Even as Newark molester-priest Michael Fugee was being arrested and arraigned on charges of criminally violating a court order barring him from ministering to minors, his superiors in the archdiocese were once again changing their story.
Newark Archbishop John J. Myers got back from his trip to Poland this week and, according to his spokesman, will shortly make his first public statement on the latest revelations about Michael Fugee, the molester-priest who, in contravention of a court order, was permitted to minister to minors at two New Jersey parishes.
Phil Lawler, the redoubtable conservative Catholic commentator, has come to the conclusion that Pope Francis is a simple pastor.
It is not surprising that Cardinal Sean O’Malley should decide to skip this year’s commencement at Boston College, at which the archbishop of Boston customarily gives the benediction.
After going to the mat to defend Kansas City Bishop Robert Finn, who was convicted of failing to report a suspected abusive priest, Catholic League president Bill Donohue has now taken up cudgels on behalf of Newark Archbishop John J. Myers, who is under scrutiny for violating a court order restricting a priest’s access to minors.
A week after John J. Myers was installed as archbishop of Newark in October of 2001, a priest of the archdiocese named Michael Fugee was indicted for groping a 14-year-old boy the previous year.
Francis offers an excuse for not being able to attend the 105th plenary assembly of the Argentine bishops conference
Pope Francis has sudden inspiration, gives Communion to Waldensians and promises them he’ll be making the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella on foot this year.
During the Reformation, Protestant propagandists scored a lot of points with woodcuts contrasting the Pope and His Minions unfavorably with Jesus and His Disciples. Here, for example, are a couple of pages from a German pamphlet, “The Passion of Christ and Antichrist,” that show humbly garbed Jesus washing the disciples’ feet even as the enthroned [...]