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!

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 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

Lack of confidence in Bishop Bambera’s ability to lead the Diocese of Scranton

  I am catching up on my reading on the Diocese of Scranton in the wake of the Grand Jury Report and actions in the State House in Harrisburg.  I keep going back to an article from the Associated Press by Michael Rubinkam on September 5th that discussed Bishop Bambera's involvement in a civil case… Continue reading Lack of confidence in Bishop Bambera’s ability to lead the Diocese of Scranton

Dialed the number. Now I wait…

Since my last post, I have spoken briefly with an investigator.  I am looking forward to a more in-depth interview with him.  He initially offered to meet me here in Virginia until he realized that I was much further south than he expected.  Contact has been made.  He seems to be working a very large… Continue reading Dialed the number. Now I wait…

Reunion

The last time I had gone to a reunion, the great terrible secret was still under wraps.   I had gone with 2 purposes, one of them was to find out if Gibson was still alive and destroying lives.  The second was to try to exorcise the memories of what had happened.   I was… Continue reading Reunion

Reply to CatholicCulture.org’s Misunderstanding of Torture

This morning I read an article on-line from CatholicCulture.org on the United Nations probe into torture and the Vatican.  I find it amusing that the UN, the world’s most ineffective organization, is creating theater of the absurd with the Holy See, the world’s most recalcitrant organization. The piece I was reading, written by Phil Lawler,… Continue reading Reply to CatholicCulture.org’s Misunderstanding of Torture

Is there a Survivor’s Community?

The past year has seen some spectacular events that have given some hope to survivors of child sexual abuse at the hands pedophile predators in our society.  Indeed this crisis knows no borders and is not limited to those of a certain faith.  We have seen the conviction of a Catholic Bishop for covering up… Continue reading Is there a Survivor’s Community?

RCC Playbook II — There is nothing we can do about it.

This is the second in a series of posts on the tactics in play from the hierarchy of the Catholic Church and its apologists (the Catholic League of Extraordinary Idiots comes to mind). There is Nothing We Can Do About It There are  three variants on this one.  All have the same effect of the… Continue reading RCC Playbook II — There is nothing we can do about it.