Articles tagged Walter Rossi

Bishop Strickland: Rector of DC shrine should be on leave as he’s investigated

September 5, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – It is contrary to canon law for the Pennsylvania priest who leads Washington, D.C.’s national Marian shrine to remain in active ministry while under investigation for sexual misconduct, Tyler, Texas, Bishop Joseph Strickland has said. Monsignor Walter Rossi is alleged to have committed sexual misconduct toward Catholic University of America (CUA) students and aided a former priest caught in a police sexting sting attempting to harass young men. Rossi, rector of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception adjacent the CUA campus in Washington D.C., is currently under investigation by both the […]