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Thread #134382   Message #3056969
Posted By: GUEST,Peter Laban
19-Dec-10 - 04:15 AM
Thread Name: BS: And yet more abusing priests (Ireland)
Subject: RE: BS: And yet more abusing priests (Ireland)
Joe, anger for what happened is past? The evasion, the shielding and protection, bygones?

You ask why parents did not go to the Guards. In 1991 a mother went to the GardaĆ­ to report the abuse of her so by Tony Walsh. The GardaĆ­ started an investigation and asked Mgr. Stenson if there was any record of previous abuse by the priest in question. Mgr Stenson 'evaded' the question (his own words here).

I hope we're allowed a bit of anger over that. Not just this 'evasion' but for the fact this sort of thing was (is?) systemic and recurring theme in all abuse cases.