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Friday, March 30, 2012

What's Up with Kay?

Now and then people ask, what are you doing, Kay, where are City of Angels Blog posts.

This is what I answered to one person recently:

"It's like I got ejected from the space ship and left as debris orbiting the Earth.

"But at least I have cable..."

More will come out eventually...

Meanwhile still working sick and struggling, tired and defeated, nothing too different.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Why are SNAP files secret in the first place?

Wow those files, any PI worth pennies could get into them. I wish SNAP would just X out all the names and publish their files. Imagine what we'd find out about the Church if SNAP made all the stories it's heard public. Think about it. How many victims contacted SNAP expecting their stories to remain secret? I'd think the opposite was true, we called SNAP in an attempt to tell it to the world. SNAP should have been sharing all that information with the public from the start. Why keep it secret? Let's hear all the stories of all the victims who've called SNAP last 20 years. You can change names of things to protect privacy but let's get this whole story out about what the priests did. What better way than for SNAP to publish its files in a looong website so we all can hear the details of what happened in state after state and all across the country. Why Secret Files? Who does that? Were people contacting Clohessy thinking he's a father confessor, or because he kept holding press conferences about the sex crimes of pedophile Catholic priests?

Photo is cropped from The New York Times 03 13 12 and ran with caption: "David Clohessy keeps records from his advocacy group, known as SNAP, in his St. Louis home." Why in the world are all those boxes full of stories about these crimes being kept shut?
Other stories on this topic:

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The way I see it
I read ALL the comments at the NY Times piece yesterday...


Tuesday, March 13, 2012
What I think about SNAP subpoenas, Clohessy deposition, recent events
Why doesn't SNAP just answer the subpoenas and turn over court ordered documents, with any private information redacted? You know, with a black marking pen swiped...
Posted By Kay Ebeling
NOTE: Your privacy would not be breached. Just change names and identifying information like any writer does in stories like this. There is no reason to keep these crimes secret, except to protect the criminal side of the church's reputation.

We could call it The Transparency Project.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Not an easy conversation topic

I usually don't let it come up in conversation that I'm a pedophile priest victim who writes a bit about it, but one time recently I did, and the guy got an informed look on his face and said, “You know what really bugs me about all that stuff is... The Catholic Church had insurance policies for their priests raping kids.”

He was so astounded by that one fact.

I said, "That's not all.

"The Church also owns the insurance companies. So their corporation sells policies to Archdioceses around the country to cover them for pedophile priest complaints. It turns out to be a self-contained unit. They sell insurance that covers their own archdioceses, then that money is used to pay the settlements.

“They didn't lose a thing,” I found myself hollering. There in my driveway I had wound myself up to screaming. My lips had rolled back to the top of my teeth, my voice filled with gravel, as just then this thought hit me:

“Not only that.

"The crisis and scandal produced a scapegoat for the Church to use to explain all its financial problems.


"The pedophile priest victims are now scapegoats for the Catholic Church.

"When they have to close properties that aren't producing, like elementary schools and small parishes.

"They can blame it on the pedophile priest victims and the settlements they had to pay [a small fraction of] us.”

By now I was panting and sweating.

My friend held his cigarette midair, kind of sniffed in disdain at what was happening to me before his eyes, then nodded. "Man."

Being a pedophile priest victims, makes it hard for me to hold a casual conversation.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Pedophiles an afterthought in full page ad 'Quit Catholic Church' March 2012 NYTimes

But Wow, the Times would not have even accepted this ad ten years ago, as my friend pointed out, musta woke up grumpy this morning. The ad is a result of the Church's incoherent attack on a woman's right to birth control through her health insurance. To me, I wonder how the Church can have any political influence at all after letting at least a hundred thousand kids get raped in its churches over the last fifty years.

But it's true, this ad running shows a definite switch in public perception of the Catholic Church, just because the ad ran.

It focuses on the birth control weirdness of the Republican primary race, then says, "Can‘t you see how misplaced your loyalty is after two decades of sex scandals involving preying priests, church complicity, collusion and coverup going all the way to the top?" but not until the very end just above, "There is a more welcoming home for you."


I still think they should not have waited until the very end to mention child rape coverups.

I'm so hard to please... at least they did mention it. And as Jay said, it's earth shattering that the ad ran at all.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

More to come

I haven't even written the part about what happened in Hollywood in 1969 yet.

Lots more to come...