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Like so many bishops around the country with ties directly or indirectly into the homo-clerical network, Detroit archbishop Allen Vigneron is yet another in a long line accused of ignoring complaints from victims.
But in Detroit, there is a unique situation that allows him to put a little daylight between himself and any reports of this evil, at least on paper. A seminary for Polish nationals was established here to serve the growing Polish population back in the 1800s. But a large number of former seminarians tell Church Militant that, in the 1980s, it became a pipeline for homosexuality and abuse.
Archbishop Vigneron, however, loses his cover because he is on the board of trustees for the seminary since it is in his archdiocese.
The seminary board — which, again, includes Vigneron — and the current chancellor are now being sued, and contained within the lawsuit is the allegation that Vigneron not only ignored a complaint brought directly to him, but also ignored other complaints and concerns against the priest who'd been recommended to become chancellor and whom Vigneron gave his blessing to (despite those fears).
It is part of the much-larger pattern here in Detroit, where Vigneron and his chancery continue to duck and weave and lie and deceive — anything to keep their homo-clergy network as concealed as they can, whether the members of that network are homegrown or foreign nationals.
What follows now is a Special Report that is the product of a months-long investigation conducted by Church Militant into the history and charges of homosexuality and abuse at yet another seminary here in Detroit — a case with the archbishop's fingerprints all over it as well.