During the last week, I have heard from several survivors from the Diocese of Scranton responding to my call for people to come and engage the Vicar General of the Diocese in a forum scheduled for March 5, 2020, by The University of Scranton's Task Force on Healing, Reconciliation, and Hope. It looks like there… Continue reading Empowering Survivors to Come Face to Face with the Vicar General
It seems that Bishop Timlin played the "you're are not the boss of me" card and got on down the road to Baltimore.
Exhibit A, for your consideration. On Groundhog Day in 1998, Bishop Timlin, in his capacity as the Bishop of Scranton, removed the priestly faculties of the Diocese in the case of Robert Gibson for "reasons of health" (wink, wink!). Is it common to remove the priestly faculties of a man who has a legitimate physical… Continue reading Proof of Bishop Timlin’s Cover-Up and Possible RICO Violation
I have been struggling with this decision for a while. I have decided to archive this blog, at least for now. I think I have accomplished as much as I can using this forum. I have been working on two other projects, one of which was completed over the weekend. The second will take a… Continue reading Archiving for Now
By Michael Baumann The Vatican appointed Monsignor Joseph Bambera as the 10th Bishop of Scranton. Bishop-elect Bambera is a native of Carbondale, Pennsylvania and is only the second local priest to be appointed to lead the Scranton See. He has been running the day-to-day business of the Diocese since the premature retirement of Bishop Joseph Martino… Continue reading Vatican Appoints New Bishop of Scranton
One would reasonably think that the Diocese would be interested in either vindicating a priest accused of criminal activity or document his activity in an effort to remove him from any environment where he could repeat his behavior.