Archdiocesan Priest Placed On Leave Presents Himself as Clergy In Public

According to sources, on Friday, June 26th, Father Louis J. Kolenkiewicz attended a funeral at the chapel of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa. He was in full priestly attire. Why is that a problem? Earlier this year, Archbishop Chaput placed Kolenkiewicz on administrative leave. Parishioners at St. Bede the Venerable in Holland … Continue reading Archdiocesan Priest Placed On Leave Presents Himself as Clergy In Public

Catholic League Couldn’t Be Less Christ-Like With Latest Release

The Catholic League used the clip art at left in a press release in regard to the Boston Victims' Summit. To use such art in relation to the issue of clergy sex abuse is reprehensible. Regardless of what you think about the law suits, the media or the issue in general - the bottom line … Continue reading Catholic League Couldn’t Be Less Christ-Like With Latest Release

Archbishop Chaput Acknowledges Lynn But Not Victims

According to the following article in today's Philadelphia Inquirer, Archbishop Chaput extended support to Msgr. Lynn during a private Mass for priests. Why is the suspended priest, on trial for alleged conspiracy, more worthy of a shout out than the many survivors and victims of clergy sexual abuse? Where was Archbishop's prompt to offer them support? Where is the … Continue reading Archbishop Chaput Acknowledges Lynn But Not Victims

Justice4PAkids.com Leads Fight For Laws to Allow Justice and Protect Kids

Click to Read: Suburban Catholics drive effort to let victims of long-ago abuse sue, by John P. Martin, Inquirer Staff writer, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct. 3, 2011 Here's a section of the above story: "Margaret Reif, a Downingtown mother who started the Catholic Accountability Project, said she did not want to enrich lawyers or bankrupt … Continue reading Justice4PAkids.com Leads Fight For Laws to Allow Justice and Protect Kids

New Threat to Sex Abuse Legislation That Would Protect All Kids

The Sunday Inquirer cover story on incoming Archbishop Chaput outlines his highly organized strategy - not just a stance - on sex abuse legislation in Colorado. With similar bills pending in PA, child advocates better get their message out and their best game on. If they don't, all children in PA are the losers. See … Continue reading New Threat to Sex Abuse Legislation That Would Protect All Kids

D.A. Seth Williams on Cardinal Rigali’s Resignation

Response from District Attorney Seth Williams on Cardinal Rigali’s Resignation My thoughts and prayers go out to Cardinal Rigali as he makes this transition in his life.  I respect the Cardinal very much and recognize the positive impact he has made in the history of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. He came into a very difficult … Continue reading D.A. Seth Williams on Cardinal Rigali’s Resignation