SEX SCANDAL & COVER-UP: THVRSDAY EDITION

Fr. Robert VerEecke, S.J. (Credit: Lee Pellegrini via Boston College)

Saint Xavier’s: From the Waterfront Priest to the Dancing Priest

. . .there exists no sharper illustration of present-day enfeeblement of the Jesuit temper than the difference between the ministries of John Corridan, S.J., the “waterfront priest” of the 1940s, & today’s Robert VerEecke, S.J., the “dancing priest.”  Fr. Corridan earned a significant place in labor history. Fr.  VerEecke earned removal from the Church of St. Francis Xavier for making sexual overtures to a male parishioner. . .

by Maureen Mullarkey,

of Studio Matters

Even in a Bishop’s Resignation, Signs of Waffling in Rome – Philip Lawler, Catholic Culture
After Transatlantic Tug of War, Another Bishop Falls – Rocco Palmo, Whispers in the Loggia
Montana Reservations Reportedly Dumping Grounds for Predatory Priests – Great Falls Trib.
How the Vatican is Preparing for Its February Abuse Summit – Andrea Gagliarducci, The CWR
Ex-Archbishop Denies Abuse Claim, Welcomes Probe – Associated Press via Crux
Anonymous Priests: Silence Regarding Priestly Misconduct Is a Problem – Fr. Schneider L.C.
Pp. Francis Accepts L.A. Auxiliary Bishop’s Resignation after Credible Abuse Report – NC Reg
Illinois Attorney General Investigation Finds 500 More Clergy Abuse Cases – A.P. via Crux
Minn. Archbishop Announces Moves to End Culture Fostering Clergy Abuse – The CWR
How Should the Church Address Clerical Misconduct With Adults? – Peter Jesserer Smith
American Priest Arrested in the Philippines for Sexual Abuse – CNA via The CWR
Jesuit Province Releases Names of Accused Abusers – David McFadden, A.P. via Crux
Sacramento Bishop Suspends Retired Priest Accused of Abuse – California Catholic Daily
Archdiocese of Lose Angeles Updates List of Priests Credibly Accused of Abuse – The CWR
Polish Church Urged to Check Sex Abuse Claims Against Priest – Monika Scislowka, Crux
Salt Lake City Diocese Releases a List of Priests Credibly Accused of Abuse – The CWR
Diocese of Erie to Launch Survivors’ Reparation Fund in February – CNS via Crux
Vatican Urges Bishops to Meet Abuse Victims Before February Summit – Edward Pentin
Santiago Archdiocese Sends Investigation of a Priest to CDF – CNA via The CWR
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