In an effort to make right on past wrongs, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington has hired a mental health counselor experienced in treating sex abuse to help victims of acts perpetrated by clergy and others.Read more
Phil Scott’s not the only State House presence engaged in fundraising. Under a headline titled “The Truth Matters: How the Catholic Church hid assets from victims,” VT Digger Publisher Anne Galloway published a hybrid news story/fundraising appeal today. Listed under the news website’s “Business & Economy” category, Ms. Galloway states that “We are asking you to support the fearless work of our reporters who bring you the news that you need.”Read more
In 2012, a New York priest suspected of child abuse was hired as a nurse manager at the University of Vermont Medical Center.Read more
Retired Border Patrol officer now helping Vermont Catholic Diocese with child protection – Caledonian-Record/VT Catholic Diocese
A retired Border Patrol member who was shot during a shooting rampage more than two decades ago is now helping the Vermont Catholic Diocese with child abuse prevention. A former patrol agent shot in the line of duty during Carl Drega’s shooting rampage 22 years ago came out of retirement recently to help the Catholic Diocese protect children.Read more
Vermont priest Rev. Edward Paquette continually abused children, including a child in a wheelchair, while working for Diocese of Burlington, VT Digger reports. Paquette, 90, was defrocked and is retired and living in Massachusetts.Read more
The Catholic order of priests that operates St. Michaels College has released the names of 10 more priests suspected of child abuse. Punishment at the time when the abuse was charged was 'in house' and kept secret from the public.Read more
VT Digger is wondering in print if veteran police and ‘open government’ reporter Mike Donoghue has gone over to the dark side for not telling everything he knows about the Burlington diocese sex-abuse scandal. Donoghue sat on diocese lay (non-clerical) committee reviewing the facts before the diocese issued a recent report naming priests who engaged in sex abuse. The story quotes people critical of Donoghue – as well as some working journalists who say semi-retired reporters should be allowed to have a life outside of journalism.
The list of alleged child abusers includes about 40 priests, none of whom are still active. Most are dead.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington - which serves all Vermont Catholic churches - will release by the end of the month a report on priests suspected of abusing children.Read more