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

Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts

It has been a while since I read the Aeneid in which Virgil warned "Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes." I will paraphrase in the traditional English fashion.  "Beware of Greeks bearing gifts."   Today, the Trojan Horse was rolled out of the Chancery on Wyoming Avenue in Scranton. Just days after the mid-term elections failed… Continue reading Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts

New Allegations of Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Scranton

From the Associated Press this morning: Scranton Catholic schools superintendent investigated over sex abuse allegation By The Associated Press January 12, 2010, 11:20AM SCRANTON, Pa. — A northeastern Pennsylvania prosecutor is looking into a sex abuse allegation against the superintendent of schools for a Roman Catholic diocese. Luzerne County District Attorney Andy Jarbola said Monday… Continue reading New Allegations of Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Scranton

It keeps happening in the Diocese of Scranton

An email from a reader alerted me to yet another priest that has been relieved of duties in a parish in the Diocese of Scranton. In a report from the Times Leader, a priest was removed after he attempted to project an informational DVD about the annual diocesan fundraiser on October 25th. Allegedly four photographs… Continue reading It keeps happening in the Diocese of Scranton

Child Pornography in the Rectory at Lords Valley, Pennsylvania

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

WBRE Coverage of Martino Resignation

Martino, Dougherty Officially Announce Resignations Shared via AddThis Coverage of the resignation of the Bishop of Scranton from PAHOMEPAGE.com and the news team at WBRE, Channel 28. The reason cited for the resignation of the bishop was his health. I am sure that there is much more to the story. As I have stated in… Continue reading WBRE Coverage of Martino Resignation

Reports: Bishop Martino to Resign

This morning, the Scranton Times Website had an article indicating that Bishop Joseph Martino was going to resign his position as Bishop of Scranton early next week. Still no information from the Chancery or Bill "the mouthpiece" Genello on the reasons for the "Bully of Wyoming Avenue's" abrupt departure. The Bishop has already started moving… Continue reading Reports: Bishop Martino to Resign