MOSAIC’s summer youth program begins in June! We are always looking for volunteers!!!! Now is the time to get your criminal and child abuse clearances! The program is jammed-packed with more learning experiences, field trips and other great activities! Please plan to help out!
PHILADELPHIA, PA — The first U.S. church official convicted of covering up sex-abuse claims against Roman Catholic priests was sentenced Tuesday to three to six years in prison by a judge who said he “enabled monsters in clerical garb … to destroy the souls of children.”
Monsignor William Lynn, the former secretary for clergy at the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, “helped many but also failed many” in his 36-year church career, Common Pleas Judge M. Teresa Sarmina said.
Lynn, who handled priest assignments and child sexual assault complaints from 1992 to 2004, was convicted last month of felony child endangerment for his oversight of now-defrocked priest Edward Avery. Avery is serving a 2 1/2 – to five-year sentence for sexually assaulting an altar boy in church in 1999.
Pottstown Family Center/Family Services of Montgomery County
Position: Family Involvement Specialist. Part Time: 12 hours per week @ $10.00 per hour.
Minimum Associate’s Degree in social work, early childhood education, human development/related field OR high school diploma with at least two years of related work experience preferred. Minimum two years working with parents and young children. Valid PA driver’s license and insurance; Child Abuse clearance, PA & FBI criminal background checks. Responsibilities: Assess general welfare needs of families and assist families in goal formulation and completion; collaboration with families and professionals in community agencies and schools; recruitment of families for open programs; provide initial support and follow-up with families; assist with parent group meetings. Qualifications: Knowledge of child development patterns, parent education, family systems and community resources; Bilingual a plus
Contact: Jessica McCartin (610.326.1610), fax resume (610.326.3104) or via email firstname.lastname@example.org by 5/2/12
Family Services’ Project HOPE is seeking a full time medical case manager to work with clients infected with HIV/AIDS throughout Montgomery County, PA. The medical case management position will entail linking clients infected with HIV/AIDS to infectious disease doctors and monitoring their progress through treatment adherence and quality of care. This position will be located in Family Services’ Eagleville Office. We are looking for a bachelor’s level staff person with experience in case management and working with persons who have a chronic disease. Fluency in Spanish is a plus but, not necessary to apply for the position. Candidate must have a car and current car insurance. All interested candidates should send their resume to Daiquiri Robinson, program director, at DRobinson@fsmontco.org.
NORRISTOWN — A suburban Philadelphia coroner said Thursday that 88-year-old Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua died of natural causes a day after he had been ruled competent to testify at the child-endangerment trial of a longtime aide.
Officials had said Bevilacqua, who served as archbishop from 1988 to 2003, was suffering from dementia and cancer. But last month, prosecutors asked the coroner to investigate because of the timing of his death.
Bevilacqua, spiritual leader of the archdiocese’s 1.5 million Roman Catholics from 1988 to 2003, died Jan. 31 at a seminary and was laid to rest without an autopsy. He was suffering from dementia and cancer, according to church officials and his lawyers, and his death was widely assumed to be from natural causes.
This is one for the WTF were you thinking category. It’s one thing to slap you own kids but grabbing a stranger’s two year and and slapping her face four times at Wallyworld is quite another. Evidently the toddler would not stop crying and the mother didn’t handle her business fast enough to suit Grandpa Walton so he took matters into his own hands (no pun intended).
He was arrested thankfully. The child is okay. Somebody needs some anger management.