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Sunday, December 26, 2010

PippiLeak: Program of Servants of Paraclete in 47 pages, scanned here, describes life of pedophile priests in treatment

There are still some missing pages, we hope to find them as we continue digging.

Meanwhile click enlarge and read the Program for deviant priests at Servants of the Paraclete in its early years:

"The Paraclete Program at Via Coeli: Aims at the WHOLE man and ALL his needs." Fr. Gerald Fitzgerald

Page 5: “In our communities we live as a family. As a family we strive to maintain the peace and unity of fraternal love.”

Page 8
“Pronouncing vows of chastity… words and example of Jesus are the inspiration for this way of evangelical life.”

Page 9: A whole page dedicated to Chastity

On Chastity: living a “vocation to love either in the married or celibate state.”

“We choose a life of consecrated celibacy.

“Serving the interests of the Lord”

P. 13: “By the vow of chastity we commit ourselves to perfect continence in a life of consecrated celibacy.”

[Well, we all know how that went.]

page missing???

"It is a natural outgrowth of our apostolate that guest priests should be attracted to join our ranks. However, in each instance the guest priest must be left free to make his own choice, and the community should be morally certain that the priest has come to grips with the problem for which he first case as a guest.”

[This concern was in the policy, not the practice]

Becoming a novitiate P. 17:

First interviewed by the Vocation Director. Referred then to:

Director of Associates
To members of the Formation Committee
The Assistant for community
The Servant General
Regional Superior.

[CofA: Sounds like a bunch of guys giving each other titles, with all this review, how did so many perverts end up in the order?]

They had to get “testimonial letters” from every parish where they’d served and sometimes even more reference letters “In addition the superiors can demand such testimonials as seem necessary and useful.”

[CofA: Yet they still ordained all those perverts.]

“Candidates must be free from canonical impediments.”

Each novitiate has to have “reached that degree of human and spiritual maturity which will enable him to respond to this call with sufficient responsibility and entire freedom.”

The “initial incorporation of the candidate” occurs with “vows of chastity, poverty and obedience.” [CofA: Hmm, obedience to whom?]

On Page 20: Considering these particular candidates…:

“Besides the ordinary procedure followed in religious communities in determining the advisability of a candidate’s assuming the life of celibacy, it would seem wise to give due consideration to the advances of science in the fields of psychology and psychiatry in determining the candidate’s ability to live in accordance with the dictates and implications of this way of life.”

[But then the rest of the single-spaced typed page does not mention anything particularly different about the priests in this religious order, just your ordinary group of monks.]


47-page doc scanned in here describes the Servants of the Paraclete program;

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