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Cdl. O’Malley Launches Inquiry Into Gay Misconduct at [Boston] Seminary
Church Militant ^ | 8/10/18 | Christine Niles

Posted on 08/10/2018 7:09:11 PM PDT by marshmallow

In response to ex-seminarians' testimony of widespread homosexual culture

BOSTON ( - Cardinal Sean O'Malley is launching an investigation into alleged homosexual activity at St. John's Seminary, after ex-seminarians went public with disturbing revelations.

"The allegations made this week are a source of serious concern to me as Archbishop of Boston," he said in a statement released Friday, announcing that he had placed the rector, Msgr. James P. Moroney, "on sabbatical leave for the Fall Semester, beginning immediately."

On Wednesday, Church Militant published an article written by John Monaco, former seminarian at St. John's Seminary in Brighton, which he attended from 2014–16.

"During my two years at this seminary, I witnessed in abundance inappropriate behavior by faculty and seminarians alike," he said in his article. "Some priests were known to 'groom' other seminarians with lavish gifts and favoritism. Other priests would form cliques with seminarians and would even invite certain ones into their rooms for private 'parties.'"

He mentioned the pervasive problem of alcoholism at the seminary, as well as a homosexual "sexting" scandal that resulted in no punishment or action on the part of seminary leadership. Monaco eventually left St. John's.

"When I wrote my testimony on One Peter Five (and later on Church Militant)," Monaco told Church Militant Friday, "I did so not out of vengeance or bitterness, but as an antidote to the poison of clergy abuse and misconduct, most infamously seen by the perversions of 'Uncle Ted' McCarrick."

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Ministry/Outreach; Moral Issues

1 posted on 08/10/2018 7:09:11 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Some say the sodomite problem in the seminaries is much better than it was.

2 posted on 08/10/2018 7:16:29 PM PDT by sitetest (No longer mostly dead.)
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