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Spotlight on abuse: Episcopal bishop Susan Goff

Bishop Susan Goff

Susan Goff, bishop suffragan and ecclesiastical authority for the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia following an abortive search for a bishop interim, repeatedly covered up and refused to deal with clergy misconduct during her tenure as bishop. This includes numerous Title IV complaints about Robert Malm, a priest accused of perjury, abuse of power, conduct unbecoming, and other canonical violations; complaints about Stephen McWhorter, accused of egregious harassment of female church employees and male youth; and refusing to provide the pastoral response mandated by Title IV whenever a complaint is made to a Title IV intake officer. The latter includes a Title IV case at St. Thomas’ in McLean, Virginia.

As of 2022, Goff has announced plans to retire following the consecration of the 14th bishop of Virginia.


    1. In light of the fact that four out of our five volunteer staff are openly LGBTQ+, I imagine you have far larger disagreements with this publication than merely the role of women.

      Besides, while we have many negative things to say about Susan Goff, particularly her corruption, we’ve never accused her of being a preacher. Droner, maybe, but not a preacher.

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