The Jesuits

Twas the week before Christmas... The University of Scranton's President, Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., has released a message on the University's Website and in an email to the University Community regarding the Maryland Province releasing the names of Jesuits credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors. As Father Pilarz points out, four of the Jesuits… Continue reading The Jesuits

The University of Scranton Takes Action

A letter by was released by the President of the University of Scranton, Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., to the University on August 20, 2018, concerning the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report.  It outlines proactive steps being implemented at the  "The U" as a result of the findings presented by the Grand Jury.  Some of the actions include the… Continue reading The University of Scranton Takes Action

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

Jesuit With Ties to Scranton Latest Source of Embarrassment for Diocese

How long are we going to have to deal with these "revelations" dribbling out of the various religious orders or diocese across the country.  It seems that there is no end to new reports of past abuse.  At some point, can we actually get a District Attorney, Commonwealth Attorney or a Federal Prosecutor to start… Continue reading Jesuit With Ties to Scranton Latest Source of Embarrassment for Diocese