A freelance photographer has been fired by the Archdiocese of Boston’s newspaper for releasing a picture of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia making a controversial gesture in the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on Sunday.
He who laughs last, laughs best.
As giddy as I am to see one of the weasels who've been clawing at Christ's Church for five years kicked in the fanny, the fact that the Cardinal had the man canned for showing the pictures of the truth (we all know that sign means) - - it all goes to show just what happens to somebody who doesn't feel the cumpulsory mandate to spin the truth to be in the "loop".
Smith wouldn’t give up the photo earlier this week but chose to release it when he learned Scalia said his gesture had been incorrectly characterized by the Herald. Smith, who was standing in front of the judge, said the Herald “got the story right.”
Smith said the Pilot had an obligation at that point “to bring some clarity to it.”
The only think the Pilot brings clarity to is the bottom of the birdcages it lines authentic Catholic homes.
“I felt that same obligation,” Smith said. “I had to say what I knew and come forward with it..”
Rather duplicitous for those of us who've been under seige by these rodents.
However - get this:
The weekly Catholic newspaper made a “journalistic decision” not to run or release the photo, said Archdiocese spokesman Terry Donilon. “Because he breached that trust with the editor, we will no longer engage his services as a freelance photographer,” Donilon said.
“It’s nothing personal,” added Pilot editor Antonio Enrique. “I need to try and find people I can trust.”
Yeah, like folks who won't tell when somebody is telling fibs or spinning what they did.
Here's something we probably won't read in the Pilot:
Letter: Priest says Ryan did abuse boys on CM campus
Thursday, March 30, 2006
To the editor:
I wish to take exception to the comments of Br. James MacDonald, President of Catholic Memorial High School, regarding the sexual abuse of Catholic Memorial High School students by Msgr. Frederick J. Ryan. Br. MacDonald is under the mistaken notion that NONE of Ryan's abuse took place at the school.
Since I began working with three of Ryan's victims in 2002 and making weekly trips from New Jersey to Boston to help these men, I have understood the following facts to be true:
Ryan used to enter the locker room of Catholic Memorial, go into the shower area and rub the backs of those who may have sustained back injuries in football games. It happened to more than one athlete. Abuse did take place on school property.
Ryan took an inordinate number of photographs of students on school property. Those photographs, often of athletes in various stages of dress and undress, became part of Ryan's "Wall of Fame" in his chancery suite where many CM students were sexually abused. Abuse did take place on school property.
Ryan abused many more students than the three who have gone public. Garry Garland deserves much credit for being the first. It took great courage. However, Catholic Memorial High School has done NOTHING to help Garry, David Carney and "John Doe" with their recoveries.
Garry Garland spoke to Br. MacDonald at Holy Cross Cathedral on the day of Archbishop O'Malley's installation and asked for help. He told Garry that it was his impression that "Father Hoatson was helping him." No further contact or assistance has taken place. Words of support are insufficient.
There are at least 30 more victims of Fred Ryan who have not come forward, yet, to begin their healing. Last year, I wrote to as many athletes as possible from my time at Catholic Memorial who may have been "Ryan's type:" handsome, well-built, stand-out football, basketball and hockey players, in particular.
One survivor with whom I am working was abused by Ryan for several years. He was reduced to homelessness, addictions and several suicide attempts. He is on the road to recovery.
Having worked, now, for four years, with survivors of Msgr. Fred Ryan, it is my professional opinion that Ryan may have been as serial an abuser as Paul Shanley and John Geoghan. Currently, I am working with survivors who tell stories of ritual and satanic abuse that Ryan may have been party to. The tattoo he bought for David Carney, for example, in a Rhode Island parlor, was of a devil, the type used in satanic ritual abuse. A book, "Lucifer's Lodge," contains a chapter about Ryan's abuse.
Finally, I call on other CM alumni who were abused by Ryan to begin their healing by calling on my nonprofit organization, Rescue & Recovery International Inc, for help. Garry, David, and John Doe are alive today because they named and tamed their abuse.
Rev. Robert M. Hoatson, Ph.D.
West Orange, N.J.
Fr. Hoatson better watch his step!
The Good Old Boys will be fixing to destroy his reputation and/or have him fired!