Tag Archives: Kathy Kane

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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‘Brotherhood’ Trumped Protection of Children

The unfolding situation in Ireland illustrates underlying clergy abuse issues still debated in the U.S. Does the culture of the priesthood skew attitudes regarding children? Is canon law contradictory with civil law? Attempts to protect other adults and the Church at the expense of the “least of us” could destroy the Church. “Deputy to Bishop […]

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‘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 […]

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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 […]

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Vatican Makes Rare Move: Recalls Envoy After Irish Accusations of Sabotage

The Irish government has spoken out on the Vatican’s role in the clergy sex abuse scandal that has rocked their predominantly Catholic country. Their claim that the Holy See interfered with Bishops reporting abuse to police, falls in line with findings from Amnesty International. Earlier this year, the Noble Peace Prize-winning organization named the Vatican […]

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Summer Required Reading: The 2011 Grand Jury Report, Part 3

The third installment of the 2011 Grand Jury Report. Victim “assistance” procedures Prompted by the pressure of the prior grand jury report, the Archdiocese has in recent years revamped its policies for handling victims of clergy sexual abuse.  Now, at least in some cases, the church reports abusers to law enforcement authorities, something that in […]

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D.A. Seth Williams on Cardinal Rigali’s Resignation

Response from District Attorney Seth Williams on Cardinal Rigali’s Resignation My thoughts and prayers go out to Cardinal Rigali as he makes this transition in his life.  I respect the Cardinal very much and recognize the positive impact he has made in the history of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. He came into a very difficult […]

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