By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
This year's election has been predominately focused on the economy. That makes sense given the Obama administration's responsibility for growing federal deficits, suffocating debt, almost nonexistent economic growth, a downgraded credit rating, a depressed business climate, worsening unemployment and a debased currency.
A Catholic priest formerly in charge of the Diocese of Arlington's child protection and safety office was placed on administrative leave while police investigate whether he was involved in sexual misconduct with a boy in the late 1990s, officials said Wednesday.
The Obama administration's decision to mandate contraceptive coverage, including abortifacients and sterilization, in health insurance plans offered by religious institutions such as colleges and hospitals has awakened the wrath of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops ("Contraception compromising comes to end," Page 1, Monday).
"Any allegations of abuse deepens the pain felt by all Catholics, and particularly survivors of abuse," he said.
Bishop Paul S. Loverde said in the statement that he directed the investigation "to review the actions and decisions made by Fr.