Stay Tuned: Archdiocese to Remove Priests

The Philadelphia Archdiocese may have finally suspended accused priests from active ministry, according to credible sources. The number is unclear, but could range from 25 to 34. According to the grand jury report and an article in The New York Times, there are as many as 37 credibly accused priests in active ministry. The announcement … Continue reading Stay Tuned: Archdiocese to Remove Priests

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

37 Credibly Accused Priests Are Still Among Us

An article in yesterday's New York Times gets straight to the point. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia continues to give safe haven to 37 credibly accused priests. While innocent until proven guilty, credibly accused priests should have NO access to children. They should not remain in active ministry. Why doesn't the Archdiocese get this? Is the … Continue reading 37 Credibly Accused Priests Are Still Among Us

Interviews From the Pews – Reaction to Pedophile Priest Coverup

Today's edition of The Catholic Standard & Times, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, includes a front page staff report on parishioner reaction from across the diocese to the grand jury report on priest pedophiles and the Church officials who covered up the scandal. (Article link at end.) The reporting staff had their … Continue reading Interviews From the Pews – Reaction to Pedophile Priest Coverup