Monday, September 17, 2012
The Rev. Michael Chapman, former Hispanic Ministry Coordinator for Montgomery County, has been placed on administrative leave after allegations of sexual abuse of minors.
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has placed the Rev. Michael Chapman, former Hispanic Ministry Coordinator for Montgomery County, back on administrative leave following allegations of sexual abuse of minors. According to the press release, Chapman was originally placed on leave in March 2011 for an alleged violation of The Standards of Ministerial Behavior and Boundaries. In May of 2012, as Archbishop Charles Chaput and the Office for Child and Youth Protection was working with the parish for his return, the Archdiocese received allegations of sexual abuse of minors against Chapman. The Archdiocese immediately reported the new allegations, which allegedly occurred approximately 30 years ago, to law enforcement and delayed Chapman's return …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Faith in the Future Foundation will manage new Philadelphia Catholic school system.
Continuing a year of restructuring, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced Tuesday it would create a new independently managed Catholic school system for area high schools and special education schools. In a press conference at St. Hubert's High School in Northeast Philadelphia, Archbishop Charles Chaput said the Faith in the Future Foundation—which oversaw the mergings and closings of elementary schools earlier this year—would manage 17 high schools and four special education schools beginning Sept. 1. Chaput said the independent system would focus on major fundraising, enrollment management, marketing and cultivating best practices in leadership and education. "The willingness of lay leaders with a love for Catholic education to step …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Archbishop Charles Chaput made the announcement in a press conference earlier today.
According to several news sources, the Archdiocese has made determinations about eight of the 27 priests it's suspended while it's been investigating allegations of misconduct in recent months. According to Philly.com, Archbishop Charles Chaput announced today that the following five priests have been removed from ministry: The following three priests have been restored to service: One of the priests being investigated has reportedly died during the course of the investigation and no determination was made prior to his death. Six cases are still being reviewed by authorities. Announcements on the remaining dozen are expected in the coming weeks. You can read the full text of the Archdiocese's release on their website.