Guilty! Jury Believed “Billy”

Click here to read: "Guilty verdicts in priest sex abuse trial," by Joseph A. Slobodzian, January 30, 2013Click here to watch: "Catholic Priest, Teacher Guilty of Abusing Altar Boy," by Maryclaire Dale, NBC.com, January 30, 2013Excerpt: "The victim is this case has shown exceptional courage," said District Attorney Seth Williams. "Not only did he have … Continue reading Guilty! Jury Believed “Billy”

Prosecuters Hope to Include Former West Chester Chaplain Allegations and Others

Editor's comment: I'm heartsick knowing the situations in this article merely scratch the surface of what investigators found. "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." So many in leadership did nothing and would continue to do so, if left unchecked by the law, media and concerned Catholics. … Continue reading Prosecuters Hope to Include Former West Chester Chaplain Allegations and Others

Summer Required Reading for Catholics: The 2011 Grand Jury Report

As practicing Catholics, it is our responsibility to read the 2011 Grand Jury Report on clergy abuse. Please read it. Pray on it. And, then most importantly, I ask you to act on it. No real solution can be found until the entire Church addresses this issue. Pedophilia can and does occur anywhere. What doesn't … Continue reading Summer Required Reading for Catholics: The 2011 Grand Jury Report

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