Archdiocese of Miami

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2014

    Second Jeffery London Alleged Sexual Assault Victim Files Lawsuit Against Broward Charities

    Right now, Jeffery London is sitting in a quiet cell waiting for his second child sex abuse trial to start. Outside, the former charter school administrator's actions are still resounding loud and clear. In September, a group of victims filed a civil lawsuit in Broward against a clutch of charitie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    Five Most Badass Moves Archbishop Thomas Wenski Has Pulled

    Last year after Ray Allen sprinted furiously to a corner, made Mike Breen yell "BAAAAAAAAAAAANG" and the Heat took a bat to San Antonio's knees, Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski collected on his bet with his San Antonio counterpart Gustavo García-Siller. Wenski received a sizable chunk of Texas barbe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    John Farrell, Math Teacher at Cardinal Gibbons Catholic High, Arrested for Having Sexual Relationship With Student

    John Farrell, a math and statistics teacher at Cardinal Gibbons Catholic High School, was arrested on Memorial Day for allegedly having a sexual relationship with one of his students According to the Broward Sheriff's Office, Farrell, 25, is facing multiple counts of unlawful sexual activity with c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Archdiocese of Miami Twists History for Dollars

    "Who controls the past controls the future." So taught The Party, the totalitarians who ruled Oceania in George Orwell's 1984. It's a lesson now put into practice by the Florida House of Representatives and the Archdiocese of Miami, both of them pushing a twisted version of American history in sup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Nun Allegedly Sexually Abused Boy: Church Responds Stupidly

    A naughty nun.​In a debate with Archbishop John Onaiyekan and former British MP Ann Widdecombe about the virtues of the Roman Catholic Church, Christopher Hitchens pilloried the pope's promise to provide the victims of pedophile priests with "loving pastoral care." "I'm sorry," said Hitchens, "the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Ex-Priest and Alleged Pedophile Neil Doherty Back in Jail

    Pedophile priest Neil Doherty​Father Neil Doherty -- whose long, sordid story was recounted in a 2008 New Times cover story -- was arrested last night in Palm Beach County. Doherty is an alleged serial abuser of children who has been walking free while awaiting trial since his 2006 arrest. Police ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    With Plea by Former CFO, Dread Among Ponzi Schemers' South Florida Friends

    miamiarchdiocese.orgKnighted by the Miami Archdiocese, Michael Bienes may have to duel with the government's new witness.​Manhattan accountant Frank DiPascali confessed this week to his role in the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme, and he just might be the snitch that federal prosecutors have been wait ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    Catholic School to Go Public

    St. Stephen Catholic School in Miramar will close at the end of the school year and the space will be taken over by a public charter school this fall, according to Sister Mary David Magee, the school's principal.   On St. Stephen's Facebook page (Sorry, no link. You'll have to log onto your own ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    They Sinned Against Man, and They Shall Be Punished

    Maybe trusting somebody based on ethnic and religious associations ain't such a swell idea. I'm not even talking about what Madoff did to his friends in the South Florida Jewish community. The South Florida Catholic community has a fraudster of its own -- the Rev. Francis Guinan, who this afternoon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Monsignor On Madoff Victim List -- UPDATED

    The full list of Bernie Madoff fraud victims has been released by the court and among them is St. Thomas Aquinas High, the football powerhouse private Catholic school in Fort Lauderdale.   Listed as the representative for the St. Thomas account is Monsignor Vincent Kelly, who als ... More >>

  • News

    January 22, 2009

    Madoff's Man

    Fort Lauderdale multimillionaire Michael Bienes never cut ties with Bernie Madoff — even after the SEC shut him down.

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2009

    Bienes, Avellino, Madoff and The Church

    Bienes Knighted By Catholic Church Well, the Sun-Sentinel, apparently in a panic over the New York Times beating it to the story, finally reported on the connection between Fort Lauderdale philanthropist Michael Bienes and his partner, Frank Avellino, to Bernie Madoff, the $50 billion Po ... More >>

  • News

    June 12, 2008

    Speak No Evil

    When a Margate priest misbehaved, the archdiocese punished his secretary

  • News

    April 17, 2008

    Lambs to Slaughter

    Again and again, local claims of abuse point to one priest, the Rev. Neil Doherty, and the Catholic archdiocese that protected him

  • News

    February 16, 2006

    Stop the Internets!

    The Sun-Sentinel was quick to back a high school's online witch-hunt

  • News

    September 4, 2003

    Our Lady of Hollywood

    Rosa Lopez welcomes the Virgin Mary to her home every month. Hallelujah!

  • News

    March 22, 2001

    Poor Ferdy

    Ferdinand Mahfood embezzled thousands of dollars from his own charity to support his mistresses. So why is he hanging around?