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Diana Lyman
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Parishioners praise Father Sam
Published: Wednesday, October 28, 2009

By Tom Caprood
The Record

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WYNANTSKILL — The former parishioners of the Rev. Salvatore “Sam” Rodino continued to show strong support for him Tuesday after his suspension from ministry following allegations that he sexually abused a minor 27 years ago.

Parishioners of St. Jude the Apostle Church met together both on their own and with Rev. Ronald Menty, who handled weekend services, throughout the evening to discuss their questions and concerns about Rodino’s absence.

A separate vigil was held outside of the church by member of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, SNAP, in an effort to encourage other survivors of sexual abuse to come forward.

Rodino was placed on administrative leave last week after charges emerged that he had engaged in sexual misconduct with a teenager in the 1980s at the Blessed Sacrament Parish in Albany.

Over the weekend, a letter from Bishop Howard Hubbard, of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, was read to parishioners and explained that Rodino had been removed after the diocese found “reasonable grounds” to believe the allegations against him.

Winnie Lutz, a parishioner from Poestenkill, described Rodino as a wonderful man who had worked tirelessly for the parish since he first arrived there in 2005.

“He’s made such wonderful changes throughout the parish – we have so many parishioners now because of his work and his energy – and I’m just so upset about the defamation of his character,” said Lutz. “He says he didn’t do it and I believe him.”

Marguerite McMillen, a Wynantskill resident, said she supported Rodino 110 percent.

“He’s the best thing that ever happened to this parish,” said McMillen, who noted that she had been a parishioner at St. Jude the Apostle all her life.

“If anybody supports children, it’s him,” said another woman in passing.

Rodino has denied any inappropriate conduct, according to the diocese, and has the opportunity to appeal the decision to the Vatican in Rome if he so chooses.

According to diocese spokesman Ken Goldfarb and the letter which was previously read to parishioners, the diocese has a zero-tolerance policy for sexual abuse of minors by the clergy.

“He is removed from ministry,” said Goldfarb. “As with the ongoing policy of the diocese, when those decisions are made, they (priests) are no longer allowed to present themselves as a priest in public or to perform any of the sacraments.”

“After each mass here over the weekend, we gave parishioners the opportunity to stick around, to raise questions and concerns, and we’re doing the same tonight because there are some people who may not have been at mass on Sunday,” he continued.

Over the past six decades, 23 priests have been removed by the diocese for similar actions.

Mark Lyman, the upstate coordinator for SNAP, was joined by a handful of others in a quiet display in front of the church to support the victim who came forward in Rodino’s case and to encourage others to do the same.

“This is a vigil - a show of support for the individual who was brave enough back in June to come forward and to speak out,” said Lyman. “We are asking survivors or anyone who may know of or have been sexually abuse by Rev. Sal Rodino, we are asking them to come forward.

Lyman, of Stillwater, was among a group of men abused by the Rev. Frank Genevive between 1978 and 1987, when they were teens. Genevive, 53, pleaded guilty in Boston in July of 2008 to raping Lyman and the other boys. He and another victim of filed a $10 million lawsuit against Genevive in Manhattan earlier this year.

As for questions the parishioners had, many of them wanted to know who would be taking over for Rodino — a decision which Goldfarb noted had not yet been made by the diocese. For now, Menty and other area priests are expected to fill in during church services.

“The kids loved him because he always walked through the school,” said Sandra Miorin, referring to the nearby St. Jude the Apostle School. “They loved him and they’ll miss him. He did a lot for the school and he’ll be hard to replace.”
Denise Ryan, of Troy, said that Rodino turned the parish around and made it more of a community.

“He’s a hero, an amazing human being. He’s done so much for the church — with every single thing he does he brings people together,” said Ryan. “Our hearts are broke and the kids are crushed. But he wasn’t even given a chance. There was no mercy. What kind of Christian thing is that? Practice what you preach.”

The recommendation to Hubbard was made after an investigation by the Diocesan Sexual Misconduct Review Board. That investigation did not begin until local prosecutors confirmed the alleged crime had surpassed its statute of limitations, Goldfarb said. As a result, neither criminal nor civil proceedings can be brought against Rodino by prosecutors or the alleged victim.

Rodino also served at St. Bonaventure in Speigletown, St. Pius X in Loudonville and St. Margaret Mary in Albany, all of which were notified by the diocese by way of Hubbard’s letter. He also served Catholic Central High School, LaSalle Institute, Bishop Maginn High School and St. Patrick’s Academy in Catskill.

Lyman asked that other individuals who have been abused in similar situations contact SNAP at www.snapnetwork.org, or local law enforcement.

Tom Caprood can be reached at 270-1278 or by e-mail at tcaprood@troyrecord.com.


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lsigrad
3 years ago
Interesting website:http://www.rodinosvictims.com/

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Clergy Survivor
3 years ago
lsigrad, That is sad to hear that in a time when people should be sensitive and understanding to the serious problems within the diocese, they are agressive and ignorant. I have been spit upon, had rocks throw at me and even watch as my family members who came to support me at one of these rallies were hosed down by a person from the local community. There is a terrible mindset that if it happened years ago it must NOT be true. Instead of being proactive within the diocese and disseminating information to all the faithful on how to handle these situations if they present themselves, Bishop Howard Hubbard continues to offer little guidance for the faithful in his diocese and as a result has created these often hostile and unchristian attitudes from some of the parishioners.

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lsigrad
3 years ago
Too bad the reporter didn't see the angry/hysterical parishioners verbally assault someone and throw them out of the church (yes, you read that correctly -- they threw someone out of the church). I should also mention that the people they expelled did not say anything negative about Rodino or, for that matter, say anything. They were not protesters from SNAP or reporters. They just looked out of place. <br /><br />Where did these parishioners get the authority to expel people from a Catholic Church? <br /><br />I would think only the pastor, or, in his absence, civil authorities or a diocesan official would have that authority. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think there's any provision in canon law that gives angry, belligerent, mean spirited &quot;church ladies&quot; to expel someone from a Roman Catholic place of worship without cause.

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StillCatholic
3 years ago
If the plumber who fixed your sump pump when your basement was flooded was accused of these things....EVERY SINGLE PARENT would be appalled and would say...that poor child!!! A priest is NO different than your plumber.<br />YOU DO NOT KNOW HIM AS WELL AS YOU THINK YOU DO. You absolutely DO know what he has chosen to show you. I would be deeply concerned with the insert from last weekends bulletin if I had children in St. Judes parish. Sounds to me like he was looking to have parents turn over thier children for his SPECIAL guidance. <br />WHAT IF YOU ARE WRONG???!!! I am a parent of 3 young children...If my children were anywhere near him...I would be talking to my children...NOT THE DIOCESE. EVEN if there is a slight chance that these allegations are true (and there is) you should be MORE dilligent to PROTECT your children...I simply ask again...WHAT IF????<br />I told my mother 28 years after an incident with a priest who has been defrocked...She said she wouldn't have believed me if I told her back then...and she was the one who was sending me to the Rectory.<br />IfI know many people who read this will be upset with me...and that's OK.<br />Just open your eyes though...you may have been decieved by a crafty pedophile.<br />The work you do has nothing to do with the lifestyle you lead.<br />I feel great sorrow for all parishoners of St. Judes that you have to endure this hardship...but believe in your faith and support your church...More importantly than that...TALK TO YOUR CHILDREN...believe me you won't want to live with the guilt you will endure if they tell you about it 27 years from now....IT WILL DEVASTATE YOU!!!!!

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  • The College of Saint Rose
    1990
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Giannetti
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  • Quad/Graphics, Saratoga Springs
    Data Coordinator, 2012 - present
  • Kelly Services, Inc.
    Educational Test Reader/Scorer, 2001 - 2012
  • Stillwater High School
    Teacher's Aide, 2009 - 2010
  • USPS
    Temporary Rural Carrier, 2008 - 2009
  • NYS Dept of Transporation
    2000 - 2002
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