Fr. Nelson C. Damasco

Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of San Diego CA

Damasco was a priest of the Nueva Segovia diocese in the Philippines. Associate pastor 9/1/80 to 1/1/82 in the San Diego diocese, which listed him on 3/30/07 as credibly accused. San Diego list states that he then 'left diocese to return to Philippines' but Official Catholic Directories 1983-1984 list him as Army reserve chaplain on active duty, though omitted from index. Reportedly stationed at Fort Hood in the Austin TX diocese. Directories 1980-1981 show that before San Diego he worked briefly in Jersey City at St Mary's in the Newark archdiocese. San Diego list states he died 9/1/88.

Are Cardinal Tobin and the Newark Archdiocese Hiding Anything?

In Catholic circles, it is widely known that Cardinal Joseph Tobin is close to Pope Francis. He oversees the Newark archdiocese, a very large flock in the vast New York media market once headed by the now-disgrace-and-defrocked former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

All of this might lead one to believe that Tobin would work hard to be more forthcoming about abuse and cover-ups than other bishops who head dioceses with less troubled histories.

That does not, however, seem to be the case.

In a very short time, we at Horowitz Law have found a number of accused child molesting clerics who are or were in the Newark archdiocese but who are NOT on Tobin’s ‘credibly accused’ list. They include

—Sr. Andre, a Dominican nun who was accused in 1967 of sexually abusing a 12 year old girl. (Letters from the nun to the girl and the nun’s journals confirmed the accusations.)

Refugio para curas pederastas en Jalisco era un secreto a voces, y hay más, asegura Alberto Athié

Ex sacerdotes católicos y activistas denunciaron que la existencia la Casa Alberione, ubicada en el estado de Jalisco, donde sacerdotes pederastas eran rehabilitados hasta 2001, según el Cardenal emérito Juan Sandoval Íñiguez, es un secreto a voces del que colaboradores o miembros de la Iglesia Católica no se atreven a hablar. Los psicólogos y psiquiatras que han ofrecido sus servicios en ese lugar se niegan a hablar de ella por “ética profesional”. Uno de ellos dijo a la agencia de noticias Efe que ahí habitaban no solo mexicanos, sino también extranjeros.  El activista y ex sacerdote Alberto Athié Gallo explicó que los religiosos se niegan a hablar del tema debido al secreto canónico y a que una de sus máximas es que “hay que evitar el escándalo”.

La existencia de una casa en Guadalajara, Jalisco, donde sacerdotes pederastas eran rehabilitados hasta 2001, según el Cardenal emérito Juan Sandoval Íñiguez, es un secreto a voces del que colaboradores…