Thursday, June 24, 2010

ABC Nightline: Top Catholic Priest Accused of Sexually Abusing His Own Sons

June 21, 2010 on ABC Nightline:
A prominent Catholic priest, praised by Pope John Paul II as "an efficacious guide to youth," Father Marcial Maciel, sexually abused not only young seminarians under his control but also abused his own children, according to a lawsuit filed today in Connecticut by a man who claims to be Maciel's son.

In an interview to be broadcast Monday evening on ABC News Nightline, the priest's son, Raul Gonzalez, 30, says he thought his father worked for the CIA or an international oil company, until he saw the priest's picture in a 1997 magazine article detailing allegations of sexual abuse.
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(Thanks Carlos)


  1. if you haven't read the

    "Nowhere in the Bible does Jesus have a sword fight."

    story in the news and blogs section you have to check it out.  completely awesome

  2. I'm gonna assume the lack of comments is an indication that anyone that sees the video is as apprehensive about it as I am, and simply unwilling to voice their skepticism.  The whole story seems a stretch, Nightline straining to make a story out of one man's recollections.  It would be interesting to see the evidence they provide.