Diocese, former orphanage residents in Vermont differ in views of recovery process

Published Sep 21 2021 at 11:05 PM GMT
  • null / Manfred Antranias Zimmer via Pixabay (public domain) Burlington, Vt., Sep 21, 2021 / 17:05 pm (CNA).
  • Some former residents of a long-closed Catholic orphanage in Vermont say they are dissatisfied with the local diocese"s response to their complaints of abuse, while the Diocese of Burlington maintains it has been transparent and helpful.
  • Joseph's Orphanage in Burlington was founded in the mid-1800s.
  • It was operated by the Sisters of Providence, and overseen by Vermont Catholic Charities.
  • The Vermont attorney general's office launched an investigation into allegations of abuses at Catholic institutions after an August 2018 article in BuzzFeed News described allegations of murder and sexual abuse at the orphanage.



  • Published Sep 21, 2021 11:05 PM GMT