Joseph Adamec of the Altoona-Johnstown diocese throws his hat into the ring for the Worst Still-Serving Bishop Award!
It’s a tough go, given all the sleaze of the past year, to find bishops who distinguish themselves in corruption, but Bp. Adamec appears to be trying to go for the gold here.
One informative article tells us concerning yet another priest (one of several) guilty of a string of abuses of boys, boys, boys, boys, boys, boys, and boys that:
The trial began Jan. 31, 1994.
Three months later, the jury found Luddy guilty of sexual abuse and the diocese negligent for ignoring accusations of sexual abuse.
But the jury and the public didn’t know everything.
Msgr. Phillip P. Saylor did, and that’s why the diocese didn’t want him to testify publicly, diocese attorneys told Carpenter.
During a private session March 18, 1994, in Carpenter’s office, the record shows that the diocese tried to block Saylor’s testimony.
Saylor did testify. But another story makes clear that Monsignor Saylor’s efforts at reform appear not to have been appreciated by Bp. Adamec, who threatened him with excommunication if he didn’t keep his trap shut.
Pay no attention to the man behind the Lavender Curtain.