One Priest: How a Vermont Cleric Kept Abusing Children

The personnel file of the former Rev. Edward Paquette, hidden by Vermont’s Catholic Church for nearly a half-century, contains a startling confession as to why leaders expelled the most problematic priest in the history in the state’s largest religious denomination. “No longer could keep lid on things,” a 1978 internal memo says. But a rare … Read more

Vermont Attorney General to Investigate Catholic Church Abuse

Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan will open an investigation into abuse within Vermont’s Catholic Church, including at the St. Joseph’s orphanage. The announcement comes days after BuzzFeed published a lengthy investigation into horrifying abuses at the Catholic-run facility in Burlington. “We’ll do an investigation,” Donovan said in an interview Friday. “Certainly it will be about … Read more