropriateness.

Parish settings offer priests a variety of opportunities to interact with young people to their benefit; however, priests must always act with prudence and good common sense.
one. I pray that your new year will be a good and peaceful

Sincerely yours in Christ,
Very Reverend Paul C. Helwig
Secretary for Clergy
and Religious Life

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