LISTEN: Defrocked Catholic Priest Richard Lavigne in Deathbed Tapes: ‘I Assume I’m Going to Heaven’

  Until his last breath, defrocked Roman Catholic priest Richard R. Lavigne — prolific child molester, alleged murderer and catalyst for many lifetimes of ruin — remained convinced he was going to heaven. With the steady beeping of a heart monitor in the background, this was among the revelations a state trooper drew from Lavigne … Read more

Abuse Allegations Against Bishop Christopher Weldon Found ‘Unequivocally Credible’

The only question that remains is will those who failed to report the abuse be held accountable? A retired superior court judge’s review of sexual abuse allegations against former Bishop Christopher J. Weldon, who led the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield for more than 25 years, found the accusations to be “unequivocally credible.” Meanwhile, mandatory … Read more

Sex Abuse Claim Against Late Springfield Bishop Christopher Weldon Demonstrates Challenge Victims Face

Springfield Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski will meet Thursday with an alleged clergy sex abuse victim, who says he told a diocesan Review Board a year ago that he had been sexually abused decades ago by the late Bishop Christopher J. Weldon. The Review Board has disputed that his June 2018 testimony included allegations of direct … Read more