Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Former Rapid City cleric accused of covering up sex crimes in Pennsylvania



The Philadelphia Diocese is the bishopric of former Rapid City cleric Charlie Chaput.
In April, while the clergy sex abuse investigation was entering its final stretch, state Sen. Stewart J. Greenleaf R- Montgomery, introduced a bill that, among other things, seeks to sharply scale back a grand jury’s ability to issue reports and recommend changes in the law. Mr. Greenleaf, known for his work on criminal justice issues, chairs the Judiciary Committee. That panel in the last session gutted a bill that would have enabled a flood of new lawsuits by past victims against their abusers or the institutions that supervised them – a bill opposed by Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput and other church leaders. [Clergy abuse case reflects simmering scrutiny of Pa. grand jury system]
Charlie Chaput is a short guy and Two-Spirit of the first order who entered seminary to dodge the draft, avoided service in Vietnam then served as bishop of Rapid City from 1988 to 1997.
Margie Winters had taught at Waldron Mercy Academy for eight years. She was fired from the Catholic private elementary school in Merion Station after a parent wrote a letter complaining about her marriage to Andrea Vittori. Chaput told the National Catholic Register in 2013 that members of “the right wing of the church” have generally “not been really happy about” about Pope Francis.
Read it here.
Chaput is a professed Capuchin and has a reputation as an outspoken conservative. A member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi tribe, he is the second Native American to be ordained a bishop in the United States, and the first Native American archbishop.
Bill Blankenship of The Topeka (Kansas) Capital-Journal:
Chaput didn’t grow up in the Potawatomi culture, but he told The Topeka Capital-Journal in 1998 when it named him a Kansan of Distinction that in the Diocese of Rapid City where more than 40 percent of Catholics are American Indians, he discovered his own native roots.
Being six feet under allows Chaput to be a crusader for kulturkampf and an unlikely defender of marriage equality.

Both South Dakota dioceses are up to their areolae in debt to the white christianic ruling class for covering up crimes committed by pederastic priests where Catholic congregations and the state's legislature have engaged in obstruction of justice for decades. Bernie v. Blue Cloud Abbey was one of several cases that ended up before the South Dakota Supreme Court alleging church officials at the time covered up serial sexual abuse taking place at the compound.

After helping to broker the sale of the abbey Watertown member of the Church of the Holy Roman Kiddie Diddlers, Lee Schoenbeck forced the South Dakota Legislature to pass laws covering up countless crimes committed by his sect.

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