Principal Warned Diocese About Priest A Year Before Arrest

"Diocese Warned of Priest's Aberrant Behavior One Year Before Arrest,"by Joshua J. McElwee, National Catholic Reporter, May 26, 2011 Excerpt: "According to guidelines established by the U.S. bishops in their 2002 Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, independent review boards in each diocese are to help the bishop “in his assessment of … Continue reading Principal Warned Diocese About Priest A Year Before Arrest

Catholics Consider Next Steps in Scandal Aftermath

I stumbled across a blog post that beautifully illustrates the dichotomy of the Philadelphia Archdiocese cover up and the practice of our religion. It depicts the best and the worst of our faith. "A Hog and Me Both," from Millennial Catholic: Twenty Somethings Living and Working in Today's Church Our leadership has brutally betrayed us … Continue reading Catholics Consider Next Steps in Scandal Aftermath

Philadelphia Archdiocese Suspends 21 Priests – Too Little,Too Late

"21 Priests Suspended in Philadelphia," by Katharine Q. Seelye for The New York Times, March 9, 2011. Cardinal Rigali has not released the names of the 21 suspended priests. However, their names have been removed from the Archdiocesan Web site as of Tuesday evening. A cross reference of today's listing with the previous directory could … Continue reading Philadelphia Archdiocese Suspends 21 Priests – Too Little,Too Late

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

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