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
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
The federal agents arrested alleged predator priest Robert Brennan at his home in Perryville, Maryland.
"After grand jury report on Philadelphia clergy scandal, more changes, more accusers," by John P. Martin, The Philadelphia Inquirer, June, 9 2011 Important Excerpts: "The archdiocese expects to pay more than $1.2 million for abuse victims' therapy this year, three times the amount it paid five years ago." ··· "The changes include ending any interrogation … Continue reading New Head of Office of Children and Youth Protection – Same Old Problems