Fr. John Malloy -Salesian Molester Shielder – Dies

Fr. John Malloy, longtime San Francisco Salesian mouthpiece, known for his adamant shielding and harboring of accused Salesian pedophiles, has died. Malloy was also known for his selective moral stance of defending clergy molesters, while voicing public bigotry concerning gay equality rights. Fr. Malloy, 91, died on Wednesday March 27, 2013, leaving behind a legacy typical of many Salesian Kingpins – a history of “no see, no hear, no speak” – regarding numerous accused Salesian abuser priests that surrounded him for decades.

Fr. Malloy was also a key organizer in San Francisco for the Defense of Marriage Rally, and was vehemently outspoken against equality in marriage. Concerning the controversial issue, Malloy was quoted in 2008: “To demand marriage as a matter of equality is fallacious”.

At 13 years old, Malloy joined the infamous Salesian High School Seminary in Richmond California. The seminary was known to have housed numerous clergy rapists and pedophiles throughout its span from the 1930s through the 1960s. Malloy was cautiously silent to the press during the massive lawsuits lodged against the Salesians from 2002 through 2009 in California; despite the Salesians schools record for the most clergy sex abusers clustered in an affiliated campus.

In 1952 he was principal of St. John  Bosco in Bellflower, and was later principal of Bishop Mora Salesian High School in Los Angeles, Ca. Both schools have been riddled with lawsuits pertaining to sex abuse and molestation by Salesian clergy named in the Southern California Clergy 2 Cases in 2003. Malloy, however, was quoted as saying he knew nothing about the conduct of the many Salesian pedophiles at the schools.

Malloy later became Salesian Provincial of the West Coast in San Francisco, during the 1960s. According to court depositions, several allegations of rape and abuse at the Salesian School in Richmond during the 1960s were forwarded to the Salesian Provincial in San Francisco. Malloy also said that he was unaware of those alleged reports and accusations, regarding convicted Salesian priest Fr. Bernard Dabbenne, accused rapists Bro. John Vas, Fr. Lorenzoni, Fr. Presenti, Bro Billante, and several other Salesian clergy named in lawsuits.

Fr. Malloy became pastor at St. Peter and Paul parish in San Francisco in 2001. At the time Malloy was pastor at St. Peter and Pauls, the Salesians of San Francisco listed as staff  accused pedophiles Bro. Ernie Martinez, Fr. Harold Danielson, and Fr. Steve Whelan. Fr. Malloy defended the accused molesters, stating as was usual, that he knew nothing concerning any misconduct by any of the named priests.

In 2003, Fr. Malloys close friend, and Associate Pastor of St. Peter and Pauls, Fr. Steve Whelan, was sued in court for sexual molestation. Fr. Malloy stated that he knew nothing about the allegations against the priest who had lived with him for years, and that the priest was innocent. Malloy kept Fr. Whelan in ministry with access to children until a court found the priest liable in a jury trial in 2006, and again in 2008.

During Fr. Malloys tenure in the Salesian Order in California from the 1960s to the present, the California Salesians have been inundated with lawsuits, convictions, and allegations for child rape, sodomy, molestation, sex abuse shielding, coverups and denial. The Salesian Order paid out 20 million dollars for lawsuits in California in 2008 which named many of Fr. Malloys closest and oldest clergy comrades and roommates.

Malloy was constantly surrounded by countless accused Salesian serial rapists and sex abusers for over 60 years. He has always faithfully maintained he was unaware of any misconduct by any of them, regardless of his history of living with them for decades.

Some of Fr. Malloys local fellow Salesians who were accused of serial pedophilia, sex abuse, rape, and molestation – either in lawsuits or convictions were: Fr. Bernard Dabbenne, Fr. Larry Lorenzoni, Fr. Steve Whelan, Bro Ernie Martinez, Bro. Sal Billante, Fr. Richard Presenti, Bro. John Vas, Bro. Anthony Juarez, Bro. Ralph Murguia, Fr. Mario Blanco, Fr. Jim Miani, Mr. Sam Vitone, Bro. Jesse Dominguez, Bro Mark Epperson, Mr. Ricky Bonds, Fr. Harold Danielson, Fr. Al Mengon, Bro. John Verhart, and Bro. Dan Pacheco.

Eerily, on April 1 2013, Fr. Malloy will be buried at the Salesian Cemetery in Richmond, at the school campus, where numerous accused Salesian serial pedophiles have been laid to final rest.







Salesians Ties To San Antonio Winery – Disgracing Sacred Wine


photo- san antonio winery site

The Salesians of California have had ties to San Antonio Winery of Los Angeles for over 50 years, which may answer the question of why the sacramental wine producer still includes a Salesian rapist in a promotional documentary in 2012.

San Francisco Salesian priest Fr. Steve Whelan, a clergy sex abuser who lost a court jury trial for molestation in 2006, was filmed in a documentary about communion wine called “California Bountiful-Urban Legend”. Fr. Whelan still appears in the film 4 years after he lost the civil trial for molestation filed by Joey Piscitelli, a child abuse victims advocate, and a SNAP leader,  in July of 2006.

When confronted as to why the winery would have the Salesian child rapist priest Fr. Whelan represent the sacred wine and the winery, San Antonio spokesperson Steve Riboli stated on October 15th, 2012 in an e-mail that, “We do not know Fr. Whelan, … and we are not familiar with any type of filming.”

But contrary to that statement, Tracy Sellers, the producer of the San Antonio Winerys documentary “Urban Legend”, stated: “We did in fact interview Fr. Steve Whelan for a story about San Antonio Winery. He was a great guy. He works at a church in San Francisco where they use the wine as a sacramental wine”.

Salesian sex abuse victims said that since Fr. Whelan is “still working” – as the film producer reiterated, there is “substantial evidence that Whelan is a practicing priest in ministry.” This fact is contrary to the Catholic Bishops Charter and policy, which forbids proven sex abuser priests to work in active public ministry. The Diocese of San Franciscos Bishop, Salvatore Cordileone, has been silent on the issue.

An elder Italian Catholic female parishioner who was interviewed at St. Peter and Pauls in San Francisco on October 21st for a response stated, “ Why in the world would the Bishop allow a molester to speak for our sacred wine?”

Perhaps the answer may be in the connection between the winery and the California Salesian Order. According to a feature article in the Saint Anthony Messenger, entitled San Antonio Winery –  A Faith Based Business” winery owner Steve Riboli recalled the ties to the Salesians of California – that bonds the winery to the Salesians of San Francisco.

The Messenger article states: “In the 1960s the winery was rescued by a church official when the Southern Pacific Railroad threatened to tear it down. Fr. Louis Masoero, a Salesian priest, who was principal at St. Bosco Technical Institute for Boys, had been a regular customer and friend of Stefano Riboli and family. Through the priests public-relations efforts among leading people in the community, petitions were signed. Eventually, the city and the railroad rethought a route through the winery.”

The winerys choice of ties to the California Salesians to return the favor may have been a humiliating mistake” another Salesian sex abuse victim stated.

Fr. Masoero, the Salesian priest whom the winery spokesperson Steve Riboli mentions – was pastor at St. Peter and Pauls Church in San Francisco in 1971 – when Salesian child abuse victim Joey Piscitelli was molested by Fr. Whelan. Fr. Masoero was also in close quarters with San Francisco Salesians Fr. Lorenzoni, Fr. Miani, Fr. Dabenne, and Fr. Presenti,  – all accused and/or convicted serial molesters.

Although San Antonio Winerys connection to the California Salesians, Fr. Masoero, and Fr. Whelan is apparently well documented, San Antonio Winery spokesperson Steve Riboli sent a second e-mail on October 15th, further denying knowledge of the film about his family winery, which he appears in himself,  just prior to Fr. Whelan. Fr. Whelan is featured in the written version of the sacramental winery story, and in the documentary film as well.












Salesians of Australia Steal “SNAP” Acronym


Salesian College, Rupertswood

In what molestation victims and advocates have described as “more than a coincidence”, the Salesians of Australia-Pacific have been accused by many of “robbing the acronym ‘SNAP’ from the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. The letters S-N-A-P, used by the Salesians of Australia, stand for Salesian News Australia Pacific, according to the Salesian site. Critics claim the use of the letters “is a desperate stretch.”

“SNAP”, which is said to be the largest and oldest supportive group of clergy sex abuse survivors and victims in the world, was founded in 1988 by Barbara Blaine. The group has also been quoted to be the most active advocates organization for clergy abuse victims as well. It is estimated that SNAP has over ten thousand members around the globe.

Amidst a flurry of negative press concerning the concealment and transfer of clergy sex abusers, the Salesian Order of Don Bosco has been accused of resorting to bold measures to divert attention – while conveniently swiping the famed SNAP letters. A California SNAP leader and victim that was interviewed said that “At the very least the use of the word “SNAP” by the Salesians of Australia is deceitful – it may mislead victims into thinking the Salesians are affiliated with the survivor group. The Salesians of Australia have a sordid history”.

Bolstering the claim that the Salesians resort to deceitful measures in Australia, is the recent story by Dallas News on October 12, 2012. The story reported that “Salesian Provincial Fr. Frank Maloney falsely claimed that the journalist who wrote story about Salesian molesters in Australia was convicted for child molestation”. The Salesians Fr. Maloney has been forced to retract the false statements about the journalist.

Fr. Will Mathews, who runs the Salesian-SNAP website, stated that “(Salesian) SNAP promises an interesting overview of feature articles, community accomplishments, and project updates”. In rebuttal, John, a 37 year old Salesian sex abuse victim interviewed from Melbourne, Australia, said that “the Salesians use of the word “SNAP’ is nothing short of more shameful, irresponsible Salesian conduct”.

According to the Herald Sun, Dallas news,  and other media sources, the Salesians of Australia have been inundated with complaints and reports of sex abuse, and scandals –  and at least a 40 year cover-up, as claimed in the Rupertswood cases. Australian Salesian priests Fr.Frank Klep, Fr. Davis Rapson, Fr. John Ayers, Fr. Julian Fox, Fr. Michael Auslebrook, Bro. Peter Van Ruth, and  Bro. Peter Vincent are all accused serial molesters.

Salesian ArchBishop Costelloe was unavailable for comment on the issue.



California Salesians Escalate Accused Pedophile Presence



The Salesians of San Francisco, who were previously disgraced by holding the record for accused, convicted and sued priests in the Bay Area and northern state, have been amping up the the presence of their infamous clan once again.

The “troubled order” as writer Ron Russel described the notorious Salesian province of San Francisco in the San Francisco Weekly in October of 2006 , were entangled in a web of accusations, shuffling, coverups and denial; resulting from decades of ping-ponging sex abusers back and forth from churches, camps, schools and retreats.

A record number of Salesian priests names appeared on the molestation radar, and the Salesian provincials and damage control personnel scrambled to mitigate and dissolve the negative press and lawsuits. But what they could not dissolve what was the truth.

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Salesian Molester Accused of Disgracing “The Blood of Christ”

San Francisco Salesian Molester “Fr. Steve Whelan ” SDB, as he is seen on the current film documentary ,“California Bountiful – Urban Legend’.

The California Salesians may have set another innovative precedent, for one of their San Francisco highly profiled child abusers. Said by some observers to be a further step into the world of depravation, sex abuser Fr. Steve Whelan, who lost a court jury trial on July 16th, 2006 for molestation and rape, was filmed representing Sts. Peter and Paul church and sacred communion wine in late 2010.  Fr. Whelan appears currently on many TV stations and the internet in the documentary by California Bountiful, called “Urban Legend”. The documentary is about the history of San Antonio Winery, which produces the holy communion wine used by many catholic churches in the USA.

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