Awaiting Details of the Bishop’s Fund and End of the Year Reading

There are only a few days left until the Diocese of Scranton releases the information on the Bishop's Victims Compensation Fund.  I am confident that Bishop Bambera will over-promise and under-deliver to victims and their families. If you plan to make a claim against the Diocese of Scranton, watch their news release page for information. … Continue reading Awaiting Details of the Bishop’s Fund and End of the Year Reading

A Papal Request for Forgiveness Begs Clarification

"The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms." Socrates An article on the Vatican Radio's Website  reported on  a request from Pope Francis for forgiveness for the priests who committed sexual crimes against children.  During his prepared remarks to members of BICE [International Catholic Child Bureau] whom he received on 11 April 2014 in an… Continue reading A Papal Request for Forgiveness Begs Clarification

…And the Lord seemed to sleep…

The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI came as a shock to the Catholic Church and the world.  In the last month pundits have examined and speculated on the reasons for his sudden retirement and the tremor that went through the Catholic faithful in the aftermath of the announcement. In what is being touted as his… Continue reading …And the Lord seemed to sleep…

Prophecy

I had a conversation with a Victims Assistance Coordinator from the Diocese of Scranton in August.  She is a very kind woman named Joan Holmes.  She has consistently reached out to me since my initial notification to the Diocese of the events that occurred when I was 13 years old.  While I still think that the… Continue reading Prophecy

“Dear Mr. Ratzinger” Campaign

I have a new hero in Ireland. Her name is Emma Somers. She is a free-lance writer and she has come up with the most elegant and simple way to reply to Pope Benedict XVI's letter to the Irish people regarding the sex crisis in the Catholic Church. We are all going to drop him a… Continue reading “Dear Mr. Ratzinger” Campaign

The Pedophile Sex Crisis in the Catholic Church Continues, Despite All Efforts by the Vatican to Make You Think Otherwise

Anyone who has watched network or cable news, read a newspaper, logged on to a blog or a news website in the past couple of weeks has been inundated with information of the Catholic Sex Crisis.  (I keep calling it a crisis, because "scandal" just doesn't start to cover it. )  New revelations of bishops… Continue reading The Pedophile Sex Crisis in the Catholic Church Continues, Despite All Efforts by the Vatican to Make You Think Otherwise

Circling the Bishops’ Wagons… SNAP Midwest Press Release

I am not one for press releases.  This one, however, crystalized many of the thoughts I have been trying to sort out this week. Please give it a careful read. For immediate release: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 Statement by Peter Isely, Midwest Director of SNAP, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (414-429-7259) America's bishops… Continue reading Circling the Bishops’ Wagons… SNAP Midwest Press Release