Father Gordon MacRae: There’s been a lot of fraud, a lot of fraud (false accusations against clergy)


This article on false accusations against priests has been getting quite a lot of traction on social media in the last day or so, even while Cardinal Pell’s trial is ready to begin in Australia.


This article was also put up by Abuse Tracker of Bishop Accountability. :-)


Filed under Abuse

6 responses to “Father Gordon MacRae: There’s been a lot of fraud, a lot of fraud (false accusations against clergy)

  1. A Boston lawyer said, “this is a current and popular scam.” Right!
    Surely money is the root of all evil.
    I personally know of a priest who committed suicide after being accused. None of the lay people who knew him believed he was guilty. The poor man. alone, scared, shamed, shunned by his priest brothers for fear of being accused too, was going through his own ‘agony in the garden.’

    I suppose there may have been a few bad priests – but I never met one or heard about one growing up – (and kids talk). This was never anything more than a way to grab money. May God have mercy on the souls of the accusers and the people who made it possible.

    • Father George David Byers

      Of course, there are real cases. What we need to do is not have a witch hunt. What we need to have is due process. That would pretty much stop everything.

  2. You are absolutely right!

  3. elizdelphi

    There is also that not-credible recent accusation about the retired Phoenix AZ bishop. http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=32281

  4. Charlene

    It’s not enough that accusers get huge amounts of money thanks to the bishops who approved the Dallas Charter, but they still want their pound of flesh. And after that?

  5. sanfelipe007

    After that, they want the demise of the Church

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