The St. Pius X youth seminary was opened in 1956 at the request of Pope Pius XII, who wanted a place to foster vocations to the priesthood within Vatican walls.
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As we approach two years since the investigation into the former archbishop of Washington, D.C., many Catholics are waiting for the report to be released.
After the announcement of the state’s investigation, Michigan’s dioceses said they welcomed the investigation and pledged their full cooperation.
At a press conference Thursday, Bishop Bätzing said that abuse victims should receive compensation in recognition of their suffering “without great bureaucratic effort."
After the Vatican-ordered investigation, Bishop Bransfield released Aug. 15 a letter through his former diocese, in which he apologized for “any scandal or wonderment caused by words or actions attributed to me.”
In a prologue for a new book on clergy sex abuse, Pope Francis thanks the contributors as they have invited the faithful to "delve into this painful evil of sexual abuse that has occurred in our Catholic Church."
In a statement to a local media outlet, the archdiocese said it could not comment because the matter was a personnel issue dealing with internal church discipline, and the subject of a lawsuit.
Archbishop Coleridge has said the law would make priests “less a servant of God than an agent of the state” and raise “major questions about religious freedom.”
Bishop Bransfield is reported to have sexually harassed, assaulted, and coerced seminarians, priests, and other adults during his thirteen years as Bishop of Wheeling-Charleston.