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

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

Interviews From the Pews – Reaction to Pedophile Priest Coverup

Today's edition of The Catholic Standard & Times, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, includes a front page staff report on parishioner reaction from across the diocese to the grand jury report on priest pedophiles and the Church officials who covered up the scandal. (Article link at end.) The reporting staff had their … Continue reading Interviews From the Pews – Reaction to Pedophile Priest Coverup