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Brzyski Finally Faces Judgment

The archdiocesan coverup of sexual abuse in Philadelphia successfully protected James Brzyski from prosecution. A monster to at least 100 victims, he has been found dead in a Texas hotel. The priest was only defrocked after the 2005 Grand Jury report exposed the hidden allegations of rape and molestation. Please read: “James Brzyski, infamous Philly […]

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Philly Diocese Fogs Up Again

Is there a new transparency issue? Why isn’t Father Louis Kolenkiewicz listed in the online Archdiocesan clergy directory? He is listed in the clerical appointments that went into effect today. Father Kolenkiewicz is returning from a removal from ministry and his new gig as parochial vicar at the Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul prompted […]

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Mom Gets Kiss-Off; Abusive Priest Gets Great Send-Off

by Kathy Kane Father John Cannon, an Archdiocese of Philadelphia priest, passed away recently. A traditional obituary was published and, as is custom, a bishop will preside at his funeral Mass. In this case, Bishop Michael Fitzgerald along with other con-celebrants. John Cannon was a child abuser. He violated the bodies of children. The Archdiocese […]

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Don’t Miss ‘The Keepers’ On Netflix

“The Keepers” is a seven-part documentary series about the unsolved murder of a nun who knew too much about sex abuse in Maryland 50 years ago. It’s now available on Netflix. Click here to read The New York Times review.

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Porn Addict to Parochial Vicar

Click here to read: Priest to return after porn investigation but questions remain, Philly.com, May 2017 As Kathy comments in this article, imagine what would happen to an archdiocesan lay employee in the same situation? Would he or she get another good job within administration? No. In the two most recent cases of archdiocesan embezzlement, […]

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‘The List’ – Watch Here or On WHYY

“The List” tells the hidden story of one of the worst criminal cover-ups in America’s history – the clergy sex abuse scandal in Philadelphia. The victims, hundreds of children whose lives were destroyed. The perpetrators, Catholic priests protected by their church. Catholics4Change is honored to have been a part of the making of this documentary. […]

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Survivor Leaves Vatican’s Abuse Commission

Click here to read Marie Collins’ first-person account: “Exclusive: Survivor explains decision to leave Vatican’s abuse commission,” by Marie Collins, The National Catholic Reporter, March 1, 2017 Excerpt: “The most significant problem has been reluctance of some members of the Vatican Curia to implement the recommendations of the Commission despite their approval by the pope.”

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Another SNAP Leader Steps Down

Click here to read: “Barbara Blaine, leader of priest sex-abuse survivors group, steps down,” by Chicago Tribune Staff, Chicago Tribune, Sunday, February 5, 2017 Excerpt: Barbara Blaine, who also describes herself as a survivor, founded the group in Chicago nearly three decades ago. Her resignation, effective Friday, comes a week after SNAP announced the departure […]

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David Clohessy Resigns from SNAP

This email just arrived in my mailbox: We want to share with you that David Clohessy has voluntarily resigned from SNAP effective December 31, 2016.  We are eternally grateful for David’s dedication to SNAP and its mission over the past almost thirty years.   His passion, his voice, and his kindness have touched us all.  […]

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Should Prosecution Have Let Key Witness Testify in Msgr. Lynn Trial?

Click here to read, “Detective testifies he warned prosecutor of ‘great inconsistencies’ in story of key witness in trial of Msgr. Lynn,” by Joseph A. Slobodzian, The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 14, 2017 Excerpt: Instead, Walsh told a Philadelphia judge Friday, the veteran detective found himself unable to get the 23-year-old witness to explain numerous inconsistencies […]

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