I don't get much feedback from those who come to this blog. There are times when I think it would be easier to drive to Virginia Beach (I live in Southeastern Virginia) and yell at the tide rolling in than to write posts (and rewrite them repeatedly). Two weeks ago, I wrote a piece on… Continue reading I am not the only militant talking about Bishop Bambera.
Diocese of Scranton, you are being Bamb(era)oozled again!
The Bishop of Scranton has whispered to the bulletin-reading faithful in the Diocese of Scranton. The Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, Bishop of Scranton, has put forward his annual "Healing Mass for Survivors of Abuse" on Thursday, April 7, 2022. Bishop Bambera The prelate of Slocum's Hollow has chosen to have another Thursday matinee to… Continue reading Diocese of Scranton, you are being Bamb(era)oozled again!
The University of Scranton Task Force Report Is In
Whoever listens to a witness, becomes a witnessElie Wiesel The University of Scranton's Task Force on Healing, Reconciliation and Hope was created in 2018 with the mandate to "address the difficult but necessary questions raised by the Grand Jury report detailing the sexual abuse by Catholic priests in Pennsylvania and failures by church leaders in… Continue reading The University of Scranton Task Force Report Is In
Trump Card on the Diocese Forum
For those of you planning on attending the Healing, Reconciliation, and Hope event at the University of Scranton on Thursday, March 5, 2020, be aware of potential traffic and parking restrictions. President Trump is conducting a Town Hall Event during approximately the same time frame in Scranton. As of this posting, I have no information on… Continue reading Trump Card on the Diocese Forum
The University Of Scranton to Host Diocesan Offices Complicit in Sexual Abuse Coverup
Let me state at the beginning that I am a graduate of the University of Scranton. I think I can say that I began the process of healing at the U during my time there (1978-1982). I loved my school while I was there and still have many friends with whom I keep in contact.… Continue reading The University Of Scranton to Host Diocesan Offices Complicit in Sexual Abuse Coverup
An Update on the Status of Survivor Funds in PA
I have heard from a few of you concerning the amount of time it is taking to get an offer from the various funds set up by the Dioceses in Pennsylvania for childhood survivors of sexual crimes by priests. I have heard there is a backlog with the administrators, an article, Pennsylvania dioceses offer $84M… Continue reading An Update on the Status of Survivor Funds in PA
It is done. I have spent hours filling out the ISCP questionnaire from the Diocese of Scranton. Despite the documentation already provided and the written acknowledgment from the Chancery, I had to answer the following questions: Where did the abuse occur? I provided a list. Age when first sexually abused? Thirteen When did the abuse… Continue reading Allocution
Abuse Survivors, the New Lepers
a person who is avoided or rejected by others for moral or social reasons. Let's just put this out there. Abuse survivors are the new lepers to the "Catholic faithful." Recently, a Facebook Post reply from the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference to a comment left by Carolyn Fortney showed that organization's disdain for the universe of… Continue reading Abuse Survivors, the New Lepers
Senator Scarnati’s Pastor Removed for Allegations of Sexual Abuse with a Minor
The Diocese of Eire has removed Monsignor Charles Kaza from St. Tobias Parish in Brockway, PA while an investigation is made into allegations that he sexually abused a minor at St. John The Baptist Parish in Erie in the 1980s. As of the time I was writing this on 19 May 2019, it is five… Continue reading Senator Scarnati’s Pastor Removed for Allegations of Sexual Abuse with a Minor