Former Bishop Carlson didn’t know it was illegal for priests to have sex with children

I guess priests are only supposed to abstain from sex with people of the opposite sex that are adults, kids don’t count;

St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson testified last month that he wasn’t sure whether it was illegal for priests to have sex with children while he served as chancellor of the St. Paul and Minneapolis archdiocese.

The former chancellor gave a deposition last month in a lawsuit that claims the Minnesota archdiocese and the Diocese of Winona created a public nuisance by keeping information on abusive priests secret, reported Minnesota Public Radio.

The 69-year-old Carlson also faces a massive clergy abuse lawsuit in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, where he’s served as archbishop since 2009.

Wonder if one of our fine local media sources will cover this story?

From Guest Poster;

OK, on what planet has this ignoramus been on since he became a priest in the 1970’s? I thought any sex was prohibited once he became a priest. I remember my 1950-60’s childhood catechism learning this little lesson from priests and nuns. WTF? Did his childhood priest teach him it was alright? Hmmmmm……

So if it is against Catholic Church doctrine to not have sex, why does he then think it is legally OK for a priest to have diddle with kids? In his priestly studies was there a chapter saying it was legal? Rape laws have been on the books for more decades than we could count. How many 69 year old men or women were taught as children an adult can play with you?

This Fake spent tens of thousands of dollars fixing up the bishop’s house and other special places for him to hide from his flock while serving in SD. This is from the man who refused to drive the previous bishop’s Chevrolet Caprice because it was beneath his position as the leader of a multi-million dollar corporation. He went down to Kindlers and secured a nice little Cadillac instead.

This ‘man’ of God is an individual who does not understand the purpose of his avocation. He wasn’t sure it was illegal for priests to have sex with kids, yea right.


#1 Dan Daily on 06.10.14 at 10:45 am

Bill said oral from Monica was ‘did not have sex with that woman’. I suppose Catholic leaders assume similarly but with minor boys. In my mind I’ll forgive Bill but many priests should be registered sex offenders. They’d not last a month in prison because convicts know how they should be handled.

#2 LJL on 06.10.14 at 4:41 pm

As a Catholic I will have to say that video is pretty damn sad. He certainly knew it was a crime then and he certianly knows his lying is a sin now.

#3 anonymous on 06.11.14 at 11:13 am

This is what you call lawyering-up.

#4 anominous on 06.13.14 at 12:02 pm

Who would even want to receive communion from this man? To have be denied the sacrament is an honor.

#5 l3wis on 06.13.14 at 1:49 pm

Good thing Carlson isn’t still in SF. The SFCS might have to change their motto to, “We NOW know that having sex with your children is a crime.”