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Deaf Sex Abuse Victim Suing The Pope

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This is truly, terribly disturbing.

Watch the video (above) to learn yet another dark truth that has emerged about a priest, Father Lawrence C. Murphy, who abused hundreds of vulnerable children at St. John's School for the Deaf in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

One of Murphy's victims, Terry Kohut, has broken his silence about the priest, and seeks to sue the Pope for not acting against Father Murphy, due to the Vatican's "policy of secrecy," wherein they "…conceal sexual abuse of children."

When Father Murphy was finally removed from St. John's in 1974, he was relocated to northern Wisonsin, where more abuse allegations rose the surface.

Once a trial was finally set up, Father Murphy wrote a personal letter to the Pope, formerly known as Cardinal Ratzinger, which said the following:

“The accusations against me were for actions alleged to have taken place over twenty-five years ago. I am seventy-two years of age, your Eminence, and am in poor health. I have repented of any of my past transgressions. I simply want to live out the time that I have left in the dignity of my priesthood. I ask your kind assistance in this matter.”

Based on this letter, Murphy was allowed to live out the rest of his days as a priest, and he was buried in 1998 with the full honors of a Holy Roman Catholic Priest. Awful.

After numerous letters were ignored, which Kohut had sent to Father Murphy and top Vatican officials, he has finally made the decision to pursue legal action against the Vatican, as well as the Pope himself.

Very upsetting story. We wish Terry Kohut all the best in his efforts, and our hearts go out to all the children from St. John's who were abused by Father Murphy. Absolutely horrible!

What do U think about this sad, awful story?

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21 comments to “Deaf Sex Abuse Victim Suing The Pope”

  1. 1

    Although I understand the importance of this story and the horrors it encompasses, I don't really see the need for the post here as it has nothing to do with celebrities and this is a celebrity gossip website. It's a lame attempt at mario getting more clicks on the website that made him known that he doesn't care about anymore.

  2. 2

    Well, that shit's gonna keep happening for as long as the morons believe in all this crap! people should try to educate themselves so they're no at the mercy of those smart religious assholes!

  3. 3

    All these catholic priests that sexually molested children they are all going to HELL. Because children are the images of God and when a priest molests or abuses a child, he attacks God and God will punish him harshly in the afterlife.

  4. 4

    "Terry Kohut, has broken his silence" no pun intended

  5. 5

    The Vatican is sooooo shady!!! They have tons of money thanks to all the property they own in New York. Now it's time to pay back!!! I hope this guy pursues his case and wins!!!

  6. 6

    Re: fiona1978 – well said.

  7. 6one9 says – reply to this


    The Catholic religion SUCKS!! I too was molested by a Catholic ““ my own fucking father. The Catholic religion should be CONDEMNED!! They tell you never to have sex until your married, YEAH “““ that's just like telling a teenager“ NO!! Then they go after innocent children b/c of it. FUCK YOU CATHOLICS!! I hope this dude WINS a zillion dollars from the pope.

  8. 8

    i was raised with the catholic chruch as my religion. i have to say it really bothers me that these things happen & are more importanly LET happen. if you can turn your head on young boys getting sexually abused then just who are you?? bc sexually abusing anyone, muchless a child is nothing but evil. & also why is it that its only little boys?? is homosexuality not greatly shunned upon by catholics?? how can heads be turnned for so long on this matter?? bc of it, i have decided to praise God & raise me son to praise God without organized religion!!

  9. 9

    Throw all these bastards in jail. The ones who covered this abuse up, the ones who committed it–everyone. I don't give a damn if they think god is on their side. This institution is fucking evil, and getting away with disgusting acts against humanity.

  10. 10

    The entire Catholic church should be burned at the stake. They are the biggest, greedy cult on this planet.

  11. 11

    My heart goes out to you Terry Kohut!
    The Pope should resign!
    The Catholic Church should be ashamed of iteself for allowing children to be hurt!

  12. 12

    I know a lot of people have abandoned their Catholic faith as a result of the child abuse scandal. Some were life long and devout Catholics. The Pope should resign immediately and any priests (AND NUNS, HELLO!!!!) that have had the cloud of abuse following them should be defrocked.

  13. 13

    Re: April 20th – And why shouldn't this be posted on this site?
    The pope is probably a bigger celebrity than any of the celebrities discussed on this

    I am totally disgusted and sickened in regards to the actions of the catholic church
    and their perverted priests. The church obviously has some serious issues that
    they continually ignore in hopes the problem is going to go away or get swept
    under the carpet. How can they honestly think they are God's servants with
    this kind of behaviour? And I really don't understand how people can be followers
    to a religious organization with this mammoth of a problem! Totally beyond belief.

  14. 14

    Finally some body is going after the source. The source of the secrets, the source of the cover up, the source of the money to create the cover up.

    Thank God this guy had got the sense to go after the Vatican.

    Thomas Chi

  15. 15

    I live in Milwaukee and although this story is very sad, it doesn't belong on here. Plus, this was covered by the news out here around 2-3 months ago.

  16. 16

    I hope he wins millions!
    The only way to get the church to change its disgusting policies of protecting the evil not the innocent is to hit it where it hurts in the wallet. That seems to be all they care about.
    I hate this Pope!
    He is evil! He is the Anti-Pope!
    He is the polar opposite of Pope John Paul II. He was a Saint.
    By the way I am a Roman Catholic who loves my faith but not my church!

  17. 17

    I really hope this guy can win against the pope, vatican and all of the shitty things that have been kept silent for so many years…Vulnerable people are always the one that those person of autority position are abusing, so sad, and, as they are no life after this one, those people have to pay here in their life, i mean, the real life, not after, cause they are NONE.

  18. 18

    I'm catholic, my grandmother use to be a catholic nun. It's the thngs like this that have made us give up on our religion.
    That is so disturbing, an I feel very badly for those children from Saint John's.

  19. 19

    the catholic church is so fucked up.

  20. 20

    That's why I'am no longer Catholic but certain family members of mine are still brainwashed.I can't understand why these disgusting priests can't be exposed more and thrown in jail ?why are they hiding and brushing it outside hoping it will go away?.I know what it feels like to be abused these FAKE PRIESTS have no right to do it and for the ones that are still doing it victims should come out and expose them right away don't wait years because you can help other children not become victims.I believe the biggest revenge will be when they die and burn in hell.

  21. 21

    This really just… enrages me.

    I was raised Catholic and let me tell you, NEVER EVER EVER did my parents act as if the priests were anything but human. I was told to watch them as I would any other person. The problem is how people actually believe that being a priest somehow makes you holy. It doesn't. Priests, pastors, and popes. Their job is to preach and that's it! There is a problem when people believe that these assholes are above reproach. Teach children, Empower them. When a molester sees a child that isn't afraid, that will open its mouth and say DON'T TOUCH ME. They leave that kid alone. Molesters look for weak, shy children. Empower your children people, make them strong.