Baltimore County police spokeswoman Elise Armacost said Thursday that detectives had been working actively on the case for the past four years, in part because of continuing tips about sexual abuse at Keough, and that the timing of the exhumation of the body on Feb. “As part of the effort to leave no stone unturned,” Armacost said, “our homicide detectives asked the state’s attorney to approve an order to exhume the body of A.Joseph Maskell so we could take a DNA sample and work up a DNA profile to see if it would match remaining evidence” in the Cesnik case.(Baltimore Sun) The body of a Catholic priest from Baltimore, whose sexual assaults on teenage girls in the 1960s and 1970s caused the Archdiocese of Baltimore to pay out a dozen settlements last year, has been exhumed by Baltimore County police still trying to solve the 1969 slaying of Sister Catherine Ann Cesnik, police said Thursday. Joseph Maskell, who was the chaplain at Archbishop Keough High School in Baltimore and also a chaplain for the police in both Baltimore city and county.Cesnik’s death has long been one of Baltimore’s most puzzling homicides, and is the focus of a new documentary series, “The Keepers,” to be released on Netflix on May 19. He was removed from priestly duties in 1992 when allegations of sexual abuse against him were first made to the church, he fled the country in 1994, and was never charged with a crime before his death in 2001.Royal women might also marry into the English nobility, creating blood ties between the monarch and his most powerful courtiers.But these unions were also subject to the changing political fortunes of the time. Princess Joan was only 14 when she died of plague in 1348 en route to her wedding in Castile. Joseph Maskell, shown in a 1969 photo when he was chaplain of Archbishop Keough High School.The archdiocese of Baltimore has paid 13 settlements related to his sexual abuse of Keough students, and now he is being investigated in the slaying of a nun.
This time, though, Maskell didn't bring Wehner home.
As a single girl in my thirties who was committed, by God's grace, to saving sex for marriage, I often felt very much like that caged lion.
But it was in those desperate moments that I found God to be exactly who He claims to be.
And while there was constant dialogue about men's sexual struggles and temptations, there was this eerie silence when it came to women. However, the more I opened up and shared my struggles with other single women, the more I realized I was indeed normal and in very good company. Or maybe the greater question is If I can testify to anything, it's that I found Christ to be greater than my sexual desires.
Sometimes my physical drives were so strong, I despaired—the long, intense fight for purity in a sexually-saturated culture seemed impossible.
But the birth of an English princess has not always been a cause for celebration.