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.
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!
Earlier this week, I was interviewed on The Angry Catholic for their weekly Podcast. This is my second time on-air with Kris and Paul (The Angry Catholic). The first time was in March 2020, after another survivor and I crashed a panel discussion at the University of Scranton to listen to representatives of the Diocese… Continue reading Another Round with The Angry Catholic
In March 2020, I attended an event at the University of Scranton where I challenged officials from the Diocese of Scranton on their lack of honesty when dealing with victims of Diocesan priests. I wanted to point out that survivors have a voice, a story to tell, and the right to be heard. While I… Continue reading Another Road Trip to the Electric City this November
Bishop Joseph C. Bambera, Diocese of Scranton The Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, the current Bishop of Scranton, is once again hiding information on a predator in his Diocese. Ed Loch, former music director at St Nicholas Catholic Church in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, was caught arranging to meet someone, who he thought was a fifteen-year-old boy,… Continue reading The Bishop of Scranton is Actively Covering for Another Predator
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
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein While I was at the Task Force Event at the University of Scranton, I had the opportunity to meet Paul and Kris Ciaccia, the husband and wife team behind The Angry Catholic. They run a site… Continue reading The Angry Catholic.com
I traveled to Scranton for the University of Scranton's Task Force on Healing, Reconciliation & Hope presentation Diocese of Scranton: Learning Lessons, Strengthening Safeguards & Empowering Survivors. The event featured the Vicar General of the Diocese, the Victim's Assistance Coordinator (VAC), and the Safe Environment Coordinator. A friend from the Class of '82 made the trip… Continue reading All Roads Lead to Scranton
I was going through kitchen cabinets tonight looking for one of my old Navy mugs when I stumbled on a University of Scranton Orientation '81 mug. It was a thank you gift for the student volunteers who made Orientation go flawlessly for the class of '85 during Labor Day Weekend, 1981. I was one… Continue reading Questions, I Have So Many Questions
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