Pedogate: Catholic Archbishop Robert Carlson said he's not sure it's a crime for priest to have sex with a child

“But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” –Matthew 18:6

It’s bad enough that some Catholic priests are pedophiles/pederasts. It’s downright unconscionable for the Church to protect and shield the priests who had committed crimes from the judicial system.
As an example, one of the highest-ranking church officials to be accused of sexually abusing children during the Catholic Church’s widespread and costly sexual abuse scandal was Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, who was the Vatican’s papal nuncio or ambassador in Santo Domingo. In 2013 Santo Domingo police found more than 100,000 child porn videos and photos on Wesolowski’s office computer at the Holy See diplomatic compound in the Dominican Republic. Wesolowski was also accused of raping numerous children in the Dominican Republic and Poland.

But Vatican officials secretly removed Wesolowski from his post in Santo Domingo so as to avoid criminal prosecution. It was only when reports began to circulate that the accused child rapist was free to wander the streets of Rome, which resulted in popular outrage, that the Vatican placed Weslowski under house arrest in September 2014.
Scheduled for July 11, 2015, his trial was postponed because of an “unexpected illness”. On August 27, 2015, Wesołowski was found dead in his residence from a heart attack. (See “Pope Francis’ Vatican: a cesspool of pedophiles and homosexuals“)
Here’s another example of the Catholic Church protecting criminals.

On May 23, 2014, Archbishop of St. Louis Robert Carlson was deposed as part of a civil lawsuit by a man, Doe 1, who had been sexually abused as a child by former priest Thomas Adamson at St. Thomas Aquinas parish in St. Paul Park, Minnesota. As Chancellor and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Carlson had handled the archdiocese’s child sex abuse cases from 1979-1994. Then-Bishop Carlson met with Thomas Adamson in 1980 about another incident of alleged child sexual abuse, in which Adamson admitted to sexually abusing the boy, yet no report was made to law enforcement.
In his deposition, Archbishop Carlson was asked if he knew it was a crime for an adult to engage in sex with a child. Incredibly, the archbishop answered:

“Um, I’m not sure whether I knew it was a crime or not. I understand today that it’s a crime.”

When asked at what point in time he knew it was a crime for an adult or a priest to engage in sex with a child, the archbishop said, “I don’t remember”. Altogether, Archbishop Carlson responded to questions with “I don’t remember” a whopping 193 different times during the 3½-hour deposition.

~Eowyn

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Cara
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Cara

I truly hope, that all of mankind will come to realize that they do not need a middle man to get to God. That is a fraudulent theory. Everything is, I and I (you and God).
Second, you can call yourself anything, but you will be judged by what you’ve thought, which for many contradicts what they say, done while, “alone,” and by what you’ve allowed. God sees and knows all.
Sorry. This fired me up.
Godbless

Steven Broiles
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Upon first read, it would seem that Carlson is being very, very fatuous. But ever since Paul VI came on the scene to destroy the Church, anything is possible. But here’s a question for Carlson: Aren’t you aware that the priestly vow of CELIBACY still maintains, regardless of the fact that the “inmates are running the aslyum?” I see the fudging and hedging here: It’s about the money—how can any bishop run a diocese if all the funds dry up? Be that as it may, when the decision was made to allow gay men to become priests, the very seminaries… Read more »

Stephen T. McCarthy
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Stephen T. McCarthy

>>… Altogether, Archbishop Carlson responded to questions with “I don’t remember” a whopping 193 different times during the 3½-hour deposition.
Who does he think he is? Hillary Clinton?!
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healedhealinghealed
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The Vatican II “Catholic Church” is demonic. The False Prophet is going to be from it, worshiping the Antichrist, the Beast and its image while leading the world to do the same. The evil in this “church” is at an insane level of depravity. These sneaky psychopathic clergy are so cold and calculating that nothing they say or do can ever be trusted. Satan’s Mafia. All Vatican II believing Catholics should look into Tradcatknight, TrueRestoration and Novusordowatch so that they will know where the True Catholic Church really is.

healedhealinghealed
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The true Catholic Church is not the Vatican II “Church”. The False Prophet will be from the Vat. II “Church”. Novusordowatch and Tradcatknight can help Catholics who are waking up to how Satanic the “Church” is. What’s being reported is just the tip of the iceberg. Please, Catholics, get out of the Vatican II “Church”. SedavacantismTraditionalism is where the Magisterium is being preserved and obeyed. The entire Vatican II “Church”, including the conservatives, is only leading to THE Antichrist’s religion/spirituality. It is going to get so much worse!

filia.aurea
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Sickening.

Dan
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Dan

I didn’t watch the video. What caught my eye was that number of 100,000+ child porn videos and photos found on that old man’s personal computer in Santo Domingo, which is so many as to immediately cast doubt on the evidence and suggest it was planted there by a state-sponsored black op. The evidence would have had to have been on his most recent computer, not more than a five years old, you’d think, and unless the office’s computer tech was a confederate, would have been known. As it is, this busy old man would have had to have been… Read more »

Alma
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Alma

Outrageous, I’m so angry, please pardon my fury but I wish they could all be hung by their b*lls. Perversion at the highest level, they vow celibacy but THEY ARE MEN WITH MALE FEELINGS PREYING ON THE DEFENCELESS AND THE INNOCENT.

sixlittlerabbits
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The Archbishop’s memory is so poor that one wonders how he runs his archdiocese. It would be good if he resigned, given his poor memory.

sixlittlerabbits
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The archbishop’s memory is so poor that one wonders how he can run his archdiocese. It would be good if he resigned and let a more capable person take over, hopefully one with a moral sense.

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True George
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Institutionalized protection just like the Police who cover up for killer cops and abusive cop corrupted the Church cover up their priests who rape children and other corruption…..

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

It is extremely puzzling to watch the Archbishop. He just does not seem to really be with the here and now. This question defies logic . . . how could an adult person truly not know that having sex with a child is anything other than a sin?

CalGirl
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As can be found in all levels of “isms” from religion to government to even lower levels of “belonging” groups…….absolute power corrupts absolutely…This particular situation is so sad and mournful for all of us, even non-Catholics….because we all, at some point, give our trust over to our religious leaders, our governmental leaders, our local affiliations (our Girl Scout or Boy Scout groups….our civic groups…..the library supporters, the March of Dimes…WHATEVER)….All of these organizations and anything remotely similar, are open to fraud and for using others in an untoward way. However, when it involves sexual exploitation of our children and our… Read more »

john namnik
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Carlson is possibly possessed by an evil entity or demented or both. Neither he nor the Pope or any recalcitrant prelate or priest is THE Church, but such renegades are handy tools for the critics to utilize the ‘specific’ to make their ‘general’ case, [which is not what this post is doing, for I myself often expose individual abuses]. Many of Carlson’s ilk are, or may be, the product of a deliberate infiltration of the Church by Communism from the 1930’s onwards. By the 1960’s their evil fruit began to flower among those who had been recruited and who had… Read more »

Glenn47
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Glenn47

Well, if an Archbishop doesn’t know it is wrong, who does? Who do members go to for leadership? Growing up I heard nothing of all this crime in the church. My only connection to the Catholic Church was one in the next town 6 miles away. It was held in the highest esteem as well as some of the children that attended my school. This truly breaks my heart as I had the church up on a pedestal.

kjf
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kjf

Pray for the Pope, the Bishops and the priests. Satan did demand to shift (sp?) them like wheat at the Last Super

Kristi Ann
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This is Shameful and Sickening!!

Dave
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Somebody should check this goober’s holy water stash for vodka contamination.
I’m not Catholic, but anyone that thinks sex with a child is not a ‘crime’ shouldn’t be anywhere near a position of authority in ANY Christian church – I don’t care if it’s a Catholic church or the Methodist church on the nearest corner across the street from a brothel.

Youghn
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I’m not RC but of course all priests are not pedos. That’s what the press wants us to believe in order to destroy our trust in our religious leaders and our religion as well. Pedos tend to ‘hide’ wherever it is easiest for them to use their position to their advantage. Teacher, Scout Leader, Priest, Pastor, Sports Coach, anywhere young adults or children can be corrupted with fast access. The institution is only culpable when it covers up or attempts to impede. The penalty should be severe to send a loud and clear message: we as a moral people do… Read more »

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