According to the following article in today's Philadelphia Inquirer, Archbishop Chaput extended support to Msgr. Lynn during a private Mass for priests. Why is the suspended priest, on trial for alleged conspiracy, more worthy of a shout out than the many survivors and victims of clergy sexual abuse? Where was Archbishop's prompt to offer them support? Where is the … Continue reading Archbishop Chaput Acknowledges Lynn But Not Victims
Click to Read: Suburban Catholics drive effort to let victims of long-ago abuse sue, by John P. Martin, Inquirer Staff writer, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct. 3, 2011 Here's a section of the above story: "Margaret Reif, a Downingtown mother who started the Catholic Accountability Project, said she did not want to enrich lawyers or bankrupt … Continue reading Justice4PAkids.com Leads Fight For Laws to Allow Justice and Protect Kids
"Time for Bill Donohue and Catholic Church to stop smearing victims -- Also attacking journalists Maureen Dowd and Chris Matthews," People and Politics coverage, Irish Central, September 24, 2011 Editors note: My Uncle Chris is a practicing and dedicated Catholic. He has vigorously supported Catholic Charities and education. While we don't always see eye-to-eye on … Continue reading Catholic League Mouthpiece Maligns Journalists
PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA – Justice4PAkids will hold a free seminar for parents that will share the facts on child sex abuse on October 6, 2011 at UFCW Local 1776, 3031 Walton Road in Plymouth Meeting from 7 to 9 pm. Statistics show child sex abuse isn’t rare and it’s usually isn’t stranger danger. Experts will … Continue reading Protect Children from Sex Abuse: Free Seminar for Parents
Several people sent me a press release issued by William Donohue of The Catholic League because it mentioned Catholics4Change in regard to Archbishop Chaput. The press release probably won't get picked up but I'll address some points.I'm confused by why a Catholic civil rights group would find fault with a Catholic creating a blog where … Continue reading Where Does William Donohue Get His “Facts”?
by Father Christopher M. Walsh, Pastor, Saint Raymond of Penafort Church On Thursday, Archbishop Charles Chaput will be installed as the new Archbishop of Philadelphia. His arrival from Denver brings with it a history of zealous preaching and a call to genuine conversion and holiness. He is a proven communicator, a man who has led … Continue reading After All That I Now Know, How Can I Still Go to Church?
The September 15, 2011 edition of venerable rock magazine "Rolling Stone" teases "The Catholic Church's Secret Sex -Crime Files" on its cover. Inside is a scathing eight-page article by Sabrina Rubin Erdely on the Philadelphia Archdiocese's sex abuse scandal and cover up. People may scream Catholic bashing, but it's all true. There won't be any … Continue reading ‘Rolling Stone’ Publishes 8-Page Article on Philly Catholic Church Cover-Up
Many have asked what I hope from Archbishop Chaput's leadership. Kathy and I hope he will follow all of the recommendations of the 2011 Grand Jury Report. For instance, the Archdiocese still hasn't removed the Victims Assistance Program from its (and therefore, its lawyers) supervision. We hope Archbishop Chaput will support a bill for the … Continue reading Archbishop Chaput Installed This Thursday
Really? Are you kidding me? I may just lose it. Every single day I'm reminded that despite global attention on Catholic clergy sex abuse, the Church is in a complete cluster when it comes to handling it. Or, more cynically, these are calculated moves. A friend just emailed me a link for the "Protection of … Continue reading No! No! No! Diocese Still Not Directing Victims to Police
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