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Lawsuit Filed Against Sioux Falls Catholic Lawsuit Alleges Abuse

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14 lawsuits were filed today against the Sioux Falls Catholic Diocese, priests and nuns. The suits accuse them of abusing Native American kids at the Marty Indian School. Lawyers say some of the alleged incidents happened as long as 50 years ago...

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kat y (400)
Friday December 19, 2008, 7:58 am
Please let me know if I need to post this! Thanks!

Past Member (0)
Friday December 19, 2008, 8:00 am
Word of the day...Accountability.For shame...

Pamylle G (461)
Friday December 19, 2008, 8:30 am
May Justice prevail !

Raymond M Burton (156)
Friday December 19, 2008, 8:35 am
Disgusting story. Stunning picture. Thanks Kat.

kat y (400)
Friday December 19, 2008, 8:39 am
It is a wonderful picture isn't it, Raymond?! The artist is J.D.Challenger, and he does almost nothing but Indian art...
I'm glad you like it!

Past Member (0)
Friday December 19, 2008, 9:00 am
Profound image,yes...Says it all....Just another case of so-called "Christians" imposing their alleged dominance and will over indigenous peoples.

Marion Y (322)
Friday December 19, 2008, 9:13 am
You said it right, Debbie. Some of the most HORRENDOUS crimes have been committed in the name of Christianity, and in particular, the Catholic Church. I hope they sue this diocese for all it has.

kat y (400)
Friday December 19, 2008, 10:01 am
And you're IS a very disgusting and offensive post! I am disgusted and deeply offended for human beings to treat other human beings this way...Indian or not! If we ignore events such as this, then they are more likely to happen again. Dark things grow in dark places. I believe the healthy way to deal with this type of situation is to face it head-on and expose its ugly reality in order to stop it. I may be wrong, but that's the way I feel about it.

Past Member (0)
Friday December 19, 2008, 10:48 am
The Catholic church does indeed have an extensive, notorious dark past. It's a shame such a mentality still exists in these so-called enlightened times. You'd think the diocese would want to work a bit harder to erase such an image.

Talldeer C (47)
Friday December 19, 2008, 2:48 pm
Kat you speak my feeling to the letter. Wado..

Talldeer C (47)
Friday December 19, 2008, 2:49 pm
and yes it is an awsome pic

. (0)
Friday December 19, 2008, 3:12 pm
If he was still alive they need to take him or them out in public and horse whip the crap out of them!!!! These childerns minds are messed up for the rest of there life trust me. They will never trust any man again or even a woman whole hearted for they believe that being hurt is love how heartbreaking. I would like to break there jaw for them. If anyone has ever been there then they know exacully how they feel and I do, I trust no one 100 % ever. Thanks Kat

Henry P (171)
Friday December 19, 2008, 5:20 pm
noted and thanks Kat

. (0)
Friday December 19, 2008, 5:59 pm
noted thank you

Aletta Kraan (146)
Friday December 19, 2008, 6:51 pm
Noted , thanks !!

Thelma Sumpter (30)
Friday December 19, 2008, 7:53 pm
noted and thanks Kat

Kathleen R (983)
Friday December 19, 2008, 8:08 pm
THANKS, Kat!! That is such a poignant graphic, too!!

Kate S (114)
Saturday December 20, 2008, 12:41 am
I like that the Catholic church is saying they're not hiding anythng. We all know the Catholic church NEVER hides anything. (cough....gag....cough)

Wolfweeps Pommawolf (251)
Saturday December 20, 2008, 6:59 am
Dear Kat,
I noted this.
I also wanted to post a link to this article on your other article about the adoption if it is okay.
This is what Emerald was trying to explain to a couple of posters as to why the interference of outsicde Rez life is such a damaging forever reality.

Wolfweeps Pommawolf (251)
Saturday December 20, 2008, 7:00 am
Couple Forced to Give Adopted Baby Back to Native American Tribe


kat y (400)
Saturday December 20, 2008, 7:12 am
Heya WolfWeeps! OK, I understand, and I thank you for youir help! WADO!

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Saturday December 20, 2008, 2:29 pm
Catholic Church just LOVES to abuse the helpless! When they control State power, watch out! Hey, since they have a direct pipeline to their conception of "God", nothing they do can be wrong, according to them. Yes, controlling by force and brainwashing and then abusing, is what they have been good at for thousands of years. It is no use trying to cover up the abominable history. This has nothing to do with people's private beliefs; and EVERYTHING to do with controlling POWER.

nurith k (93)
Saturday December 20, 2008, 4:18 pm
it is very sad, that this all took so long! i read about this kind of horror for native kids from the christian churches also from canada ( 50.000 kids) from australia, number unknown, from germany number unknown, from africa number unknown, the christian churches and especially the catholic church, but not just them, killed and abused millions of children, worldwide!!! in the name of god or in the name of love millions of sexually and otherwise abused or murdered children, i don't understand why the heads of these churches and the priests and nuns don't go sick everytime they pass a mirror!!!

Sheryl G (363)
Saturday December 20, 2008, 5:49 pm
I have heard many personal accounts of the abuse that happened in these residential schools and it just makes my heart weep. How these people who did such cruel acts could look themselves in the face and sleep sound at night is beyond me. But then perhaps they never did. No animal is as cruel to another of it's own kind as the human being is to its own.

Morgan Griffith (225)
Saturday December 20, 2008, 8:53 pm
"No animal is as cruel to another of it's own kind as the human being is to its own." Dandelion G. how right you are and how shameful that is. If confession is so good for the soul howsecome when churches do wrong they seem to conveniently overlook this little pearl of morality?

Wolfweeps Pommawolf (251)
Saturday December 20, 2008, 9:02 pm
Religion has corrupted, murdered and abused millions of children over the years. Power hungry, egotistical head of these religious foundations have used children as their personal banks for no other reason than that they could hide behind their churches and get away with it. There is a special place in hell for these sickos, and they all will answer to a higher power one day.

Patricia McCaskill (139)
Sunday December 21, 2008, 9:45 am
BMutinyThemIDefy. I couldn't have said it better. It is time for religion to go the way of the dinosaur. It doesn't teach rational thought because then where would their power be over the people? I have a friend with two young children who serve as alter girl/boy and since the debacles of child abuse in the Church, she does not allow them to change in back with the Priest as was custom. I asked her why did she continue to belong to an organization (because that is what churches making organizations, "" L.Ron Hubbard.) where she had to protect"The way to make a million dollars is to start a religion." her children against 'the powers that be' within that organization? She didn't have an answer and continues to send them off to Church. I just don't get this "faith" thing at all. Stand up! Don't be sheeple" Question question question and never ever allow another person to tell you how to think nor believe, and protect the young until they can stand up for themselves.

Past Member (0)
Friday May 15, 2015, 5:35 pm
Noted, signed-----thanks Kat. More injustice to Native Americans that needs addressing.
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