A question inevitably arises: What then is the culpability of the organization? Deschenes first filed a lawsuit in alleging she was sexually abused by Father Charles Sylvestre in the early s, and that the diocese failed to prevent it.
First, Bishop Bransfield has been told to make a public apology to the people of the Wheeling-Charleston Diocese for the scandal he created. His focus is on the complexity of human experience and relationships, which Humanae Vitae failed to adequately consider.
McElwee and Heidi Schlumpf. Faced with ongoing sexual-abuse crisis, what are Catholic parents to do? Members are experiencing something like the stages of grief. Mediation is set for Sept. There is a fracturing within the church of historic dimensions. Bishop Accountability.
A version of this story appeared in the June July 11, print issue under the headline: Investigation into Bransfield finds harassment, misuse of funds. A fix for your late-arriving NCR — and a welcome to a new staffer Aug 21, Bransfield is reported to have sexually harassed, assaulted, and coerced seminarians, priests, and other adults during his thirteen years as Bishop of Wheeling-Charleston.
We Recommend. Officials said no one at the parish school is identified in the complaint against Zacharias.
There are far too many cases that cannot be prosecuted because victims did not report these heinous crimes when they were children. Vasa on Saturday Jan. The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests on Thursday, March 14, called for Diocese of Kalamazoo Bishop Paul Bradley to post the names of all church staff accused of molesting children on the websites of Kalamazoo churches.
Information in this list was drawn from publicly available records, news reports and information provided by the Jesuits. First, during my tenure I was reimbursed for certain expenditures that have been called into question as excessive, and I have been advised that I should reimburse a certain amount of money to the Diocese.