Question: I am having a hard time understanding why, in the past, priests did not report crimes committed against children to the police. It just seems that Priests have acted as counselors, judge, and jury as to how perpetrators were handled. Click on the headline above to read the whole answer.
The Diocese of Allentown has received an allegation of sexual misconduct against Monsignor Edward Sacks dating back to the 1970s when he was assigned to the former Holy Name High School, Reading.
Incidents of clergy sexual abuse in the Catholic Church have declined sharply since their peak in the 1970s and 1980s, according to two national studies.
A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the eight Catholic Dioceses in Pennsylvania demanding that they release information about allegations of clergy sexual abuse. The Diocese of Allentown already has reported to law enforcement every allegation of clergy sexual abuse of which it is aware, and the Diocese published a list of all Diocesan Priests against whom there have been credible allegations of abuse of minors. Click on headline above for link to list.