In all the media hype surrounding the sex abuse scandal, haters of the Church have wondered if that scandal could destroy the Church and the priesthood. The short answer is no, but a scandal like this one could. (Not destroy permanently, of course. Nothing could do that.)
Father David Verhasselt, a priest in the parish of St. Catherine of Alexandria Church in the diocese of Milwaukee, has been placed on administrative leave because he is under investigation for breaking the seal of confession.
The charge is so serious that Archbishop Jerome Listecki has even barred Fr. Verhasselt from visiting the church.
According to local news in Milwaukee
“The allegation itself has internal...READ MORE