The New York Times reported in April 2002, “Several families, for instance, have accused him (Placa) of trying to extract information from victims in his capacity as a spiritual adviser, then using that information to help the diocesan legal strategy.
And as the Worcester Telegram & Gazette reported last July:
“Victims in New York have accused Monsignor Placa of presenting himself as a priest in interviews with them when he was really acting as the lawyer for the Rockville Centre Diocese. Monsignor Placa has denied these accusations.
What the f-- do you want me to do about it?
-- Monsignor Placa to priest sex crime survivor trying to report
Newsday reported in that June 2002 article that when Placa visited victims to question them about cases of sex crimes one victim reported:
"His position was to always not believe what I was saying and to stick up for the church," said Carlo Ciliberti, 43, of Phoenix, who said in a 1994 lawsuit that he was abused from age 12 to 17 by the Rev. Jerry Chasse at St. Luke's Parish in Brentwood. The suit was dismissed because it was filed outside the statute of limitations.
"In one phone call," Ciliberti said, "he said to me after I told him about Chasse, 'What the --- do you want me to do about it?' Chasse ruined my life."
"Placa made it worse. I had to beg for everything. He just wanted me to settle and be quiet. He made me suffer even worse."
Placa’s House of Affirmation was a Pedophile Boot Camp
The House of Affirmation “was presented as a retreat for vocational redirection.” Reports the Worcester (Mass.) Telegram & Gazette, July 22nd.
“What we have found out since, and what it has been called in the Blackstone Valley by people who really know what went on there, is that it was a pedophile boot camp," reports a 1970s employee who settled a “six-figure" lawsuit with the Worcester Diocese due to sexually assault as a minor by the Rev. Thomas H. Teczar at St. Mary in Uxbridge.
It’s amazing: Rudy Giuliani, the divorced Catholic Republican who believes in abortion is a candidate for the president mainly because of his connection to Nine Eleven in which Giuliani was a phenomenal failure.
In the 1980s his close priest friend (the one who annuled his first marriage) was allegedly a child molester while at the same time acting as legal council for priests accused of child molestation. Also at this time Placa was creating the blueprint for defending perpetrator priests for the national Catholic Church.
You can’t make this stuff up: