Church sex abuse scandal prompts podcast

DALLAS, Pennsylvania — Paul and Kristen Ciaccia remember the news that sparked their anger. In 2013, they learned their sons had served as altar boys with a priest who had just been arrested on charges that he had oral sex with a minor. “That was the first ‘What?’...

Original Letter to Bishop Bambera

Original Letter to Bishop Bambera MAY 03, 2019 March 20, 2019 Dear Bishop Bambera, Since the recent scandal broke, your statements to date have not answered specific questions regarding your involvement in the sex abuse scandal in the Diocese of Scranton. One month...

Response from our Bishop

  MAY 03, 2019   OFr’ICE OF THE BISHOP   DIOCESE OF SCRANTON 300 WYOMING AVENIJE SCRANTON, PENNSYLVANIA 18503 -1279 April 3, 2019   Dear Mr. and Mrs. Ciaccia: Thank you for your recent letter. Please accept this letter in response. Your...

Our response to the Bishops letter

MAY 03, 2019 April 30, 2019 Dear Bishop Bambera, I want to assure you that I have the highest regard for your office, and I am trying to be very careful to respect your ordained position. I want to thank you for taking the time to reply to my letter. However, your...

Letter from a Priest in the Diocese of Scranton Ref: episode 40

NOVEMBER 02, 2019 Dear Angry Catholic   So, let me get this straight (BTW, this is from official court documents).   In 1996 a seminarian of about 27 years of age, who has just left his job as a nurse, discovers in the middle of the night an angry...