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Diocese statement on Warren JFK sex scandal

January 16, 2013

Below is the complete statement from the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown on the report that Franciscan Brother Stephen P. Baker sexually abused at least 11 Warren John ....

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DocRJD

Jan-16-13 1:31 PM

YEA ---- 20 years after it occurs --- Wow -- I'll be*****

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zipcityboy

Jan-16-13 3:11 PM

biblical justice (check out Matthew 18:6) calls for a large millstone to be placed around his neck and have him drowned in the depth of the sea...

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DocRJD

Jan-16-13 3:12 PM

UM??? Where did the other 38 plus comments go??? Seem to just go away didn't they??? Just like this story will---- due to the wanna be athletes that got their money, the administration was SOOO shocked & the possibility the "Brother" is providing the meat at Panera Bread. YUM -- Enjoy.

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Zenieth

Jan-16-13 3:16 PM

We've been wiped out by the Trib. Must have some die hard Catholics that didn't appreciate our honest opinions.

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SNAPJudy

Jan-16-13 3:23 PM

Let's hope that anyone who has been harmed by Baker or anyone in this diocese, will speak up and contact law enforcement no matter how long ago the abuse happened.

It is time for the children in the Youngstown area to be protected, instead of protecting those who sexually abuse them.

Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director, USA, 636-433-2511. snapjudy@gmail****, "SNAP (The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) is the world's oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. SNAP was founded in 1988 and has more than 12,000 members. Despite the word priest in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, teachers, Protestant ministers and increasingly, victims who were assaulted in a wide range of institutional settings like orphanages, summer camps, athletic programs, Boy Scouts, etc."

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SNAPJudy

Jan-16-13 3:43 PM

Because these brave victims came forward and took action, Franciscan Brother Stephen P. Baker's name has now been exposed. It is sad the statute of limitations for child sex crimes stops victims from having their day in court, and therefore child predators are able to continue in their jobs and have access to innocent children.

Bishop Murry is not following his own child protection policy which was established 10 years ago, Baker is not the only child predator who is still being protected and working in the Youngstown diocese.

For the full truth to be exposed within this diocese, there needs to be a grand jury investigation into how the Youngstown church officials handle reports of child sex abuse.

Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director, USA, 636-433-2511. snapjudy@gmail****, Jerry Arnal, SNAP Youngstown Leader, 330-718-6226, jerryarnal@yahoo****,

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DocRJD

Jan-16-13 3:48 PM

LOOKS LIKE SNAP Judy has a strong hold on the site-- Her comments just forward--Why could that be??

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DocRJD

Jan-16-13 3:49 PM

Where did the other 38 go???????

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EyesOpeninWarren

Jan-16-13 3:53 PM

they are on the other story...the previous one where they began...lol

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knowitall

Jan-16-13 4:33 PM

Zenieth, Catholics are more upset about this than anyone. They would be the last to want the comments removed.

I hope snapjudy doesn't let it die.

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Zenieth

Jan-16-13 4:48 PM

Knowitall, Really? I know many who to this day stand up in full for their church's problems. I still say we have been silenced and this thread will end up the same way too .........

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neversummer

Jan-16-13 4:57 PM

He looks harmless.

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featherstone

Jan-16-13 5:45 PM

Catholic priesthood is a haven for sick perverse to secretly ambush niave youth. The church needs to adapt to modern society and realize this fact. Most priests are decent people devoted to their faith, but the few that are using the clergy for twisted gratification are going undetected, at least until its to late.

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knowitall

Jan-16-13 6:57 PM

zenieth, citing people you know is anecdotal. The organizations started after the first news of abuse such as Snap and VOTF were started by Catholics. The lower attendance and lower donations are by Catholics. Are you confusing people defending the faith with defending the abusers? I have heard of no one, other than priests by their silence, defending the abusers.

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thebear402

Jan-16-13 7:12 PM

Well said knowitall. However, I'm sure the KKK anti-Catholic bigots will continue to use this page as a billboard for their prejudice and hatred.

Catholics, including myself, are angry over this. However, a rational person knows that you do not condemn an entire group for the actions of a few.

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DocRJD

Jan-16-13 7:31 PM

Being from the "west side" of Warren & playing Football in the 70's if this Ugly Fat SLOB rubbed my groin & told me injuries "start here" -- Most likely ME & MY HOME BOYS ____ 'YEA I SAID IT' WHITE & BLACK would have kicked his Fat *** till he cried. He wouldn't have been our first cry baby. Just another pansy that couldn't "Hang" on the west side back in the day. NO LAW suit -just another candy *** to send to the east side or wherever --- No story -- I love you Warren -- West Side Pride--

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flutterby

Jan-16-13 7:49 PM

I get so irritated when I read articles about men like this one and so many others, who use GOD as a cover for molesting children. They are gay, no doubt, and like boys. How disgusting and they should pay the penalty for the molestation, no matter how many yrs. it has been. It could have been so tramatic for the child that caused him to wait this many yrs. Prosecute Baker just like every pedophile.

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flutterby

Jan-16-13 7:55 PM

I get so irritated when I read articles about men like this one and so many others, who use GOD as a cover for molesting children. They are gay, no doubt, and like boys. How disgusting and they should pay the penalty for the molestation, no matter how many yrs. it has been. It could have been so tramatic for the child that caused him to wait this many yrs. Prosecute Baker just like every pedophile.

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Zenieth

Jan-16-13 8:15 PM

knowitall, No, I didn't mean that they approved of their accusers. I was referring to their excuses and ifs or whats. I certainly wouldn't think that any sound minded individual would approve of their actions. So, I would have to agree that Catholics in general would be sickened by all of this.

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eyesonyou2

Jan-16-13 8:57 PM

Dear Baby Jesus, please let there be a place you call*****so all of your pedophiliac ***** representatives will burn for all of eternity.

Unfortunately, in my opinion there isn't a place called*****so we might as well take these ******s out back and put a bullet in their skulls.

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eyesonyou2

Jan-16-13 8:58 PM

H E L L... F A G G O T S

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Dumocrate

Jan-16-13 9:39 PM

Doc, explain your Panera references?

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connieshere

Jan-16-13 10:08 PM

This makes me SICK to My Stomach. And to think that I dropped my Son off at his House on Willard Ave. because Brother Steve was having Pizza Night with the boys who played sports. And to think the times I went into that house & went downstairs to get my Son & Brother Steve never answered the door. And as a Mother of a JFK ATHLETE I NEVER QUESTIONED TO MY SELF where Brother Steve was. But I knew he was in the House somewhere. And to think of all the Money I paid to have my Son attend JFK High School & to get the Catholic upbringing that I thought would stay with him his whole life, turned out to be the biggest Joke of Warren, Ohio. Actually there are more teachers at that school at the time Brother Steve was there who were corrupt, sneaky, drunks, and kiss ass teachers that lied through they're teeth to get what they wanted. And don't even get me started on the football & basketball coaches & what they had the nerve to do to get a great player. God has His Plan for

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joeisback

Jan-16-13 10:12 PM

I guess that explains his milk mustache...

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SNAPJudy

Jan-16-13 10:52 PM

For information about our monthly SNAP Support meetings in Youngstown, please contact our Youngstown Area SNAP Leader - Jerry Arnal, ph- 330-718-6226; jerryarnal@yahoo****

Victims and supporters are welcome to attend these confidential self help group support meetings.

Judy Jones, SNAP Midwest Associate Director, 636-433-2511 ***********youngstowntruth****/

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