Lawyers for Catholic dioceses and clergy have been trying to kill or neuter a clergy abuse report expected to savage six of Pennsylvania's eight dioceses in the days ahead. We should all be rooting for Attorney General Josh Shapiro and his team in this battle of The People v. Goliath.
Pennsylvania school tax bills are through the roof and they're slamming the already crunched middle class. That means action is in order. The time has come for the Great Suburban Force to do more than inhale a Facebook feed's worth of Trump headlines, or chest-pound about Washington, and call it citizenship.
An investigative grand jury report into clergy abuse in six of Pennsylvania's eight Catholic dioceses may be days away from being made public. Rumored to be 884 pages long, it is expected to make stomachs turn.
Maria Panaritis is a columnist who strikes across Pennsylvania and its most populated region -- the political battleground Pennsylvania suburbs. She aims for any story that cuts through the noise and gives you the real deal. Maria has been an award-winning regional reporter, business writer and columnist, investigative reporter, and immigration beat writer, and has reported nationally and internationally, since joining The Philadelphia Inquirer in 1998.