West Virginia Troubles: Details about +Bransfield
In the years before he was removed from ministry for alleged sexual harassment and financial abuses, Bishop Michael Bransfield was reimbursed by the church for cash gifts he gave to fellow clergymen, records show. Source: W.Va. bishop gave powerful cardinals and other priests $350,000 in cash gifts before his ouster, church records show This story […]
We Know Nothing about +Vigano’s Memo
Let’s not rush to judgement, but absolutely investigate.
Bishops Must Resign
Bishops who transferred abusive priests must resign.
What Should Have Happened in 2002
In 2002, we should have been radically transparent.
The Abuse Continues
The Pennsylvania Attorney General released the grand jury report looking at clerical sexual abuse across the commonwealth in six of the eight dioceses. The other two were previously investigated. In the lead up to the release, I had heard it was going to be bad. Real bad. It is. Just in Pennsylvania, 300 priests over […]
(Not So) Final Words on the Sex Abuse Scandal
When I was a student at UT, I had a meeting with then-Bishop Gregory Aymond of Austin in his office at the Chancery. I met with him there a few times for a few different things and I couldn’t tell you which of those applied in this case. I can’t remember much from the conversation […]