Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Official Court Dismissal of the Charges Against Fr. Joseph

Docket Entry Re Fr Joseph

SNAP's Libelous Press Release

"Finally, we urge Archbishop Robert Carlson to insist that Fr. Jiang turn over his passport to him while the civil case proceeds, so that Fr. Jiang doesn’t flee overseas, as dozens of child molesting clerics have done. We are very fearful that Fr. Jiang will hop on the next plane home to China or elsewhere and continue molesting girls for years to come."http://www.snapnetwork.org/mo_criminal_charges_v_priest_tossed_out_but_civil_case_v_him_proceeds

Monday, November 25, 2013

Accusers need to do the right thing!

We had a busy day last Friday with the dismissal of the criminal charges against Father Joseph. Of course the dismissal did not come as complete surprise since no real case against Father ever existed. The judge and prosecutor also came to see that the case had to be dumped. The judge pointed out that Father had never been alone with the girl, a common sense reason all could easily understand. We expect the civil litigation against Father to meet the same fate.

On Friday afternoon, we sent an e-mail out to all Friends of Fr. Joseph inviting all to celebrate at our house. I don't know how many showed up, but our place was packed and Father Joseph attended as well. He thanked all who had stood by him and prayed for him. He spoke of the Dark Night of the Soul and the sufferings so his beloved St. Therese. He told us that his own sufferings would in the end make him a more devoted and stronger priest.

Of course, all this will never be over until those who have falsely accused Father publicly clear his name. To not publicly speak the truth about Father would be a grave sin on their part. We pray that the accusers, whoever they are, and those who know the truth, have the courage to finally do the right thing.

Lucy and Bill Hannegan
314.367.3779
314.315.3779(cell)

Friday, October 11, 2013

David Clohessy Continues to Be Wrong

David Clohessy continues to be wrong on the situation of Fr. Joseph and Archbishop Carlson. From his Post op-ed today:

"In St. Louis, Archbishop Robert Carlson dodged a bullet when the criminal trial of Father Joseph Jiang, who faces charges of molesting a girl last summer, was postponed. Carlson was deposed by prosecutors about the case, and a civil abuse and cover-up case against Fr. Jiang charges Carlson with evidence tampering. (The archbishop reportedly asked the alleged victim’s parents to give him a $20,000 check that the accused priest left with the family after he supposedly admitted molesting the girl.)"
http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/columns/in-rome-hopeful-signs-in-the-us-not-so-much/article_5d850f43-6fba-5cf7-a7ac-6321b78a4255.html

Archbishop Carlson didn't dodge a bullet. Rather he lost a chance for the truth to come out in court. The day both Archbishop Carlson and Fr. Joseph are exonerated will eventually arrive!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Fr. Joseph's Trial Tomorrow

Tomorrow Fr. Joseph Jiang finally has his day in court. Friends of Fr. Joseph will be there, believing in his full innocence and praying for his complete exoneration. Our hope is that he will be restored to his former role as priest with his reputation unstained and all charges against him shown to be false.