By Kathy Kane It had been a long day of travel, prayer and protest for the Mom Squad from the Philadelphia Archdiocese. A stroke of good luck had enabled us to book the very last room available at the pricey Marriott Waterfront where the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops was being held. Accumulated travel points … Continue reading U.S. Bishops: Not Shaken, Nor Stirred
With These Shepherds, Whose Afraid of Wolves?
Pope Francis directed U.S. bishops to postpone decisions regarding clergy child sex abuse accountability as they gathered in Baltimore for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
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
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
Protect Children from Sex Abuse: Free Seminar for Parents
PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA – Justice4PAkids will hold a free seminar for parents that will share the facts on child sex abuse on October 6, 2011 at UFCW Local 1776, 3031 Walton Road in Plymouth Meeting from 7 to 9 pm. Statistics show child sex abuse isn’t rare and it’s usually isn’t stranger danger. Experts will … Continue reading Protect Children from Sex Abuse: Free Seminar for Parents
Where Does William Donohue Get His “Facts”?
Several people sent me a press release issued by William Donohue of The Catholic League because it mentioned Catholics4Change in regard to Archbishop Chaput. The press release probably won't get picked up but I'll address some points.I'm confused by why a Catholic civil rights group would find fault with a Catholic creating a blog where … Continue reading Where Does William Donohue Get His “Facts”?
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
Archbishop Chaput Installed This Thursday
Many have asked what I hope from Archbishop Chaput's leadership. Kathy and I hope he will follow all of the recommendations of the 2011 Grand Jury Report. For instance, the Archdiocese still hasn't removed the Victims Assistance Program from its (and therefore, its lawyers) supervision. We hope Archbishop Chaput will support a bill for the … Continue reading Archbishop Chaput Installed This Thursday