A Pennsylvania grand jury implicated more than 50 priests and religious leaders who have served at churches across the state in a sex-abuse scandal dating back 40 years.
While there are many issues which you will discuss over the course of your preparation period, one important area in which many priests and couples have shared their concerns with us is that of engaged couples living together before marriage.
Criminal charges are not being filed because many of the priests accused of abuse have died and the statute of limitations has expired.
Investigators say the scandal was covered up by two of the diocese’s bishops, who together have headed the diocese since 1966.
He has been accused many times of abusing little kids.
Those accusations now form part of a comprehensive investigation by Victoria Police's Taskforce SANO. It often occurs to me that this band of defenders, who shrink with each day in number as the allegations pile up, have painted themselves into a corner and now flail about, trying to come up with something to throw back at those who would tumble down their rather shaky house of cards.