Jesuits settle Northwest sex abuse cases for $166 million
SEATTLE — In one of the largest settlements in the Roman Catholic church’s sweeping sex abuse scandal, an order of priests agreed Friday to pay $166.1 million to hundreds of Native Americans and Alaska Natives who were abused at the order’s schools around the northwestern U.S.
The Jesuit order, called the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus, has been accused of using its schools in remote villages and on reservations as dumping grounds for problem priests.
Attorneys representing the mostly Native American and Alaskan Native victims said the abuse added to the mistreatment already endured by these children, some of whom were forcibly removed from their homes to attend these schools.
The settlement between the more than 450 victims and the province also calls for a written apology to the victims and disclosure of documents to them, including their medical records.
“It’s a day of reckoning and justice,” said Clarita Vargas, 51, who alleges she and her two sisters were abused by the head of St. Mary’s Mission and School, a former Jesuit-run Indian boarding school on the Colville Indian Reservation near Omak, Washington state, in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
The abuse began when they were as young as 6 or 7, she said. “My spirit was wounded, and this makes it feel better.”
Revelation 16:16-21 The Seventh Bowl
Then the seventh poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the sanctuary, from the throne, saying, “It is done!” There were lightnings, rumblings, and thunders. And a severe earthquake occurred like no other since man has been on the earth—so great was the quake. The great city split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. Babylon the Great was remembered in God’s presence; He gave her the cup filled with the wine of His fierce anger. Every island fled, and the mountains disappeared. Enormous hailstones, each weighing about 100 pounds, fell from heaven on the people, and they blasphemed God for the plague of hail because that plague was extremely severe.”
The islands will all go under water and the mountains will crumble to dust as the cities are destroyed from the enormous earthquake. The “great city” is that of Dawn Lucifer’s false empire that will be split into three parts. His Babylon the Great will receive no less of Father’s fierce anger. False religion will become nonexistent as the cup of wrath’s execution devastates all life on this planet. One part is Dawn Lucifer’s throne devastated. The second part is that of false religion. The third part is that of the earthly nations that have followed Dawn Lucifer’s way of life. All opposed to the truth. All continuing to blaspheme Father with their dying breath.