Click here to read: "Priest, Teacher Get Prison in Sex Abuse Case," by Joseph Slobodzian, The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 12, 2013Excerpt: Common Pleas Court Judge Ellen Ceisler exceeded sentencing guidelines in handing out punishment to the Rev. Charles Engelhardt, 66 and Bernard Shero, 50, saying their crimes called for long terms. She sentenced Engelhardt to … Continue reading Priest and Teacher Both Sentenced to Do Hard Time
With so much compliance, why are there still so many issues? The archdioceses of Philadelphia and Kansas City have always been found in compliance. Clearly, there are many who would beg to differ - the newest victims, the courts, the parents, law enforcement, etc. Who wants to bet that Newark will always be in found … Continue reading Church Found Compliant… with Coverups
The Sunday Inquirer cover story on incoming Archbishop Chaput outlines his highly organized strategy - not just a stance - on sex abuse legislation in Colorado. With similar bills pending in PA, child advocates better get their message out and their best game on. If they don't, all children in PA are the losers. See … Continue reading New Threat to Sex Abuse Legislation That Would Protect All Kids
Stepping into the Archdiocesan Office Building just minutes before the press conference, I spotted two former colleagues from the Catholic Standard and Times. As I said hello, the elevator doors opened. Cardinal Rigali and Archbishop Chaput emerged and stopped to greet them. Turning to me, Cardinal Rigali extended his hand and asked with a smile, … Continue reading And Who Are You?
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 … Continue reading Would the Cardinal Respond on Behalf of Christ?