The Jesuits are the largest and most powerful Catholic Order in the world. They have more educational schools and institutions than any other Catholic Sect
In an unprompted admission of guilt, the Jesuits West named 111 Pedophile Priests who they knowingly concealed/moved around/paid off families
Jesuits West, formed last year, comprises Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Alaska, along with Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah and Hawaii.
December 7, 2018
Dear Friends in the Lord:
Today, Jesuits West Province releases the names of priests and brothers who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors since 1950. We do so because the People of God demand and deserve transparency. We do so because we hope that this act of accountability will help victims and their families in the healing process. We do so because while the vast majority of Jesuits of our province are not on this list, it is important that parents not wonder whether their children are safe in a church, in a school or in any other setting where a Jesuit may be present.
On behalf of the Society of Jesus, I apologize to the victims and families who put their trust in a Jesuit, only to have that trust so profoundly betrayed. It is inconceivable that someone entrusted with the pastoral care of a child could be capable of something so harmful. Yet, tragically, this is a part of our Jesuit history, a legacy we cannot ignore.
Thankfully, sixteen years after shocking cases of clergy sexual abuse were brought to light in Boston in 2002, there has been significant reform in how the Church and religious orders like ours handle allegations of sexual abuse. Jesuits West has both a zero-tolerance policy for credible allegations made against a Jesuit involving a minor or a vulnerable adult and stringent procedures to ensure the safety of minors. No Jesuit who has a credible allegation of sexually abusing a minor is allowed to remain in public ministry. The majority of the cases related to the names that we release today date back decades. While even one case is abhorrent, it is consoling to know that the safeguards we have put in place are helping to create safe environments for everyone.
While we attempted to be as thorough and accurate as possible in compiling the list, Jesuits West will undergo a review of our files in the spring of 2019 to be conducted by former FBI Executive Assistant Director, Dr. Kathleen McChesney, of Kinsale Management Consulting. If additional cases of Jesuits with credible allegations of abuse are identified, we will release those names as well.
I encourage anyone who has felt victimized by a Jesuit to contact both Mary Pat Panighetti, Advocacy Coordinator for Jesuits West, at 408-893-8398, and appropriate law enforcement and child-protective agencies.
St. Ignatius Loyola, Founder of the Jesuits, said that love is shown more in deeds than in words. In releasing names of those credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor, we ask for God’s forgiveness and the forgiveness of the People of God. We pray for victims and pray for our Church, remembering that God’s love is a powerful, transformative force for good.
Fr. Scott Santarosa, S.J.
Who is this "retired fbi" heading the Jesuits 2019 internal investigation?
Kathleen McChesney held unique leadership positions in the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Catholic Bishops’ Conference and The Walt Disney Company before establishing Kinsale Management Consulting. She served in many leadership positions in the FBI, heading its field offices in Chicago, Illinois and Portland, Oregon and the FBI’s International Training Academy, before being appointed as an Executive Assistant Director - the Bureau’s third highest position. Earlier in her career detective with the King County Police in Seattle, Washington, she and her partners conducted a multi-year, national investigation of serial-killer Ted Bundy. Later, as an FBI Special Agent, she conducted and directed investigations in the areas of organized crime, public corruption and terrorism.
Dr. McChesney was selected by the United States Catholic Bishops’ Conference to establish and lead their Office of Child Protection where she developed and adminstered a national compliance mechanism to ensure that all Catholic dioceses complied with civil laws and internal policies relative to the prevention, reporting and response to the sexual abuse of minors. She coordinated a major research study into the nature and scope of the problem of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church and published and lectured frequently on the issue of sexual abuse of minors in religious institutions.
As the Vice-President for Threat Assessment and Crisis Management for The Walt Disney Company, Dr. McChesney led a global team that prepared and implemented crisis management plans, training and exercises for the company’s diverse operational regions and business segments; evaluated global critical incidents, political and social problems; and recommended mitigating actions to minimize the impact on business operations, employees and guests.
She also co-edited "Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church: A Decade of Crisis" which describes the actions of Catholic Church leaders, abuse survivors and lay Catholics following the January 2002 Boston Globe "Spotlight" report.
Dr. McChesney serves on the Safety Advisory Council for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and co-chaired the National Advisory Council of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men from 2014 - 2017. She has served on the boards of the National Childrens Alliance
Educational Background: Ph.D. - Public Administraton, Golden Gate University; M.A. - Public Service, Seattle University; (Jesuit School)
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