Archbishop Nelson Perez was a pawn. He was ordained into a clerical culture of power, greed, hypocrisy, manipulation and well-documented secrecy.
Can you imagine what ended up being cut by Philly Mag's lawyers? I'm sure it was a treasure trove of unverifiable truth. That's the article the laity needs to read. The portrayals and facts related in this article mirror my own experiences and private conversations with a variety of sources. Huber and his editors showed … Continue reading Archdiocesan Response to Philly Mag
The results of this Catholic Standard and Times poll indicate there will always be those who continue to participate and contribute despite Archdiocesan criminal behavior. While 25% say they will donate less, 15% say they will become MORE active in their parish and 38% say the current crisis won't affect their participation at all. Visit and … Continue reading Stopping Donations Is Only Part of Solution to Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal
"Archdiocese Considering Big Changes to Victims' Assistance Program," by John T. Gillespie, special to The Catholic Standard and Times, May 18, 2011. The key word here is "considering." Why not a commitment? The Archdiocese should fulfill ALL the recommendations of the Philadelphia Grand Jury Report. One recommendation was the removal of the victims' assistance program … Continue reading Archiodese Considering Changing Victims’ Assistance Program
"National Sexual Assault Awareness, Child Abuse Month," by Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia for The Catholic Standard and Times The Cardinal writes: "The resurgence of news coverage concerning sexual abuse causes further pain. Every time there is a report of abuse it not only re-injures the victims, our parishioners are shaken by each disclosure, … Continue reading Cardinal Rigali on National Sexual Assault Awareness Month
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
In the most recent edition of The Catholic Standard & Times, editor-in-chief and Archdiocesan spokesperson Matthew Gambino issued an apology on behalf of the Church. "We are sorry. We, the Church, are the lay men, women and children; the religious who pray for us and work with us; the deacons, priests and bishops who lead … Continue reading Don’t Apologize for Me