In 2011 CofA is at CofA11

... Not Just L.A., The City of Angels Is Everywhere...

I was age five when the bishop stood over me and said, "Stop babbling about what the priest did to you." Then, forty years later... I started babbling.
Re Missing Link collection below: Email editor Jay Nelson of Albuquerque at CLICK IMAGES to enlarge

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My Perp Left Off Chicago Archdiocese Report on pedophile priests

I wonder how many other victims are having this experience.

In the recent VOTF et al report they mention "publicly accused" priests and "credibly accused" priests found in the Chicago Archdiocese. Well my sister and I have both accused publicly a perp priest whose name is missing from the report. My sister quietly, me in my blog here and on AlterNet several times since 2007, in print, with pictures.

Yet Father Thomas Barry Horne of Bartlett, Illinois, St. Peter Damian parish, 1949-1975 is not in any database or report.

In February 2008, Horne was added to the Bishop Accountablity database, but his name disappeared from under H around February 2010. The VOTF report released October 11, 2010, used the Bishop Accountability database to figure its statistics.

How many more victims anonymously or quietly accusing priest sex crimes in Chicago have had their voices stifled like this?

With me having this experience, there could be dozens more priests in the Chicago Archdiocese whom victims accuse, but whose identities the Archdiocese and this report both continue to keep secret.

I accused Father Horne-y publicly, loudly, and in media. And I can't see his name in a report or database anywhere, even as an accused priest?

I wonder how many other victims are having this experience.


60 Percent of Chicago's Parishes Had Pedophile Priests: Study
NBC Chicago - ‎14 hours ago‎
... the analysis and conclusions are questionable," said Colleen Dolan, the Director of Communication and Public Relations for the Archdiocese of Chicago. ...

Priest Abuse In Chicago: Study Shows Nearly 60% Of Chicago Parishes Had ...
Huffington Post - ‎19 hours ago‎
A spokeswoman for the Archdiocese told FOX Chicago that church officials have not seen the study--but question the results.

Report: Accused priests served in more than half of Chicago's parishes
Washington Post (blog) - Michelle Boorstein - ‎Oct 12, 2010‎
I can't even imagine how many children have been sexually abused within the Archdiocese of Chicago or any Diocese for that matter. ...

Study finds accused priests in many parishes
Chicago Sun-Times - Elisabeth Martin - ‎Oct 12, 2010‎
More than half of the Catholic parishes in the Chicago Archdiocese have had priests accused of sexually abusing children, ...

Accused priests served in most Chicago parishes, critics' study shows
Catholic Culture - ‎17 hours ago‎
During the past several decades, most of the parishes in the Chicago archdiocese were served, at one time or another, by a priest who was the target of a ...

Report: Abuser at half of Chicago parishes - ‎21 hours ago‎
CHICAGO, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- More than half the 400 Catholic parishes in the Chicago archdiocese have had at least one priest who had been accused of abuse, ...

Study finds accused pedophile priests clustered in Chicago parishes
Orlando Sentinel (blog) - jeff kunerth - ‎Oct 12, 2010‎
A total of 256 of the Chicago Archdiocese's roughly 400 parishes and institutions, or approximately 60%, had an accused pedophile priest working there or in ...

Priest Abuse Widespread in Chicago: Report
MyFox Chicago - ‎Oct 12, 2010‎
A spokeswoman for the Archdiocese said church officials have not seen the study but do question the results. She said the priests referred to in the report ...

More than half of Chicago parishes have had a priest accused of sex abuse ...
Chicago Tribune - ‎Oct 11, 2010‎
The Chicago Archdiocese has substantiated 65 cases of abuse since 1950. The additional 32 cases were gleaned from media reports and lawsuits, according to


city of angels lady said...

Tina wrote: Kay,
Just saw 2 of your CITY OF ANGELS articles on the bishop abuse tracker this morning..
Thank you for writing and speaking out.
I believe that the majority of child and adult sexual abuse victims of catholic priests not only in chicago but all over the world have yet to be heard from and or validated when they have spoken out.
I have met victims in Hawaii who were abused in California, the midwest and the East coasts who are too messed up to understand the connection between their abuse by priest and their addictions and problems.. Have also met others who have been ignored when they spoke up..

city of angels lady said...

Hi Kay, fully agree with Tina. Pleasure to see your bishop accountability back again at Kathy Shaw's ! ;-)