Archbishop Seraphim Storheim (1946- )… he’s accused of paedophilia, the konvertsy are circling the wagons around him… isn’t it interesting how Rod Dreher made a huge fuss over sexual abuse by RC priests, but keeps his silence on this situation? I think that he’s a lying hypocrite… and I say so openly. He sold out for “power” and “influence”… and the konvertsy drool all over him!
The Orthodox Church in America ordered a Vancouver parish to delete from its website an appeal for funding to defend a disgraced former Winnipeg cleric facing sexual abuse charges. “We’d sent out the instruction in English before, and this parish hadn’t complied”, Chancellor Dennis Alexander Pihach said Thursday. “That’s because the parish isn’t English. It’s an immigrant community and it probably wasn’t cognizant of our instruction”. The Vancouver parish of the Russian Orthodox Church in America had posted three messages of support for Archbishop Seraphim Storheim, including one with an address in Edmonton to send funds for his defence. The appeal angered a victims’ group. “It’s terribly inappropriate and intimidating when parishioners publicly help an alleged child molester, especially through a church website”, said Melanie Jula Sakoda of the Chicago-based Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. Storheim’s first court date in Winnipeg is set for 10 January, but he isn’t expected to attend in person. He was the highest-ranking official in the Russian Orthodox Church in Canada (sic) until officials suspended him in November, days after Winnipeg police laid charges against him. Police conducted a lengthy investigation last year into allegations Storheim sexually abused two teenage boys while he was a priest in Winnipeg 30 years ago. The archbishop’s criminal lawyer, Jeff Gindin in Winnipeg, said his client adamantly denies the charges.
6 January 2011
Winnipeg Free Press
As quoted in Canada.com
Last year, Fathausen claimed, in a letter on official OCA stationery (I’ve seen it… it comes from a reliable and verifiable source… the magistrate in Winnipeg should be aware that they have it in their possession already), that the OCA was conducting an internal investigation. Of course, that was “a lie three ways” (and about as palatable as an MRE, too). This is self-serving rubbish… the corner that JP is painting himself into is getting smaller and smaller. Remember… it takes a long time for an institution to rot from the inside out… the OCA and ROCOR have been rotting away internally in a silent and insidious manner since 1965, after the deaths of Metropolitans Leonty Turkevich and Anastassy Gribanovsky (their passings allowed full play to the machinations of Grabbe and Schmemann)… is their fall coming shortly? Don’t ask me… my crystal ball’s in the shop… your guess is as good as mine is. However, we ARE in the final act of the play… what scene is it? Again, I don’t know. It’s certainly NOT boring…
The pro-Seraphim vid is still up here (making the OCA lying fabricators… but you knew that):
The OrthoWiki post is a whitewash (it’s not a serious source, it’s full of konvertsy BS… but, hey, it’s what they’re saying), it’s here:
The OCA issued its usual lawyerly denial here:
I’ll say this… Judas Quisling Pilatus (JD) of Pilatus, Blumentritt, Green, and l’Huillier, PC, LLC (Shysters-at-Law, Ambulance Chasers, and Small Print Fabricators) would be proud of the OCA’s legal legerdemain and statutory parsing! Oh, by the way… Mark Stokoe hasn’t commented at all on this… no doubt, he’d claim the Masonic “secret oath” of the OCA Metropolitan Council “ties his hands”. I’d love to see the guys at KP and MK (two well-known Moscow tabloids) chase after Fathausen and Stokoe… they wouldn’t know what hit ‘em (perhaps, the Der Spiegel guys who reamed a new one for Hilarion Alfeyev in the course of their interview could join in the fun)! The lot at KP and MK kept up the pressure during the recent child abuse scandal in Vladimir… that led to new laws being passed by the RF Gosduma and to the bishop in Vladimir booting out the miscreants and changing the rules so it wouldn’t happen again. Don’t hold your breath waiting for Fathausen to “do the right thing”… it’s not only unhealthy, it makes one an object of fun for both young and old. I know the world is crank… pass me the jug… I need it… so do you.