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Paedophile priest commits suicide

Paedophile priest commits suicide

A ‘distraught’ Diocese of Trieste says it will entrust the soul of Fr Maks Suard, above, ‘to the prayers of those of goodwill and to the mercy of the heavenly Father’.

The Diocese, according to this report, yesterday announced “with a spirit full of sorrow and dismay” that Suard, who had recently admitted to sexual abuse of a minor female, committed suicide on Tuesday.

Archbishop Giampaolo Crepaldi of Trieste learned on October 23:

Of a grave matter many years ago that involved a 13 year old girl and Suard.

Suard, 48, was a priest of the Slovenian community of the Trieste diocese, and was parish priest of the small church of Santa Croce, in the territory of the Carso Triestino.

He had served as a parish priest in several parishes of the San Dorligo area since his ordination in 1995; he was involved in the Boy Scout movement, and also worked as a teacher of religion in local schools.

On October 25, Crepaldi met with the priest who “admitted his responsibilities” and agreed to submit to a canonical investigation.

In accord with St John Paul II’s 2001 motu proprio Sacramentorum sanctitatis tutela, abuse cases – which are among the “delicta graviora”, or “more grave crimes” – must be forwarded to and investigated by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

The policy sped up and made more effective the Vatican’s handling of such cases, which had been previously been handled by the Congregation for Clergy.

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith can choose either to take over the case or authorise a diocesan trial, in which case the outcome must be forwarded to the congregation.

After Archbishop Crepaldi had explained to Suard that he had to undergo the procedure, the priest:

With humility and serenity of spirit, asked for two days during which he could prepare a resignation letter and a written statement in order to ask forgiveness from God, the Church, and the girl for the evil committed.

The archbishop agreed, and arranged to meet with Suard the afternoon of October 28, at which time he would officially notify the priest of his suspension and of the beginning of the canonical procedure, but when he entered the rectory he found that Suard had hanged himself.

A diocesan statement said:

The priest’s case had to follow its path, according to canonical and civil law, which would have perhaps helped him, in time, to a desirable human and Christian recovery, with respect to law.

This curia, distraught by the unexpected and dramatic repercussions of this story, entrusts the soul of the priest to the prayers of those of goodwill and to the mercy of the heavenly Father.

24 responses to “Paedophile priest commits suicide”

  1. Matt Westwood says:

    Oddly, probably because I’m a godless heathen unwashed atheist (although I did have a shower yesterday, not telling you what colour), I’m not as “distraught”at this piece of news as the curia.

  2. tonye says:

    Let’s hope it’s the start of a ‘trend’ amongst paedophile priests.

  3. barriejohn says:

    You’d think that a person in such a responsible position would be able to control himself, whatever dark desires he was experiencing. I don’t understand it at all.

    OT: Bill Maher WILL be addressing Berkeley students after all.

    http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2014/10/30/bill-maher-stays-as-berkeleys-commencement-speaker/

    Worth following the links.

  4. Paul Cook says:

    So why isn’t this scum going to hell. For eternity.

  5. barriejohn says:

    Paul Cook: He said sorry and received absolution. Evidently, according to the Catholic Faith you may have to endure a little bit of punishment (Purgatory), but if enough of the “godly” pray hard enough “Gawd” will let you off some of that.

    http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08550a.htm

    The Catholic doctrine of the particular judgment is this: that immediately after death the eternal destiny of each separated soul is decided by the just judgment of God. Although there has been no formal definition on this point, the dogma is clearly implied in the Union Decree of Eugene IV (1439), which declares that souls leaving their bodies in a state of grace, but in need of purification are cleansed in Purgatory, whereas souls that are perfectly pure are at once admitted to the beatific vision of the Godhead (ipsum Deum unum et trinum) and those who depart in actual mortal sin, or merely with original sin, are at once consigned to eternal punishment, the quality of which corresponds to their sin (paenis tamen disparibus).

    Is that clear?

  6. Paul Cook says:

    Barriejohn
    Well he has two reasons for hell for eternity.
    1. Abuse of the child
    2. Suicide.
    Both grave sins not admitting to heaven – ever.
    Well for the a buse he’d ‘get off’ as it’s carried out by so many rcc priests – it’s not that much of a sin or a crime is it? but suicide, I thought was unforgiveable.

  7. Broga says:

    @barriejohn: I have been reading your typically helpful references to the judgement thing. I read a bit wider and I am a bit worried about one aspect. What about animals? Do they get in? Chimpanzees do not differ very much from us in their DNA. But how would they be judged as I understand that they can be savage little devils. Would they be subject to Chimp criteria and not human criteria?

    But my real worry is dogs. I know some people detest them but I am very fond of mine. Apart from once killing a squirrel my Labrador seems to me to be sin free. And they do all that stuff helping the blind, disabled and letting people in homes stroke them. You could argue that they bring a lot more contentment and happiness than do many people. Maybe God is a Dog and they get in and we don’t.

    Instead of wasting time on exorcism this is an issue Frankie ought to be tackling. There is a vicar in this area who does blessings on animals, mostly dogs. My dog doesn’t attend as he is an atheist.

  8. David Anderson says:

    “Of a grave matter many years ago that involved a 13 year old girl and Suard.”
    “In accord with St John Paul II’s 2001 motu proprio Sacramentorum sanctitatis tutela, abuse cases – which are among the “delicta graviora”, or “more grave crimes” – must be forwarded to and investigated by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.”

    No you fucking evil scumbags, it should be investigated by the pólice.

    On October 25, Crepaldi met with the priest who “admitted his responsibilities” and agreed to submit to a canonical investigation.

    Fuck me, how many more times do you have to be told to get it? Sexual abuse is a matter for the pólice to investigate, not your cesspit of a church to hide.

    This curia, distraught by the unexpected and dramatic repercussions of this story, entrusts the soul of the priest to the prayers of those of goodwill and to the mercy of the heavenly Father.

    Like Matt Westwood, I’m not as “distraught” at this news. What I am distraught about, not a fucking word for the victim of this sexual predator using his position of trust to forefill his disgusting desires.

  9. L.Long says:

    Hey Paul! Where does it say abuse of kids sends you to hell?
    Since their psychotic gawd ordered kid killing and torture right and left, why would he have a problem abusing kids?? After all he raped a young girl even.

  10. AgentCormac says:

    Would any of this have happened had Suard not been bound by the unnatural ‘law’ of celibacy? As ever the church will distance itself from this matter, and as ever the pivotal, causational role of its ludicrous doctrines will be entirely overlooked by everyone with a vested interest in avoiding the truth.

  11. The Vicar says:

    @barriejohn:

    Didn’t Ratzinger declare that Purgatory didn’t exist after all? I seem to recall hearing that a few years ago.

    @Broga:

    Easy answer: official Catholic dogma is that animals have no souls, and thus the point is officially moot. Blessing a dog, in Catholic terms, is like blessing a house; it does not require a soul.

    Mind you, it is (and has been for some little time now) demonstrable that human consciousness, emotion, and memory is purely organic — i.e. material. This being the case, any religion which posits an afterlife in which a nonmaterial soul is rewarded or punished by a just god is automatically false. If there is no such thing as a nonmaterial soul, then the claim obviously collapses, but even if there IS a nonmaterial soul associated with each human, that soul does not control the body; if it did neurology would not work (in a nutshell). Now, a just being would neither reward nor punish someone for something which was not in that person’s control. Therefore, even if nonmaterial souls exist, a just god could not send them to either heaven or hell based on the actions of the associated material person. This being the case, all dualist religions with just gods are automatically false, which includes Catholicism, most (but not quite all!) other branches of Christianity, and all orthodox versions of Islam.

  12. tonye says:

    @Broga,

    Like yourself I have spent my life around dogs, and in my eyes
    they can do no wrong.

    Please enjoy this (slightly cheezy) story from the Twilight Zone
    about dogs and the afterlife.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkG2bWGZR2M

    Tonye

  13. Vanity Unfair says:

    Vicar,
    In 2006 Pope (The Rat) Benedict declared the non-existence of Limbo and, but for his untimely resignation, would also have ruled on Samba and Rumba.
    I never look grave at a pun.
    Limbo was supposed to be the abode of the souls of unbaptised children but, obviously there’s more to it than that.
    I bet Suard wasn’t expecting the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
    Nobody expects the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
    Somehow it doesn’t sound right. And, yes, I do know it’s the Italian one.

  14. Marky Mark says:

    Another one bites the dust…good!

  15. barriejohn says:

    You can read all about Purgatory here if you have the time:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purgatory

    What a load of rubbish!

  16. barriejohn says:

    The Catholic Crutch (sic) is not so judgmental these days regarding those who have committed suicide. This from the Catechism:

    “We should not despair of the eternal salvation of persons who have taken their own lives. By ways known to him alone, God can provide the opportunity for salutary repentance. The Church prays for persons who have taken their own lives.”

    How do they know all this?

  17. Robster says:

    One less if these clergy buggers to worry about, safer children too.

  18. Paul Cook says:

    @Broga

    That was very funny!

    I believe your dog would get into heaven. It seems christian pets do get there.
    However, dogs in the Middle East and Islamic countries apparently should not as they are considered haram. That’s a quandary. As there are so many street dogs in Turkey- looked after by the Municipality Councils and local people – feeding them bread and other waste. It’s nice as they get free vet health checks and care too. So they are fed and cared for (like the millions of feral cats) but there are very poor people here who can’t fed themselves and don’t get the same medical care or charity. But they are people so of less value.
    So, they might get into the Turkish section of Islamic heaven – but I suspect they’d not be allowed to bark all day and night, or shit everywhere like they do down here, or perhaps they might. There might be a dog Hadith – but I haven’t checked.

  19. Broga says:

    @The Vicar; tonye; Paul Cook: Many thanks for the information on dogs. We have just come back from our walk in the woods and he is now having his breakfast. I will sit him down and break the news to him as gently as I can. I’m afraid Paul’s sliver of hope isn’t really going to help as my dog is a convinced atheist.

    Regarding the vicar who does blessings I heard that he had a hard time this year. The animals were gathered outside his church where he does his spiel. A girl had brought her pet lamb. Also there were a number of dogs including two sheep dogs and a German Shepherd. The interest in the lamb by the dogs was less than spiritual although the German Shepherd seemed keen to wash in the blood of the lamb.

    The lamb wriggled free and legged it amongst the nearby gravestones pursued by a pack of dogs with the sheep dogs and the German Shepherd in the lead. However, according to a farmer friend who was present (his daughter took her pony who was not involved in the mayhem) there was a miracle. I can do no better than quote him:

    “It was a miracle that the fucking lamb survived.” The service ended prematurely.

  20. barriejohn says:

    Broga: These things are all the sad result of the Fall. Before then, all animals were, as we know, vegetarian, and existed in complete harmony with one another as God intended. After Adam’s fall from grace they began eating one another (though Mankind didn’t become carnivorous until after the Flood, so I’m a bit confused about that). Let us all pray that the day will soon come when the lion shall lay down with the lamb again without his eye on the mint jelly!

    https://answersingenesis.org/kids/creation/did-god-create-carnivores/

    At some point after sin entered God’s perfect creation and before the Flood, animals began eating other animals. Preserved stomach contents of many fossilized animals in the rock layers deposited by the Flood verify this fact. However, animals like Bagheera kiplingi show that even though spiders are generally carnivorous, they can easily survive on vegetarian diets. There are even lions who were known vegetarians. The most famous one was named “Little Tyke.” Although he is now dead, he refused to eat meat during his entire life.

  21. AgentCormac says:

    ‘The animals were gathered outside his church where he does his spiel.’

    What kind of breed of dog is a spiel, Broga?

  22. Trevor Blake says:

    He lacked faith. Faith that like the rapist clergy before him, the church would merely move him to a new parish.

  23. Peterat says:

    Sadly, he got his sins in the wrong order: suicide first, child rape later!

  24. Paul Cook says:

    @Broga
    I suspect then your dog will be going to doggy hell. For eternity.
    There will be no trees to pee on, no cats to chase, no pedigree chum or bounce. They will be made to sleep most of the day. The frisbee will be made of lead. And they will all have an operation where their balls will surgically be moved just out of licking range.

    And god will be Barbara Woodhouse.