US: Is it illegal to rape children? Hmm, let me think…
St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson — who served in the Twin Cities for 24 years — testified last month that he wasn’t sure whether he knew it was illegal for priests to have sex with children when he served as chancellor of the Twin Cities archdiocese in the 1980s, according to a transcript released Monday….
Carlson also faces a massive clergy abuse lawsuit in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, where he’s served since 2009. The case, set for trial in July, involves a similarly aggressive fight over the release of documents and the names of offenders dating back decades. One document made public in the case shows that more than 100 priests and church employees have been accused of abuse, and the Missouri Supreme Court has ordered the archdiocese to turn over the names of abusers under seal.
What loathesome, rotten, festering, corrupt pieces of excrement these senior Catholic prelates are!