Will Pope Francis Encounter Convicted Msgr. William Lynn in Philly Prison?

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When Pope Francis visits the U.S. this Fall, will he meet the priest who's in jail for failing to report incidents of clergy abuse?The Catholic Herald connected the dots on this story: They reported this morning that the prison which the Holy Father will visit during his U.S. visit, Philadelphia's Curren-Fromhold Correctional Facility, is the same facility where convicted cleric Monsignor William Lynn is housed.The Curren-Fromhold facility holds 8,100 prisoners in its sprawling complex of … [Read more...]

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Chicago Jesuits Settle Abuse Claim for $950,000 – UPDATED

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The Chicago-Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus has settled a lawsuit with a Chicago man who alleges he was sexually abused by Father Donald O'Shaughnessy, S.J. during his years at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois. The attorney in the case, Eugene K. Hollander, released a statement saying,“I’m relieved that we have been able to get some justice for this victim and hopefully he can now start to move forward with his life. I believe there are probably other victims out there and hop … [Read more...]

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BREAKING: Archbishop Nienstedt Resigns, But Maintains Innocence Amidst Charges of Cover-up

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Archbishop John C. Nienstedt, the beleaguered archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis, has resigned, it was announced this morning.  According to a report published in the Washington Post, Auxiliary Bishop Lee Piché also resigned, ten days after prosecutors charged the archdiocese of mishandling complaints related to claims of clergy sexual abuse.Neither Archbishop Nienstedt nor Bishop Piché is accused of wrongdoing, and the departure of these good and holy men represents a great loss for … [Read more...]

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