When Life Gives You Demons

It has been six months since my last post.   Much has happened for me, but nothing has changed as far as the Diocese of Scranton is concerned.  Everything remains a risk calculation for the boys on Wyoming Avenue.  We are no closer to the truth, no closer to the Bishop taking responsibility for his actions,… Continue reading When Life Gives You Demons

A letter from the VAC at the Diocese of Scranton: Independent Survivor Compensation Program

Author's note: This is my second attempt at this post. I have tempered my approach, but my outrage has not abated. A half-truth is even more dangerous than a lie. A lie, you can detect at some stage, but half a truth is sure to mislead you for long.” Anurag Shourie I have had two… Continue reading A letter from the VAC at the Diocese of Scranton: Independent Survivor Compensation Program

The Holy Vader’s Letter to Ireland (or, Vatican example of passive aggressive prose)

From the Death Star (Vatican): Emperor, oops, POPE Benedict XVI  has issued a pastoral letter to the people of Ireland concerning the findings of two reports commissioned by the Government of Ireland.  The letter was meant to be a way of communicating with  the faithful in Ireland on the never-ending sex crisis in the church.  Pope… Continue reading The Holy Vader’s Letter to Ireland (or, Vatican example of passive aggressive prose)

Diocese of Brooklyn – Organized Roman Collar Crime Syndicate.

"I find your lack of faith disturbing." Darth Vader The Catholic Church seems to be able to universally choose to do absolutely the wrong thing on a regular basis. It amazes me that so many bishops, who claim to be intellectuals and men of god, can be so devoutly focused on maintaining their status at… Continue reading Diocese of Brooklyn – Organized Roman Collar Crime Syndicate.

Bishop of Scranton Eliminates/Consolidates Parishes

The Scranton Times-Tribune continues to cover the further misadventures of Bishop Martino.  Go to the Scranton Times-Tribune article on the consolidation of parishes due to shortages of priests and parishioners. Read the Bishop's Message. Do you think that the increasing number of Catholics who are no longer "practicing" their faith is related to issues such… Continue reading Bishop of Scranton Eliminates/Consolidates Parishes

Let the Federal Search Warrants Flow…

Please support your local crusading U.S. Attorney! Yesterday's news, chronicled in the Abuse Tracker by Kathy Shaw, was full of stories about the Federal Grand Jury Investigation of the Diocese of Los Angeles and Cardinal Roger M. Mahony for his alleged role in covering up child molestation by priests.  The grounds on which the grand… Continue reading Let the Federal Search Warrants Flow…

Chance to talk to other Survivors, SNAP Support Groups

I have been doing some travel to the Washington, DC area as part of my job.  The project that I am working on has meetings  scheduled almost every Wednesday.  This has afforded me the opportunity to try to get to a SNAP support group meeting that is conducted by the Virginia Coordinator for SNAP in Falls… Continue reading Chance to talk to other Survivors, SNAP Support Groups

Second and Third Order Effects

When I look back at decisions I have made and actions that I have taken throughout my life thus far, I am struck by the primary, secondary and tertiary effects of those decisions and actions.  (note: if you are a diocesan spokesperson, tertiary is defined as third rank of order or importance, please try to… Continue reading Second and Third Order Effects


I was reading some of the blogs that come from others who share a similar experience. One in particular struck me with a word that I no longer wish to use in my search for answers. The word is adrift. Please excuse an old Navy man for taking exception with this term. Adrift implies that… Continue reading Adrift

Kelly in Marquette

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction. Blaise Pascal Kelly, I read your blog posts for December. I want more people to read it. I want people to read all the blogs of all the people that are still struggling with the damage caused by these… Continue reading Kelly in Marquette