Msgr. Philip Dowling ran down the stairs, shoes in hand. A horrified mother had just discovered him half-naked in her young daughter's bedroom.. That was his first but not last escape from punishment. Years later, the victim and her sister, participated in the first Grand Jury Report into child sex abuse in the Philadelphia Archdiocese. … Continue reading Perez Dishonors Philly Survivors By Honoring Abusive Priest
Chances are if you live in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia you might never have heard of Fr McGoldrick. He was ordained in 2003, and had a few parish assignments before seeming to end up a young unassigned priest. In 2013, when he was approved by Archbishop Chaput for an assignment outside of the Archdiocese, there … Continue reading The Case of Fr. Kevin McGoldrick
Here's the who's who of who handles clergy child sex abuse issues at the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced yesterday that Fr Christopher Lucas has been found unsuitable for ministry due to a substantiated allegation of sexual abuse. The abuse was alleged to have been perpetrated by Fr Lucas when he was a minor and before his ordination to the priesthhood. Diocesan Deja Vu The press release from the … Continue reading Chaput’s Charter Revision Is Dangerous for Diocesan Kids
FatherJohn Meyers, former rector of the Malvern Retreat House, was found unsuitable for ministry in January of 2019 for a credible and substantiated allegation of the sexual abuse of a minor.
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia waited until late Friday, a dead-zone in the news cycle, to issue a revised press release about three priests removed from ministry.