The Vatican’s prosecutor requested a sentence of eight years in prison, reduced to four years, for 28-year-old defendant Father Gabriele Martinelli, who is accused of sexually assaulting a slightly younger student at the pre-seminary over a period of six years.
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The cardinal is exercising his last legal avenue to overturn a conviction which has divided opinion in the country and internationally.
‘I’m not as bad as they paint me,’ McCarrick told the Slate Aug. 14 at the St. Fidelis Friary in Victoria, Kansas. ‘I do not believe that I did the things that they accused me of.’
COMMENTARY: The sex-abuse scandal has given ordinary laypeople the ability to facilitate real change. Case in point: the Diocese of Buffalo, New York.
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The embattled archbishop of Washington, D.C., tendered his resignation nearly three years ago.
COMMENTARY: Faithful Catholics can change some of the incentives the hierarchy has been allowed to operate under.
COMMENTARY: Stop the silence. Peace and healing will come only when you come into the open, tell the truth and be willing to go wherever that leads.