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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Baltimore Priest Abuse Report Hidden

Jan 9, 2023

Three Catholic dioceses with parishes in Maryland paid over $200,000 to lobbyists to block or limit lawsuits by people sexually abused by priests. A recent 450-page report by Maryland’s attorney general has been withheld from release to the public. Former victims demanded the publication of the report. Apparently, it exposes more than 150 priests who abused 600 victims, some as young as nine years old. Maryland is only the second state to investigate and report on sexual abuse by clergy, after Pennsylvania did in 2018.

Protecting the secrets of these lying priests who have sexually abused children follows the decades long tradition Pope Benedict continued. The pope may have died but the tradition lives on.