With the release of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report in August 2018, I have seen a resurgence of visits to this site, thousands of visits reading multiple posts. In the analytics, I can see the search terms people are using, mostly the names of predator priests or a specific Pennsylvania Diocese. While I am happy… Continue reading What do I want?
A little over ten years ago I notified the Diocese of Scranton that I had been sexually assaulted by the Reverend Father Robert J. Gibson. That was my first misstep. I realized that the Diocese was in no way interested in the truth and continued to lie about the extent of the malignancy of pedophilia… Continue reading What has changed in 10 years?
The Pennsylvania Attorney General has released the report on a two-year grand jury investigation into widespread sexual abuse of children within six dioceses of the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania and the systemic cover-up by senior church officials in Pennsylvania and at The Vatican. The following links are provided: The Attorney General's Press Release A-Report-of-the-Fortieth-Statewide-Investigating-Grand-Jury_Cleland-Redactions-8-12-08_Redacted Exhibits… Continue reading The Grand Jury Report Has Been Released
I have to admit that sometimes I get really angry over some of the comments that are sent in that, on the surface, seem to want to offer me encouragement but, in fact, are supportive of either the man who raped and beat me or others like him. They are most likely sent by well-meaning people who… Continue reading Assuaging their own grief…
Four. That is the number of victims of Father Robert Gibson to which the Diocese of Scranton has stipulated. Four. I don't get it. I cannot believe that the Diocese of Scranton continues to stubbornly stick to that number. I have corresponded with survivors, family members of survivors, classmates of survivors, as well as friends. I have spoken to… Continue reading Only Four, I Think Not…
I am providing a link to the article " Why Did the Bishop of Scranton, PA Resign?" The article appears on the Nation Catholic Reporter on 14 September 2009. This article lays out a cogent explanation of why Bishop Martino was allowed to retire/forced out of the curia in Scranton. While I have my own… Continue reading Why Did the Bishop of Scranton Resign?
Martino, Dougherty Officially Announce Resignations Shared via AddThis Coverage of the resignation of the Bishop of Scranton from PAHOMEPAGE.com and the news team at WBRE, Channel 28. The reason cited for the resignation of the bishop was his health. I am sure that there is much more to the story. As I have stated in… Continue reading WBRE Coverage of Martino Resignation
Video of this morning's press conference announcing the acceptance of Bishop Martino's resignation by the Pope is available from the TimesLeader Website. Comments by Cardinal Rigali of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and outgoing Bishop of Scranton, Joseph Martino can be heard along with a brief question and answer period. I will post my comments later.… Continue reading Diocese of Scranton Press Conference
On the Diocese of Scranton website is an announcement regarding a press conference next week, presumably to announce the resignation of Bishop Martino. The Announcement reads: Diocese of Scranton To Make Announcement The Diocese of Scranton will conduct a news conference this Monday, Aug. 31, at 10 a.m. The news conference is not open to… Continue reading Diocese of Scranton Secretive and Silent on Bishop’s Impending Resignation
Bishop Martino, this is your long distance dedication: A report published on the Scranton Times-Tribune website and discussed on the National Catholic Reporter today has Bishop Joseph Martino, the patriarch of the Diocese of Scranton, moving out of the bishop's residence near St Peter's Cathedral in downtown Scranton. He is alleged to be taking up… Continue reading Sound Retreat! Martino moves out of the Bishop’s Residence in Scranton