Jefferson Educational Society Releases Statement After Founding President Named by Erie Catholic Diocese
Jefferson Educational Society Releases Statement After Founding President Named by Erie Catholic Diocese

Dr. William Garvey was founding president of the Jefferson Educational Society and spent 43 years at Mercyhurst University.

April 6th, 3:23 PM EDT
Erie Catholic Diocese Revises Policy for Protection of Children and Youth
Erie Catholic Diocese Revises Policy for Protection of Children and Youth

The Diocese is working with law enforcement, medical experts, survivor support groups, compliance experts and academia to make sure it is doing the most it can to keep children and others safe.

April 6th, 12:46 PM EDT
LIST: Erie Catholic Diocese Priests, Laypersons Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse
LIST: Erie Catholic Diocese Priests, Laypersons Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse

Erie Catholic Diocese released a list of all priests and laypersons credibly accused of sexual abuse during a news conference Friday morning.

April 6th, 10:43 AM EDT
Diocese Hopes Release of Names of Priests Accused of Sex Abuse Will Help Victims
Diocese Hopes Release of Names of Priests Accused of Sex Abuse Will Help Victims

The Erie Catholic Diocese is now busy preparing to release a list of all priests credibly accused of sexual abuse. The information is expected to be released within the next several weeks. Today, the diocese said the plan to release the information has been in the works for about a year. Leaders say they hope the decision will help victims know they are not alone. The fact a state grand jury launched an investigation into clergy sex abuse in Erie and other dioceses helped to give ...

March 23rd, 3:54 PM EDT
Former Erie Priest and Sex Abuse Victim Reacts to Diocese Plan to Release Names of Priests Accused of Abuse
Former Erie Priest and Sex Abuse Victim Reacts to Diocese Plan to Release Names of Priests Accused of Abuse

The Erie Catholic Diocese is now preparing to follow the lead of the Buffalo Diocese and soon release the names of priests credibly accused of sex abuse. In a written statement, the diocese says, "We have been preparing to take similar steps within the next several weeks." Meantime, a former Erie priest who says he was sexually abused by a priest in Erie while he was a teenager says the pending release of names is a good move. 

March 22nd, 4:48 PM EDT
Two Diocese of Erie Priests Removed from Ministry, Prohibited from Contact with Minors
Two Diocese of Erie Priests Removed from Ministry, Prohibited from Contact with Minors

Father David Poulson, 64, pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Cambridge Springs, and Father Sean Kerins, 27, chaplain at Kennedy Catholic High School, Hermitage, have been prohibited from any public ministry, as well as from any contact with minors.

February 13th, 4:15 PM EST