Letter to Chair of PA Judiciary Committee Rep. Ron Marsico

October 1, 2011 Representative Ronald S. Marsico 105th Legislative District Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Chairman, Judiciary Committee Re:    Scheduled Hearing Dates: House Bill 832 – Sponsor Rep. Louise Williams Bishop (re statute of limitations for child sexual abuse – criminal & civil) House Bill 878 – Sponsor Rep. Michael McGeehan (re legislation to allow civil action … Continue reading Letter to Chair of PA Judiciary Committee Rep. Ron Marsico

Catholic League Mouthpiece Maligns Journalists

"Time for Bill Donohue and Catholic Church to stop smearing victims -- Also attacking journalists Maureen Dowd and Chris Matthews," People and Politics coverage, Irish Central, September 24, 2011 Editors note: My Uncle Chris is a practicing and dedicated Catholic. He has vigorously supported Catholic Charities and education. While we don't always see eye-to-eye on … Continue reading Catholic League Mouthpiece Maligns Journalists

After All That I Now Know, How Can I Still Go to Church?

by Father Christopher M. Walsh, Pastor, Saint Raymond of Penafort Church On Thursday, Archbishop Charles Chaput will be installed as the new Archbishop of Philadelphia.  His arrival from Denver brings with it a history of zealous preaching and a call to genuine conversion and holiness.  He is a proven communicator, a man who has led … Continue reading After All That I Now Know, How Can I Still Go to Church?

‘Rolling Stone’ Publishes 8-Page Article on Philly Catholic Church Cover-Up

The September 15, 2011 edition of venerable rock magazine "Rolling Stone" teases "The Catholic Church's Secret Sex -Crime Files" on its cover. Inside is a scathing eight-page article by Sabrina Rubin Erdely on the Philadelphia Archdiocese's sex abuse scandal and cover up. People may scream Catholic bashing, but it's all true. There won't be any … Continue reading ‘Rolling Stone’ Publishes 8-Page Article on Philly Catholic Church Cover-Up

No! No! No! Diocese Still Not Directing Victims to Police

Really? Are you kidding me? I may just lose it. Every single day I'm reminded that despite global attention on Catholic clergy sex abuse, the Church is in a complete cluster when it comes to handling it. Or, more cynically, these are calculated moves. A friend just emailed me a link for the "Protection of … Continue reading No! No! No! Diocese Still Not Directing Victims to Police

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

‘A Watershed Moment In the Clergy Sex Abuse Crisis’

Please click the link to read Cardinal Bevilacqua's testimony for the 2005 Grand Jury Report. Let's add this to the required summer reading for Catholics. The judge in the current criminal case involving Msgr. Lynn sealed the records, but the Inquirer already had this copy in the public domain. BishopAccountability.org has broken it down into … Continue reading ‘A Watershed Moment In the Clergy Sex Abuse Crisis’

Breaking News: Msgr. Lynn and Those Accused of Abuse Will Stand Trial Together

"Monsignor, other clerics to stand trial together," by David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer, July 29, 2011 Excerpt from above link: "Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Lillian Ransom denied defense motions to throw out the conspiracy charges against Lynn and the other defendants in the high profile case involving sexual assaults on two boys in the … Continue reading Breaking News: Msgr. Lynn and Those Accused of Abuse Will Stand Trial Together

BBC Documents What Pope Benedict Knew

A compelling new BBC documentary about what Pope Benedict knew about pedophile priests.  The two links below are parts 1 and parts 2 of this film as viewed on You Tube.  It includes some American notables such as Father Tom Doyle and attorney Jeff Anderson. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnxwgDxxAUY&feature=related <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnxwgDxxAUY&amp;feature=related&gt; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nb78v1v4IGY&feature=related <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nb78v1v4IGY&amp;feature=related&gt;