The Archdiocese of Philadelphia (AOP) faces new accusations of covering up clergy sexual abuse and misconduct. A lawsuit filed last Tuesday alleges the AOP's failure to disclose previous complaints regarding Father Kevin McGoldrick enabled his 2017 abuse of a college student in Nashville, TN. Catholics4Change began covering the McGoldrick case in 2020. Here's the bullet … Continue reading Philadelphia Archdiocese Faces New Abuse Lawsuit
The first episode of Revelations Podcast is now available on major podcast outlets. https://revelationspodcast.buzzsprout.com/1897275/9651198 Episode Resources:Catholics4Change.comCatholics4Change CommunitySNAP - Survivors Network of Those Abused By PriestsThe Archdiocese of Philadelphia2020 Annual Report Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People Priest to Return After Porn Investigation But Questions Remain - The Philadelphia InquirerAdult abuse case: accusations … Continue reading Catholics4Change Launches New Podcast: Revelations
The revolting revelations just keep coming. This lawsuit brings to light another example of the Philly Archdiocese's dangerous waiting game. Link to The Philadelphia Inquirer coverage here. As of this publication date, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia currently lists Father Peter Foley as having full faculties on its' clergy list. Philly priests depend upon the clergy … Continue reading Father Peter Foley Allegedly Abused Cardinal Dougherty Student In the 80s
The Vatican has launched a “Click to Pray 2.0” app with the hopes of reaching a wider audience. This is what the hierarchy thinks is an important use of technology. How about a tracking app for abusive priests removed from ministry? The Church might have a wider audience if it didn't endanger children. Read here: Click to … Continue reading Vatican’s Tech Tool Is Tone-Deaf
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- October 10, 2021 The founders of Catholics4Change, an online forum dedicated to the prevention of clergy child sex abuse, have launched the Catholics4Change Community. The virtual and global platform allows Catholics, survivors, and advocates to communicate and collaborate virtually. "We didn't want the efforts of people working to prevent child sex … Continue reading Catholics4Change Launches Virtual Global Community
by Susan Matthews Nothing has changed since the 2011 Grand Jury Report. A few new policies and millions in payouts don't fix what is broken within the Philadelphia Archdiocese or the Vatican. But this is not a pessimistic post fueled by righteous indignation. My anger is topped off with hope. While nothing changed, everything has … Continue reading 10 Years and a New Beginning for Catholics4Change
When it comes to the sexual abuse of children and the vulnerable, is there a more lenient governance than the Catholic Church? The Vatican published new provisions to the Code of Canon Law on June 1st. The phrase "one step forward, two steps back" is too generous. In a decades-delayed step forward, a priest found … Continue reading New Vatican Laws Insult Clergy Abuse Victims
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/24/opinion/letters/catholic-church-abuse.html Combine all the letters to all the editors around the world and you'd have a chronicle of unspeakable and seemingly endless pain and misery. I'm glad the New York Times isn't letting their readers forget the enormity of this problem.
Archbishop Nelson Perez was a pawn. He was ordained into a clerical culture of power, greed, hypocrisy, manipulation and well-documented secrecy.
The AP reports that about 45 accused priests do not appear on the Philadelphia Archdiocese’s list of credibly accused. Find out why.