The Video from Survivors’ Perspectives Panel is Available

On November 10, 2021, I participated in a frank discussion about the Sexual Abuse Crisis in the Catholic Church from the Perspective of Survivors. Joining me were Kristian Ciaccia (Co-Host of The Angry Catholic Show), Shaun Dougherty (President of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP)), and Brian Cites (Associate Director, Baker -Nord… Continue reading The Video from Survivors’ Perspectives Panel is Available

Update on the 10 November Event at the Univ of Scranton

I am happy to announce that the Truth and Reconciliation event will be live-streamed at the University of Scranton. The University has set up a Zoom link for the event that will allow people who can't be at the University of Scranton that evening to watch the panel discussion. The feed will only be broadcast.… Continue reading Update on the 10 November Event at the Univ of Scranton

Rev. Gregory F. Loughney Arrested in the Diocese of Scranton

Rev Gregory F. Loughney It is still happening in the Diocese of Scranton. Bishop Bambera has another online predator to contend with after Reverend Gregory F. Loughney was arrested on Friday when he thought he would hook up with an underage boy. Instead, he walked into a sting by 570 Predator Catchers to catch sex… Continue reading Rev. Gregory F. Loughney Arrested in the Diocese of Scranton

Another Road Trip to the Electric City this November

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

The Bishop of Scranton is Actively Covering for Another Predator

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

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

Bishop holds mass for survivors but didn’t invite them…

From the Diocese of Scranton's Media Page. Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, Bishop of Scranton I was surprised to find out that Bishop Bambera of the Diocese of Scranton held a Healing Mass for Survivors of Abuse. At this mass, “he acknowledged and again apologized for the pain of survivors of sexual abuse.” Wow, what… Continue reading Bishop holds mass for survivors but didn’t invite them…

The Angry Catholic.com

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

Compassion

You were in the room when I arrived early for the event.  Another survivor was there as well.  We were both trying to get the lay of the land, a feel for the space, and a read on the way we would be received.   You were organizing the room when I introduced myself and the… Continue reading Compassion

Heading to Scranton with My Bingo Card

Packing my bags for the event in Scranton on Thursday.  I can't forget my Bingo Card to keep score. Thanks to Mike McDonnell for posting this to Facebook.