sex abuse http://ripr.org en Providence Diocese Will Not Release Names of all Accused Priests http://ripr.org/post/providence-diocese-will-not-release-names-all-accused-priests <p>Providence Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin says he will not release the names of all of the priests who have been investigated for child sex abuse.&nbsp; Tobin was responding to a call from the group Bishopaccountability.org for greater transparency. &nbsp;<br> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 13:32:47 +0000 Flo Jonic 11914 at http://ripr.org Catholic Watchdog Group Wants More Information on Sex Abuse Allegations http://ripr.org/post/catholic-watchdog-group-wants-more-information-sex-abuse-allegations <p>The Roman Catholic watchdog group BishopAccountability.org is calling for greater transparency from the Diocese of Providence. The call comes as a second priest in two months is forced to resign for an allegation of child sexual abuse.&nbsp;</p><p>Monsignor John Allard has been forced to resign as pastor of St. Agatha and Precious Blood parishes in Woonsocket. The diocese of Providence says it received a credible allegation of child sexual abuse against Allard dating back more than 30 years. The priest has accepted responsibility and expressed remorse, according to the Diocese.</p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 19:35:11 +0000 Flo Jonic 10989 at http://ripr.org Catholic Watchdog Group Wants More Information on Sex Abuse Allegations Sex Abuse Allegation puts Woonsocket Priest on Administrative Leave http://ripr.org/post/sex-abuse-allegation-puts-woonsocket-priest-administrative-leave <p>Another Roman Catholic priest has been sidelined by a child sexual abuse allegation.&nbsp; The priest has accepted responsibility for his actions.</p><p>The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence says Monsignor John Allard of Woonsocket has been forced to resign the pastor of St. Agatha and Precious Blood parishes because of a child sex abuse allegation that dates back more than 30 years.</p><p>The diocese says Allard accepted responsibility for his actions when confronted. He has expressed remorse for the harm he has caused and has moved out of the rectory.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 20:16:41 +0000 Flo Jonic 10928 at http://ripr.org Friday, February 15, 2013 http://ripr.org/post/friday-february-15-2013 <p>The RI EDC needs to find a new leader.&nbsp; Brown University raises its tuition.&nbsp;&nbsp; These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.</p><p> Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you.&nbsp; <a href="mailto:news@ripr.org?subject=Comment%20on%20Podcast%2015feb2013">news@ripr.org</a></p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 14:39:20 +0000 Lydia Rogers 10413 at http://ripr.org Mixed reactions of St. Timothy parishoners regarding abuse allegation http://ripr.org/post/mixed-reactions-st-timothy-parishoners-regarding-abuse-allegation <p>(PROVIDENCE, RI) Mass was celebrated Sunday at St. Timothy Church in Warwick but a familiar face wasn’t there.&nbsp; The pastor, Father Barry Meehan, was forced to resign over sex abuse allegations dating back more than 25 years.</p><p>Most parishioners of St. Timothy’s Church didn’t want to comment on the resignation of their pastor, Father Barry Meehan.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:45:29 +0000 Flo Jonic 8925 at http://ripr.org Mixed reactions of St. Timothy parishoners regarding abuse allegation