March 26, 2023

The Body Sore Allegation that adds to the farcical nature of the Cipolla Case: Sores are too painful for any priest to molest anyone.

Opening Note:  It was vehemently concluded that the Donald Wuerl who, in 2018, was finally caught engaging in cover-ups as a matter of habit, placed the Cipolla Case in neon lights, in order to use it as a diversionary tactic, to hide Wuerl's multiple cover-ups of abusive priests.  Moreover, Wuerl let that case be presented in a false light, allowing for it to be hyper-exaggerated, for greater diversionary-tactic-effect.

This is the case whether Cipolla were fully guilty, only partially guilty, or not guilty at all.  The Cipolla Case was presented to the public here, to show Wuerl's egregious degree of premeditated deception.  

The 1978 accuser of Anthony Cipolla told a certain individual that her son, the young Tucker (aka Tommy), alleged the following ====> that Cipolla had sores all over his body, while he was allegedly consummating unnatural lust with Tucker.   Got it?  Cipolla was made out to be a grotesque monster in physical appearance, thereby adding to the theatrical sensationalism of the story which I previously covered in detail, years ago.  

At this point, Ladies & Gentlemen of the jury, what is ridiculously wrong with this picture?

ANS:  Find me one person who has sores all over his body and who does NOT
cringe and seethe in pain while making contact with another person's body.  In
addition, Cipolla was a young man at the time, only in his thirties; and he wasn't
living in the sewers.  Neither was he bedridden to the point of getting bed sores. 

Do you really believe that Cipolla had sores all over his body in the 1970s?  They                                 would have been on his face, arms, and hands, too.  This means that there would                                      have been numerous witnesses to this allegation.  This destroyed the credibility of                               the 1978 accuser of Cipolla.

However, her credibility can assuredly be regarded as additionally destroyed, in her                              having claimed in print that I was Anthony Cipolla in disguise, operating a child mo-                     lestation ring.  For the record, Cipolla died SIX years ago, and his ghost is NOT typ-                            ing this text.   Liars always get found-out.  Their believers become proven fools.

BTW,  I NEVER Stated Such an Assertion as Follows

At this point, I need to remind you that I NEVER confidently claimed that Cipolla                                 was "not guilty" of committing molestation in 1978.  I NEVER assuredly stated                                  that he was guilty, either.  I simply stated in detail that the horror story of a DA                            bullying the 1978 accuser/mother into dropping criminal charges that were NOT                               even filed in the first place was a complete lie that contradicted all the processes                                    of Pennsylvania Criminal Procedure, as well as forensic investigation protocol.          

Very simply, reasonable doubt exists squared & cubed in this 1978 case which                                  never resulted in an arrest, and which never resulted in a trial.

My point was to show that Donald Wuerl was using the hyper-exagerrated Cipolla                                   Case to hide Wuerl's many molester priest cover-ups ... and to deceive the public                            into thinking that Wuerl was a man of untold Bravery & Holiness.  Well, the 2018                        Pennsylvania grand jury findings proved that I was correct in warning the public                                that Wuerl was a deceitful Con Artist & Cover-up Artist ::: The Picasso of Deceit.

Furthermore, if Cipolla's friends smashed her apartment windows as she theatrical-                                ly claimed, her landlord would have bellowed at high volume.  The police would                               have intervened, and the whole thing would have been front page news.  It would                                 be an archived newspaper article easy to locate on the Internet.  This is especially                               true, because, earlier in 1978, the Pittsburgh police already arrested a  defrocked                             priest, for immoral actions with minor males.                                                                                        

News of a second priest being indicted for molestation would have made the front                           pages in 1978.  Smashed windows resulting from a priest's friends retaliating would                           have been the story of the week.  So, go and search for a 1978 news article reporting                           the smashing of windows shortly after a priest's arrest which never occurred in the                             first place.

And remember ===>  I DIDN'T trust Cipolla.   I simply could not catch him con-                      tradicting himself.   Then, I would discover that the post-arrest allegations were                                    completely false, being that there was no arrest.   I previously heard Tim Bendig                                    lie to me four times in a matter of minutes over the telephone, making me con-                                 clude that Bendig was a con artist.   So, when it comes to the actual molestation                                allegations themselves, I don't know whom to believe.  I simply know that Wuerl                                  made the Cipolla Case sound iconic, so that Wuerl would be rocketed into very                               undeserved stardom.

 None the less, I remained suspicious of Anthony Cipolla.  Yet,  I couldn't find the                               evidence to assure his guilt.  There was reasonable doubt in the 1978 case.  And                                  there was a lot of doubt in the Bendig case, being that Bendig was a proven liar.                               Even at that, you don't know for sure.  It's just that there was no evidence to war-                                  rant a noose around Cipolla's neck at high noon, especially in light of the fact that                                 his accusers were caught lying about him, repeatedly.

The Number 1 reason why I still entertained the possibility of his guilt was in                                     the fact that he once tried to get a home-schooling job.  But, this dwindled, when it                           was discovered that he never tried to get any kind of home schooling job again.

In addition, the Number 1 reason why I entertained the possibility of Cipolla's                               innocence was in the description of how he "allegedly" molested a nine year old                                   child who naturally carries - shall we politely say --- certain body parts too too                                   small to be molested by an adult-sized hand.  Nine year olds were molested in                               other ways, concerning such molestation cases.  It sounded like someone was                             making up a story that didn't match past cases or the biological sciences.

All in all, Wuerl needed to shut down and declare closed the Cipolla Case, lest more                       investigators and detectives prod through the Diocese of Pittsburgh and uncover                               the cover-ups that Wuerl still had in tact.  Wuerl used the Cipolla Case as a diversion,                            so that the Pittsburgh Post Gazette would state, "Nothing more to see here, folks.                                   Move on."

The Vatican Case Was a Jurisdictional Matter                                                                                which did NOT judge if Cipolla molested anyone.                                                                             

The Wuerl/Cipolla Case found its way to the highest court in the Holy See, and it                                  asked only one question, giving one answer to that question.  The question was                                        this ===>  Does a bishop have the authority to dismiss a priest from ministry, if                                     the priest was diagnosed as having mental illness?  Got it?   This is what really                                      happened at the Vatican:

Tim Bendig was an absolute failure at the Pittsburgh seminary, and he had the                                     lack of civility, as well.  So, he was asked to leave in 1987 or so.  He then asked                                the diocese for money.  The diocese refused to give Bendig money.  Bendig then                                proceeded to accuse a number of priests of sodomy and the such.

Concerning Cipolla, Bendig accused Cipolla of having molested him for years,                                   while Cipolla was stationed in New Brighton PA.   New Brighton is 25 miles                                northwest of Pittsburgh, along the Ohio River.

This photo is the one closest to New Brighton that I possess.

Wuerl understood the accusations to be that of a con artist.  So, Wuerl ignored                                Bendig.   Then, in October of 1988,  Frs Wolk, Zula, and Pucci were indicted                                         at a neighboring county where the Diocese of Pittsburgh operates.  Immediate-                                      ly thereafter, Bendig went to the media and claimed that he was molested, too.                                      Only then did Wuerl order Cipolla to go to a psychiatric treatment center.

At the center, Cipolla said to an analyst that a man's life isn't worth living if he                                  can't do the vocation work he was ordained to do (to the effect thereof.)  So, the                            analyst diagnosed Cipolla as being suicidal & suffering from Clinical Depression.                           Wuerl then used that diagnosis to remove Cipolla.

Cipolla then filed against Wuerl in Catholic Church court.  Cipolla went to an-                                   other treatment center (in NYC) and got a clean bill of health, at his financial                              expense.  Wuerl refused to accept the diagnosis.   The Vatican then ordered                                     Wuerl to reinstate Cipolla.  Wuerl then got a rehearing, under the guise of                                           "the possibility that the facts of the case were erroneous."

So, there was a second hearing at the highest court of the Vatican, with Cipolla                                     not being present.  It was simply declared that Wuerl had the right to remove a                                       priest declared mentally ill, even if the priest gets a second opinion which is                                  contrary to the original diagnosis.

That which actually happened in the Bendig Civil Lawsuit, filed in the                              Pennsylvania Court of Commons Pleas and NOT at the Vatican, was this:

Tim Bendig's lawyer, (who was the attorney for the local masons), didn't have
anything on Cipolla that could stick.  Thus, Attorney Douglas Yauger was so                                desperate for evidence against Anthony Cipolla that he motioned the court for                                         a continuance, so that he could find more witnesses.  Yauger found none more                                   than the 1978 mom who accused Cipolla of molestation.

Interestingly, concerning the out of court settlement and the lack of a trial, Yauger                             simply told someone in the media that the 1978 accuser was located by him (with-                              out him mentioning her name.)   About her, he merely said that he "would like to                               have used her" (as a trial witness) for whatever it was worth.  So, Yauger had no                             option other than to make a big deal out of one sore on Cipolla's arm.

Yauger made such a big deal of it that John Conte's assistant lawyer coached                                       one of the Cipolla witnesses to say at his deposition (in the Bendig lawsuit)                                           that the one sore on Cipolla's arm came from a spider bite.  That was deceitful.

Now, how would the witness have known how Cipolla got that one sore?  This                          particular witness was NOT a medical professional who treated Cipolla.  Plus,                                 because of that lawyer coaching that one witness, the witness being coached
assumed that Cipolla was as guilty as sin. 

That one witness then decided to do some investigating on his own, he said.
Well, all that he did was talk to Diane Thompson.  He did NOT seek to fact-
check anything she said, and he was so gullible that he believed her tale of
Cipolla having sores all over his body.  To this day,  he didn't sit back and
take note of the failure of plausibility in anything that Thompson claimed.
He didn't catch all of Thompson's contradictions.  This is why the circus
master, P.T. Barnum once said, "There's one born every minute."

Concerning that one sore, what was Yauger trying to do in mentioning it?
ANS:  He, in my opinion, wanted the jury to think that Cipolla might have
had AIDS.  That one sore might portray an infected sexual maniac, and
cause the jury to be suspicious of Cipolla, in the trial of the civil lawsuit                                                 filed by Bendig.   Well, it has been 30 years since the discovery phase of                                               the Bendig lawsuit, and neither Bendig nor Cipolla manifested any signs                                                of AIDS.  Any insinuation of Cipolla giving Bendig AIDS was nihil.

This obsession with one mere sore on an arm showed how desperate Ben-                                          dig's attorney was, in the quest to find any evidence in support of his client.                                        And remember, Bendig lied to me four times in a row in a row in a matter of                                  minutes.


Also remember that Thompson did NOT accuse Cipolla of any wrongdoing                                         until Cipolla told her that the Saint Vincent de Paul Society did NOT have the                                money to pay Diane Thompson's rent.

Concerning the Tim Bendig who lied to me four times in a row:  Proof that he                                     was a con artist consists in the fact that he took his lawsuit settlement dollars                                       and purchased a bar & grill with it, never spending it on psychiatric services                                          as he claimed he would do.

Concerning that which Cippolla said to me, I never believed nor disbelieved                                      him, being that I need someone to do some cross examining.  It's just that I                                          did NOT catch Cipolla contradicting himself.  Yet, that is NOT enough for                                           me to publicly state, "not guilty" in the 1978 molestation allegations.  None                                          the less, the falsehoods told by the accusing party were beyond ridiculous. 

Now watch . . .

Then came another witness who spent time in Michigan with Cipolla and Tim                                       Bendig simultaeously.  He said that nothing suspicious between the two ever                               happened, as well as having stated that Anthony Cipolla never tried to molest                                   him.   Well, that particular witness said that he was NEVER coached by any                                   lawyer on John Conte's staff.  He was to be one of the trial witnesses, of course.

For those unaware, John Conte was Cipolla's defense attorney in the Bendig                                        lawsuit.  He charged Cipolla  $25,000 for his law firm's services.  That lawyer                                    was my neighbor for years.  I even went to Canada, on vacation, with John's
son.  I went to the same schools as did his children.  I knew the Conte family                                        for years ... for decades.


One more thing:  Why would Attorney John Conte's assistant act as if Cipolla were
guilty?  ANS:  It was because the Pittsburgh Post Gazette stated that Cipolla was ar-
rested for molestation back in 1978, and because Americans did NOT have ready
access to newspaper archives at that time.  If you go to the Post Gazette archives,
you will find that, in 1978, Cipolla was NEVER arrested.  He was merely served
a SUMMARY NOTICE which instructed him to show-up for a hearing 28 days
hence.  The hearing was to see if filing charges against Cipolla was warranted.

The actual detective assigned to the Cipolla case told Josh Shapiro's PA grand jury                                that Cipolla was NEVER charged/indicted/arrested.  He simply said that he told the                              accuser mother of 1978 that, if Cipolla would do any kind of molesting from that                                 point onward, then he would be arrested pronto.  That was a stupid thing to say, be-                              ing that, from July 1978 onward, there was no way in which Cipolla would be able                                to get near those two youths.

None the less, my intent, in addressing the Cipolla case, was to show the public                                   that Donald Wuerl is a con artist of great deceit who covered up molester priests,                                  all the while pretending to be the great disciplinarian of them.  Cipolla was                                       Wuerl's diversionary tactic.                               

Also keep in mind that Cipolla tried to get a job teaching home-schooled children                             after he was suspended from ministry by Wuerl ... and that Cipolla only did that                                   one time, making someone ask, "Hey wait.  If he's a molester, then why wouldn't                                  he keep trying to get a job teaching home-schooled kids?"

Incidentally, this home-schooling incident is why I continued to have my doubts                              about Cipolla.  None the less, there were too many lies told about the Cipolla Case,                            especially the lie about a DA forcing a woman to "drop charges" that were never                                 filed in the place, and when the DA could have instantly drop them on his own.                           Incidentally, before I learned of the details of the case, I believed that Cipolla                                      was as guilty as sin.                                        

                                                     In review:

The Summary Notice was only signed by the 1978 accuser-mother.  This meant
that neither the police nor the DA nor the State Attorneys General office had evi-
dence against Cipolla to warrant prosecution of him.  The DA's office needed to                               sign it.                            

Thompson was taking it upon herself to be the prosecutor of the case, but needed                                 the City Court judge's approval for her to proceed, in her private criminal com-                               plaint.  Thompson withdrew her private criminal complaint before the hearing.

According to Cipolla, after the judge told him that Thompson dropped the case, the
same judge said, "Watch who you try to help."  And of course, simply from what
Thompson wrote about me ... a person who simultaneously carried three security clear-                       ances and who lived 900 miles away from her ... she is a pathological liar.  John Conte                        called her an "adroit liar."  Even at that, I cannot declare Cipolla assuredly not guilty.

She alleged that Tucker (aka Tommy, now in his 40s) is dysfunctional and that the
loss of functionality was caused by Cipolla.  She also stated that she is raising two                         teenagers, both of whom are Tucker's children.  

Concerning any out of court settlement in these cases, it simply means that neither                                  culpability nor innocence is declared.  A person paying a settlement does NOT ad-                              mit to guilt.  It's simply a payment to end contentious proceedings.  That is to say,                            truth is NOT ascertained in an out of court settlement.

And keep this in mind ====>  If a diocese refuses to give an accuser an out of court                  settlement, that diocese could be the target of investigators.  So, settlements get paid,                            to keep the authorities and private investigators, as well as journalists, from digging                        deeper.  Plus, if the price of the settlement is less than the cost of defending the de-                        fendant, expect a settlement to come as a result of mathematics.

March 25, 2023

Wuerl::: FIVE cover-ups & THREE criminal indictments in opening year of Pittsburgh Tenure. One fled to Wheeling West Virginia and the other to Cuba

Stanwix & Blvd of the Allies, Pittsburgh Diocesan property, Part 1. 
Behind it is the Glass Castle & the PPG Plaza.
NOW REMEMBER:  The point to this Wuerl-of-Hurt site was to 
inform you that the cult-of-personality, super-hero propaganda pub-
lished about Donald Wuerl was a continuum of falsehoods --- that 
Wuerl's image was a Stalin-like abuse of power & privilege.  Then
came the 2018 Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report, twelve years after 
my first reporting of Wuerl's corruption.  If it had come twelve yrs
sooner, this site would have been unnecessary.

This site was meant to keep you from being deceived into thinking 
that you had to follow Wuerl, in his violations of Catholic Moral 
Theology and in him writing-off pivotal element of 2,000 year old 
unchangeable Church doctrine which literally traces itself back to 
Peter & Paul.

This site was set forth, to level the playing field ... to equalize ... to 
free you from the hypnotic trance that media proponents held on you.  

Let's review:

The quickest summary is that the FIVE priests COVERED-UP by Wuerl,
in his first year as bishop of Pittsburgh were ======>


1} John Hoehl whom Donald Wuerl personally reinstated into ministry
and kept in ministry, even after the so-called "enlightening" dinner that
Wuerl had with the family of two lads molested by the three priests men-
tioned below.

Wuerl reinstated Hoehl and kept him in chaplaincy ministry until the in-
dictments of Frs. Wolk, Zula, and Pucci.  Then, Wuerl dropped Hoehl like 
a very hot potato.  If Wuerl were to have kept Hoehl in ministry --- Wuerl 
would have been inviting a grand jury inquest.  Twenty-eight years later,
that Grand Jury was finally convened.

2} Robert Wolk (ordained the same year as was Wuerl, thereby indicat-
ing that he was Wuerl's classmate.)  Ann Rodgers falsely claimed that 
Wolk was removed "just as Wuerl became bishop."  The truth is that 
Anthony Bevilacqua placed Wolk on administrative leave, long before 
Wuerl replaced Bevilacqua.  Donald Wuerl was positioning  to reinstate
Wolk, as he already reinstated Hoehl.

3} Richard "Sade" Zula who did practice Sadism on at least one male 
youth,   This was the only known priest Wuerl was NOT going to re-
instate into any type of ministry.  Now, Wuerl has been proven to be 
unjust and vicious, but he drew a line in the proverbial sand when it
came to Sadism.  Wuerl hid the knowledge of Zula's crimes from law
enforcement, despite the Child Protective Services Act.  He simply 
let Zula go about his life.  When it came time for DA John C. Pettit
of Washington County PA to process Zula's indictment, no one at
the Diocese of Pittsburgh knew where Zula was ... so they claimed.

4} Fr. Francis Pucci who was not laicized or removed from ministry.  
Rather, he was allowed to conduct the Mass and perhaps Divine Office 
with a religious order of sisters.  Pucci was indicted, but his indictment 
was dismissed on the statute of limitations defense.  Therefore,  Pucci 
remained on the diocesan payroll.  In fact, even the criminal convict, 
Richard Dorsch, was on the payroll, after his conviction.  In Catholic
Canon Law, even criminal priests, after prison time, must be financial-
ly supported by their bishops.  A bishop does NOT have to reassign
a criminal priest who completed a jail sentence.  But, he does have
to sustain such a priest.

5} George Zirwas, accomplice of Wolk, Zula, and Pucci.  Was not in-
dicted with them.  He found his way to Cuba, after a number of sex-
ual aggression accusations were made against him.  While in Cuba,
he informed Wuerl that he knew of criminal priests in Wuerl's dio-
ceses and that he (Zirwas) was willing to keep silent about it for a 
price.  Wuerl informed Zirwas that he was to either send the names 
of the priests or a letter categorically stating that he (Zirwas) knew
of no criminal conduct among Pittsburgh priests.  Zirwas sent the
Sgt Shultz I-Know_Nothing letter.  After that letter was received
by Wuerl, Wuerl gave Zirwas a bonus.

Zirwas lead the Sodom & Gomorrah lifestyle in Cuba to the extreme.
He was killed by a male prostitute who injected animal tranquilizer
into his neck.  In response, Wuerl officiated him at his funeral and
reinstated Zirwas to the level of full clerical investiture, all while
giving Zirwas a saint's eugoly, even though Zirwas died while en-
gaged in mortal sin up and until the point of time when Zirwas re-
ceived his lethal injection.

The two lawsuits involved 1} former Catholic school headmaster John 
Hoehl as co-defendant; 2} the two brothers abused (at different times)
by Wolk, Zula, and Pucci as members of the plaintiff family.  Only one
of the two brothers was an altar boy, incidentally.  Let us proceed.

Ann Rodgers"-Melnick" was a Pittsburgh Post Gazette writer originally 
from California.  Before going to Pittsburgh she worked in the South-
western sector of  Florida were major leaguers do their baseball Spring 
Training.  Even though She was never a Roman Catholic (or any other 
rite of Catholicism,) she was given the post of Pittsburgh Roman Catho-
lic Diocese director  for Communications, as if no Catholic on Earth is 
good enough for the job.

Rodgers fully knew about the James Torquato Retaliations and remained
silent about them.  In fact, during the infamous 2002 media rampage on 
clergy sex abuse, she wrote that  as far back as Wuerl's very first year as 
bishop of Pittsburgh, he announced a  Zero Tolerance Policy, where no 
priest accused of sexually abusing a minor could ever go back into min-
istry.  That was a complete falsehood, supported by the evidence of him 
returning to ministry Frs. John Hoehl and Edward Huff, as well as Ernest
Paone who Wuerl willingly transferred to California and then Las Vegas.

Concerning her proven lies, the first one which was detected was her claim
that the tiny Donald Wuerl was an ascetic 5'11".  The truth is that Wuerl is as 
short in height as was the late Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua --- between 5'4 
to 5'6".  Concerning this, I received a polite phone call from Washington stat-
ing that Wuerl stands 5'9" to 5'10".  Yes --- with elevator shoes, he does.  

Being that I was in Pittsburgh during Wuerl's tenure, and being that he walked 
up to me, I do know that he is tiny.  He did NOT wear elevator shoes while in
Pittsburgh.  Others who met him also told me that he stood 5'4" to 5'5".  One
person described Wuerl as "scrawny."   A very polite 5'4" woman said to me
that Wuerl and her stood "head to head," meaning at the same height.

I know of Wuerl's height and Bevilacqua's height from a point-blank range
personal experience (in a public forum.).  In fact, I was surprised to find out
how tiny Wuerl was as he approached me, once upon a time.  This is because
he was made out to be this superior godlike man of masculine stature.  The
Donald Wuerl who approached me was exactly like a certain flaming homo-
sexual theater major who would occasionally buzz around our click and take
with him one of the guys, the son of a certain lieutenant governor's son; not
from Pennsylvania and not from any State that borders on Pennsylvania.

The bottom line is that you cannot instantly trust as true anything written by 
Ann Rodgers.  But, for the most part, Rodgers used sleight of hand semantics,
(as opposed to outright lying) in her deceiving of the common man & woman
via the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.

We adjourn to the original article:

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.  Incidentally, Pgh is the abbreviation of Pittsburgh

Always keep in mind that the only reason why Wuerl was one of the first bish-
ops to announce a zero tolerance policy was because he was one of the very first
of American bishops caught red-handed in performing multiple and simultaneous 
cover-ups which included John Hoehl as Wuerl's fourth simultaneous cover-up.

Wuerl expressly put Hoehl back into ministry and immediately took Hoehl out
of the ministry line-up after DA John C. Pettit publicly announced that Wuerl
and his personnel were uncooperative during the criminal investigation which
resulted in the indictments of Wolk, Zula, and Pucci.

In as much, Wuerl had to put on airs and display a very fake facade, in announc-
ing a zero tolerance policy which he did NOT observe in his subsequent cover-up
of Frs. Edward Huff and James Torquato.  Wuerl is a liar by his actions.  Such
as a person known as a hypocrite.  Wuerl also chooses which Catholic doctrine
to observe and which one to violate.  Such a person is known as a heretic.

Concerning Wolk, Zula, and Pucci:

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 fact, Wuerl vehemently defended his cover-up of Wolk,
in news print, claimed that the cover-up wasn't a cover-up.  Wuerl has been a liar
from the beginning.

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."

Concerning George Zirwas:,202749&dq=george+zirwas+pittsburgh+cuba&hl=en,127061&hl=en,1539593&hl=en,4367236&hl=en
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