It is with great sorrow that we come together today with the departure of our president and dear friend, Fr. Julio Giulietti, S.J. We have all come here to seek the truth, and to know and understand what has happened within the university walls and what has become of the reputation of WJU. In this light, please invite anyone to read the blog and feel free to comment as you wish.

Any posts with profanity are not welcome, otherwise, please speak your mind. You are a part of this university and we want to hear your voice!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Bishop Bransfield, Stay Home

I was in Brussels only to come back to Washington to discover the complaints about Bishop Bransfield are as hot as ever. The large National Catholic Reporter newspaper issued a statement of importance to the college. Why? Because it is Bransfield who is keeping the college afloat. As soon as he falls - and it is coming through a quiet investigation in Philadelphia - the college will have no more sugar daddy.

See what the newspaper printed earlier this week:

"This week, all of America's Catholic prelates are invited to the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Almost all of them will certainly show up.
Consider West Virginia Bishop Michael Bransfield, also accused of molestation. He should be disinvited from this week's meeting.
In April, Bransfield was accused of abuse by a man who testified about another child-molesting cleric. During that same trial, another man, also under oath, said Bransfield had a lewd conversation with him. And the prosecutor in the case disclosed that Bransfield had been accused, in a separate instance, of fondling a child years earlier.
Despite a pending criminal investigation into these allegations, Bransfield refuses to step aside during the probe.
In light of this, Bransfield should be told to stay home this week."

Larry Catraro


  1. Why don't you suggest that the local newspapers for impoverished Appalachia Wheeling, the Intelligencer & News-Register, act ethically and unbiased for a change and: 1)call on troubled Wheeling/Charleston bishop Bransfield NOT to attend the US Conference of Catholic Bishops and 2)stop publishing superficial "sunday sit downs" with the latest president of academically and financially troubled Wheeling Jesuit until consequences resultant from the massive federal raid 2/2012 implicating McAteer and the Wheeling Jesuit Board are determined....

  2. According to the Philly newspaper, Bransfield is treasurer of the USCCB?!

  3. We don't convict people on rumors or second- and third-hand hearsay.

  4. Montgomery County (Penn.) Assistant District Attorney Patrick Blessngton says that his office is investigating a child abuse allegation against Michael J. Bransfield, Bishop of Wheeling. That is neither a rumor nor hearsay. Many a mickle makes a muckle.

    One by one, each the persecutors of WJU President Julio Giulietti, S.J., shall be brought to justice.

  5. If you are an attorney, Mike, I'm disappointed that you have so little respect for due process when it comes to people's reputations. I thought you didn't approve of the way Fr. Giulietti was treated.

  6. WVUmorgantown-educated Joe Manchin: spend less time berating the WV hillbillies making a few bucks on MTV (you certainly are not adverse to $$$ for you and your family/friends) and concentrate on 1)BFF McAteer, your chief of mines, and educationally and ethically and financially horrifying WJU AND 2)the PA&NY radioactive (long half life) fracking brine that is buried day after day in neighboring Appalachia Eastern Ohio for $$$....storage containers age and leak.....

  7. I stumbled across this site and it makes me laugh out loud. So much anger from people who have no clue what went on at WJU. The current president is doing so much better than the fraud JG could ever have done.

  8. The stumbling 1/3/13 commentor is no longer laughing because the "current president" who was doing so well has just been replaced. So, who's clueless now?