Reasons of Health? Is that what they call it at the Chancery when a priest has been accused of and admitted to molesting and raping children?
Month: February 2009
Come Spend a “Scandal Free” St. Patrick’s Day in Scranton, PA!
I follow what is happening in Scranton through the Scranton Times - Tribune Website, and yes, I specifically mine the site for any nuggets of information that pertain to the Diocese and sexual abuse cases. Sometimes the site yields other gems on the goings on in the Electric City. For instance, on February 19th, the… Continue reading Come Spend a “Scandal Free” St. Patrick’s Day in Scranton, PA!
The SNAP Meeting in Northern Virginia
On the last Wednesday in January, I had the opportunity to sit in on a SNAP Support Group meeting in Northern Virginia. The meeting is run by Becky Ianni, the SNAP State Coordinator for Virginia. The group meets at a location not far off of I-495. On any other night it should have been easy… Continue reading The SNAP Meeting in Northern Virginia
Pastoral Letters of Bishop Martino Silent on the Issue of Child Sexual Assaults/Abuse
“Amen, I say to you, what you did not do for one of these least ones, you did not do for me.” Gospel of St. Matthew (also the lead off quote for Bishop Martino's Pastoral Letter dated January 15, 2009) If you want to know what is important to the Bishops in American Dioceses, you… Continue reading Pastoral Letters of Bishop Martino Silent on the Issue of Child Sexual Assaults/Abuse
Key Provisions for Window Legislation in PA
In response to some pretty good feedback I would like to cover the kinds of things that have been in previous bills introduced in Harrisburg. While I live in Virginia, the events of 1974 took place in Pennsylvania, New York and Florida. I am concentrating on Pennsylvania at the moment, home of the Diocese that… Continue reading Key Provisions for Window Legislation in PA
The Tip of the Pedophile Iceburg
Bishop Accountability lists 16 accused and/or convicted sexual predators in the Diocese of Scranton. News articles that included interviews with Diocesan officials list as many as 9 more who's names are being kept from the public. If you look at the database for accused priests for Pennsylvania, the number listed is 192. Imagine the depth of the problem if they all had… Continue reading The Tip of the Pedophile Iceburg