December 12, 2015

Donald Wuerl: A Dirty Sex Abuse Handling Record Since Year 1

Donald Wuerl was installed bishop of Pittsburgh on February 12, 1988.  It only
took eight months thereafter for the Diocese of Pittsburgh to become one of the  
first dioceses in America to be 'scathed' in what was to become a nationwide 
Watergate of perversity.  Wuerl was caught performing a triple cover-up, and
the practice of sadomasochism was one of the acts which transpired within a
trio of clergy members whom Wuerl unsuccessfully concealed from law en-
forcement authorities.  Incidentally, Pgh is the abbreviation of Pittsburgh

Always keep in mind that the only reason why Wuerl was one of the first bish-
ops to announce a zero tolerance policy was because he was one of the very first
of American bishops caught red-handed in performing multiple and simultaneous 
cover-ups which included John Hoehl as Wuerl's fourth simultaneous cover-up.

Wuerl expressly put Hoehl back into ministry and immediately took Hoehl out
of the ministry line-up after DA John C. Pettit publicly announced that Wuerl
and his personnel were uncooperative during the criminal investigation which
resulted in the indictments of Wolk, Zula, and Pucci.

In as much, Wuerl had to put on airs and display a very fake facade, in announc-
ing a zero tolerance policy which he did NOT observe in his subsequent cover-up
of Frs. Edward Huff and James Torquato.  Wuerl is a liar by his actions.  Such
as a person known as a hypocrite.  Wuerl also chooses which Catholic doctrine
to observe and which one to violate.  Such a person is known as a heretic.

Concerning Wolk, Zula, and Pucci:

A member of the criminal trio was an assistant chancellor of Wuerl's diocese, as 
well as a canon lawyer.  This factor alone showed motive for proceeding with an 
intentional cover-up.  In fact, Wuerl vehemently defended his cover-up of Wolk,
in news print, claimed that the cover-up wasn't a cover-up.  Wuerl has been a liar
from the beginning.

The Sex Abuse Casualties


The casualties were two altar boys of the same family.  They were brothers. The 
years of molestation occurred from 1981 to 1987.  In addition to the three indict-
ed priests, there was a fourth alleged assailant reported to one of the three prose-
cuting district attorneys.  He was a layman.  Furthermore, there was a fourth dio-
cesan priest implicated, but only in his capacity as a probable accomplice; as a 
silent person who reported nothing to anyone.

Concerning this priest, he either allowed criminal conduct to transpire in a ski 

lodge suite where he was staying or else he was clueless to what was transpir-
ing there.  Nothing was established other than he was at the scene of the crime, 
going into his room, while a criminal priest was taking his altar boy into anoth-
er one.  

This fourth Pittsburgh diocesan priest, incidentally, was strangled to  death in 
Havana Cuba in 2001, after having been on administrative leave since 1996.  
A source informed me that Wuerl, himself, officiated as his funeral ... so stat-
ed the source.

While in Cuba, this priest was openly homosexual and was said to have "helped 

his visiting friends find sexual partners while they stayed in Havana."  He was 
the tragic Fr. George Zirwas, and at this point in the narration you should be at
the first stage in realizing that Lord Byron was more correct than he was mistak-
en when he stated that the truth is always strange; stranger than fiction.

Wuerl's unholy trinity


The indicted priests were Robert Wolk, Francis Pucci, and Richard "Sade" Zula.   

Wolk was the assistant chancellor and Zula was nicknamed after the Marquis de 
Sade.  All three priests were charged and arraigned in Washington County, PA.  
It's a county which touches the southwestern border of the Allegheny County 
where within sits Pittsburgh.  

Furthermore, Richard Zula was also arraigned east of Pittsburgh, in Somerset 
County.  Robert Wolk was indicted in Allegheny County, as well as in Wash-
ington County.   In fact, he was the first one to surrender himself to the police.  
Incidentally, the Diocese of Pittsburgh comprises the six most Southwestern 
counties of Pennsylvania.  Pennsylvania, at last count, has sixty-seven counties.

The front page of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette's November 11 edition of that

year gives light on how involved the criminal investigation was:  

        "Moreover, authorities said their investigation had uncovered
          evidence of similar offenses involving one of the priests that
          occurred elsewhere in southwestern Pennsylvania and Florida,
         Ohio, Virginia, and Canada.  Authorities in the jurisdictions
         have been contacted."


This shows that the matter was not taken lightly by law enforcement officials. 
 
In fact, the district attorney of Washington County prophetically stated,  "We  
would be sticking our heads in the sand to believe these are the only three 
cases."

Zula had 138 criminal counts filed against him in Washington Coun
ty, alone. 
However, a plea bargain reduced the counts to only two.   In sequence, Zula 
also plead guilty in Somerset County.  Now, as far as went Wolk, he plead 
guilty in Allegheny and Washington counties. 

Pucci's case, on the other hand, was dismissed due to the two year statute
of
limitations expiring on two types of criminal charges.   It expired approximate-
ly four months prior to his indictment.   He was indicted under the assumption 
that the time-keeping for the two year limit had frozen during the time Pucci 
was outside of Pennsylvania, in a Maryland psychiatric facility.  None the less,
conspiracy charges remained open for Pucci, and that particular crime had a 
five year limitation.   Despite this, Pucci's case was eventually dismissed.

Take note that, during the nationwide sex abuse scandal, priest after abusive

priest was sent to a psychiatric facility, as if each one were an unaccountable
victim of mental illness.  Now, there is a difference between mental illness
and sin.   If a person is insane, then he is without malice in a materially harm-
ful act, even though each member of society has the right to be made safe from
such a harmful person.   However, deception and manipulation, as much as
scheming and concealing, were committed by priest after abusive priest, and

such acts are elements of malice; not mental illness. 

In addition, these priests were described as having "compulsions" that required 
psychiatric treatment.  In the Catholic vernacular, such compulsions are known 
as temptations.

Wuerl and His Personnel:  Uncooperative During the 1988 Investigation

The Washington County district attorney announced that Wuerl's diocese en-

gaged in "foot dragging" throughout the criminal investigation.   The DA was
either irked or incensed by the Pittsburgh diocese's lack of cooperation, call-
ing it "minimal at best."   His quote on the topic goes as follows: "It was not
the spirit of cooperation we would like to see."  Of course,  "foot dragging"
is a polite way of saying "stonewalling" which, in turn, is a polite way of say-

ing "a step away from obstruction of justice charges."

Wuerl had pushed his luck to the limit.  Being that he was caught performing

a triple cover-up, and being that he was accused of having impeded a crimi-
nal investigation via stonewalling, he had no other choice than to strike the
pose of a strict disciplinarian.  This shows that Wuerl was not not not the
caring and concerned bishop that he was made out to be by the 21st Century
media.  Rather, he was a chameleon, looking out for himself.  He changed
colors according to the changes in the political climate.  In fact, he original-
ly presented himself as a "liberal."  He was then paraded around as a "con-
servative."  Wuerl has shown himself to be out for himself.  The following
mainstream media newspaper links provide the evidence:

Photocopy of Cleveland Plain Dealer Article which mentions the existence 
of a fourth predator in the same Pittsburgh diocesan molestation ring:
Wuerl's Cover-up with Mention of Fourth Assailant

The New York Times Report on the Triple Cover-up:

 http://www.nytimes.com/1988/11/13/us/3-pennsylvania-priests-accused-of-molesting.html

Photocopy of the San Antonio Express-News Report:

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/4118/1032/1600/Wuerl%20San%20Antonio%20Express.jpg

Photocopy of the Report found in the Lewiston Daily Sun:
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=9eYpAAAAIBAJ&sjid=7WQFAAAAIBAJ&pg=4475,2371591&dq=zula+barn+parked +car+pettit+resort&hl=en


Photocopy of the Nashua Telegraph's Report on the Cover-up:
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=GvglAAAAIBAJ&sjid=E_wFAAAAIBAJ&pg=
5495,3148582&hl=en


The Associated Press News Report on Wuerl's Triple Cover-up: 
http://www.bishop-accountability.org/news/1988_11_11_AP_ThreePriests_Francis_Pucci_etc_2.htm

Photocopy of the Bryan Times Report, with D.A.'s Additional Statement:
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=tQYLAAAAIBAJ&sjid=
jlEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5427,4088961&dq=wolk+arrested+
pittsburgh+zula+pucci


Donald Wuerl: A Coast to Coast Disgrace

News of Wuerl's triple cover-up made its way from coast to coast, via:

- the New York Times,          - the Saint Petersburg Times,
- the Philadelphia Inquirer,     - the Philadelphia Daily News,
- the Cleveland Plain Dealer,   - the Pittsburgh Post Gazette,
- Maine's Lewiston Daily Sun,    - the San Jose Mercury News,     
- Pennsylvania's Reading Eagle,   -  the San Antonio Express-News,
- California's Lodi News-Sentinel,   - the now defunct Pittsburgh Press,   
- Northwestern Ohio's Bryan Times,    - Oregon's Eugene Register-Guard,
- New Hampshire's Nashua Telegraph,  - South Carolina's Rock Hill Herald.
From as far west as California's San Andreas Fault line, to as far east as the
New York metro area, Donald William Wuerl became an early chapter in the
Vatican II church's sex abuse history.  From as far south as the Florida Gulf
Coast, to as far north as Maine, Wuerl's diocese had already proven itself to
be what best selling author Malachi Martin would later say it was"... one
of the most pathetic dioceses in the United States."

http://www.bishop-accountability.org/news3/1988_10_11_Mullan_EditorsNote_Robert_Wolk_1.htm

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=mYMcAAAAIBAJ&sjid=
b2MEAAAAIBAJ&pg=2329,10275422&hl=en


http://www.bishop-accountability.org/news3/1989_05_23_UnitedPressInternational_Richard_Zula_3.htm

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=4ARlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=2XcNAAAAIBAJ&pg=4517,3545671&dq=zula+diocese+wuerl&hl=en

Concerning George Zirwas:

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=FFAxAAAAIBAJ&sjid=d3ADAAAAIBAJ&pg=5379,202749&dq=george+zirwas+pittsburgh+cuba&hl=en

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=FNBIAAAAIBAJ&sjid=XYIMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1312,127061&hl=en

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=77AaAAAAIBAJ&sjid=fjAEAAAAIBAJ&pg=5477,1539593&hl=en

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=bc00AAAAIBAJ&sjid=KSEGAAAAIBAJ&pg=3062,4367236&hl=en
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December 11, 2015

Wuerl was uncooperative with law enforcement during triple indictment investigation

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where the 5'4" Donald Wuerl's web of corruption was spun,
with the help the Ann Rodgers who was repeatedly caught lying in print, via fact checking.
Concerning the two lads corrupted by Wolk, Zula, and Pucci, know that
each priest performed his antics at different times, on different occasions.
It wasn't one of those "all-three-at-once" scenarios, to state it politely.

The Pittsburgh Post Gazette story which was easy to prove false was that
Wuerl had a life-changing enlightenment when he went to the home of the
two lads sodomized by Wolk, Zula, and Pucci, and then instantly became
the champion of zero tolerance.  That scenario did NOT happen.  Ann
Rodgers (formerly of the Pgh Post Gazette) was and is a liar, and she
never sued me for calling her a liar.

Proof that the Ann Rodgers story is a fairy tale exists in the fact that District
Attorney John C. Pettit issued a press release which stated that Donald Wuerl,
as well as staff members of his then-diocese of Pittsburgh, were uncooperative
with law enforcement officials throughout the investigation that resulted in the
indictments of Wolk, Zula, and Pucci.

In addition, if Wuerl were the heroic bishop of zero tolerance that Ann Rodgers
said he was, then Wuerl would have immediately suspended the notorious John
Hoehl whom Wuerl personally put back into ministry, shortly before that dinner
transpired.  For the record, it was Donald Wuerl's predecessor, the destined-to-be-
disgraced Anthony Bevilacqua, who ordered Hoehl on administrative leave.

Now, if the 5'4" Donald Wuerl whom Ann Rodgers falsely described in print as
an ascetic 5'11" were the model of zero tolerance, then Donald Wuerl would also
not have reinstated into ministry the Fr Edward Huff who would eventually be-
come criminally indicted and convicted.  Wuerl was covering-up Huff while he
was being lauded as a bishop of zero tolerance in the Anthony Cipolla Case.

And of course, after the fact-checking, and after Bendig multiply lied to me,
and after the spiritually grotesque Diane Thompson repeatedly lied about me
and changed her story about Anthony Cipolla, it was confirmed that Anthony
Cipolla was 95 to 98% innocent as accused.  After all, Cipolla never was in-
dicted, and a DA can file an indictment without Diane Thompson's permis-
sion to do so.  Of course, this refers to my future defendant, Diane Thomp-
son, who harassed me and repeatedly committed libel against me.  She is
quite arrogant, as well as erratic in her writings which were fact-checked
and found to be bullet-riddled with easily provable falsehoods, as is ex-
plained in a few Wuerlgate articles.

Wolk, Zula, & Pucci

The first of the three to be indicted was Wolk, and after Wolk was indicted,
Wuerl gave an excuse for his cover-up of him.  Only afterward did Wuerl
do the artificial grandstanding, with sleight of hand semantics involved.
Wuerl was no champion of Zero Tolerance.  Wuerl was caught and then
had to quickly construct a facade.

The other proof is that Wuerl reinstated the suspended Father John Hoehl.
After that dinner, Wuerl kept Hoehl in ministry, thereby very much tolerat-
ing a priest who caused a lot of lingering psychological damage to a num-
ber of individuals.  Wuerl stubbornly kept Hoehl in ministry until Father
Robert Wolk was indicted.  Then Wuerl treated Hoehl as a hot potato and
showed him the exit door.

Now, do you see what a liar Ann Rodgers and the other Wuerl People are?
Concerning Rodgers, she meddled in influencing the Catholic mind.  Yet,
she refuses to be a Catholic.

An added scandal  is in the fact that David Zubik, a secretary of John Hoehl,
never reported Hoehl for his well-noted sex crimes.  However, my opinion is
that David Zubik had no idea of what Hoehl was doing in his private life.  I
personally knew Fr. Dave.  Dave didn't buddy around with the athletes whom
Hoehl targeted.  Dave wasn't in the inner circle.  In my opinion David Zubik
isn't an accomplice.  The problem is that he wasn't alert to his surroundings.
He needed to reach-out more.  If he did, he could have spared someone of
the grief that comes with being a high school headmaster's prey.

As was previously stated and ignored by the Vatican . . .

Added proof that Wuerl was NO hero of zero tolerance exists in the fact that
Wuerl  also reinstated the Edward Huff who ended up being indicted and con-
victed.  Thus, as you can see, the story of Wuerl being a crystal clear saint of
zero tolerance is a complete falsehood.  Wuerl IS as corrupt as they come, and
the stories were a part of that criminal corruption.

Concerning Hoehl and the time of the Wolk indictment, if Wuerl were found
to have a criminal in ministry, law enforcement would have scoured the Pitts-
burgh diocese and Wuerl in investigative detail.  Wuerl's private life, even
when he was the long-term secretary under John Cardinal Wright, would
have been revealed to law enforcement authorities.  Wuerl stubbornly kept
John Hoehl in  diocesan ministry for as long as he could do so, without hav-
ing the Diocese of Pittsburgh become a magnetized target of a detialed law
enforcement investigation.

Added proof that Wuerl had NO change of heart after the dinner evening
with the family victimized by Wolk, Zula, and Pucci was that he did NOT
report those three priests.  An attorney who was a friend of the victimized
family did the reporting thereof.  So, as you can see, Ann Rodgers, former-
ly of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, is a liar.  Rocco Palmo and Christopher
Dickey were fools to have used her as a source in their articles about Don-
ald Wuerl which were basically two plagiarisms of Rodgers; falsehoods.
They lost credibility with anyone familiar with the Wuerlgate Jpegs, news
archives, and witness accounts.  They lost credible with anyone who was
there in Pittsburgh during the 1990s.

IN AS MUCH,  contrary to what Christopher Dickey wrote, the truth is that
the only reason why Wuerl and his former Diocese of Pittsburgh had one of
the first no-tolerance sex abuse policies in America was because:

Wuerl was one of the very first bishops in the United States who got 
caught concealing criminal priests from law enforcement authorities.

So, he had to strike the disciplinarian pose while the law enforcement
spotlight was on him.  Wuerl was caught being uncooperative with
DA John C. Pettit.  So, Wuerl fabricated a new image of himself.
It included him announcing a zero tolerance sex abuse policy.

HOWEVER ...

Wuerl's sex abuse policy did NOT apply to 1} the case of  Edward Huff
who would eventually be criminally indicted, 2} the credible seminarian
Wuerl prevented from being ordained, 3} the  case of Fr. James Torquato,
4} the case of Fr. John Wellinger,  Plus, the policy was NOT implement-
ed until after Wuerl put the notorious John S. Hoehl back into ministry.
Even more hypocritical was the fact that Wuerl put back into ministry
the previously mentioned Edward Huff who was reported to Wuerl
three different times, by the differing sets of concerned Catholics.
The Zero-Tolerance label placed on Wuerl was a fraudulent claim.
_____________________________________________________________

For those unfamiliar, Ann Rodgers was a writer for the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.
Even though she was never any type of Catholic, she was assigned to be head
of the Communications Dept of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh.
On multiple fact-checking occasions, Ann Rodgers was caught lying in print.

A Review of Wuerl's Triple Cover-up

To start, Wuerl had a Father Arnott go to the violated family, to see if they
would be willing to meet with Wuerl.  But, this only occurred when Wuerl
learned that the family was going to report the priests to law enforcement
authorities.  The Donald Wuerl who was sued many times by Pittsburgh
area residents sought to get his foot into the door.  Wuerl basically invited
himself.

Do NOT ever be deceived into thinking that Wuerl was a revered presence
in Pittsburgh.  The number of lawsuits filed against him proves  otherwise.
Wuerl had contrived press and media coverage, as well as the pit bull Ron
Lengwin who actually is very tall and who allegedly sought to intimidate
people in the mode of a big bully.  Me seeing how tall Lengwin is was as
shocking to me as having seen how tiny Wuerl is.  All that Lengwin ever
did to me was smile at me with gritted teeth and a snarl.  He kept moving
and I never saw him again.  This was at the diocesan building.

If Wuerl's meeting with the family were similar to other people's encounters
with Wuerl, then I can assure you that he left the family feeling violated and
outraged.  I can assure you that he triggered a sense of insult so intense that
they went forth and gave the greenlight to Attorney F. Peter Dixon who end-
ed up reporting the three priests to law enforcement officials.

As soon as the indictment was filed, Wuerl got rid of Hoehl like a sand bag in
a hot air balloon losing altitude.  But, not until then.  This is extremely interest-
ing, in that it indicates that Wuerl seemingly assumed that the violated family
would not report the three molester priests to the police.  If Wuerl anticipated
the reporting thereof, he would have gotten rid of John Hoehl immediately.
Wuerl let Hoehl remain in ministry, as if Wuerl arrogantly assumed that he
controlled the violated family on a set of puppet strings.

Wuerl keeping Fr. John Hoehl in ministry after the meeting with
the family of two molested altar boys proves that  Wuerl had no
change of heart or policy that resulted from the meeting/dinner.
The claim that the meeting changed Wuerl is lying propaganda.
During the journalists' 2013 papal conjecture phrase, shortly before Francis I
ascended to the Chair of Saint Peter, the Daily Beast's Paris bureau chief con-
jectured that Cardinal Wuerl was America's candidate for pope, in light of the
newspaper articles that glorified Wuerl, especially in the heavily misrepresent-
ed Anthony Cipolla case that starred a seminary flunk-out who was described
as a perpetual and pathological liar by multiple persons who knew him.  In fact,
the Cipolla case starred an individual who was even declared NOT credible by
Donald Wuerl, at one time.  His name is Tim Bendig and he lied to me four
times in a row in the Year 2014, during a telephone conversation that he
initiated with me during work hours.  I conducted that conversation in a
construction trailer office, next to a drawing board.

The Paris bureau chief then stated that Wuerl apparently became too tired to
fight the good fight that the media described Wuerl as having fought.  Dickey
then referred to one of Ann Rodgers' Pgh Post Gazette articles, stating:

     But a few weeks after that decision Wuerl met with the devout, deeply
     disillusioned, and increasingly litigious family of one victim.  They in-
     vited Wuerl to dinner and, according to a lengthy and laudatory report
     in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in 2003, when Wuerl left that table his
     views of the issue had changed.  Before, his actions had been closely
     aligned church policies, which were basically a CYA masquerading
     as piety.

     Now Wuerl told his staff it had to get its priorities straight: the first
    concern was the injured party, the second was for the person’s family,
    the third—and only the third—was the potential harm to the church
    and its reputation.   He’s on the record declaring zero tolerance for
    priests accused of sexual abuse 14 years before that became official
   policy.
__________________________________________________________
The decision to which Dickey referred was Wuerl's decision to put back
into ministry the notorious John S. Hoehl, former headmaster of Quigley
H.S., in Baden Pennsylvania.  I attended that school for four years.  And
yes, I heard the rumors while in school.

Furthermore, Wuerl did NOT observe the policy he announced in the case
of Edward Huff.  Plus, his policy did NOT apply to Torquato's prey or to
the credible deacon whistle blower Wuerl trapped and refused to ordain
into the priesthood.  Yet, Wuerl ordained the homosexual predator, James
Torquato, and covered up Torquato's wrongs, thereby approving of them
in deed.




The source of this letter is self-evident.

December 10, 2015

Wuerl's Change-the-Subject Letter

The change-the-subject letter below was the one that Donald Wuerl wrote
shortly after he was caught performing his Triple Cover-up.  Actually, it
was the result of the Wolk indictment.  Wolk was the first of the three di-
ocesan priests to get indicted during the end of Wuerl's first year as local
ordinary of the RC Diocese of Pittsburgh.  Another word for local ordi-
nary is "bishop."

 Wuerl stated that there was so much to do that Pittsburgh didn't have time
  to think about his then-diocese having become one of the first dioceses to
  be scathed in what was to become a coast to coast Watergate of perversity.

   Wuerl was not clever in his evils.  He was a sophomoric writer, especially
   when comparing him to the laureates with whom I was published in a couple
   literary anthologies.  He simply had a propaganda machine and a few in-the-
   pocket politicians who cow-towed to him, on account of the fear that not do-
   ing so would offend Pittsburgh's notable Catholic population.  They didn't
   accept the fact that the devout Catholics of Pittsburgh saw Donald Wuerl
   as the enemy.  Proof that the devout Catholics of Pittsburgh saw Wuerl as
   the enemy consisted in the amount of lawsuits filed against Wuerl, as well
   complaints against Wuerl conveyed to Rome and the Papal Nuncio's office
   in Washington DC.  The most common nickname for Wuerl, while he was
   in Pittsburgh, was Whirlybird.

 Keep in mind that Cardinal Wuerl rose to power by riding John Cardinal Wright's
coat tails.  If Wuerl weren't Wright's long-term secretary, then Wuerl would have
been a nobody in terms of power and influence.

      If Wuerl didn't ride Cardinal Wright's coat tails, Pittsburgh would have many
      more Catholic parishes and priests than it has today.  Pittsburgh wouldn't have
      been the last city to end the heretical Dignity Masses which can be described
      as Sodom & Gomorrah Masses.

In addition, the deacon whistle blower (previously reported at Wuerlgate) would
have been a priest at this hour, and chances are that James Torquato would never
have been made a parish pastor.

    In addition, Catholic Church property would not have gotten into masonic hands.
   Tim Bendig would be a no-name.  Sweatshop profiteering would not have been
    ignored in Pittsburgh, a city famous for championing worker's rights.

December 9, 2015

One 'layman' sex offender alleged to have gotten away, in Pittsburgh diocesan case,

    This Cleveland Plain Dealer article mentioned the existence of an alleged
    fourth assailant who was alleged to have been a layman.   This is in addi-
    tion to the three-ring circus of Pittsburgh diocesan priests Wuerl attempted
    to conceal from law enforcement authorities.  The names were Wolk, Zula,
    and Pucci.  Wolk was in Wuerl's exact age group.  This would indicate that
    he was a classmate.  This would indicate cronyism.

    Wuerl only had a zero tolerance track record when it came to having zero
    tolerance toward whistle-blowers who tried to clean-up the corruption in
    Wuerl's own diocese.  The press on Wuerl has been a very unconscionable
    lie.  He was one of those bishops who had his share of cover-ups.  In fact,
    he was one of the first caught performing a cover-up.  My research shows
   that he was the second one, only preceded by the Layfayette Louisiana dio-
   cese's cover-up of Gilbert Gauthe.

A large size of the article can be gotten via the following link

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_2gvs06lgqWs/S7sgsONSHiI/AAAAAAAAAbs/-GpgDg4XKR8/s1600/Wuerl+Triple+Coverup+Cleveland+Plain+Dealer.jpg

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December 8, 2015

Wuerl started out in the mode of Bernard Law, and was never honest enough to admit it.

The notorious Fr. John S. Hoehl giving me my diploma many moons ago.
Donald Wuerl did reassign him to ministry (hospital chaplaincy work), after
former Pittsburgh bishop, Anthony Bevilacqua, put him on (forced) administrative leave.
I heard the rumors about Hoehl, and in looking back, there were indications thereof. 

There was a time when Cardinal Wuerl operated in a mode of conduct that 
would become synonymous with the way of Boston's Cardinal Bernard Law.
In fact, the original handling of lone wolf molester, John Hoehl, proved this 
to be true, along with Wuerl's handling of Edward Huff, individually, and
Frs. Wolk, Zula, and Pucci collectively . . . minus Zula.  Due to Richard
Zula Sadism, Wuerl was not going to let him go back into ministry.  None
the less, Wuerl did allow Pucci to return to ministry on a very limited "dog 
leash" basis.  Pucci performed the Novus Ordo Mass for a province of sisters.  

Meanwhile, Wuerl was 100% preparing to eventually reinstate Father Robert
Wolk until DA John Pettit indicted Wolk and notified 
the American media that 
Wuerl was UNCOOPERATIVE with law enforcement officials throughout the
investigation which resulted in the triple indictment of the Pittsburgh diocesan 
priests whom Wuerl was hiding from law enforcement officials.   

Wuerl's original way of handling sex abuse cases was to position a molester 
priest toward non-parish ministry, if and only if a psychiatric facility would 
give that priest a favorable prognosis.  In as much, Richard Zula wasn't be-
ing positioned back into any form of ministry, on account of his sadistic acts.   
The same could not be said for Wolk, Pucci, the Edward Huff whom Wuerl 
placed in chaplaincy minister, and the John Hoehl to whom Wuerl did the
same ... even though Anthony Bevilacqua, Wuerl's predecessor, suspended
Hoehl and had him go on administrative leave.

Assigning a priest to non-parish duties places such a priest one step away

from parish ministry.   Whether Wuerl would have eventually placing back
into ministry priests who abused minors will be unknown only because he
was shut down before the opportunity to do so presented itself.  The simul-
taneous indictments of Wolk, Zula, and Pucci shut down's Wuerl's way of
handling sex abuse cases, at least for a short while.  They prompted him to
immediately oust from ministry the John S. Hoehl whom he reassigned four
months prior.  However, priests who did wrong to youths over the age of
eighteen have been kept in ministry by Wuerl. 

Then came the Father Edward Huff case, where a third complaint against
the priest finally put Wuerl on the spot, thereby shutting down his opportun-
ity to do anything more than take Huff out of ministry and shuttle him back
to a St Louis psychiatric facility from whence he came.  By all indications,
Wuerl was on his way to becoming a bishop in the image and likeness of
Bernard Cardinal Law.   In fact, the Huff cover-up shows that Wuerl was
still toying with law enforcement authorities even after having been in law
enforcement's spotlight four years prior.

One thing is certain.  Wuerl has proven his willingness to reassign to parish

ministry the type of priest who commits physically invasive homosexual ha-
rassment and then engages in retaliatory conduct upon being reported for the
conduct.  As was previously mentioned, such a priest was a personal secre-
tary of Donald Wuerl.   What was not yet mentioned is that Wuerl assigned
that priest to the pastor's post of St Basil's Parish, in Carrick, Pennsylvania. 
The assignment was effective January 1, 2004.

Add to this the credible allegations against one Father Donald Sotak who
was accused of attacking a youth over the age of 18, to the point of alleged-
ly knocking the young man unconscious, while the youth allegedly resisted
Sotak's alleged advances.

The Diocese Denied Any Wrongdoing,
as History Was Revised Years Later

Concerning his triple cover-up, Wuerl publicly denied that his diocese stone-

walled the investigation of the Pittsburgh diocese's molestation clique.  How-
ever, he didn't deny that he materially concealed a trio of abusive priests from
law enforcement authorities.  He simply denied that those actions constituted
cover-ups.   For example, it was after Fr. Robbert Wolk was charged by Alle-
gheny County authorities, Wuerl made the following statement:  "We can't
condemn him and throw him out and away."  
Wuerl also stated, "It is not
covering up to embrace a man who is suffering, just as we will not walk
away from the family."

Wuerl claimed that it is not covering-up to hide a priest in either a psychia-

tric facility or at a relative's home, all the while telling no one how danger-
ous he is.  It's not covering up, according to Wuerl, to treat the criminal as
the suffering victim.  

Incidentally, when it came time to process the indictment of Richard Zula,
his whereabouts were unknown.  Wuerl's diocese was not keeping track
of him.  The official diocesan spokesman, as well as the Allegheny County
DA, claimed that the Diocese of Pittsburgh had no obligation to notify Child
Youth Services about any molester priests, as was prescribed in the Child
Protective Services Act.   

In direct contrast was James A. Esler, the head of the human service section
of Allegheny County's Law Department.  He stated that there was no question
in his mind that the Diocese of Pittsburgh had the obligation to report priests
who molest youths.   Today, it's understood that anyone who learned of a mo-
lester has the obligation to report him, for the sake of those who would other-
wise become future sex abuse casualties.

Wuerl Sought to Change the Subject and Have Catholics Ignore It

Wuerl completed a four page letter addressed to every Pittsburgh diocesan

member, two weeks after Robert Wolk's October 11 indictment.  While tak-
ing zero blame for the cover-up, Wuerl tried to persuade each reader to ig-
nore the indictment and to place the attention one other things.  Then, seven-
teen days after the release date of Wuerl's change-the-subject letter, Wolk,
Zula, and Pucci were indicted in Washington County.  The following link
reported on the letter:

Newspaper Article that Reported on Wuerl's Change-the-subject Letter

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Revisionist History Made Wuerl Look
Like a Hero in his Own Triple Cover-up

A number of the 2002, 2003, 2004+ news articles which mentioned Wuerl's
triple cover-up explained it so poorly that it constituted fiction.   At times, the
cover-up was explained with slight of hand deception, while at other times it
was explained with blatant falsehood.   Some of the articles went as far as to
claim that Wuerl was a stern yet discrete hero in handling of the three molest-
er priests.   In fact, of all the news outlets who alluded to Wuerl's triple cover-
up in revisionist terms, CBS was the one who lied the most.  The Pittsburgh
Post Gazette came in second place.

CBS made it look as if  Wuerl suspended those three priests immed
iately af-
ter having learned of their perversity and then went swiftly to the  home of the
molested altar boys, as a gesture of compassionate concern.   He didn't.  Other
21st Century articles made it look as if Wuerl quickly went to the home of the
molested altar boys, as if to be on a fact finding mission, only to gain the reali-
zation that he had to oust the three priests immediately thereafter.   This, too, 
was a lie.   Other articles stated that Wuerl discretely suspended three priests,
as if he had reviewed a filing cabinet of diocesan priest dossiers and then de-
cided to cut three unrelated players from a team roster.  Needless to say, this
didn't happen, either.   In fact, Wuerl was not the one who suspended those
priests.

Moreover, in 1988, Wuerl deceived the public by stating that he visited the

victimized family after he "became bishop in February."   The wording of
Wuerl's claim made a reasonably minded person assume that he diligently
visited the family in the month of February, the first month of his tenure in
Pittsburgh.  No such visitation by Wuerl or any other Pittsburgh diocesan
member occurred that February, that March, that April, May, June, July, or
even August.  The following is what actually happened:

Bevilacqua suspended the priests during the Autumn of 1987.  Wuerl then re-

placed Bevilacqua in February 1988.   He kept his distance from the family
of the two sex abuse casualties and did no more than see to it that the two
molested youths would continue to have their psychiatric sessions free of
charge.   The criminal priests would stay on sick leave, spending some time
in a psychiatric facility, while living under the radar of law enforcement.

From the view of the logical mind, the venues of the abusive priests were

likened to resorts and hideouts.  It were as if they would get away with what
they did and be able to snag other sexual prey down the road.   This triggered
within the family of the sex abuse casualties the resolve to go to the police and
sue the diocese.   This resolve occurred in the vicinity of September.  In fact,
the October 13, 1988 edition of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette explained it in the
following manner:

    "...they were worried that the priests might try to molest someone else."

In the October 21st edition of the same Post Gazette, at the City/Area Section,

on Page A-4, it was reported that the family decided to go to the law enforce-
ment authorities when they discovered that at least one member of the molester
trio "were not in an institution on a daily basis."

The pastor of the family's parish, John Arnott, informed Wuerl what the fam-

ily decided to do.  In response, Wuerl asked Arnott to see if a meeting with
the family could be arranged.  It was then and only then when Wuerl closed
the distance and went to the victimized family's home.  The reasonable per-
son would deduce this to be the act  of a self-seeking Wuerl, attempting to
persuade a family into changing its mind about reporting criminal priests to
the police.  This would be consistent with a bishop wanting to perpetuate an
ongoing cover-up. 

Now, Wuerl's visit to the home of sex abuse casualties was in September. 
The family filed its notice of intent to sue at the end of that month, in Alle-
gheny County Common Pleas Court.  For those unfamiliar, Allegheny is 
the county were Pittsburgh is located.