Jesuit Presides over Wedding of Mistress
by Tom McGregor    Fri, Apr 27, 2012, 05:34 PM

Jesuit priests do not hold a stellar reputation for supporting moral principles of the Vatican.

Nevertheless, it may still come as a shock that a twice-convicted serial pedophile priest, Donald J. McGuire, confessed to his Jesuit superiors that he had an affair with a 20-year-old woman and still served as the presiding minister during her wedding ceremony with a different man.

McGuire made the startling confession to Stephen J. Rossetti, a psychiatrist at St. Luke’s Institute in May 1993. The priest had been sent to St. Luke’s to receive treatment after facing allegations he slept with a number of young boys ever since 1969.

What was Rossetti’s advice in regards to his treatment program? In a letter dated to Francis Daly, S.J., on May 25, 1993, he advised Jesuit superiors to let McGuire continue on with his “priestly duties” to help him “psychologically.”

Rossetti informed Jesuit superiors about the dubious wedding ceremony, but made no criticism of the egregious act of Vatican rebellion.

Three years after Rossetti signed an evaluation letter over Donald McGuire in which he never directly stated, “McGuire is lying about his denials of molesting young boys,” he received a promotion to serve as director of St. Luke’s Institute (1996-2009). He is currently a professor at Catholic University of America in Washington D.C.

SNAP, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, has not publicly called for Rossetti’s dismissal as professor at Catholic University, despite the glaring misdiagnosis of Donald McGuire.

To learn more about the St. Luke’s Institute, link here:  and here: SNAP, link here:  Stepehen J. Rossetti, link here:

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written by MTCLAX , April 28, 2012

You're funny!

written by CarlJoe , April 28, 2012

Was Rossetti standing as the best man for the groom at the McGuire mistress wedding?

written by CarlJoe , April 28, 2012

I wonder who were the altar boys at the wedding?

written by Michael Landress , April 28, 2012

Nowadays it seems common to circle the wagons when a society is threatened. Look at Penn State.

written by George , April 28, 2012

Rosetti's role in the McGuire scandal was not as bad as Frs. Brad Schaeffer, S.J., Daly & Flaherty's. Cardinal Burke & Fr. Hardon also played an important role in allowing McGuire to continue on with his crime spree. So far only Schaeffer has been punished and for all the wrong reasons.

written by joshua , May 01, 2012


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