South America is one place that homosexual predator priests go to flee canonical and legal sanctions for their crimes.
GlobalPost tracked five of these priests in South America. GlobalPost’s senior correspondent Will Carless asked one of these priests, Fr. Paul Madden, if he had in fact sexually abused a boy who had credibly accused the priest of abuse. Madden responded, “Something happened. I was drunk. And I had never drunk before in my life. It was the first time ever.” Madden added, “I woke up in the middle of the night and, well, yeah, something happened.”
Madden was referring back to a case in the 1970s in which a lawsuit charged that he had “repeatedly molested and raped a 13-year-old boy. The homosexual predation occurred while he and the teenager were traveling to Ireland from Madden’s home diocese of Jackson, Mississippi. At the time of the interview, Madden was functioning as a priest in Peru. Asked if would ever return to the United States, Madden replied, “I don’t think so, no, because of this ‘zero policy.’ And this was before — that’s not just from Pope Francis, this came out years before in the U.S.”
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