Queens, NY – Priest Blames Jewish-Controlled Media for “Distorting” Abuse Scandal

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    Rev. Vytautas VolertasQueens, NY – A Catholic priest is under fire for claiming that the church pedophile scandal has been distorted by the media — because it’s controlled by Jews.

    “The most insignificant facts are intensified, they make sensational headlines, and that helps sell newspapers,” the Rev. Vytautas Volertas, told a Lithuanian-language newspaper on May 1.

    “To put it another way, who controls the press? The Jews. Have you ever seen an article in The New York Times about a criminal rabbi? No? And you won’t see one.”

    In fact, the Times, like every other major New York newspaper, last year reported the arrests of five rabbis who were indicted in a money-laundering probe in New Jersey.

    Volertas, assigned to the Church of the Transfiguration in Maspeth, apologized after being chastised by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of the Brooklyn Diocese.

    DiMarzio was “appalled” by the remarks, a spokesman said.

    Volertas, in a statement released by the diocese, said, “I sincerely apologize to the Jewish people for the harm that my words may have caused.

    “Moreover, I beg forgiveness of the victims of clergy sexual abuse.”

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    41 COMMENTS

    1. This guy is a Jerk and only apologized because he could in to trouble…..
      Let him rot in Hell with all the other anti Semites out there!

    2. This is beyond outrageous. I’m a Jew! Why doesn’t the media consult me about these stories? And, for crying out loud, where’s my cut of the multi-billion dollar media empire? I should at least get enough for maybe a pastrami on rye with a cream soda, no? But I get bupkes! What good does it even do me to be one of the “Jews” if I have to go to work and earn a living and support my family, and not even be in charge of the banks or Hollywood or the media? It’s like being a gentile or something!

      • I’m so sorry!!! There’s been a terrible oversight that you haven’t been invited to meet with the other Elders of Zion to discuss our plans to dominate the world/media/banks/hollywood/other this year.

        We’ll have someone contact you right after Shavuos.

        By the way, how’d you like the way we zinged that Lithuanian priest in Queens this week. That was a hoot.

    3. If this sonei yisroel ever checked he would knowf:

      1. New york times owned by non Jews
      2. New york Post- Owned by non Jews
      3. Los Angeles Times-owned by non-Jews
      4 . Washington Post- Owned by non-Jews
      This almost evry Goy believes like “the Jews control the banks”! and they are taught “the Jews have all the money'” Eisov sonei ess Yaakov ! Dos is the average Goy!

      • So, you are angered at a gentile who expresses an anti-Semitic statement, and offended at his generalizations about Jews. Good for you! Can you tell me, please, why it’s bad if he says nasty things about Jews, but it’s OK for you to spout nasty things about gentiles? I don’t believe you are in a position to say anything about the beliefs of the “average Goy,” but I do think that, if you’re offended by bigotry, it would be nice if you could at least refrain from being a bigot.

        • he wasnt being a bigot he was just pointing out the fallacy of the way the goy thinks that the jew controlls everything
          stop being an apologist for this vile anti semite
          the lithuanian preists as well as all priests and i said and mean all (no generalization) all are jew haters thats part of the religion
          it was a known fact to every child in europe that a priest was an anti semite
          its here in america that the modern rabbis etc like to cuddle up to them and think we can have normal relations with the goy and the priest
          big mistake

    4. Nothing has changed in church exposed antisemitism from crusades , inquisition and present time. Der Spiegel , a renown German weekly, Augstein foundation has reported detailed information about sexual abused by Catholic clerk including a bishop named Mixia and his sauna session with young priests.

    5. Sadly, this is no worse than those who are attacked for reporting frum abuse – when it happens in Israel it is the Zionists and chilonim who are to blame and in the US the gov’t and the non-frum are blamed. Denial is denial

    6. For those of you who are not aware of the what a lithuanian goy is, In Lithuania about 196,000 jews of 204,000 population during the holocaust were killed. It’s about 96%, even more than in Poland.

      • You are right and they :Lithuanian flocked to the SS killing Jews and in one picture a Lithuanian is pictured holding a heavy branch and smashing the skulls of bound Jews. Lithuanian SS [Litauische Standarte ] were savages worse than the Germans and as person put it this clergy trash grew up with this hatred

      • Cute. Ever hear of a saying about people who live in glass houses and how they shouldn’t throw stones? Have you noted the number of rabbis and frum people who have been arrested for abusing children in the last few years?

      • “โ€œ “Rape a child blame a Jew” should be catholic churhes mantraโ€
        and…
        Rape a child blame the child should be the Jewish mantra

      • “all priests and i said and mean all (no generalization) all are jew haters thats part of the religion”
        How can you make a statement like that knowing full well it is a lie. I grew up going to catholic shcool–12 years–and while I consider myself to be a ‘recoving’ catholic, I have to tell you that you are wrong. While it is in their bible that only catholics get into heaven, that is the extent. 12 years and not ONE religion was ever instulted, or even MENTIONED! Can you say the same about your religion? These posters have claimed that the Torah says Goys are here to be your servents…..Arabs should be murdered, and the like…..Again, that is what the posters say your Torah says, and I am not trying to quote anything, but it is in YOUR religion to hate everyone who is not a Jew……12 years of catholic school and the Jews were never brought up. To tell you the truth, I didnt even know what a Jew was until my 20’s…..thought it was like catholic, presbaterian, lutherab….etc….just another religion……dont you think the world would be a better place if we judged people on who they were and how they acted as opposed to who they pray to?

        • You’re right, not all Catholic priests hate Jews, and he should have differentiated between the Catholic priests in Lithuania and the Catholic priests here where most aren’t Jew haters. But I want to set you straight, no where in the Torah does it state that gentiles are to be our servants and Arabs should be murdered. We are the most peace loving people on earth, and not for nothing did we become the chosen people, chosen by God to be a light into the nations. That you didnโ€™t grow up with any Jew hatred, and it wasnโ€™t taught to you, is refreshing for us Jews who have suffered so much by the hands of the Catholic Church, from inquisitions, massacres and pogroms. We need to acknowledge that times have changed and youโ€™re proof of it. I wish you, a fellow human being well; weโ€™re on the same page.

            • You forget that we are in Golus. Read the Hesped the Noda BeYehuda gave for Maria Theresa and it’ll be an eye opener. It is not a Mitzva to make every gentile hate us. Also read the debate of the Ramban, which should also teach us how to behave in Golus.

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    7. Blame the Jews… then go worship one…can someone explain this insanity. I would hope that their false messiah actually does come back some day and tells them all to get a lost.

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