Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend 1 (1 Shares)  
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites View Stats   No comments

OpEdNews Op Eds

Giuliani hired the man who crafted Church defense of pedophile priests, a New York pedophile priest/lawyer himself

By (about the author)     Permalink       (Page 3 of 3 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

At Bishopaccountability dot org:

Giuliani Has Connection with Accused Priest
Placa Was Legal Adviser for Whitinsville Center

By Shaun Sutner
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
July 22, 2007

“The monsignor was closely associated with several Central Massachusetts priests who were at the center of a clergy sex abuse scandal in the 1990s.

At least three lawsuits were filed by area residents who said they were assaulted as boys by priests at the Whitinsville facility. The accused priests included colleagues of Monsignor Placa, one of whom was the Rev. Thomas A. Kane, former pastor of St. Mary Church in Uxbridge.

Monsignor Placa still lives in the rectory of the Long Island church where Monsignor Brendan Riordan, a former director of the House of Affirmation who was named in a sex abuse lawsuit settled by the Worcester Diocese in the mid-1990s, is pastor. He has also owned property in New York with Monsignor Riordan and co-owned property in Florida with him and Rev. Kane.”

Also at Bishop accountability on Placa:

Placa is a "childhood friend" of the ferret-hating fascist. But Rudy must've distanced himself from the accused child molester once the charges were made public and Placa was "stripped of his duties" as a priest, right? Right?

Ha ha, of course not. Placa was outed by Newsday in 2002, and it was after Placa's alleged crimes were known and the multi-million-dollar lawsuits were filed and the criminal investigations began that Rudy hired his buddy — Placa has been taking a paycheck from Rudy for five years now.
Wonkette July 23, 2007

Giuliani’s advisor Monsignor Alan Placa is accused of being a pedophile priest during the same years he worked as legal counsel to a recovery center for pedophile priests. He crafted many of the legal strategies carried out by the Catholic Church attorneys in handling its sex crimes crisis.

Will the abortion-approving Catholic Republican candidate have the pedophile priest who arranged the annulment of his 12-year marriage as a high ranking member of his cabinet if he’s elected president? So if you like the way the Church handled its pedophile priests, you'll love the way Giuliani conducts his presidency.

Undoubtedly he'll have around him advisors such as the seriously implicated predator priest and abetter of other predator priest criminals, Monsignor Alan J. Placa.

See and for more coverage

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3

Wordsmith working in TV production in Los Angeles. Also free lance journalist with an active blog. Old enough to have demonstrated against the Vietnam War but still young enough to dance.

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Go To Commenting
The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Attack of the Bishops: What happens when you advocate for sex crime victims in the Catholic Church in Geneva, Illinois

31 pedophile allegations against former Catholic Bishop Lawrence Soens

30 more victims of one pedophile priest come forward when book published, probably just the tip of the iceberg

Rape by Episcopal pedophile clergy results in same frustrated justice as Catholic survivors face

Pedophile priest rape survivor publishes book on his assautls, finds 30 more victims of same perpetrator, Syracuse area

When 24 pedophile priests from one town rape 60 children, it is a Public Nuisance, per recent California lawsuit


The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
No comments