Catholic Church pays $20 million to molestation victims
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$20m accord seen in Geoghan cases
By Walter V. Robinson, Globe Staff, 3/5/2002
he Boston Archdiocese and lawyers for 86 people who sued former priest John J. Geoghan reached a tentative agreement yesterday to settle sexual molestation lawsuits whose revelations have severely shaken public confidence in Cardinal Bernard F. Law, sources knowledgeable about the decision said last night.
The settlement, which is scheduled to be finalized today, is expected to cost the archdiocese between $20 million and $30 million, with an arbitrator setting the final award for each claimant.
But even when the lawyers formalize the agreement today, all 86 plaintiffs and the 17 defendants - including Law - will have to sign as well. The actual arbitration process is not expected to start until May.
Since the mid-1990s, the church has paid another 100 victims of Geoghan an estimated $15 million. If the church pays just the minimum, $20 million, under the new agreement, that would put the cost of the pedophilia of one priest at $35 million. The arbitrator's decisions could push that cost higher.
The tentative agreement, reached just after 5 p.m. yesterday, came after 11 months of intense negotiations that took place in secret, even as plaintiff lawyer Mitchell Garabedian and Wilson Rogers Jr., the lead attorney for the archdiocese, battled in public over Garabedian's demands for internal church documents about the oversight of Geoghan as he molested children in six parishes over 30 years.
Just last week, Garabedian made his fourth request to take a sworn deposition this week of the cardinal himself, a prospect that other lawyers said the church was eager to avoid. But that move came as the two sides were apparently inching ever closer to agreement.
The documents that Garabedian wanted were made available to him, but under a court-ordered confidentiality seal that prevented public access to them. In January, those documents were made public after another judge ordered them unsealed on a motion by the Globe.
The tentative agreement will be costly for the church. On average, the payments to the 86 victims would be between $232,000 and $348,000. But according to court files, a dozen or more of the plaintiffs are parents of abuse victims who would receive minimal payments, according to the sources who spoke on condition they not be identified.
And some other victims were not as seriously abused, and probably would receive modest settlements. By some estimates, that means that many victims who were seriously abused as children will receive payments of over $500,000 each.
Last month, Geoghan began serving a sentence of nine to 10 years after being convicted of one count of molesting one child. He still faces criminal charges in two upcoming trials, one of which charges him with raping a child.
Donna M. Morrissey, the spokeswoman for the archdiocese, said last night that she could not discuss the negotiations. But she said: ''We want to make sure there is a fair and equitable agreement as soon as possible. And we want to do what's right for the victims.''
Garabedian could not be reached for comment last night.
It was Garabedian's three-year public battle with the archdiocese that set the stage for the public release of evidence that Law removed Geoghan from one parish in 1984 for molesting children, almost immediately sent him to a new parish in Weston, and returned him to Weston for two more years after he was treated for pedophilia in 1989.
The cardinal has called those decisions, in hindsight, ''tragically flawed'' and apologized profusely. But the Geoghan documents, and disclosures that the archdiocese secretly settled molestation cases involving more than 70 other priests, have caused serious damage to the archdiocese's reputation.
Since the disclosures, Law has had to remove another 10 priests from their positions and, under public pressure, turn the names of about 90 priests over to prosecutors. The scandal in Boston has reverberated nationwide, with dioceses around the country also making admissions about past cases and, in some instances, removing priests from their parishes.
The Globe reported on Sunday that the sex abuse scandal in Boston will be the costliest in the history of the Catholic Church in the United States, with a combined cost estimated at $100 million or more. That figure includes cases settled in the last decade, pending cases, and a surge of new accusations that have surfaced since the extent of the scandal was revealed in January.
In addition to the 84 lawsuits that are headed for settlement, there are four other pending lawsuits against Geoghan, and 48 claims pending against other priests.
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- From: alabaster (@ bess-proxy.trin.edu)
on: Thu Apr 8 14:17:42 EDT 2004
The Terrible Cost of "Christendom"
Christianity was the first creed in history to exterminate its adversaries in the name of love
"The Christian resolve to find the world evil and ugly, has made the world evil and ugly.'
* Friedrich Nietzsche *
10th Century Obscenities
Vile Princes of the Papacy
"Popes maimed & were maimed, killed & were killed... Without question, these pontiffs constitute the most despicable body of leaders, clerical or lay, in history. They were, frankly, barbarians. Ancient Rome had nothing to rival them in rottenness."
– Peter de Rosa (Vicars of Christ, p48)
John XII (955-964).
Born from an incestuous relationship between Pope Sergio III and his13-year-old daughter Marozie. John, in turn, took his mother as his own mistress. Pope at 18, he turned the Lateran into a brothel. He was accused by a synod of "sacrilege, simony, perjury, murder, adultery and incest" and was temporarily deposed. He took his revenge on opponents by hacking off limbs. He was murdered by an enraged husband who caught him having sex with his wife.
11th Century Horror
Church lords over ignorant squalor of millions
1095 - Pope Urban II calls upon the Franks to invade the more civilised Muslim world. Begins five centuries of warfare.
"Let those who have hitherto been robbers now become soldiers."
– Urban II addresses his gangsters
1009: Rivalry from Islam prompts eastern churches to break with idolatry. This 'iconoclasm' begins breach with idol-worshipping Catholic west. Centuries of bloodshed ensue.
1079: The Council of Rome: Persecution of Berengarius & his followers who cannot stomach the dogma of 'transmutation of bread & wine into Christ.
12th Century Criminality
Christian Church ally of murderous kings & rogue princes
"Warrior Monks" - Muslim heads catapulted into the besieged city of Antioch by Christian Knights (Illumination from Les Histoires d'Outremer by William of Tyre 12th c, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris)
1118: Christian fanatics captured Saragossa; the beginning of the decline of Muslim civilisation in Spain.
1184 Council of Verona condemns Waldensians for witchcraft. The charge is later extended to condemn heretics.
- From: mudi (@ alecto.mt.pl)
on: Fri Apr 9 00:33:12 EDT 2004
LAKSHMANA, SEETHA & KAUSALYA GANG RAPE LORD RAMA OF AYODHYA
I am lord Shri Rama of Ayodhya...... My wife is Seetha..
Seetha has been my wife for many years and she knows nearly every
fantasy I have ever had. Tonight she had went all out she was wearing a
tight leather Dominatrix outfit. Needless to say my cock stood at attention
"Take your clothes off now boy." she said
Playing along I quickly stripped, she walked over to me and let her fingers
rub down my chest, teasing my nipples and moving slowly down to my cock.
She grabbed me firmly in her hand and pulled me towards her.
"Tonight you will do everything I tell you, If you don't I will not let you
cum and I will keep your cock hard all night" she promised
Not looking forward to a major case of blue b@lls I quickly agreed. She
handed me a blindfold and told me to put it on, as soon as I did this I felt
her slide a loop over the head of my cock. She slowly slid it down my shaft
to the base where she tightened it just shy of being painful, next she gave
me a tug on it and I knew then it was a leash.
"Come with me, the bed is our next stop" she whispered in my ear.
She led me down the hall to our room, as soon as we were in I heard her
turn off the lights. She led me over towards the bed and had me kneel down.
Next she tied a silk cloth around my left wrist, then another around my
"Lean forwards" she instructed
When I leaned forward I found myself tied down to her blanket chest, next
she tied my ankles and spread my legs.
"I love the way he looks like that don't you?" she asks
"Yeah, His b@lls hang nicely" a woman's voice replied
"Pull on the leash again Seetha, I want to see his cock again" A man told her.
It was my brother Lakshmana.
"Seetha what's going on here??" I asked
"Shutup Lord Rama" She told me and spanked my A$$ with her hand. "Tonight you
are going to suck cock and get your A$$ fu*cked. Your mother Kausalya is going
to watch and Lakshmana here is going to use his 9 inch cock on you"
The lights were turned on, and a gag was placed in my mouth before I could
respond. Seetha pulled on the leash till my cock was pointing straight down.
She rubbed her hands across my A$$, gently teasing my tight hole until I
began pushing back to her from the pleasure. Seetha knew form our many little
fantasy sessions that I loved having my A$$ played with and now she was
taking it all the way to the top level. I was nervous as hell about being
fu*cked and I didn't want to suck a cock, but in this position I couldn't do
anything. To be honest I was kinda looking forward to the experience.
"MMM his cock is leaking precum," my mother Kausalya said "What are you going to do
about that Lord Rama?"
Then I felt Lakshmana's hand on my cock. He gently gripped the shaft and slowly
rubbed the tip of one finger across my cock smearing the precum across it.
I could feel his hand gently begin stroking me. I moaned in pleasure at the
feeling getting even harder with the thought of my wife and her best friend
watching me being used by a man. Then I felt his breath on my A$$ as he
moved his mouth to my hole. His tongue begin sliding back and forth across
it and then ever so softly he began to stick his tongue into it. My God he
was rimming me and I loved it, my breath got shorter and I began moaning
"Like that Lord Rama??" Seetha asked me as she removed the gag off my mouth
"Ohh baby that feels so good" I gasped
Lakshmana laughed as he pulled back and replaced his mouth with his hand, His
fingers gently probing my A$$. He easily slid a finger deep into me. I
moaned loudly as the intense pleasure of it went through me. I wasn't the
only one moaning Kausalya was as well and it sounded like Seetha was playing
with herself as well. The feelings were going all through me as Lakshmana
fingered me with one hand and jacked me off with the other, oh siva, my bro
was talented. His finger bent slightly and began rubbing inside of me
twisting and touching all different places pleasure one way was quickly repl
aced as he moved around spreading my A$$hole so he could slid another finger
"That's enough Lakshmana, I think its time for Lord Rama to repay you for the
pleasure. Come around here and let him service your beautiful cock. Open
your mouth Lord Rama." Seetha demanded
I slowly opened my mouth, licking my lips to help cover my nervousness.
Lakshmana moved around in front of me and began rubbing his cock head on my
cheeks. He was beginning to leak precum as well and it left a wet trail
wherever it moved on my skin. Then he slowly rubbed his cock around my
lips, The salty taste of his precum on my tongue made me gasp then he began
shoving it in me slowly at first. He grabbed the back of my head and put
his D1CK all the way in chocking me with it causing me to swallow
instinctively. As he pulled back I ran my tongue along his shaft. He
stopped with just his head in my mouth and I began sucking on him like he
was a lollipop, my tongue swirling around his head, teasing his piss slit
and rubbing gently on the rim.
"Ohhhh yeah that's hot....my pussy is so wet" Kausalya gasped.
Lakshmana began moaning as he thrust back into my mouth, in and out. He is
fu*cking my mouth I thought as his b@lls slapped on my chin. I began sucking
harder on him, running my tongue all over him eager to please him, knowing
that was the only way I was going to cum tonight. I could feel his cock
beginning to swell as his orgasm built up. Then Seetha began jerking gently
on the cock leash sending pain and pleasure through me. Her moans were
getting loudly as her orgasm was building as well, I could her the hum of
her vibrator as she slid it in and out of her pussy.
"Lakshmana, I think its time for Lord Rama to get fu*cked. He needs your cock in him,
isn't that right Lord Rama?? " Seetha asked me
"Ohhh yesssssss" Kausalya gasped as her orgasm went through her.
All I could do was moan in agreement, at that moment there was nothing more
in the world I wanted then to have his cock b@lls deep in my A$$. Lakshmana
pulled out of my mouth and moved back around behind me. He rubbed the head
of his cock across my A$$hole before slowly pushing into me. His hands
gripped my hips just like I do when I fu*ck Seetha doggy style. With one
thrust he entered into me and I could feel his b@lls against mine. The ridge
of his head sent chills down my spine as it rubbed in me, filling me up and
giving me all kinds of pleasure. The shaft rubbing back and forth was
manipulating my A$$hole in the most amazing ways. I couldn't help but to
moan and gasp in pleasure. I was Lord Rama's slave and I loved it.
"SH1T his A$$ is so hot, he was very willing for this Seetha" He moaned. "I
think your right he will make a good fu*ck toy for the party next Friday"
"mmmmmmm ohhh yeah" was the only thing I could get out.
My mind was spinning, I was going to be a fu*ck toy at a party and my wife
had set it up. I could hardly concentrate as he pounded my A$$. His hands
grasping my hips and his cock's swelling was causing my cock to twitch.
fu*ck, I was going to cum like this.......Then his cock exploded, I could
feel the pulse of his D1CK as his cum shot into me filling me up. It was
hot, wet and too much for me to handle as my own cock began shooting cum
onto the blanket chest I was bent over I came and I came A huge load spilt
out of me onto the chest and onto my thighs. someone scooped some of it up
with their fingers and put them in my mouth, from the feel of them they were
Seetha's. Damn I loved the taste of my own cum and she knew it, I thought as
I slurped it greedily off her fingers..
"Ohhhh SH1Tttttt" Lakshmana yelled in pleasure
"YEAH BABY" my mother Kausalya yelled . "Suck rama's cock"
"Yes they will but not as much as I am, now Lord Rama is going to have to do
whatever I say or his cock is going to be cut off" Seetha replied
"What are you talking about??" I gasped
"Shut up bitch"Seetha said as she slapped me
Now what's going to happen to me I thought only time would tell............
FROM THE ORIGINAL TRANSCRIPTS OF RAMAYANA:
LORD SHRI RAMA AND HIS BROTHER LAKSHMANA HAVE A LITTLE FUN
Jai Shri RAM!
Lakshmana was eagerly asking lord Rama to come to bed and have a bit
of fun while Seetha had stepped outsie for a bath.
"Okay, but I hope Seetha does not find out about this" saild lord shri Rama.
He quickly sat on the edge of the bed and Lakshmana sat on the floor
looking up between his legs. He already had a raging hardon of his
own, but he knew that his brother would soon be taking care of that
for him. As Lord Rama sat there Lakshmana slowly reached out and touched his
brother's hard smooth cock. He had never touched anybody else's before
and the smoothness of it gave him quite a thrill. He lowly rubbed it
up and down a few times and then hesitantly moved his face over it and
gave it a quick lick. The taste that greeted his tongue wasn't
anything like he had expected, kind of salty tangy, but not bad. He
quickly licked it again but this time around the head and then up and
down the shaft. This time when he stopped he peeked up at his brother.
Lord Rama was laying down now and he had his eyes closed, but Lakshmana could
see a slight smile crossing his lips. Taking that as a good sign he
decided to plunge right in and he put the throbbing cock in his mouth.
It tasted the same, only the thought of what he was doing for his twin
brother gave him a shiver of excitement that was unbelievable. He
started to lowly raise and lower his mouth over the burning hot shaft.
He kept imagining what he would be feeling like when his own cock
would be getting sucked and it seemed that he knew just what to do.
Before long he was moving his mouth up and down faster and faster and
he could feel his brother's cock seem to get bigger and bigger in his
mouth. He took a second to look up at Lord Rama and he was balling up his
fist and squeezing his eyes so tight that Lakshmana knew something was
right. So he quickly swirled his tongue over the throbbing head and
there was a slightly sticky goo on the end which blossomed into a
sweet/tangy flavor that he quickly knew he liked. He was moving his
head up and down at quickening pace that he knew would bring his
brother off soon. Then all of sudden his brother's cock swelled a bit
more, he raised his mouth for another plunge downward and there it
was. Great globs of cum. It was filling up his mouth so fast that he
thought he mind drown in it. But he was determined not to lose a drop.
So he started swallowing every delicious drop. Just when it seemed
that it was slowing down another spasm rocked his brother and there
was more. Lakshmana thought to himself that this was great. So he kept
moving up and down and swallowing. Then Lord Rama, who was really
sky-rocketing off lifted his hips and pushed his cock a far as he
could. This action forced his cock more than a little ways farther
into Lakshmana's mouth. It slid right down to his throat and Lord Rama gave a
final spurt and he started to buck his hips which started a fu.cking
motion in his brother's mouth. Lakshmana soon realized that he needed his
relief too so he started backing off that throbbing hunk. With that
done Lord Rama started to come back down to earth.
"Wow Lord Rama you sure went off. I thought you would never stop shooting
that stuff", Lakshmana said as he was licking his lips.
Lord Rama was still gasping for breath when sat up and looked at his
brother. He could see a slight wetness around his lips where some of
his load had seeped out of his mouth."I don't know if I can do it as
good as you did, but I will try".
Jai Shri RAM!
"Okay, you lay down and let me see if I've got the right idea". Lakshmana
quickly laid down on the edge of the bed while Lord Rama sat on the floor.
Lord Rama looked up at the new and exciting tool of pleasure that was
staring him right in the face. He admired it's hardness. The way it
seemed to shine and throb with expectation. Then he noticed those two
balls that were laying there also anting to be sucked. He moved up
between Lakshmana's legs and gently wrapped his hand around that wondrous
hunk of flesh and his other hand softly massaged those sweet looking
balls. Without knowing why he ducked his head and ran his tongue along
the underside of that sack. He knew that maybe a sweet nectar was
waiting there ready to fill his mouth with something new. A pleasure
yet to be found. Next he opened his mouth and sucked one of those
tasty morsels in and rolled it around in his mouth. He was pleased
when he heard his brother let out a pleasurable sigh. It gave him the
incentive to go further still. As he continued to suck on those balls
he ran his tongue over them, massaging them as if urging them to make
plenty of that sweetness. Then he let them out of his mouth with a
pop. He liked the feeling of knowing that he was doing something wild
and exciting. He grabbed the shaft and gently ran his teeth over it
next pretending it was an ear of corn. This was all new to him, but he
knew that it must feel great. After a few moments of this he could see
his brother starting to roll his head around on the bed and he smiled.
Then slowly he put his lips on the head and just sucked. He sucked
like he was sucking a fresh frozen milkshake that was too thick to go
through the straw trying to draw out just a taste of was yet to come.
Next he poked his tongue into the little hole in the end to see if
this would give him that sample that he so wanted. With that he was
rewarded. For just then a small drop of pre-come came back on his
tongue. He swirled it over his palette like it was caviar. Oh what a
treat he thought. I know I'll love the rest to come. So he quickly put
his mouth on that great piece of meat and slid all the way down until
he gagged just a little. Then he raised his head until he almost let
it fall out, but he quickly slid down it again. All the time he was
sucking his brother's cock he was imagining it was own that was being
sucked and this seemed to give the expertise that he needed to go on.
As for Lakshmana, he body was quickly rising to an unbelievable orgasmic
height that he couldn't believe. It started with a little twinge in
his sack has his brother rolled his balls around in his mouth. Then
when Lord Rama nibbled on his cock it sent shivers up and down his spine.
But when his throbbing member was gobbled up almost to the root it was
almost to much to bear. He wished that it could go on like this
While Lord Rama was bobbing his head up and down that wondrous unk he was
still trying to think of a way that he could keep sucking while his
brother was shooting those thick globs of cum. Then a light went off
in his head. He quickly backed of the now glistening rod and said,
"Hey Lakshmana, I want to try something different. Why don't you stand up
on the side of the bed. Then I'll lay down on my back with my head
over the side. Then I'll open my mouth as wide as I can and you can
put your cock in a little at a time. I'll try to let you know if you
go to fast, but I bet if we do it right you should be able to put your
whole cock in my mouth and even down my throat".
Lakshmana was a little disappointed at having this change right in the
middle of what was going to be the best cum of his life, but when he
thought of fu.cking Lord Rama's mouth he was quick to jump off the bed.
Lord Rama quickly laid down close to edge of the bed and let his head drop
over the side. Lakshmana could hardly wait. As soon as Lord Rama opened his
mouth Lakshmana was right there to push his anxious cock into that warm wet
orifice. It was pretty hard to not just jam his throbbing rod right
in, but he didn't want to hurt his twin brother so he took it easy. He
slowly eased in the head and let that sit there waiting for his
brother to give the signal for more.
Meanwhile Lord Rama was really starting to enjoy the feel of this hot meat
sliding past his lips. As soon as his brother put his cock head into
his mouth he immediately started in with a hard sucking that he knew
would make Lakshmana's toes curl. But he didn't want his brother to shot
off to fast before he had a chance to get all of him in his mouth. So
he reached behind him with his hands and felt for Lakshmana's hips. When he
felt them, he held on and pulled forward to show that he was ready for
more.With this sign Lakshmana slowly started to push his eager cock into
that warm cavern of a mouth.
"This is fu.cking great", he sighed. "I wish I'd thought of it".
But Lord Rama could barely hear him as he was putting all his attention on
sucking that hard pillar down into is waiting throat. He had about
half of in by now and he was soon accustomed to the feel of it so he
pulled his brother in even more. At this point Lord Rama could just start
to fell it press against his throat. He felt a little gag at first,
but he told himself that would ruin it so he put it out of mind and
just kept inching farther and farther in. All the while he was
flicking his tongue over the shaft to keep it wet and slippery. Lakshmana
was nearly over the edge by this time, but he wanted to be able to
look down and see his whole cock disappear into that mouth so he tried
to think of something else that would keep him from shooting to soon.
There was only about an inch left now and Lord Rama was sure he could
finish this off with ease. So quickly pulled his brother's hip forward
with a jerk and was surprised and delighted when he felt his pubic
hair tickle his nose. His heart raced at the thought of having at
least six inches of hard throbbing cock laying in his throat just
waiting to explode at any time.
Lakshmana opened his eyes when he felt his hips bang Lord Rama's head and the
sight almost pushed him over the edge. But he wanted to get at least
three or four could thrusts down that wonderful throat before he
unloaded his thick supply of sweetness. So he slowly pulled back all
the way to the head and slowly pushed back in again, all the time
watching to see if Lord Rama showed any signs of distress. When he saw
none knew that he would be over the edge on his fourth plunge so he
decided to just go for it. Lord Rama also knew from that second push that
it was going to be easy to let that cock slide in and out as fast as
it wanted and he was ready With each stroke outward he kept his tongue
along the underside of the cock and then quickly swirled it around the
head before it started pressing forward again. With all this happening
to his prick Lakshmana was hard as rock and his eyes were glazing over. His
knees felt like jelly and his balls were on fire. He pulled out for
the third time and quickly rammed it home again all the way to the
root and when he started to back off for the fourth time his toes
curled up and he felt liquid fire racing along the length of his cock.
He quickly pushed it back in that cavern of joy and there it was.
Great thick globs of cum were firing out of the end his prick. Lord Rama
was caught a little by surprise at the sudden rush of his brother. But
then he felt the cock twitch and swell even more so he pulled on
Lakshmana's hips to force the throbbing cock into his throat and just as he
did it let go with it first spurt of liquid treasure. This went right
past his tongue and down his gullet. Lord Rama was a little surprised at
how much actually came out. It felt like he had already swallowed a
whole cup full and it was starting to spasm again. By this time Lakshmana
was out of control. All he knew was that he wanted to plunge his cock
in and out as much as possible before the electricity that was running
from his toes to his scalp stopped. So he pulled out for another
plunge. When he did this his second spasm shot his load full onto
Lord Rama's tongue. Lord Rama had never imagined that the human body could
make something that tasted this delicious It was like ambrosia. It was
hot, but it was so sweet that it made his head spin. He hoped that
there was more. So to help it along he started sucking again. When
Lakshmana felt the renewed sucking it was all he could do not to yell out.
But instead he just pistoned his cock into those lips like a battering
ram. When he shot his third load it just sort of trickled out of the
head and the electricity in his back kind of ran out with it. But he
gave one final thrust to be sure there was no more and then he just
leaned over and rested his head on his brother's stomach to catch his
breath. But Lord Rama was so caught up in the act that he was still
sucking that wondrous meat trying to get another few drops across his
tongue. He must have sucked for another minute or two when he realized
that his brother was through and just has he was letting the now soft
prick slide from his lips he caught one last drop from the head that
he quickly licked away and rolled around his mouth.
By this time Lakshmana was coming back to earth and he realized that Lord Rama
was licking his lips and smiling at him. "Jai Shri Ram!" He said between gasps and
the brothers hugged each other.
Lakshmana asked Rama "My dear brother, did seetha's pussy ever feel as good as my
mouth sucking on your cock?"
Lord Rama gave a benevolent smile and said "Lakshman, I will ask seetha
to open her pussy for you once. Taste it and find out for yourself!"
Karthi(kdevan) alias MMC
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