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The 900-plus-page report was made public on Tuesday by Attorney General Josh Shapiro, whose predecessor empaneled the grand jury in 2016 to look into allegations of child molestation and other sexual abuse.
“The main thing was not to help children, but to avoid scandal,” says the report. “Priests were raping little boys and girls and the men of God who were responsible for them not only did nothing: They hid it all.”
The jury looked into the claims in eight dioceses in Pennsylvania, covering more than half of the state’s 3.2 million Catholics: Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Scranton, Erie and Greensburg. The archdiocese of Philadelphia and the diocese of Altoona-Johnstown were subjects of an earlier report. read more…
While algal blooms are common here, they are usually constrained to a few months in late summer or early fall, and are mainly noticeable for the dark, greenish-red color they give the water. But this bloom has lasted from one season into the next without reprieve, and achieved the unusually high densities believed to be responsible for killing so much wildlife.
Sanibel Island is usually bustling at this time of year, but the sight and smell of scores of dead fish on beaches, and reports on the bloom in the news, have kept many tourists away.
The algae also causes mild respiratory irritation, so those who brave the smell can spend their time on the beach – if they can put up with a cough and watery eyes. People with asthma or other respiratory diseases are at risk of more serious complications, however.
“There’s definitely been many, many, fewer people,” said Hillman, the sunset reflecting on the reddish tint in the water behind her last week.
Clean-up crews had removed the dead fish from the sand earlier in the day, but the water was still dark, and the beach was sparsely populated. “This is the cleanest the beaches have been in two weeks,” she added.
Though Sanibel’s beaches have now been cleaned up – the bloom is continuing. read more...