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Catholic Church Hiding Accused Priests?

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Years after Catholic Bishops promised to deal with the sex abuse crisis happening in the Catholic Church, the Star-Ledger has uncovered that there is still no transparency within the Church as to which priests have been accused of such behavior, which priests have confessed or where these priests are living at this time.

Neighboring the Saint Aloysius Church in Caldwell, New Jersey is the Kelley residence for priests, which is where the Star-Ledger alleges that there are two credibly accused clerics living.

A credibly accused priest is a priest that the Catholic Church saw enough evidence to decide to remove them from anywhere that they may have contact with children.

Surprisingly, surrounding this Kelley residence are about six schools or daycare centers.

One mother whose child goes to the local Kiddie Kampus spoke about this topic. “I wouldn’t be surprised if people keep it hush-hush, that always seems to be the case, it’s very cliché, but it happens,” she said.

The Newark Archdiocese says that when there is an allegation they report it immediately to law enforcement. In addition, the public and local pastors are alerted of the situation and these priests in question are monitored carefully.

This seems to be a growing problem not just within the Catholic Church, but everywhere. In 2010 there were 63,000 cases of sexual abuse in America alone and only eight involved a Catholic Priest.


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