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Attorney General of Pennsylvania, Josh Shapiro (right) talks to AL DÍA's CEO, Hernán Guaracao (left) about the arduous investigation of his office against institutionalized sexual abuse. Photo: Alan Simpson

Shapiro joined AL DÍA last week to discuss the Office's prosecutions of predator priests for sexual abuse of children, leaving open a hotline for the public to continue denunciation of cases beyond the 1,000 uncovered by a Grand Jury Report.

Josh Shapiro talks the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal. He also answered questions on immigration and opioids

 03/07/2019 - 09:22
Attorney General of Pennsylvania, Josh Shapiro (right) talks to AL DÍA's CEO, Hernán Guaracao (left) about the arduous investigation of his office against institutionalized sexual abuse. Photo: Alan Simpson

Shapiro joined AL DÍA last week to discuss the Office's prosecutions of predator priests for sexual abuse of children, leaving open a hotline for the public to continue denunciation of cases beyond the 1,000 uncovered by a Grand Jury Report.

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La debilidad de las leyes, los plazos de prescripción continúan evitando las acusaciones contra los “sacerdotes depredadores”, dice AG Shapiro.

 03/06/2019 - 15:17
En el 2005, la entonces Fiscal de Distrito de Filadelfia, Lynne Abraham, hizo públicos los hallazgos de una investigación sobre el presunto abuso sexual de cientos de niños. Foto: Archivo de AL DÍA News

Pese a los hallazgos recientes del informe del gran jurado, la oficina de Shapiro sólo ha podido presentar cargos contra dos de los 301 “sacerdotes depredadores”, debido a “la debilidad de las leyes y los plazos de prescripción”.

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Weak laws, statute of limitations continue to prevent charges against “predator priests,” says AG Shapiro

 03/06/2019 - 15:07
In 2005, then-Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham made public the findings of a grand jury investigation about alleged sexual abuse of hundreds of children. Photo: AL DÍA Archives

Despite the latest grand jury report’s findings, Shapiro’s office has only been able to bring charges against two of the 301 “predator priests,” because of “weak laws and the statute of limitations.”

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[OP-ED]: Is your phone eavesdropping on your conversation about cannibalism? Mine may have.

 03/08/2017 - 18:41

Schutt investigates -- with dark humor -- how cannibalism works within different animal species and how it’s understood by humans of different nations, cultures and religions. Somehow he makes the subject fascinating, rather than gruesome.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

If you were to read biology professor Bill Schutt’s new book “Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History,” you’d have lots to talk about at the dinner table.

There are, for instance, sections on how cannibalism is portrayed in popular culture, news stories and historical texts. Schutt investigates -- with dark humor -- how cannibalism works within different animal species and how it’s understood by humans of different nations, cultures and religions. Somehow he makes the subject fascinating, rather than gruesome.

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Esther Cepeda

God Pays

 12/02/2016 - 06:43
Saint Mary's Church, Hamilton Village, Philadelphia. Photo: COMMONS Wikimedia

Churches not only bring faith and civic value, but also an economic value, an "economic halo" that averages $1.5 million per congregation in Philadelphia, according to a recent report by Partners for Sacred Places and University of Pennsylvania professor Ram Cnaan.

That report, "How Catholic Places Serve Civic Purposes: The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's Economic 'Halo Effects,' " put the economic weight of the archdiocese and other Catholic entities in Southeastern Pennsylvania at $4.2 billion in fiscal 2015.