How the Archdiocese Handles Priest Abusers

Information supplied by the Catholic Accountability Project •    66 priests acknowledged by AD as abusers •    27 laicized, 17 sentenced to “prayer and penance” •    2  “defrocking” cases pending •    Rev. James J. Brennan and Rev. Robert L. Brennan http://archphila.org/protection/Updates/update_main.htm Laicization •    No records are kept of their whereabouts. (Editor's Note: The Dioceses of Detroit … Continue reading How the Archdiocese Handles Priest Abusers

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

Another Civil Suit Lodged Against Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Citing childhood abuse at the hands of his pastor and the failure of the victim abuse hotline, a Delaware man announced yesterday he will sue the Philadelphia Archdiocese. In the suit, Philip Gaughan, 31, specifically names Rev. John E. Gillespie; Cardinals Anthony Bevilacqua and Justin Rigali; Msgr. William Lynn and two victim-assistance staffers. "According to … Continue reading Another Civil Suit Lodged Against Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Philadelphia Grand Jury Report on Archdiocesan Sex Abuse Scandal

In the past several days since I created this site, I've found some Catholics are not aware of the scope of the sex-abuse scandal within the Philadelphia Archdiocese. I'm posting the Grand Jury report to put this site's mission into context. The report contains extremely explicit testimony that is not suitable for children (although the … Continue reading Philadelphia Grand Jury Report on Archdiocesan Sex Abuse Scandal