5 Priests May Be Defrocked After Church Investigation
PHILADELPHIA - Five priests accused of sexually abusing children have been defrocked, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced at a news conference Friday afternoon.
In all, 26 priests have been awaiting word on their fate since being placed on leave back by Cardinal Justin Rigali, the former leader of the archdiocese, back in February 2011.
On Friday, the current leader of Philadelphia Catholics said the church's review of the accusations is "largely complete," and he was ready to announce the disposition of nine of the 26 cases.
"Three priests have been found suitable for ministry," Chaput told assembled media. "Five priests will not return to ministry, although they retain the right to appeal this decision to the Hol...
SNAP Conference Postponed to September
As cases of COVID-19 continue to dominate the headlines, affect the way we work and play, and force changes to our daily lives, we have decided to postpone the SNAP Annual Conference from July until September. We are now planning to hold the conference from September 25 - 27 and it will still be held in Denver, CO.
In order to help make this change easier, we will be charging only $99 for registration from now through June 30. Stay tuned for updates and register today on our conference page.SNAP Conference Postponed to September