Saturday, August 11, 2018

Slow Saturday Special: Seminary Shenanigans

Just topping off the night before getting into costume:

"Alleged misconduct at Brighton seminary prompts inquiry" by Travis Andersen and Danny McDonald Globe Staff  August 10, 2018

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley said Friday that he was placing the rector of a Brighton seminary on leave while an outside legal consultant investigates allegations of unspecified misconduct at the educational facility.

In a statement, O’Malley did not provide details of the alleged wrongdoing at St. John’s Seminary but said the accusations came from two seminarians who were enrolled at the theological school, which trains priests for ordination.

O’Malley said he was informed earlier this week that two former St. John’s seminarians posted allegations on social media that during their time at the seminary “they witnessed and experienced activities which are directly contrary to the moral standards and requirements of formation for the Catholic priesthood.”

He said the inquiry will look into “the allegations made this week, the culture of the seminary regarding the personal standards expected and required of candidates for the priesthood, and any seminary issues of sexual harassment or other forms of intimidation or discrimination.”

The postings suggested there was alleged sexual misconduct between seminarians.....

They weren't smoking pot, were they?


This could be real trouble for O'Malley, what with Boston's history surrounding the Church sex scandal and him being on the Pope's commission looking into abuse.