December 22, 2014

The leaked proof that Donald Wuerl had no evidence against Anthony Cipolla while defying the Vatican's order to reinstate him

The more detailed explanation of the Anthony Cipolla case which has now be
proven to have been Wuerl's most vicious hoax and which rocketed Wuerl
to a fraudulently gained stardom appears here:

However, posted herein is a piece of Jpeg evidence which show that Don-
ald Wuerl has NO EVIDENCE against Anthony Cipolla, when he was de-
fying a Vatican order to reinstate Cipolla.


In re:  The Anthony Cipolla case which was presented in a false light by the
media.  It was the one which rocketed Wuerl to stardom, due to the fact that
it was hideously misrepresented.  Ann Rodgers in particular made it look like
an Alfred Hitchcock movie, claiming that Cipolla was arrested, when the truth
is that he never was.  This was followed by the same Ann Rodgers claiming
that the accusing mother of 1978 was harassed into dropping criminal charges
which were never filed in the first place.  The fact checking on the woman's
newspaper testimony resulted in the immediate discovery of falsehoods on her
part.  That fact that she, Diane Thompson, or a Post Gazette writer pretending
to be quoting Diane Thompson, lied is shown in detail in other Wuerlgate articles.

Concerning the leaked letter below, if Donald Wuerl possessed damning evidence
against Cipolla on the day Wuerl refused to follow the Vatican order to reinstate
Cipolla, then the letter below would never have existed.  Certain journalists made
it sound as if Wuerl had long-since possessed evidence against Cipolla that the
Vatican never saw.  The truth was that Wuerl was desperately seeking any ex-
cuse he would to keep Cipolla out of ministry, because, if Wuerl were to rein-
state Cipolla, then law enforcement personnel would have dedicated themselves
to deeper investigation of the Diocese of Pittsburgh.

Of course, they would have NOT found anything that would incriminate Cipol-
la.  They would only find a trail of corruption and cover-up which lead to Wuerl.
Remember, Wuerl had been caught performing a triple cover-up which lead to
the indictment of three of Wuerl's own priests.  Plus, Wuerl was covering up
Father Edward Huff, while presenting Cipolla as the molester no one in any of
Cipolla's youth groups ever claimed him to be.  Wuerl targets Cipolla, the one
accused by the notorious liar Tim Bendig whom Wuerl originally called a liar.
Yet, he covers up an actual molester.  For the record, such a cover-up is only
a summary offense, pursuant to the Child Protective Services Act of PA.

For the summation of the Cipolla Case, see:

For a background thereof, continuing reading:

A background to the Cipolla case appears more than once at this site.  This
is because each Wuerlgate article has a stand-alone webpage, meaning that
a newcomer's orientation to the Cipolla case could be any one of a number
of stand-alone pages.  I wouldn't want that person to start cluelessly in the
middle.  This was the reason for the redundancy.

At the end of this article is a copy of the same Jpeg that is posted directly
above.  It's done so, for the convenience of the reader/vierwer.  It's proof
that Donald Wuerl had no evidence against Cipolla when Wuerl refused to
comply with a Vatican order to reinstate Anthony Cipolla.   Rather, Wuerl
was scampering for evidence against Cipolla, as soon as the Vatican order-
ed the priest reinstated.

Wuerl literally lied while trying to find anything he could use against the man
formerly known as Father Anthony Cipolla.  Wuerl's excuse for removing
Cipolla from priesthood ministry was the St, Luke Psychiatric Institute's di-
agnosis of Depression & Suicidal Tendencies.  That diagnosis was declared
invalid by St. Michael's of NYC.  This fact I have mentioned 6 to 12 times

One Interesting Point about the Cipolla Case

I met a few of those who had always believed in Cipolla's innocence, and
there appeared a common trait in Cipolla's supporters.  The pertinent fea-
ture of those people is that they were all a part of professional families, and
some of them were the professionals, themselves.  This included a nun who
was accomplished in music, an insurance broker, an electrical engineer, a
retired construction contractor, an editor, etc.  Cipolla's supporters are
managers in mainstream civilization.  His following is NOT that of back-
woods illiterates, to say the least.

Also keep in mind the plaques of appreciations that were given to Cipolla,
for his management of youth groups.  Even after 42 years, no one from any
youth group managed by Cipolla ever accused him of anything wrongful.
I previously mentioned this 4 to 8 times elsewhere.

Now, there was a blatant observation which indicates the Wuerl didn't think
that Cipolla was a molester ... that Wuerl was only using the Cipolla case as
a diversionary tactic to deflect attention away from Wuerl's then-current cover-
up of an Edward Huff who was reported to Wuerl for a third time, by a third
group of concerned parishioners, during the exact same month when the Vati-
can ordered Cipolla back into ministry.  The observation is this:

Wuerl NEVER sent out a letter to people in Cipolla's youth groups or former
parishes, as he did in the case of John S. Hoehl ... and as Bishop David Zubik
did in the cases of Fr Wellinger  ...  Fr LeDoux  ...  Br. Ghastin  ...  etc.   In as
much, if Wuerl thought that Anthony Cipolla were a molester, then he would
have sent letters to the people located where Cipolla was stationed.

Moreover, the leaked document below shows that Wuerl didn't have anything
on Anthony Cipolla when he was claiming that there "might" have been major
factual inaccuracies attached to the Vatican's findings on Cipolla.

Keep in mind that the evidence posted here was leaked by two different em-
ployees of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, on two different occasions.  This means
that one didn't know that the other one was leaking the exact same document.

For those new here, Tim Bendig (Cipolla's celebrated accuser)  turned out to be
nothing but liar and con artist who, as a matter of habit, threatens to sue and de-
stroy people.  Bendig threatened me, doing so by deceptive means, intended to
intimidate me into deleting all the articles I wrote about him.  Well, the articles
remain online and  I keep calling him a liar.  Yet he ... Mr. Lawsuit ... never
sued me.

Of course, if Bendig does sue me for Libel or False Light, then I get to open
Pandora's Box, and have further evidence make its way to the public, includ-
ing certain things about Donald Wuerl not yet disclosed.  As I previously wrote,
there are things I can not divulge, because it will instantly betray the source.

None the less, take as a message the fact that Bendig never sued me for calling
him a  liar.  It should occur to you that he never sued me for calling him a liar,
because he actually is a liar.

Of course, when a lawsuit occurs, other writers' sources become subpoenaed
witnesses, attached to summons.  Now, if you were ever my source, then I have
a code of honor to keep, concerning confidentiality and you.  However, if you
were never my source, then you are fair game come lawsuit time.

All in all, the evidence gathered in the past five years shows that Wuerl con-
veniently used Cipolla as a diversionary tactic, to get law enforcement off of
Wuerl's back.  Let's go back into time, to 1993.

March 1993:  The Vatican Signatura acknowledged as a matter of course that
no incriminating evidence against Anthony Cipolla existed, for any type of
wrongdoing, whatsoever.  It then judged that Donald Wuerl was out of line
for keeping Cipolla out of ministry pursuant to the excuse that Cipolla was
diagnosed with Depression and Suicidal Tendencies by a Maryland psychi-
atric institute founded by a renegade priest and practicing Sodomite who
died from AIDS, on account of him living out his doctrine of pan-sexuality
which, when translated into the vernacular, means any-way-you-want "it."

This judgment was especially poignant, in light of the fact that St. Michael's
of NYC refuted the Maryland clinic's diagnosis, declaring Anthony Cipolla
psychologically healthy.  Doubly poignant was that Wuerl refused to accept
the professional assessment of the board-certified and licensed psychiatric
facility.  He literally call St. Michael's assessment "scantily."  Quite frankly,
it simply didn't say what the manipulative Wuerl wanted it to say,  much like
a brat who kicks over the game board when he is losing. 

As a response to the Vatican mandate, the 5'4" Donald Wuerl who obsessively
spent decades deceiving people into thinking that he was much taller than he
actually is refused to place Anthony Cipolla back into ministry.  His grounds
for defying the Vatican's high court was based on his unsubstantiated claim

1} The case was judged according to "major factual inaccuracies."

2} The Bendig lawsuit, which was in progress, would yield new
     evidence against Cipolla.

Now, Wuerl, his spokesperson, and media writers friendly to Wuerl made it
sound as if ... as if ... as if Wuerl had long since been in possession of damn-
ing evidence against Cipolla and just had to show it to the Vatican.  They made
it sound as if ... as if ... as if Wuerl knew that the priest who humiliated him at
the Vatican was ever-so-coincidentally going to go out and molest child after
child, as soon as Wuerl would reinstate him.  Okay then,  you would assume
that all the evidence against Cipolla that Wuerl was going to present during
his rehearing at the Vatican already existed in a poignant and damning degree.

The truth is the Wuerl had no new evidence in his possession.  When April
1993 arrived, Wuerl still had no new evidence against Cipolla.  So, he got
an auxiliary bishop to sent out, on April 6, a letter to each priest who pre-
viously served with Anthony Cipolla in the various parishes where Cipolla
was assigned.  The letter shows that what Wuerl was so desperate for evi-
dence against Cipolla that he sought for even petty observations about Ci-
polla's.  Wuerl was stooping to the use of human personality traits as his
excuse to have Cipolla officially banned from ministry.  Wuerl was nit-
picking.  This was power abuse, squared and cubed.

In addition, the Bendig lawsuit did NOT produce any new evidence.

Now, March of 1993 was also when Edward Huff's third set of accusers
sent a package of accusations to Wuerl.  Wuerl had already put Huff back
into ministry in Pittsburgh.  So, Wuerl extended his cover-up of Huff and
sent him back to a St. Louis psychiatric facility.  So, this was the scenario:

If Wuerl would have placed Cipolla back into ministry, someone in law
enforcement someone who have commenced a more thorough investiga-
tion of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, being that District Attorney already
announced to the public, in a polite way, that Wuerl and his staff were
uncooperative during the investigation which resulted in the indictment
of three of Wuerl's priests.  Huff would have been uncovered while he
was stationed in Pittsburgh.

Perhaps the allegations of Wuerl's own homosexual lifestyle would have
emerged, along with the allegations of John Cardinal Wright's lifestyle of
Sodomy with under-aged males.  The other things which might have sur-
faced was the fact that a few Boston-era Franciscans and a few Marists
stationed in Pittsburgh were attached to molestation accusations, out of
court settlements, and reassignments.  Plus, the case involving the at-
tempted murder of Adam Ference was still fresh in the police records
and local court docket sheet.  And let us not forgot that Wuerl hosted
the banned Dignity Masses for eight consecutive years in two Pitts-
burgh parishes, making Wuerl look like a sympathizer who would
cover-up homosexuals the way in which he covered-up the antics of
Father James Torquato.

All in all, if Wuerl did reassign Anthony Cipolla, his rise to the top
would have been in jeopardy.  Ironically, Wuerl used the Cipolla
case, in having it completely misrepresented in public, to rise to
the top.  Wuerl rose through the ranks on a series of lies.

A specific source assured me that he/she scoured the prothonotary's
office and found nothing incriminating about Cipolla.  Yet, it was 
reported the Tim Bendig's attorney, Douglas Yauger (attorney for
the masons) presented Wuerl with evidence that Cipolla was ac-
cused of molestation in 1978.  In as much, who leaked him the
information which ended up being exaggerated to the point of

Now, in the deposition, Bendig alleged that he went to others at-
torneys, before securing Douglas Yauger's services.  Why didn't
the other attorney's take Bendig's case?  People already filed law-
suits against Wuerl, in Pittsburgh.  Therefore, attorneys weren't
afraid of Wuerl, especially since that lawsuits were filed by
Catholic people and/or entities.

The court records indicated this, when Yauger was granted extra
time to find witnesses.  I know of ZERO witnesses for Bendig's
side.Cipolla had 70+, for a lawsuit trial which never came to be.
It was surmised that Wuerl settled out of court, so the public
would not hear or read Bendig stating the Wuerl was a prac-
ticing homosexual.

In fact, it was conjectured that Donald Wuerl made sure that the lawsuit
would not to go to trial, so that wrongdoinrgs on his part would not be
made public.    Now remember,  Wuerl, Ron Lengwin (the official Pgh
diocesan spokesman) and media members stated that there was or might
have been "major factual inaccuracie," in the Cipolla case.  This made
it sound as if Wuerl already had the evidence to prove it.

Well, when April arrived, Wuerl started scurrying about, looking for evi-
dence against Cipolla.  If he had the evidence to prove Anthony Cipolla
a molesting monster, he wouldn't have wasted his time sending out a let-
ter (through a surrogate) looking for petty informaion.

Let's go one step further:  One year prior to the Vatican's 1993 mandate,
Donald Wuerl wrote the preface of the book of the greatest molestation
in the known history of the Catholic Church, namely Marcial Maciel
Degollado; the founder of the Legionaries of Christ.

Now, it was later found that Maciel's corrupt protector was none other
than Angelo Sodano, secretary of state from 1991 to 2006.  Sodano was
there, when Cipolla was being railroaded out of ministry.  In as much,
the reasonable person can assume that Sodano sided with Wuerl, for the
sake of Maciel.  After all, Wuerl's name was in Maciel's priestly forma-
tion book.  So, Wuerl's name couldn't be tainted by a harassment accu-
sation filed by Anthony Cipolla.  Quite frankly, ladies and gentlemen,
Wuerl WAS harassing Cipolla.  I can get into details later.

Ironically, a dossier against Donald Wuerl was hand delivered to Car-
dinal Ratzinger the same year when a damning dossier against Maciel
was sent to the Vatican.  In fact, my report on the Torquato Retaliations
and copies of the accuser's evidence was in the package.  Ratzinger ne0
glected the Maciel dossier for six years.  He neglected the Wuerl dossier
forever.  The effeminate German Ratzinger never disciplined the effemi-
nate German Wuerl.  Instead, the former Hitler Youth, as the notorious
cronyism pope, would later place Wuerl in DC.

Once again, here is the letter which proves that Wuerl had zero evidence
against Cipolla when he had it announced that there "might" have been
major factual inaccuracies involved in the Signatura judgment of the Ci-

December 21, 2014

Wuerl: A Dirty Sex Abuse Handling Record from Year 1.

Donald Wuerl was installed bishop of Pittsburgh on February 12, 1988.  It only
took eight months thereafter for the Diocese of Pittsburgh to become one of the  
first dioceses in America to be 'scathed' in what was to become a nationwide 
Watergate of perversity.  Wuerl was caught performing a triple cover-up, and
the practice of sadomasochism was one of the acts which transpired within a
trio of clergy members whom Wuerl unsuccessfully concealed from law en-
forcement authorities.  

A member of the criminal trio was an assistant chancellor of Wuerl's diocese, as 
well as a canon lawyer.  This factor alone showed motive for proceeding with an 
intentional cover-up.  In light of this, when does a bishop ever proceed with an
accidental one?

The Sex Abuse Casualties

The casualties were two altar boys of the same family.  They were brothers. The 
years of molestation occurred from 1981 to 1987.  In addition to the three indict-
ed priests, there was a fourth alleged assailant reported to one of the three prose-
cuting district attorneys.  He was a layman.  Furthermore, there was a fourth dio-
cesan priest implicated, but only in his capacity as a probable accomplice; as a 
silent person who reported nothing to anyone.

Concerning this priest, he either allowed criminal conduct to transpire in a ski 

lodge suite where he was staying or else he was clueless to what was transpir-
ing there.  Nothing was established other than he was at the scene of the crime, 
going into his room, while a criminal priest was taking his altar boy into anoth-
er one.  

This fourth Pittsburgh diocesan priest, incidentally, was strangled to  death in 
Havana Cuba in 2001, after having been on administrative leave since 1996.  
A source informed me that Wuerl, himself, officiated as his funeral ... so stat-
ed the source.

While in Cuba, this priest was openly homosexual and was said to have "helped 

his visiting friends find sexual partners while they stayed in Havana."  He was 
the tragic Fr. George Zirwas, and at this point in the narration you should be at
the first stage in realizing that Lord Byron was more correct than he was mistak-
en when he stated that the truth is always strange; stranger than fiction.

Wuerl's unholy trinity

The indicted priests were Robert Wolk, Francis Pucci, and Richard "Sade" Zula.   

Wolk was the assistant chancellor and Zula was nicknamed after the Marquis de 
Sade.  All three priests were charged and arraigned in Washington County, PA.  
It's a county which touches the southwestern border of the Allegheny County 
where within sits Pittsburgh.  

Furthermore, Richard Zula was also arraigned east of Pittsburgh, in Somerset 
County.  Robert Wolk was indicted in Allegheny County, as well as in Wash-
ington County.   In fact, he was the first one to surrender himself to the police.  
Incidentally, the Diocese of Pittsburgh comprises the six most Southwestern 
counties of Pennsylvania.  Pennsylvania, at last count, has sixty-seven counties.

The front page of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette's November 11 edition of that

year gives light on how involved the criminal investigation was:  

        "Moreover, authorities said their investigation had uncovered
          evidence of similar offenses involving one of the priests that
          occurred elsewhere in southwestern Pennsylvania and Florida,
         Ohio, Virginia, and Canada.  Authorities in the jurisdictions
         have been contacted."

This shows that the matter was not taken lightly by law enforcement officials. 
In fact, the district attorney of Washington County prophetically stated,  "We  
would be sticking our heads in the sand to believe these are the only three 

Zula had 138 criminal counts filed against him in Washington Coun
ty, alone. 
However, a plea bargain reduced the counts to only two.   In sequence, Zula 
also plead guilty in Somerset County.  Now, as far as went Wolk, he plead 
guilty in Allegheny and Washington counties. 

Pucci's case, on the other hand, was dismissed due to the two year statute
limitations expiring on two types of criminal charges.   It expired approximate-
ly four months prior to his indictment.   He was indicted under the assumption 
that the time-keeping for the two year limit had frozen during the time Pucci 
was outside of Pennsylvania, in a Maryland psychiatric facility.  None the less,
conspiracy charges remained open for Pucci, and that particular crime had a 
five year limitation.   Despite this, Pucci's case was eventually dismissed.

Take note that, during the nationwide sex abuse scandal, priest after abusive

priest was sent to a psychiatric facility, as if each one were an unaccountable
victim of mental illness.  Now, there is a difference between mental illness
and sin.   If a person is insane, then he is without malice in a materially harm-
ful act, even though each member of society has the right to be made safe from
such a harmful person.   However, deception and manipulation, as much as
scheming and concealing, were committed by priest after abusive priest, and

such acts are elements of malice; not mental illness. 

In addition, these priests were described as having "compulsions" that required 
psychiatric treatment.  In the Catholic vernacular, such compulsions are known 
as temptations.

Wuerl and His Personnel:  Uncooperative During the 1988 Investigation

The Washington County district attorney announced that Wuerl's diocese en-

gaged in "foot dragging" throughout the criminal investigation.   The DA was
either irked or incensed by the Pittsburgh diocese's lack of cooperation, call-
ing it "minimal at best."   His quote on the topic goes as follows: "It was not
the spirit of cooperation we would like to see."  Of course,  "foot dragging"
is a polite way of saying "stonewalling" which, in turn, is a polite way of say-

ing "a step away from obstruction of justice charges."

Wuerl had pushed his luck to the limit.  Being that he was caught performing

a triple cover-up, and being that he was accused of having impeded a crimi-
nal investigation via stonewalling, he had no other choice than to strike the
pose of a strict disciplinarian.  This shows that Wuerl was not not not the
caring and concerned bishop that he was made out to be by the 21st Century
media.  Rather, he was a chameleon, looking out for himself.  He changed
colors according to the changes in the political climate.  In fact, he original-
ly presented himself as a "liberal."  He was then paraded around as a "con-
servative."  Wuerl has shown himself to be out for himself.  The following
mainstream media newspaper links provide the evidence:

Photocopy of Cleveland Plain Dealer Article which mentions the existence 
of a fourth predator in the same Pittsburgh diocesan molestation ring:
Wuerl's Cover-up with Mention of Fourth Assailant

The New York Times Report on the Triple Cover-up:

Photocopy of the San Antonio Express-News Report:

Photocopy of the Report found in the Lewiston Daily Sun:,2371591&dq=zula+barn+parked +car+pettit+resort&hl=en

Photocopy of the Nashua Telegraph's Report on the Cover-up:

The Associated Press News Report on Wuerl's Triple Cover-up:

Photocopy of the Bryan Times Report, with D.A.'s Additional Statement:

Donald Wuerl: A Coast to Coast Disgrace

News of Wuerl's triple cover-up made its way from coast to coast, via:

- the New York Times,          - the Saint Petersburg Times,
- the Philadelphia Inquirer,     - the Philadelphia Daily News,
- the Cleveland Plain Dealer,   - the Pittsburgh Post Gazette,
- Maine's Lewiston Daily Sun,    - the San Jose Mercury News,     
- Pennsylvania's Reading Eagle,   -  the San Antonio Express-News,
- California's Lodi News-Sentinel,   - the now defunct Pittsburgh Press,   
- Northwestern Ohio's Bryan Times,    - Oregon's Eugene Register-Guard,
- New Hampshire's Nashua Telegraph,  - South Carolina's Rock Hill Herald.

From as far west as California's San Andreas Fault line, to as far east as the
New York metro area, Donald William Wuerl became an early chapter in the
Vatican II church's sex abuse history.  From as far south as the Florida Gulf
Coast, to as far north as Maine, Wuerl's diocese had already proven itself to
be what best selling author Malachi Martin would later say it was"... one
of the most pathetic dioceses in the United States."

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December 20, 2014

Wuerl's violation of the Child Protective Services Act

The pertinence of this revelation is that Ann Rodgers and other less than
conscionable members of the media made Wuerl out to be the all so car-
ing, loving, and concerned protector of youth.  He was headlined as the
bishop who fought the Vatican to remove "a molester priest," when the
fact was that he only attempted to have the priest removed for what was
later called a misdiagnosis of Depression and Suicidal Tendencies.  The
priest was never arrested, yet Wuerl let the papers claim that the priest

This also shows Wuerl's motive in letting Anthony Cipolla be the public
scapegoat whose reputation was completely annihilated, despite the evi-
dence indicating Cipolla to be opposite of the media smear campaign.
The district attorney mentioned in the article below was the one Wuerl
feared, become the DA contacted a number of other DA's in a number
of other states.  So, Wuerl needed a smokescreen, to deceive the public
into thinking that he was a holy holy and all so caring saint.  Wuerl did
nothing more than masquerade himself as an angel of light, at the expense 
of others.

The newspaper jpegs above prove that the slightly built Donald Wuerl
thrived on a propaganda machine filled with sleight of hand deceptions
and direct falsehoods.

In addition, don't forget that he rode the coattails of John Cardinal Wright,
and without allegedly homosexual John Wright, the Donald Wuerl who
accommodated banned Dignity Masses for eight consecutive years would
have been  nothing more than a person sitting in the middle row of the typ-
ical Dignity Mass, if and only if the allegations conveyed to me between
1999 and 2002, as well as between 2009 and 2012 (concerning Wuerl) are
true.  If those allegations are not true, then Wuerl would have been nothing
more than commoner frequenting other venues.

It was the court system that prompted Wuerl to strike the pose of a strict
disciplinarian who would come to the rescue of the victims of predatory
priests ... but not as it applied to any victim over the age of 18.  None the
less, Wuerl's artificial pose did not occur until three simultaneous indict-
ments of three Pittsburgh priests occured under Wuerl's watch, coupled
with a DA John Pettit's public accusation that Wuerl's diocese performed
foot dragging.  Even in the Torquato Retaliations, we see Wuerl's willing-
ness to let justice be obstructed.

Keep in mind that there was no criminal investigation of Wolk, Zula,
and Pucci until the family of the two former altar servers reported the
matter to the police.  They did not do so until after Wuerl visited them.

In addition, Wuerl only went to the home of the traumatized family af-
ter their parish pastor was told by them that they were going to report
the three molester priests to law enforcement authorities.  Wuerl did
NOT report the molester trio.  He let them go about their ways.  Even
though Fr. Zula was sure to never return to ministry, on account of his
masochistic actions, Wolk and Pucci were in a position to eventually
ease back into ministry, in the spirit of John Hoehl and Edward Huff.

Do not be deceived.  Ann Rodgers made it sound as if Wuerl were a
strict disciplinarian who ousted Hoehl, as soon as he learned of him.
No, Wuerl placed Hoehl in chaplaincy ministry, as he did with Huff.

Now, Pgh Post Gazette reporter Ann Rodgers claimed that Wuerl had
an epiphany while visiting the traumatized family and then became the
"model of zero tolerance" thereafter.  This claim is easily proven false
by the fact that District Attorney John Pettit publicly announced that
Wuerl's then Diocese of Pittsburgh did NOT provide the cooperation
that the district attorney sought during the criminal investigation.  It
was a criminal investigation which didn't commence until someone
other than Wuerl notified the police.

If Donald Wuerl were the model of zero tolerance, he would have been
the one who reported Wolk, Zula, and Pucci.  Plus, Wuerl would NOT
have allowed the 'foot dragging' that a Western Pennsylvanian DA said
was being committed by Wuerl's diocese.

December 19, 2014

Sleight of Hand Deception: The Way of Cardinal Wuerl

         . . .  and abusing his easy access to the press:
                           The Way of Donald Wuerl.

Observe how Cardinal Wuerl started his habit of deception through sleight 

of hand semantics.  It began in Year 1 of his tenure in Pittsburgh.   Shortly
after Wolk was indicted, Donald Wuerl publicly stated "I know now, and 
have said to priests, that they cannot be reassigned."

Now, a morning commuter on a Pittsburgh metro line would have construed
the newspaper quotation as Wuerl telling the three molester priests that they
couldn't be reassigned to ministry.  This is wrong.  Look closer.   The opera-
tive word here is "now," while the operative phrase is "said to priests."  He
didn't speak the sentence to Wolk, Zula, and Pucci.  He spoke it to other 
priests, deceiving the public into thinking that he had no intention to put
back into ministry any of the three priests.  Wuerl's quote made him look 
like a zero tolerance bishop.  However, his quote was only a semantic trick.
After all, he already put John Hoehl back into chaplaincy ministry, despite
the fact that Anthony Bevilacqua removed him shortly before Bevilacqua
became archbishop of Philadelphia.

Wuerl didn't disclose the time when he said to unnamed priests that Wolk,

Zula, and Pucci couldn't be reassigned.  It could have been spoken the day
after Wolk was indicted.  In fact, the evidence shows this to be the case.
To start, Wuerl assigned the notorious John Hoehl to the Shadyside Hospi-
tal chaplaincy three months before Wolk was first indicted.  Thus, Hoehl's
reassignment went into effect four months before three Washington County
indictments were issued.  This shows that Donald Wuerl was very open to
the idea of reassigning molester priests even in the autumn of 1988.  There-
fore, Wuerl didn't tell any priests that Wolk, Zula, and Pucci couldn't be re-
assigned until after the indictment of Wolk ........ except for Zula, of course. 
Zula was a reputed sadist.  Wuerl drew the line with that type of behavior
at the time.   None the less, observe:

(1) John Hoehl was assigned to Shadyside Hospital in July.  (2) The first

indictment of Wuerl's molester trio was in October.  (3) On the day Wolk
was indicted, Hoehl was stationed at Shadyside Hospital.  (4) Despite the
Allegheny County indictment of Wolk, John Hoehl remained assigned to
the Shadyside hospital post.  (5) Approximately one month later came the
Washington County indictments.  For those unfamiliar, Washington County
is the one located below Allegheny County.  None the less, when Wolk, Zu-
la, and Pucci were simultaneously indicted, John Hoehl was still stationed
at Shadyside Hospital.  This means that Wuerl was engaged in molester re-
assignments even the day before his public statement.  That statement was a
deception.  Logic shows that it was spoken after the October 11 Allegheny
County indictment of Wolk.

Incidentally, Shadyside Hospital is located near Carnegie Mellon University

and the University of Pittsburgh.  Such universities are frequented by numer-
ous male youth, not unlike the ones John Hoehl was multiply accused of hav-
ing molested during his long tenure at Quigley High School, in Baden, PA.

According to courtroom testimony, the sadist Richard Zula was told that he

was not going to return to ministry, on April 4, 1988.  No such thing was ev-
er known to have been said to Wolk and Pucci.  Therefore, Donald Wuerl's
original way of handling molester priests is evident.   If an accused priest
were to receive a favorable prognosis from a psychiatric facility, then he
would be good to go into non-parish ministry.  If not, then the priest would
be ousted.  In light of this pattern, one can assume that any priest who used
whips and chains on an altar boy or two, as did Richard Zula, wouldn't get
a favorable prognosis from any psychiatric clinic.  Such a priest would not
have the sheet of paper which would serve the function of excuse for Wuerl;
as an excuse for reassigning a molester priest.

Wuerl's own Speech Gave Him Away

Observe this comment of Wuerl, spoken shortly after Wolk was indicted:

"That was his whole life.  Everything he was trained and called to
do.  To say he will not be reassigned is a devastating thing to do

This sounds like an excuse for not notifying a molester priest that he will

not be returning to ministry.  In as much, if a bishop would have said the
previous statement during 2002, he would have been soundly condemned
as a cover-up artist.  The link posted at the end of this section shows the
news report on this.

The Other Diocesan Excuse and the Contradiction in it

The official Pittsburgh diocesan spokesman made the following statement

shortly after Robert Wolk's October indictment:

          "We followed the lead of the alleged victims and the family.
            We had no desire to cause undue pain or anxiety to them,
            if they are not disposed to take public action themselves

This sounds like a very caring & compassionate excuse for keeping silent

in the matter of the Wolk, Zula, and Pucci abuses.   However, there is very
something wrong with this picture.  It would have caused undue pain and
anxiety for the family of the sex abuse casualties to have kept silent and re-
main acquiescent to Wuerl's will.   The presence of frustration, along with
the accompanying absence of peace would have built up inside each one of
them, like a malfunctioning nuclear reactor.

The family would also have spent the rest of their lives enduring the gnaw-

ing guilt of having let predators go camouflaged, ever able to snag further
prey in the future.  They would have also spent a lifetime feeling bullied
by the notably tiny Wuerl, in their keeping silent.  In fact, they would have
accumulated the fear of breaking silence, as time would go on.  All in all,
fear and resentment would have been theirs to carry for a lifetime, except
for the existence of the check and balance system deeply recessed in the
human soul by which a person can only take so much and then he has to

In addition, as soon as the two former altar boys became parties to a law-

suit, it instantaneously became illegal for anyone to harass them or attempt
to commit any type of undue influence upon them, in any capacity.  Such pro-
tection diminishes pain and anxiety considerably.  The two gentlemen were
presented to the public as John Does, and anonymity also relieves anxiety. 
Plus, a civil action results in monetary compensation, and the reasonable
expectation of a handsome income takes away annihilating stress, especial-
ly when co-defendants end up pleading guilty in criminal court, after having
negociated plea bargains.

In light of the aforementioned, do you really think that the diocesan spokes-

man was telling the truth when he said that the diocese continued with the
cover-up out of compassionate concern for the sex abuse casualties?  Well,
the diocesan spokesman contradicted Wuerl, because Wuerl said that he re-
mained silent for the sake priests whom he regarded as sick and suffering

Very simply, remaining silent about criminals who remain able to acquire
new sex abuse prey is what causes anxiety and undue pain.   When pain ac-
cumulates to the point of there being no more room to harbor it, the pain gets
so intense that it starts singing.  The Washington County sex abuse casualties
would have spoken up later in life, if they hadn't done so when they did.  This
is evidenced by the many sex abuse casualties who broke their silence years
after the fact. 

A Revisionist Article which Even Changed the Time Lines

In 2005, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review provided a very false statement, in

saying that Wolk and Zula were convicted in 1987.  This made it look as if
Wuerl had nothing to do with the cover-up of them, being that he didn't start
his Pittsburgh tenure until 1988.  Therefore, that article made it look as if he
had a crystal clean sex abuse record.  Perhaps the author of the misleading
article was deceived into thinking that Wuerl couldn't have possibly been
part of any cover-up, so the author assumed that the convictions occurred
before Wuerl's arrival.  Or maybe he was an intentional liar.

One thing about Wuerl is certain.  He wasn't the lionhearted protector of the

Southwestern Pennsylvania's most vulnerable.  Nor was he motivated by a
visit to the family of two molested altar boys.  This is evidenced by the fact
that he reassigned Fr. Edward Huff to ministry years after the visit.  This is
also evidenced by the fact that Wuerl made Fr. Torquato a parish pastor.

December 18, 2014

The Father Edward Huff case: Shows that Donald Wuerl did NOT reform, even after the indictments of Fathers Wolk, Zula, & Pucci.

Wuerl was protecting Fr. Huff in a cover-up, while defying the Vatican's
mandate to reinstate Anthony Cipolla back into the priesthood ministry.
Yet, he had the audacity to let Ann Rodgers call him a zero tolerance bishop.

                            Introduction to the Edward Huff Case

Toward the end of his first year as bishop of Pittsburgh, Wuerl made
a state-
ment that would lead reasonable persons to assume that he was resolved to
never reassign a molester priest to ministry.  Wuerl was apparently employ-
ing the sleight of hand semantics, being that he embarked on another cover-
up; that of Father Edward Huff.   In that case, Wuerl reassigned Fr. Huff to
ministry the same year Wuerl received accusations against Huff.  He did so, 
after Huff had a stay in a St. Louis psychiatric facility.

I used to call the Huff Case Wuerl's musical chairs cover-up.  Well, it was
actually Wuerl's Game of Pong ... Wuerl's Ping Pong Cover-up, where Huff
was like a ping pong ball, going from St. Louis to Pgh to St. Louis to Pgh.
Pgh stands for Pittsburgh ... for those unaware.

The Specifics of the Huff Case

In February 1992, two families, days apart, reported Huff.  Donald Wuerl

responded by doing the type of thing that Bernard Cardinal Law repeatedly
did in Boston.  Wuerl sent Huff to a psychiatric facility; to one in St Louis,
named Saint Michael's.  The prognosis was that Huff had sufficient residu-
al functional capacity to perform some type of ministry.  So, in November
1992, Wuerl assigned Huff to a chaplaincy post and provided him with liv-
ing quarters in downtown Pittsburgh.

In December 1992, additional parishioners from Huff's parish sent Wuerl

a letter that accused Huff of molestation.   This was the third time Edward
Huff was reported, and this was when Wuerl realized that the cat was out
of the bag.  There were enough people who knew of Huff's transgressions
that at least one of them would inform the police should Wuerl's diocese
decline to do so.  Thus, this was when Wuerl's Get Out of Jail Free Card

Wuerl did not immediately report Huff to law enforcement authorities, de-

spite the fact that a third set of parishioners sent a complaint against him. 
Rather, Huff was sent back to Saint Michael's, despite the positive bill of
health that was already given to him by the St. Louis facility.  This shows
that sending Huff back to Saint Louis was a strategic move, and not a med-
ical necessity.

It wasn't until March 1993 when the Pittsburgh diocese finally reported Fr. 

Edward Huff to law enforcement authorities.  This means that he was not
reported until thirteen months after Wuerl learned of his misconduct.  By
that time, Edward Huff had already submitted his resignation.

As a subtotal, Fr. Edward Huff wasn't arrested until fifteen months after
was reported by the Diocese of Pittsburgh to the required law enforcement
entities.  Take note that Edward Huff was not arrested until 28 months after
Wuerl learned of his predatory acts.   In addition, March 1993 had addition-
al significance to it.  It was the month when the Vatican's version of the U.S.
Supreme Court ruled on the Cipolla case for the first time.  March 1993 was
when Donald Wuerl appealed to the Vatican Signatura, asking it to vacate its
judgment of the Cipolla case and to review the case anew.  In light of this,
Huff was too much of a hot potato for Wuerl to keep concealing.

The time delay in the Fr. Edward Huff case provided a smoke screen to the

fact that Wuerl found himself cornered and checkmated during yet another
botched cover-up attempt.  So, take note on how Wuerl sought to manipulate
time lines, in order to look diligent and trust-worthy --- in order to distance
his tracks from his original handling of the Fr. Huff case.  In addition, keep
in mind that Wuerl and company had already been accused of stonewalling
(foot dragging) in a previous case.  This means that giving Wuerl credit for

having reported Edward Huff was equivalent to giving a bank robber credit
for stopping a bank robbery the moment he finds himself surrounded by a
circle of police cars and then drops the sacks of money he was holding.