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By Diogenes (articles ) | Jul 12, 2003

Franciscan Friar Krumm has been accused of exploring lifestyle issues with underage youths within the confines of the Diocese of Sacramento -- this without the knowledge or complicity of the Diocese. The Diocese tips its hat to the Franciscans for taking the heat:

"We are grateful for the Franciscan cooperation and sensitivity to this matter," said the Rev. David Deibel, vicar for canonical affairs for the diocese.

Name ring any bells? Deibel was the sole witness Judge Arthur Brennan singled out to exempt from his commendation of participants in the 1994 sentencing hearing of multiple child-molester Fr. Gordon Macrae, a priest of the Diocese of Manchester:

I want to thank the witnesses who testified at this hearing, both for and against Gordon MacRae. I found, with the exception of Father David Deibel, the priest and lawyer, that you all spoke in good faith, whether I agreed with what you said or not. I believe that Father Deibel attempted to mislead the Court, that he intentionally minimized the behavior of Gordon MacRae, and that he is not a credible witness. I hope and trust he is not representative of the attitudes of the governing body of the Catholic Church concerning sexual predators within its clergy.

Not to worry, your honor. There is absolutely no connection between Deibel's former consultancy to the Servants of the Paraclete, priest-molester Gordon MacRae's employment by the same organization, the organization's apostolate of rehabilitating sex-abusers, and Deibel's present position of influence. We are an Easter People.

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