Catholic Church

 

The Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend announced additions to its list of priests and deacons with credible allegations of abuse against them.

Michael Paquet, who served mainly in Fort Wayne, and Bruce Schutt, who served in Mishawaka, Fort Wayne and the military, have been added to the list. There are three allegations between them.

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The University of Notre Dame announced two task forces Tuesday that will address the Catholic Church’s Abuse crisis.

One task force will be on campus engagement, to facilitate dialogue and gather suggestions and comment on the crisis from students and faculty. The other is meant to rally the university’s community of researchers to address the history of the crisis and steps that may be helpful moving forward.

Bishop Kevin Rhoades at a recent press conference in Fort Wayne regarding the Pennsylvania grand jury report on child sex abuse in the Catholic Church.
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A Pennsylvania prosecutor is investigating a misconduct allegation against Bishop Kevin Rhoades of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. The allegation is being investigated by the Dauphin County District Attorney’s office and Pennsylvania ChildLine.

 

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University of Notre Dame President Father John Jenkins spoke on the recent child sexual abuse scandals rocking the Catholic Church at the beginning of the Opening Mass of Holy Spirit on Tuesday.

The mass is to welcome students to a new year at Notre Dame. Father Jenkins said he would use the mass to do that, but said he ‘could not ignore’ what had come out of Pennsylvania.