Pennsylvania Attorney General Files Felony Charges Against Members of Religious Order

In an unprecedented move, the Pennsylvania Attorney General filed felony charges against three members of the Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regulars. The three friars are Giles A. Schinelli, 73, Robert J. D’Aversa, 69, and Anthony M. Criscitelli, 61. All three are charged with conspiracy to endanger children. This marks the first time that members of […]

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Last week, we posted a story about the grand jury report on sexual abuse in the Catholic diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. The report revealed the scope of the problem in the small, central Pennsylvania diocese. This week, the Guardian newspaper published an in-depth story about the details found in the grand jury’s report. One of the […]

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