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Unsolved Murder: The Nun Who Knew Too Much

Click here to read: “Buried In Baltimore: The Mysterious Murder of a Nun Who Knew Too Much,” by Laura Bassett, Huffington Post, May 27, 2015 Excerpt: The case remained cold for two decades. Then, in 1994, two women came forward with bombshell accusations against Maskell that tied him to the young nun’s murder. Identified in […]

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Reporting Abuse to Another Abuser

Click here to read: “Lancaster Co. clergy abuse victim: My report wasn’t passed on,” by Brandie Kessler, York Daily Record, Dec. 9, 2016 Excerpt: For 25 years, Sharon Tell didn’t know why she got no response after reporting she had been sexually abused by a priest. As an adult, she told a priest at a Lancaster County […]

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Three Franciscan Leaders Face Felony Charges in PA

Click here to read: “Kane: Three clergy leaders enabled predator friar,” by Maria Panaritis, The Philadelphia Inquirer, updated March 15, 2016. Excerpt: “These men knew there was a child predator in their organization. Yet they continued to put him in positions where he had countless opportunities to prey upon children,” Attorney General Kathleen Kane said […]

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Chester Co. Priest Removed for Sharing Child Porn

Click here to read –  “DA: Chester Co. Priest Posed As Girl, Shared Child Porn on Instagram,” 6abc.com, Oct. 24, 2014 Excerpt – “A priest from Chester County is behind bars, charged with posing as a young girl on Instagram to send and receive child pornography. 55-year-old Mark Haynes, a priest assigned to Saints Simon […]

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Delegation’s Roman Holiday Raises Questions and Brings Back No Answer

Click here to read, “Local Group Questions The Need for Delegation’s Trip to Rome,” by Mark Abrams, KYW Newsradio, March 31, 2014 Excerpt: “There’s a lot of questions about the cost. There’s a lot of questions about was it necessary for this? Is this a publicity stunt to distract us away from the clergy sex […]

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A Victim’s View of What Healing Should Look Like

Guest Blog By Vicky, a clergy sex abuse survivor Obviously The Philadelphia Inquirer has let us know what they think of the sexual abuse issue by placing it with the obituaries — dead topic? I don’t think so! Chaput said, “I apologize on behalf of the Church.” Chaput’s apology means nothing to me. He is […]

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The Healing Mass: Through the Eyes of a Catholic School Teacher and Clergy Sex Abuse Survivor

GUEST BLOG BY C&C When I got the invitation to attend the healing mass, I had already only recently begun dealing with the damage to my relationship with the Church and God, my inability to participate at mass, and my anger that so many leaders were more concerned with the reputation of the Church than […]

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Share Your Thoughts on Healing Mass With Press and Here

Due to prior commitments, Kathy and I won’t be attending the Healing Mass at the Cathedral of SS Peter and Paul in Philadelphia this Saturday. We would love to receive recap editorials from those who do attend. We will use your recaps as our next blog post. Use the private contact form to let me […]

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Accused PA Priest Passed to Paraguay Gets Promoted

Click here to read, “Priest in Pike County Sex Case Promoted After Move to Paraguay,” by Beth Brelje, Pocono Record, March 14, 2014 Excerpt: Former Bishop Joseph Martino of the Diocese of Scranton allowed the Rev. Carlos Urrutigoity to transfer to a parish in the South American county of Paraguay after multiple witness statements in […]

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Archdiocese Removes Father Paul From Ministry Without Announcement

by Susan Matthews First Father Paul resigned from Our Lady of Calvary, where he remained as pastor while under investigation and review for two allegations of child sex abuse. A week later, without announcement, the archdiocese temporarily removed his faculties and he will not be able to celebrate Mass in public pending the outcome of […]

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