If you are a survivor in the Diocese of Scranton, you will need to look at the Diocese website for the Independent Survivors Compensation Program. The link is at the end of the news release and is not part of the main Diocesan site. The Bishop also released a video. There is not a lot… Continue reading Diocese releases more information on the ISCP
Today, 25 October, is the Feast of St Crispin. It is also the anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt (1415) during the Hundred Years War between France and England. It was an English victory despite the overwhelming numerical superiority of the French forces that engaged a tired English army. A turning point in the war,… Continue reading St. Crispin’s Day
A few days ago, Susan Matthews, a blogger advocating for the protection of children and reform in the Catholic Church on a blog called Catholics4Change, discussed the proposed Bishop's Compensation Fund. The proposed fund would allow the church to control the amount of money paid out to victims/survivors and allow the Dioceses some damage control.… Continue reading Some recommended reading from Catholics4Change
FACSA - Foundation to Abolish Child Sex Abuse Contact Your PA House Rep ASAP Please contact your local PA House legislator and ask him/her to support Rep. Mark Rozzi's proposed amendments to Senate Bill 681 which the full PA House will be voting on very soon possibly in the next day or so. A. How… Continue reading If you live in PA, A word from FACSA (Foundation to Abolish Child Sex Abuse)…
What is it going to take? Exactly what needs to happen before the people's representatives in Harrisburg allow a vote on a bill to protect children and vulnerable adults? The judicial committee sits on its collective hands because of lobbyists for the insurance industry and institutions with a history of protecting sexual predators spend millions to prevent Pennsylvania House… Continue reading In Harrisburg, What is Going to Take?
While I do not often post press releases, this one from a group trying to get a letter writing campaign going in support of legislation to protect children and vulnerable adults from sexual predators was a good fit with the positions I have taken in previous posts. HARRISBURG, PA – Justice4Pakids will launch a child… Continue reading Justice4PAkids Letter Campaign Pleas with State Law Makers to Protect Children From Sexual Abuse