Tag Archives: Philadelphia Priests

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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Young Priest Discusses Vocation in Midst of Scandal

“Young Philadelphia priest seeks to be an instrument of healing,” by Monica Yant Kinney, The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 12, 2011. “I didn’t cause the problem, and I can’t undo events that have caused people such sorrow,” Friel tells me. “But what I can do is . . . be an instrument of healing. Because that […]

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We Want Our Priests to Speak Out

Featured Comment: by Laura Boquist While it may not be easy to speak out, I believe we are called to do so, and our priests must lead publicly on this issue. The culture that makes every attempt to resolve things privately allowed the abuse to continue for decades, and has exasperated many of us who […]

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Let’s Hear From the Clergy

Where does the rank and file clergy stand on the sex abuse cover up, Vatican guidelines, Amnesty International’s report and the John Jay study? Cue the crickets. Except for a few strong voices, we don’t hear from them in our parishes or here on this site. Why? Is it the conservative culture of the priesthood […]

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