Archive for November 12th, 2013

Financial Investigation Prompted Removal While Sex Abuse Investigation Did Not


By Kathy Kane,

In the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, it seems financial allegations may be taken more seriously than child sex abuse allegations.

Case in point, when the Archdiocese “suspected” Anita Guzzardi of embezzling, they removed the Chief Financial Officer from her position. Father John Paul was allowed to remain as pastor of Our Lady of Calvary after two allegations of child sex abuse were reported.

Click here to read: “Pastor resigns following sex-abuse allegations,” by Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Nov. 11, 2013

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U.S. Bishops Elect New Leaders

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops elected new leadership this morning during its assembly, which is being held this week in Baltimore. Here are a couple of stories from National Catholic Reporter, which is covering the assembly:

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