Archive for June 5th, 2014
When Is a Priest Not a Priest? When He’s Molesting a Child, Diocese Says of Lawsuit / The Star-Ledger
Chris Naples says something snapped inside him that January day.
“The Burlington County man sat in the gallery of the Delaware Supreme Court, watching as a lawyer for the Diocese of Trenton told the justices that the Rev. Terence McAlinden was not ‘on duty’ — or serving in his capacity as a priest — when he allegedly molested Naples on trips to Delaware in the 1980s.”
By Mark Mueller, The Star-Ledger — Click here to read the rest of this story.
Pope Francis today pressed his campaign to internationalize the Vatican’s financial management, replacing an all-Italian panel overseeing his anti-money laundering agency with a new group drawn from four different nations, including a Harvard professor and former official in the George W. Bush administration.
“The appointments came a day after the announcement that a Catholic business manager from Australia will hold a senior position in the pope’s new Secretariat of the Economy, designed to force fiscal transparency and discipline on all Vatican departments.”
By John L. Allen, Jr., The Boston Globe — Click here to read the rest of this story.
Click here to read related news about the Vatican bank, “Francis Monitors Vatican Bank Personally,” by ANSA.it.