Proof: Letters Re Problem Priests at Paracletes in Nm Prove Bishops Knew about Pedophilia in Priesthood and Destroyed Files, Regularly and Secretly

By Kay Ebeling
City of Angels
June 9, 2008

The letter below is a sampling of documents recently passed to City of Angels Network, which we are in the process of scanning and uploading for an upcoming post. This one letter reveals the Catholic Church hierarchy destroyed records of pedophile priests per "legal advice."

On page 2, the director of Via Coeli writes, "Once these documents have been read, please destroy them." The 1989 letter is a progress report on George V. Bredermann, an Arizona pedophile priest with a long entry in the bishopaccountability database of sexual predators in the church.

Uploads coming soon here at City of Angels Network include a 1963 letter from Fr. Gerald Fitzgerald to Pope Paul VI outlining their recent meeting where they discussed the problem of pedophile priests. As I scan and upload these documents, I feel I'm beginning the process of proving what so many of us knew was true.

The bishops not only knew about pedophiles in their ranks of priests, they were more knowledgeable about pedophilia than the general public, because Father Gerald kept sending out letters, more and more letters, in the end almost pleading with the the bishops, saying these men are "vipers" and "rattlesnakes" and should be put out of civilization, not be put back into parishes.

The letters and other documents will be posted in a matter of days, as there are so many items it is taking a while to build the post. Below is a sampling: 1989 letter from then Director of Via Coeli, Liam Hoare. (Click to enlarge)

By 1989 the new secular psychology techniques that founder Gerald Fitzgerald abhorred and did not want at Via Coeli, had taken hold. In this letter (scanned in at right, click to enlarge), the new director, Liam Hoare describes the priests’ treatment.

Also, here’s proof that church hierarchy systematically destroyed documents about pedophile priests. On Page 2 of letter linked at right (click to enlarge) it states:

“Once again, I wish to note that under our present legal advisement, we must ask that once these documents have been read, please DESTROY THEM OR RETURN THEM TO ME AND I WILL SEE TO THEIR DISPOSAL (Hoare’s emphasis)

In addition, this one letter regards their current patient, Fr. George Bredermann of Phoenix.

Here is what it says in Bishopaccountability about George Brederman:

Attended 3 seminaries; one said he should never be a priest. Former executive for the Boy Scouts. He abused 15 boys before becoming a priest and at least 8 after. Arrested 1988. Sentenced 1 yr jail in 1989 and lifetime probation (after intervention by Bishop O'Brien). Victims were 8, 10 and 14 yrs old. Arrested in Miami attempting to flee to Brazil. Sentenced to 45 years. Civil suits filed in 1990 and 1992; settled 1991 & 1994. Bishop knew of past allegations prior to ordination. Laicized 2003.

Here is what the 1989 Liam Letter says about Bredermann’s treatment at Via Coeli:

“George experienced initial difficulty in being a part of the Group. He was also under much pressure from a scheduled Pre-Trial Hearing.

“His denial of possible legal consequences resulting from the felony charges is unrealistic. With regard to the therapeutic process, George needs to deal with: Anger and Authority Issues.”

READ: BishopAccountability’s summary of George Bredermann’s career, and here he is in these secluded relaxing sessions dealing with “Anger and Authority Issues”

Read the letter to read the rest. It disgusts me too much. Then on Page two at the top of the page, read that it was their “legal advisement” to destroy all documents regarding these priests. Somehow this one copy of one letter was salvaged.


More from Page 2 of 1989 Liam letter:

“This procedure (destroying papers about pedophile priests) is mandated by concern for the welfare of the individual, the Bishops/Superiors, Dioceses/Communities and our Program.”

Poor George Bredermann, pedophile priest dealing with authority issues at Vie Coeli

“The first week of the program consists of each man presenting his autobiography to the entire Module and naming what he considers to be the Presenting Issue/Issues. This is indeed a ‘moment of truth’ with all the concomitant emotions. The result however is rewarding as it facilitated candor and bonding within the group and a deep awareness of the wounded-state of all.”


Right out of EST or some other new age concepts left over from the 1970s.

The Church really bombed in a thousand different ways in the way it handled pedophile priests. I truly believe the documents I am uploading for a post in a matter of days--


from the hierarchy level down
from the public and the parishes

They ignored Fr. Gerald, the one real expert, and left pedophile priests in parishes with no concern for the parish children put at risk.

See previous post right below this one.

Onward. . .


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