Category Archives: sex abuse

Cardinal Pell Testifies

CathNews has a list of Australian links connected with Cardinal Pell’s legal testimony this week: Cardinal George Pell admits Church covered up cases of child sex abuse (ABC) Cardinal blames inaction, loose entry standards (SMH) Catholic Church covered up child sex … Continue reading

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Fugee Goes To Jail

I see Michael Fugee, the priest who was once barred from contact with minors, then “supervised” in doing so, then barred again, has landed in jail for violating the agreement that appears to have been binding and unconditional after all. … Continue reading

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The Frequently Scheduled One

Grant Gallicho levels a devastating post on the Frequently Misspelled Scheduled One and the active ordinary of his archdiocese. And just when you thought the episcopal attack on the truth couldn’t get any more brazen: (Archbishop Gomez) does have the … Continue reading

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Lincoln Still An Outlier

The 2012 annual report on the Charter is up at USCCB. Let’s consult a map: The USCCB president: I acknowledge with great appreciation all those who contributed time and effort to this significant achievement. At the same time, we also … Continue reading

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Nobody In Newark Talking

More heat in New Jersey. And a question: is Archbishop Myers a liar? Mark Silk raises this question at RNS. This is bad, bad, bad, and getting worse for the Newark archbishop. From the archdiocesan web page: Following the Memorandum … Continue reading

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Consequences

The Fugee fallout in the Trenton diocese hits a parish. And I offer these illustrative points of comparison: Two lay people who were friends of Michael Fugee and who engaged his participation on a youth retreat: fired. Pastor who employed … Continue reading

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More Myers and Fugee

Interesting developments in New Jersey. RNS recounts it as Fugee out, Myers still in. The full piece is in NJ.com: The Rev. Michael Fugee, who attended youth retreats and heard confessions from minors in defiance of a lifetime ban on such … Continue reading

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More Heat for +Myers

It’s coming at the archbishop on many fronts. North New Jersey parents are ticked off. A wayward priest, forgiven by his archbishop, was with their kids. This is predictable, and justifiable anger. It’s complete craziness that the church can let … Continue reading

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Is Newark the Next Kansas City?

Rock has this piece on his Twitter feed today. It doesn’t look good for Archbishop Myers in New Jersey. A priest of his archdiocese entered into a binding legal agreement to avoid a retrial for criminal sexual contact. (He) would … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Friday

CNS reported on Pope Francis meeting with B16′s CDF head. As reported, sisters and theologians were not on the docket, but praise for the movement to addressing sex predators. For the defenders of the innocent, all eyes will be on … Continue reading

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‘He is not to come to this church any more.’

The various news reports surrounding the new pope are entertaining. Does he have one lung or two? Was he soft on South American fascism? I like this one: Cardinal Law ejected from Santa Maria Maggiore. So hearing that the new … Continue reading

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Survivor Fatigue

I’m not surprised activists pounding on the Church’s lack of accountability have gotten tired over the past eleven years. It’s a thankless job. It’s as complex a tangle of issues as one can find. And there’s likely differences of opinion … Continue reading

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Cardinal Turkson Doesn’t Get It

RNS linked Cardinal Peter Turkson’s CNN interview. He steered the conversation well from the political concerns of the day, and focused on the essential of the Gospel. And this, at the 7:05 (question)/7:31 (answer) mark: When Amanpour asked Turkson about the … Continue reading

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What Is The Benedict Legacy on Sex Abuse & Cover-Up?

Middle-Eastern tribal traditions get something of a pass in the Old Testament for patriarchs from Abraham to Solomon. Multiple wives, concubines, and the royal treatment do not exactly match up the Christian ideal of one man, one woman. Such were … Continue reading

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On The Clock?

The Goodbye Bad Bishops site* seems to have been taken over by the Chinese, but if any fisheaters are still keeping track, I wonder if they will put longtime conservative darling Archbishop John Myers on the clock for his latest … Continue reading

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