January 2019 archive of Pastor's Corner

January 2019 archive of Pastor's Corner

A Credibility Gap

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 1/14/19

A recent Gallup Poll announced that the credibility of Catholic clergy has taken a nosedive in the last year. The poll announced that the percentage of Catholics who rate the honest and ethical standards of clergy as “very high” or “high” has dropped by 18 percentage points over the ... Read More »

Bishop da Cunha’s Announce Clergy Record Review

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 1/07/19

In 2004, the Diocese of Fall River released a list of thirty-two priests and one seminarian who had sexual abuse charges made against them in the previous fifty years. The diocese also reported at that time the total number of abuse allegations was 216. BishopAcountability.com has a database listing ... Read More »

Letter from the Bishop - 1/3/2019

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 1/05/19

January 3, 2019Dear Friends in Christ,As we begin this New Year, I write to inform you of recent, important steps taken in the Fall River Diocese in our ongoing efforts to foster healing in the wake of the clergy sexual abuse crisis and to provide greater transparency in our ... Read More »


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