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.

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Pope Francis Shakes Up Vatican’s Finance Panel / The Boston Globe

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.

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