Touché: Foreign Independent Consultant exposes scandals by Catholic Priests following Fr. Gatchalian’s ‘ill’ remarks against Duterte - The Daily Sentry

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Touché: Foreign Independent Consultant exposes scandals by Catholic Priests following Fr. Gatchalian’s ‘ill’ remarks against Duterte




Sherry Zimmer, Fr. Noel Gatchalian and President Rodrigo Duterte / Composite photos from Facebook and Remate
A Foreign independent consultant presumably residing in the Philippines have deliberately disclosed a handful of the Catholic clergymen’s misconduct on purpose following Fr. Noel Gatchalian’s recent immodest remarks that was totally uncalled for during his homily at a mass for Senator Sonny Trillanes IV.

‘Sacrilegious’ is what Sherry Zimmer called Gatchalian’s gesture when he even had the nerve to pray for the President to be ill based on little – known facts stemmed from opposition groups who would stop at nothing to topple the current administration.


What upsets Gatchalian about ordering an arrest to Trillanes is as deplorable as Sherry may find when thousands and even more young children become victims of physical abuse and harassment perpetrated not less than by PRIESTS and BISHOPS, she said, with Vatican ‘white – washing’ the entire story – citing the recent Papal visit to Ireland that received a far more emphatic welcome.
Sherry Zimmer / Photo from Facebook
Even the British national broadcasting organization, BBC News, quoted that “the clerical sex-abuse scandals, the mother-and-baby homes, and the history of a Church covering its tracks has lessened the institution's influence over its Irish flock.”

Sherry strongly suggested Gatchalian to pray for the victims of the Catholic Ministry, particularly the ones from Societas Verbi Divini or the Society of the Divine Order, instead of meddling around politics adding that the Philippines does not even have a good record of prosecuting delinquent Church officials with the hounding presence of its “Circle of Secrecy.”

In an expose she shared through a Facebook post, Friday morning, Sherry enumerated the names of Catholic Priests allegedly involved in sexual abuse cases such as the following:

“Fr. Joe Fertal who spent 25 years in the Philippines and was moved back to the US in 1989 amid rumors that he had inappropriate relationships with teenage boys.
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Fr. Ponicano Ramos, a Filipino who abused 3 boys – San Bernadino, California

Kevin Phan who was a student of the Divine Word in Epworth, Iowa – he was found to have 300 images of child pornography on his computer – please pray for the children whose images were shown on the internet.

Fr. Alejandro ‘Alex’’ Castillo who sexually abused children while he was in a seminary in Mexico and the Divine Word seminary in Chicago.

Fr. Vance Zebulon Thorn who was pastor in Jackson, Mississippi – sexual abuse of a 9-year old boy over a long period of time.

Fr. Richard Joey Aguinaldo – A Filipino – who abused 2 preschoolers in Chile.

Fr. Gregorius Harapan – Indonesian – love affair with a married woman in Hong Kong and obscene text messaging.”

Netizens flock over Sherry’s post with many demanded to expose similar cases and even linking to the controversial book known as Altar of Secrets, with which even President Duterte himself have endorsed as a ‘good read’.    

Read her full post below:

Dear Fr. Gatchalian,

Your recent ‘joke’ at a Mass, for Sen. Trillanes, has upset me more than I can say. I don’t believe it was a joke and the fact that it is all over the media has caused me some concern. To pray for the duly-elected President of the Philippines, to become sick is, to my mind - sacrilegious.

As a lay Catholic, I have become more and more upset over the thousands and thousands of children who have been abused by priests and Bishops - and the cover ups, going all the way to the Vatican. I am sure you are aware of the protests during the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland.

May I suggest instead of involving yourself in politics, may I ask you to pray for the victims of members of your order – Societas Verbi Divini, The Society of the Divine Order.

I have taken the time to find the names of your brothers who have abused children, some of them are:

Fr. Joe Fertal who spent 25 years in the Philippines and was moved back to the US in 1989 amid rumors that he had inappropriate relationships with teenage boys.

Fr. Ponicano Ramos, a Filipino who abused 3 boys – San Bernadino, California

Kevin Phan who was a student of the Divine Word in Epworth, Iowa – he was found to have 300 images of child pornography on his computer – please pray for the children whose images were shown on the internet.

Fr. Alejandro ‘Alex’’ Castillo who sexually abused children while he was in a seminary in Mexico and the Divine Word seminary in Chicago.

Fr. Vance Zebulon Thorn who was pastor in Jackson, Mississippi – sexual abuse of a 9-year old boy over a long period of time.

Fr. Richard Joey Aguinaldo – A Filipino – who abused 2 preschoolers in Chile.

Fr. Gregorius Harapan – Indonesian – love affair with a married woman in Hong Kong and obscene text messaging.

The Philippines does not have a good record of prosecuting errant priests and Bishops but things are going to change and hopefully for the better. We know that there is a ‘Circle of Secrecy.’

"So, Fr Gatchalian, if I may be so bold as to offer a serious suggestion for you and your fellow priests. Stay out of politics and the pants of underage children and stick to the business of saving souls.

If you and your fellow priests, will respect my wishes, I will stop writing open letters exposing members of the clergy.

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Source: Sherry Zimmer