Mary Ross Agosta

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    Miami's New Archbishop Was Part of Newark Leadership That Covered Up Abuse, Advocates Say

    Yesterday, Pope Francis tapped Peter Baldacchino of the Newark archdiocese for a promotion in Miami. During the 18 years he spent under the New Jersey bishop, the 53-year-old rose to become a chancellor serving the Turks and Caicos islands and learned to speak both Spanish and Haitian Creole. But ... More >>

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    April 1, 2013

    Andrea Bocelli Crashed Easter Mass on Miami Beach To Belt Out Some Hymns

    Andrea Bocelli might just be the most popular Italian on Earth. The 54-year-old operatic tenor has sold more than 80 million records, sung for every world leader this side of Kim Jong Un and yeah, has a duet with J. Lo on his new album, which debuted at No. 2 on the charts earlier this year.So when ... More >>

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    October 5, 2010

    Willard Trent Sues Archdiocese of Miami for $5 Million Over Alleged Sexual Abuse

    Fr. Thomas Dennehy, who died in 1999.​Willard Trent, 13-years-old at time of alleged abuse​In what could be the first test of its new leadership, the Archdiocese of Miami is defending itself against charges it concealed the sexual abuse of at least one altar boy since the late 1960s.In a lawsuit ... More >>

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    September 29, 2010

    Walter Coleman, Retired Priest, Sued for Molesting an Altar Boy in Connecticut

    St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Fairfield, CT where Coleman worked at the time of the alleged abuse​It's not just disgraced Latin American dictators who come to South Florida to bury their dirty pasts. Apparently, men of the cloth do as well.Walter Philip Coleman, a retired priest now living in Pompa ... More >>

  • News

    April 17, 2008

    Lambs to Slaughter

    Miami's Catholic leaders covered for a priest who drugged and sodomized at least a dozen boys.

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    December 21, 2006

    Moldy Christmas

    "They’re throwing us out two weeks before Christmas"

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    December 13, 2006

    New Life, Same Old Mold

    What would He do? Sweet baby Jesus would be so proud of the people running Family New Life Center in Wynwood. The homeless family shelter is run by Catholic Charities, a non-profit social service division of the Archdiocese of Miami. The wrought-iron gated 15-room facility provides downtrodden fa ... More >>

  • News

    May 13, 1999

    A Miami Miracle

    Divine intervention may be responsible for the hubbub around a Little Havana statue. Or maybe it's media hype.

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    September 3, 1998

    Divine Right of Way

    Why is Miami's archbishop using a piece of waterfront public land as his own personal property? Because he can.

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    March 14, 1996

    United They Stand

    Labor organizer Monica Russo helps Dade's nursing home workers form a more perfect union