The Storm Continues…
Some new developments in the ongoing Church crisis. The bishops are going to really have their work cut out for them when they meet in February to address the whole homosexualist abuse crisis demolishing the Catholic Church. They’ve devoted two whole days to the synod, so CCM is sure they’ll get everything wrapped up in plenty of time to make their flights out of Rome…or not. The news just keeps getting worse.
The links below are worth investigating:
O’Malley Drops a Dime on Dolan
This just in from ChurchMilitant.com
Cardinal Sean O’Malley has contacted the Papal Nuncio to report a case of homosexualist predatory abuse, which was allegedly covered up by New York’s Cdl. Timothy Dolan.
In a letter dated Dec. 21, O’Malley draws the nuncio’s attention to the case of Fr. Donald Timone, a priest of the archdiocese of New York, whom Dolan allowed to remain in active ministry — even calling him “remarkably tender and holy” in 2013 — after he knew of the credible allegations of sex abuse.
Read the full article here–> Breaking: O’Malley Turns In Dolan For Abuse Coverup
There’s another bit of muck in the whole Fr. Timone mess. According to a report by the Catholic News Agency ( catholicnewsagency.com ), the Archdiocese of New York had vouched for the disgraced priest earlier this very month!
On Dec. 4, the New York archdiocese issued a letter stating “without qualification” that Fr. Donald Timone had “never been accused of any act of sexual abuse or misconduct involving a minor.”
In fact the archdiocese first received in 2003 an allegation that the priest had sexually abused minors, and it reached settlements with alleged victims in 2017.
The archdiocesan letter was received Dec. 13 by John Paul the Great University in Escondido, California, where Timone served. According to the university, the letter was not rescinded until after university officials contacted the Archdiocese of New York, following a Dec. 20 New York Times report on the history of allegations against Timone.
Read the entire disturbing article here–> NY archdiocese issued suitability letter for priest under abuse investigation
Other Developments in Abuse Cases
Crux ( cruxnow.com ) has published an update on several ongoing abuse cases, the most recent of which is the sentencing of PA priest Fr. John T. Sweeney for molesting a boy in the 1990’s.
Sweeney, who retired in 2016, is the first priest convicted of charges stemming from a Pennsylvania grand jury investigation that focused on allegations of abuse. He was arrested in July 2017 for the incident that occurred during the 1991-92 school year at St. Margaret Mary School in Lower Burrell, about 25 miles northeast of Pittsburgh…
…Meanwhile, the Archdiocese of New York suspended an elderly priest who had been celebrating Mass in two states despite settlements paid for allegations of sexual abuse of teenage boys.
The Crux article provides updated information on several cases nationwide and can be found here–> Pennsylvania priest sent to prison after guilty plea in abuse case
Keep praying for Holy Mother Church.
Keep praying that the men entrusted to her leadership will finally become the men God always intended them to be.