In a 2009 article (below), Mike Ference suggests that Archabbot Douglas Nowicki offered him a university scholarship for his son Adam Ference to buy his silence to protect the then Bishop of Pittsburgh, Donald Wuerl in an attempt to protect pedophiles in the Pittsburgh Diocese. Adam Ference was shot in the back of the head […]
The Catholic Church’s process for investigating allegations of abuse is doing more harm than good. Those making allegations are never allowed to speak to the review board that makes findings and recommendations, are never told the results, and are denied access to independent therapeutic care. Instead of being helped, they are being re-victimized.