Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, PA waives gag orders, releases extensive list of names and accusations in child sex abuse investigation

by by logicordie

An investigation into priests, deacons, seminaries, and other Catholic Diocese members involved in child sex abuse accusations has been released. Over 300 priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses are involved. These accusations seem to have been kept secret since the 1940’s. The coverup seems to be dissolving and now we’ll be able to glimpse at just how large the problem in this little area was, now that nearly half of them are dead.

via fox43:

DAUPHIN COUNTY, Pa.– At a press conference today, the Diocese of Harrisburg announced that they will waive the gag orders in a child sex abuse investigation and release a list of names of those accused of abuse.

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Here’s the full list:

Here is the statement released from Bishop Gainer on child sexual abuse:

FOX43’s Jack Eble was at today’s press conference, which you can view here:


Update on Child Sexual Abuse in the Harrisburg Diocese

Bishop Ronald W. Gainer of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg will be delivering an important update regarding child sexual abuse in the Diocese. Watch it live here:

Posted by WPMT FOX43 on Wednesday, August 1, 2018

  • 37 were priests of the Diocese of Harrisburg
  • 3 were deacons of the Diocese of Harrisburg
  • 6 were seminarians of the Diocese of Harrisburg
  • 9 were clergy members from other dioceses
  • 16 were from religious communities
  • 42 of those named are now dead
  • 3 names are unaccounted for

The Office of Attorney General issued the following statement in response to a news conference today by the Diocese of Harrisburg.


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