The state my parents were born in, Pennsylvania, is impressive. THANK YOU U.S. Attorney William McSwain on MANY accounts!! You have a fan!
And I still wonder what my abusive ex husband Richard Zona (Jr.) was doing in Vegas and many a night with the pedophile moving priest, Monsignor Urell, in the rectory? The parishioners whispered and I have been unable to set foot in a Catholic Church since. “Tracy, they said, why don’t you know what’s going on?” Yep! That’s Urell above. He had a convenient nervous breakdown during his deposition on moving pedophile priests from church to church. And the OC diocese sent him to Canada to recover….. the poor soul. PUKE!
~The Justice Department has opened a probe to investigate child sexual abuse within Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic Church, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia confirmed to Fox News.
“The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has received a subpoena issued by a federal grand jury, which requires the production of certain documents,” a statement read. “The Archdiocese will cooperate with the United States Department of Justice in this matter.”
Federal prosecutors served subpoenas to the church last week after a grand jury report released in August found priests in the eastern state molested more than 1,000 children.
Hundreds of priests were said to have molested more than 1,000 children — and possibly many more — since the 1940s, and senior church officials allegedly covered up the abuse, according to the report.
“Priests were raping little boys and girls, and the men of God who were responsible for them not only did nothing. They hid it all,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro said at a news conference at the time.
Now the Justice Department is investigating to see if any federal crimes were committed by priests, bishops, seminarians and others.
OPINION: THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IS GUILTY OF A GRAVE MORAL FAILURE FOR ALLOWING MASSIVE SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN
U.S. Attorney William McSwain, of Philadelphia, demanded bishops turn over any evidence that anyone in their ranks took children across state lines for illicit purposes, sent sexual images or messages via phone or computer, instructed anyone not to contact police, reassigned suspected predators, or used money or other assets as part of the scandal.