The 65-year-old bishop of Harrisburg, Joseph McFadden died unexpectedly this morning. Our sympathies are with his family and his loved ones. Although we do not rejoice in the death of anyone, we hope the Pope takes this opportunity to appoint a new bishop who will prove to take a tough stand against clergy sex abuse.
We also hope the next bishop will post the names of credibly accused predators on the diocese website. Anyone who saw, suspects, or was abused is encouraged to come forward, tell police and start healing.