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
Here is the March 30, 2011 FOX 29 10 p.m. segment on what has become a very personal cause. Take away - Guidelines are useless if they aren't followed and there is no accountability.
More lies mark the opening day in court. Judge calls defendant on his deception. "Accused Philadelphia Priests Appear in Court," by John P. Martin for the Philadelphia Inquirer, March 15, 2011
Last week's suspensions have left many unanswered questions. Parents are stunned their children served Mass with priests who they now know were credibly accused of sex abuse. The Philadelphia Archdiocese chose to leave us in the dark until last week. When was the priest first accused? What was the accusation? Why was he left in … Continue reading We Are Not Sheep – Demand Answers
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
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