Your financial support will help us realize
our fundamental goal to provide the best
possible respite care and health services
to those in need of healing and recovery
from the trauma of sexual molestation.
The business plan of Come to the Stable/The
Stephen Spalding Foundation is similar to the
ventures of facilities developed by the Roman
Catholic that treat pedophile priests: the
The Institute of Living in suburban Hartford,
Connecticut; Southdown, Toronto, Canada;
St. Luke Institute, Silver Springs, Md.; or the St. John Vianney Renewal Center (RECON) in Dittmer, Missouri.
The banks of the spectacular Cooper River at Mepkin Abbey, just 20 miles north of Charleston, South Carolina. For the past decade, Mepkin was the home of Bishop Anthony J. O’Connell, who died 4 May 2012.
Bernard F. Cardinal Law
Cardinal Bernard Law now holds a prestigious position in Rome. Prior to this appointment, he maintained a residence in Boston, which was sold for $20 million in 2003. The Archdiocese of Boston sold his summer home on Cape Cod for $2.55 million, also in 2003. A search of Massachusetts real estate records in 2003 revealed a personal multi-million dollar portfolio — a collection of Florida condos, vacant lots, one- and two-bedroom houses — the legacy of individuals who earmarked major portions of their estates for his benefit. By year-end 2005, the Archdiocese divested itself of $208 million in real estate holdings.
Anthony J. Cardinal Bevilacqua
Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua (1923-2012) of Philadelphia was no stranger to luxury. In the late 1990’s, he closed or merged 15 parishes and schools in archdiocese, but spent more than $5 million to renovate his mansion, three office buildings, a parking lot, the cathedral and his summer residence on Cape May (a luxury expenditure estimated at more than $500,000). His successor, Cardinal Justin F. Rigali, enjoys this style of living, too.
Bishop William F. Murphy
Bishop William F. Murphy of Rockville Center, New York, spent nearly $1.3 million in 2003 to acquire and renovate a home in his diocese.
Bishop Tod D. Brown
Bishop Tod D. Brown of Orange County, California (1999-2011), is buying his priests private homes (ranging in price from $600,000 to $1.5 million) to serve as rectories. In December 2004, Orange County agreed to the largest settlement yet in the United States clergy molestations scandal at $1 million (est.) per survivor, which
is in excess of $100 million. In 2007, court documents revealed that a 1997 allegation of sexual abuse named Brown, which church officials dismissed as baseless.
The Institute of Living
The Institute of Living, Hartford, Connecticut, is an
elegant mansion with a sweeping lawn that unfolds
down to the sea; 35 acres organized by the great
landscape designer Frederick Law Olmstead.
It is the home and treatment facility of some
of the most notorious pedophile priests in
Ultimately, Come to the Stable/The Stephen Spalding
Foundation intends to create a modest place of rest
for the troubled and weary.
In the last 24 months, the survivor/victims of Anthony J. O’Connell have discovered, personally, that the survivor/victims of rape, incest, and forcible sodomy need this service.
The Institute of Living (above, right): a leafy haven for ordained sexual predators.
They need a place to go to — alone or with loved ones — for a brief period of time, just put down their burdens and rest. Most survivor/victims are coping with many issues at once — from job security to medical crises to the simplest workaday activities like eating lunch — and they need a safe harbor to consider their futures as they recover from the trauma and stress of the crimes that they have experienced.
Consequently, the CTS/SSF mission is to provide a comparable way-station in life — a place where we can stop at major points en route to our destination — somewhere to collect one’s thoughts, assess one’s future, and move forward
despite the pain and suffering of what has happened to us.
See also . . . .