Tag Archives: Philadelphia Archdiocese

Photography Lesson: Developing from the Negative

By Anonymous A few years back, a close family friend asked me to do some modeling. He’d signed up for a photography class at a local college. I was happy to help out and was flattered that someone would want me as a subject.

 We met to go over details. He brought along albums given […]

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DA’s Office Alleges Archdiocese Had Plan to Protect Accused Priests

Click here to read today’s breaking news: “Plan by archdiocese to protect priests alleged in motion,” by John P. Martin, The Inquirer, Oct. 29, 2011

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Did the Beatles Make You Want to Molest a Child?

“Dear Catholic Church Are You Kiddin’ Me?” by Tim Whitaker for Philly Mag’s The Philly Post, May 19, 2011 “Those of us who were around remember those crazy swinging ‘60s. Anomie. Revolution. Acid. Hendrix. Joplin. Time has come today. Give peace a chance. Can I have a hit of that? Oh, so very stressful, all […]

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Would the Cardinal Respond on Behalf of Christ?

I wrote a letter to Cardinal Rigali on behalf of the many thousands who have visited and commented here. I respectfully shared your questions and concerns. The following is the response we received on his behalf from the office for communications. This wasn’t a media inquiry. This was a letter from the faithful seeking pastoral […]

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Sex-Abuse Experts Weigh Claims for Archdiocese

Read today’s front page story in The Philadelphia Inquirer on Gina Maisto Smith, the former assistant DA hired by the Archdiocese to investigate allegations. The article outlines her investigative team and the process. “Sex-Abuse Experts Weigh Claims for Archdiocese,” by Craig R. McCoy, The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 10, 2010.

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Letter & Questions for Cardinal Rigali Sent Certified, Express Mail

The following is an edited compilation of many questions received via site comments, the contact form and my personal email. Thank you for your input. April 7, 2011 Your Eminence, Cardinal Justin Rigali: In the spirit of Vatican Council II’s Decree on Ecumenism, I ask you these questions on behalf of Catholics4Change. We are a […]

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Archbishop Martin Renews Call to Examine Culture that Allowed Sex Abuse to Happen

By Tom Roberts, The National Catholic Reporter, April 5, 2011    Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin, Ireland, 2009 (CNS/Paul Haring) MILWAUKEE — In the early years of the priest sex abuse crisis, Catholics often expressed their frustration with how bishops handled the scandal by saying “they don’t get it.” Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin, Ireland, […]

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What Is Your Question for Cardinal Rigali?

We are collecting question suggestions to forward to Cardinal Rigali. We can’t promise answers, but we can promise to send the chosen questions by certified mail to his offices at the Archdiocese. We will share the final list in a future post.

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Is Pennsylvania a Pro-Pedophile State? You Be the Judge

By Mike Ference, guest blogger How many grand jury investigations need to be held in PA before the lives of innocent children are deemed more precious and important than dysfunctional sex freaks from the ranks of PA catholic clergy and hierarchy? This article was written almost three years ago. How many survivors of clergy abuse […]

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Accused Priests Painted with Same Brush

I received some important clarification today from The Archdiocesan Office of Communication. Of course, it’s not the information we are all seeking. But it’s something. All 23 priests placed on administrative leave have been painted with the same brush. The accusations could range from boundary issues to sexual abuse. That’s a broad range of behavior. […]

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