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Belmont Abbey, Where I Met Waterloo as a Theologian, Back in News: Two Abbey Priests Who Served at the College Appear in List of Accused Priests — Footnote

Posted on the 22 February 2019 by William Lindsey @wdlindsy
An important note about the story I tell today in my blog posting linked below: even as Catholic institutions in the 1990s knew of the growing crisis with priests abusing minors — though lay Catholics were kept in the dark about that crisis — /1https://t.co/0RsfjnM13X— 𝚆𝚒𝚕𝚕𝚒𝚊𝚖 𝙳. 𝙻𝚒𝚗𝚍𝚜𝚎𝚢 (@wdlindsy) February 22, 2019

some Catholic institutions in that very same period began moving against LGBTQ employees, following Ratzinger's purge of gay Catholics with his infamous 1986 "pastoral" letter.
In other words, a move was already afoot to pin blame for the abuse on gay folks at that time. /2— 𝚆𝚒𝚕𝚕𝚒𝚊𝚖 𝙳. 𝙻𝚒𝚗𝚍𝚜𝚎𝚢 (@wdlindsy) February 22, 2019

LGBTQ Catholics working in Catholic institutions were targeted, many of them living in discreet monogamous relationships — at the very time the same institutions were often KNOWINGLY sheltering clerics who had abused male minors, while no one was told they were doing this. /3— 𝚆𝚒𝚕𝚕𝚒𝚊𝚖 𝙳. 𝙻𝚒𝚗𝚍𝚜𝚎𝚢 (@wdlindsy) February 22, 2019

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