Jesuit Leader's Roommate Molests Disabled Boy

By Tom McGregor
Dallas Blog
March 21, 2012

Rev. Thomas Smolich was recently appointed as president of all 17,000 Jesuit priests based in the United States of America. His former roommate in California was Fr. Mariano, who was sued and arrested for sexually abusing a disabled boy in his bedroom at the Provincial for the Jesuits at the Sacred Heart Center in Los Gatos.

Fr. Smolich has a long history of protecting sex predators. He provided free food and lodging for several accused and convicted Jesuit rapists and child molesters at the Sacred Heart Center, including: Fr. Conner, Fr. Jerold Linner, Fr. Edward Burke and Fr. Moniz.

The Jesuits settled a lawsuit "concerning the death of a wheelchair bound member at the facility.

Fr. Smolich's new residence in Baltimore will be located near the St. Luke's Treatment Center in Maryland, which provides psychiatric treatment for hundreds of Jesuit priests who have shown a serial pattern sex abuse behavior.

Neverthless, SNAP, an organization which claims to help victims of clergy sex abuse, has remained strangely silent on the appointment of Fr. Smolich as the new Jesuit leader.



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