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Ongoing Clergy Sexual Abuse

Additional name of clergy credibly accused of abuse

The Diocese of Alexandria today (Sept. 20, 2019) released the name of one additional clergy against whom there have been credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors. Fr. Theordore Lelieveld An allegation of sexual misconduct and abuse of male minors dating back to the mid-1960s was reported to the Diocese of Alexandria in August 2019.…

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Additional names of clergy credibly accused of abuse

The Diocese of Alexandria today released the names of three additional clergy against whom there have been credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors. Fr. Adrian Molenschot Allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse of male minors dating back to the 1960s were reported to the Diocese of Alexandria in February 2019. Fr. Molenschot died in…

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Diocese releases names of Clergy

Names of Clergy accused (released February 6, 2019) The following names are those of clergy duly incardinated or at one time serving in the Diocese of Alexandria accused of sexual misconduct and abuse of minors by allegations brought by victims or by written testimony: A: Diocesan Clergy – Living Fr. Nino Viviano (name added June…

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Bishop’s message for October: Tikkun Olam (Repair the World)

A transcript of Bishop David Talley’s Homily at the Red Mass celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral on September 21, 2018, Feast of St. Matthew; Mass of the Holy Spirit We celebrate this Red Mass, a votive Mass of the Holy Spirit, to ask blessing and benediction on the judges and attorneys and legislators and…

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USCCB Statement on Sex Abuse Scandals

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Administrative Committee Statement on Sex Abuse Scandals; Committee Releases Actions to be Taken Within Its Authority September 19, 2018 WASHINGTON–The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Administrative Committee has issued the following statement today in response to the recent sex abuse scandals. In the statement, the bishops say they pledge…

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Fasting for others’ sins: what does it mean?

By Cari Terracina, Publications Manager “I turned to the Lord, to seek help, in prayer and petition, with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes.” (Daniel 9:3) As the Church as a whole processes the information of the recent clerical abuse scandals, several of our church leaders have pointed out the importance of taking action, of continuously returning…

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Bishop’s message for September…

Bishop David Talley would like to share with you the letter he sent to the clergy of our diocese regarding the latest revelations concerning clergy sexual abuse: August 24, Feast of St. Bartholomew, an Apostle of the Lord I have waited a bit to write to you, not knowing how to say what was in…

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