Victims of Detroit Priest Speak Out

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by Church Militant  •  •  December 14, 2018   

The Paciorek brothers were preyed on by Fr. Gerald Shirilla, Detroit covered up the abuse

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Father Gerald Shirilla, perhaps Detroit's most notorious pederast priest, who abused multiple boys and young men, molested the Paciorek brothers in the 1970s. Chancery staff who covered up Shirilla's abuse in the 1990s — including Sacred Heart Major Seminary professor Msgr. John Zenz and archdiocesan Director of Public Affairs Ned McGrath — remain in power in the Detroit archdiocese to this day.

In their first-ever interview together, Tom, Michael and Robert Paciorek sit down with Church Militant's Michael Voris to discuss the devastation they suffered at Shirilla's hands and by Detroit's cover-up of his crimes.

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