Accused Priests Painted with Same Brush

I received some important clarification today from The Archdiocesan Office of Communication. Of course, it's not the information we are all seeking. But it's something. All 23 priests placed on administrative leave have been painted with the same brush. The accusations could range from boundary issues to sexual abuse. That's a broad range of behavior. … Continue reading Accused Priests Painted with Same Brush

Another Civil Suit Lodged Against Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Citing childhood abuse at the hands of his pastor and the failure of the victim abuse hotline, a Delaware man announced yesterday he will sue the Philadelphia Archdiocese. In the suit, Philip Gaughan, 31, specifically names Rev. John E. Gillespie; Cardinals Anthony Bevilacqua and Justin Rigali; Msgr. William Lynn and two victim-assistance staffers. "According to … Continue reading Another Civil Suit Lodged Against Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Philadelphia Grand Jury Report on Archdiocesan Sex Abuse Scandal

In the past several days since I created this site, I've found some Catholics are not aware of the scope of the sex-abuse scandal within the Philadelphia Archdiocese. I'm posting the Grand Jury report to put this site's mission into context. The report contains extremely explicit testimony that is not suitable for children (although the … Continue reading Philadelphia Grand Jury Report on Archdiocesan Sex Abuse Scandal