Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Just "curious"...

Last week yet another local catholic priest was arrested for child sex crimes. This case was in connection with an internet scheme directed towards busting customers of under aged prostitutes. Cops posing as girls as young as 12 years old surf the net and wait to be propositioned by pedophiles. I cannot image being the person that has to pose as a kid and let some sicko talk dirty to them until he is ready to make a move.

The priest in this case responded to an ad offering "young females of an indeterminate age," he offered $80 for 30 minutes with a 16 year old. He first requested a massage but when turned down moved onto kissing and oral sex. It was made clear on numerous occasions that the “girl” was only 16. He then got directions by phone to the location in which he was to meet her and showed up with the money in his pocket. He became suspicious at some point and attempted to flee. He was apprehended at that time by police.

Here is the only statement released as of today from the Catholic Church:

In a news conference, Carlson said Grady is suspended pending the outcome of the case. As long as the charges remain only allegations, Carlson said, the archdiocese will pay Grady's legal bills and post bail if it's set.

Carlson said church officials are working on arranging a "secure," monitored location if Grady is released.

I will post this entire story at the end of this blog so you can read up on it for yourself. I am in awe that the Catholic Church will pay to defend this man as long as they are only “allegations”. Essentially, if he pleads not guilty and denies this thing the whole way, they will take care of him. Isn’t that nice? I wonder if all of those God-fearing Catholics out there know that their weekly tithe is going towards the defense of pedophiles.

It amazes me that Catholics will condemn the gays but support this activity. They are against consensual sexual relations between a loving same sex couple but they allow their church leaders to have their way with their own children? Call me a hater if you will but I don’t love anyone’s God enough to sacrifice even 1 child in his name, let alone the countless that have come forward over the years. How much more shame are these people willing to accept? This was not a “moment of weakness”. A moment of weakness is eating chocolate after you have just started your new diet or continuing to cut off just a little bit more brownie to get your fix. A moment of weakness is hitting the snooze button for just 5 more minutes of sleep. This is a sex crime. It is molestation. It is rape when you have sex with a kid. The Catholic Church used to be the biggest charity in the world. Now the Pope wears Prada and the church stands behind child molesters.

Father Grady was released on Friday on $10,000 bond and ordered to wear an electronic anklet during his stay at the Vianney Renewal Center in Dittmer until his trial date. I personally think they should cut off his penis and serve it to him cold for dinner. Amen.

ST. LOUIS — The arrest of a Catholic priest in an FBI pedophile sting is a "black eye" for all priests, Archbishop Robert J. Carlson said Thursday.

Charges against the Rev. James Patrick Grady, pastor of St. Raphael the Archangel Church in south St. Louis, spurred a few parishioners to meet privately with archdiocesan officials and Carlson, who promised to celebrate Mass there on Saturday.

Grady, 57, showed up Wednesday at a house used as an FBI trap after arranging to pay for a sex act with a 16-year-old girl, federal court documents say.

After spotting an online ad offering "young females of an indeterminate age," Grady and an undercover investigator exchanged e-mails, and the officer sent Grady a digitally altered picture of a 16-year-old girl, according to an affidavit by FBI Special Agent Cynthia Dockery.

Grady agreed to pay $80 for 30 minutes and was told the girl was just 16, Dockery wrote. He asked for a massage and was turned down, then asked for kissing and oral sex, the document says.

By phone, Grady got directions to a secret location in St. Louis County, Dockery wrote. He showed up with the money but became suspicious and had turned to leave when he was arrested.

Grady admitted sending the e-mails and said he went to the house because he was "curious," the affidavit says. He also said he was a priest.

Later, FBI agents later went to the parish during a Knights of Columbus meeting and seized Grady's personal computer, Carlson said he was told.

Grady was indicted Thursday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis on a charge of attempting to obtain a minor for a commercial sex act, which carries a potential penalty of 10 years to life in federal prison.

Prosecutors asked that Grady be held until trial, saying the offense is considered a crime of violence and that he is a "threat to the community."

In a news conference, Carlson said Grady is suspended pending the outcome of the case. As long as the charges remain only allegations, Carlson said, the archdiocese will pay Grady's legal bills and post bail if it's set.

Carlson said church officials are working on arranging a "secure," monitored location if Grady is released.

He also said Grady's file has "nothing in it to indicate anything of this nature."

Carlson said the accusation represents "a serious fracture in the trust relationship" between parishioners and priests. He also said it damages the reputation of priests and triggers an examination of, "What more should we be doing that we haven't done?"

He pledged to send letters and e-mails to notify the parish community and ask all the parishes where Grady served for information about him.

The Archdiocese of St. Louis was rattled by the same kind of sexual abuse accusations against priests that swept the country early this decade. Carlson is new here, taking charge just seven weeks ago.

He said a routine recent examination of parish computers found no inappropriate material. He did question why Grady needed his own computer when the parish had them.

Carlson said he was told the priest "tended to be a quiet individual."

Grady was ordained in 1977 and served in parishes across the area, including Little Flower in Richmond Heights, Assumption in South County, St. Ferdinand in Florissant and the Cathedral Basilica and Holy Family in St. Louis. He became pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Elsberry in 1995, Holy Innocents in St. Louis in 2001 and St. Raphael in 2005.

About six parents of children at the parish school met with Monsignor Richard Hanneke, the archdiocesan director of priest personnel, and other officials Thursday afternoon.

Ann Perryman, the school board president, emerged saying, "It was a completely isolated incident, I believe." She added, "I think he had a moment of weakness."

To Tom Magee, a parent and past president of the school board, the news was like "a kick in the stomach." But he said that St. Raphael is a strong parish. "We'll survive."

Earlier Thursday, parish school board member Michael Foley, said, "I am shocked. Speechless." He said Grady is a "very quiet man, kept to himself and always seemed very pious."

Grady was the third man arrested in an FBI sting that began in early July.


  1. I think it's disgusting that they are backing him. He is clearly guilty and a sick pervert. This is also, in my opinion, a result of the strict restrictions put on church leaders. Not a justification, by any means, but I think it definitely helps to feed an already unstable mentality.

  2. Fucked up. Totally and completely. Reason #28937 why I am a RECOVERING Catholic. Ugh.

  3. I agree with you, Laura. If these guys didn't have such repressed sexual desires and such shame surrounding those desires they might seek to fulfill them with a consenting adult as opposed to a child. Either way you look at it, it is sick.