Presiding Over A Collapsing Church

The diocese of Cincinnati has announced a plan to restructure the diocese and eventually eliminate 70% of the parishes. The “New Evangelization” is a Vatican call from some years back to Catholics to re-dedicate themselves to evangelizing. From the Cincinnati newspaper’s report: The Archdiocese of Cincinnati on Friday launched one of the most ambitious reorganizations … Read more

Cincinnati Bishops Expect Vatican to Investigate Their Handling of Priest Accused of Rape

Cincinnati’s highest-ranking Roman Catholic church officials expect the Vatican to launch an investigation into how they handled complaints about a priest accused of raping an altar boy. The investigation would be among the first of its kind in the United States since Pope Francis’ announcement earlier this year he was revamping the Vatican’s procedures for dealing with … Read more

Cincinnati Catholic Raised ‘Red Flags’ About Priest Over a Year Before Rape Indictment

A Cincinnati news station is reporting on the contents of a letter, sent to Archbishop Dennis Schnurr and Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Binzer in August 2018, accusing them of ignoring “red flags” related to a priest now indicted on nine counts of rape. “What are we to do with these ‘red flags’ about Father [Geoff] Drew?” … Read more