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 >>
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 >>
"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 >>
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 >>
Pedophile priest Neil DohertyFather 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Fort Lauderdale multimillionaire Michael Bienes never cut ties with Bernie Madoff — even after the SEC shut him down.
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 >>
When a Margate priest misbehaved, the archdiocese punished his secretary
Again and again, local claims of abuse point to one priest, the Rev. Neil Doherty, and the Catholic archdiocese that protected him
The Sun-Sentinel was quick to back a high school's online witch-hunt
Rosa Lopez welcomes the Virgin Mary to her home every month. Hallelujah!
Ferdinand Mahfood embezzled thousands of dollars from his own charity to support his mistresses. So why is he hanging around?