In a move that took me by surprise back in August, the incoming President of The University of Scranton, Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., directed that the names of bishops of the Diocese of Scranton involved in the Sexual Abuse Crisis would be removed from campus buildings and honorary degrees awarded to those individuals rescinded. This… Continue reading A Letter to the President of The University of Scranton: Show Me Your Good Faith and Resolve
Today, 25 October, is the Feast of St Crispin. It is also the anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt (1415) during the Hundred Years War between France and England. It was an English victory despite the overwhelming numerical superiority of the French forces that engaged a tired English army. A turning point in the war,… Continue reading St. Crispin’s Day
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?
I am catching up on my reading on the Diocese of Scranton in the wake of the Grand Jury Report and actions in the State House in Harrisburg. I keep going back to an article from the Associated Press by Michael Rubinkam on September 5th that discussed Bishop Bambera's involvement in a civil case… Continue reading Lack of confidence in Bishop Bambera’s ability to lead the Diocese of Scranton
A friend emailed me a link to an article reporting that Professor Barry Kuhle stood up and turned his back on Bishop Joseph Bambera of Scranton during the Bishop's remarks at the inauguration of the Father Scott R. Pilarz S.J. as the new President of the University of Scranton. The article reported that Professor Kuhle's… Continue reading A Professor Shows the Bishop His Back
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
Father Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., The recent acknowledgment of credible allegations of sexual predation by Neil McLaughlin, S.J., a Jesuit with ties to the University of Scranton, is tragic for his victims as well as the University of Scranton. It is conceivable that his victims could include members of the University of Scranton community. As President… Continue reading An Open Letter to the President of the University of Scranton
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
In case you are one of the people who believe that the worst of the sex scandal in the Catholic Church is over, I have more bad news. Another priest in the Diocese of Scranton has been reported, this time for child pornography. According to news reports, and this is a story that is just… Continue reading Child Pornography in the Rectory at Lords Valley, Pennsylvania
At some point it stops being about God, doesn’t it?