Complicit Clergy
Former New Orleans Deacon Jailed on Abuse Charge
Sun, 22 Sep 2019 12:08:07 +0000
A former Roman Catholic deacon who was removed from the ministry in 1988 over multiple accusations of child molestation was jailed early Saturday on allegations that he raped a preteen boy and wrote him love letters roughly four decades ago. It was the first arrest of a clergyman in New Orleans on a sex-abuse charge […]
WATCH: Is the Diocese of Buffalo Hiding Money Ahead of Bankruptcy?
Sun, 22 Sep 2019 11:49:42 +0000
The 7 Eyewitness News I-Team has obtained a secret document that is raising questions about whether the Diocese of Buffalo is hiding or diverting money in anticipation of abuse lawsuits and bankruptcy. The document — presented at a recent Catholic Charities meeting — is a plan for the organization’s 2020 Appeal, which would be conducted […]
Second New Jersey Priest Charged With Abuse After Call To State Hotline
Sun, 22 Sep 2019 11:42:15 +0000
A tip to the state clergy abuse hotline resulted in the arrest Friday of a retired New Jersey priest who was charged with sexually assaulting a girl in the late 1990s, officials said. The Rev. Brendan Williams, 78, of Lawrence, became the second priest to be charged by the New Jersey Clergy Abuse Task Force, which was formed by […]
Wichita Diocese Names 15 Accused Child Sex Abusers
Sun, 22 Sep 2019 11:37:11 +0000
The Catholic Diocese of Wichita has published a list naming 15 priests credibly accused of child sexual abuse. It also on Friday released a letter from Bishop Carl Kemme saying the diocese will soon provide information on the substantiated allegations to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, which is conducting a statewide investigation of Catholic priests. […]
Two Cardinals Close to Francis Accused of Covering-Up Sex Abuse of Pope’s Altar Boys
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 21:24:25 +0000
Two high-ranking cardinals close to Pope Francis stopped an investigation of a seminarian accused of abusing multiple adolescents who serve at Pope Francis’ masses, according to extensive reports in the Italian media as well as statements made by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò that were published by LifeSite earlier this year. Viganò names the two cardinals as Angelo […]
Archbishop Chaput: Fr. James Martin’s Message Causes Confusion About Church Doctrine
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 17:22:43 +0000
A ‘pattern of ambiguity’ in Fr Martin’s teachings wrongly inspires hope that Church doctrine can be changed, Chaput said After Fr James Martin, SJ, spoke at a Philadelphia university, the Archbishop of Philadelphia urged caution about the priest’s message, especially regarding the possibility that Catholic teaching on sexuality might change. “Father Martin has sought in […]
LISTEN: Victims’ Advocate Calls on Cardinal Dolan to Act on Bishop Malone
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:38:46 +0000
Sex abuse victims advocate Robert Hoatson has been calling for Bishop Richard Malone’s resignation for more than a year-and-a-half. On Wednesday morning, he held yet another press conference outside the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, but he appears ready to take up a new strategy, as his previous attempts of demanding Malone to resign have so […]
Buffalo Diocese Facing More Lawsuits Than Any Other Defendant in NY
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:24:25 +0000
More Child Victims Act lawsuits have been filed against the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo than against any other defendant in New York State, The Buffalo News has determined. From Aug. 14 through Sept. 16, 138 lawsuits were filed against the Buffalo Diocese, alleging it negligently allowed priests or other employees to sexually abuse children. The […]
Cost of Abuse in U.S. Nears $4 Billion
Thu, 19 Sep 2019 15:32:49 +0000
With 17,651 parishes in the United States, the cost of abuse now amounts to $56,655 per parish – imagine what your parish could do with this extra money? The Catholic Church in the United States has spent a staggering sum of close to $4 billion in the past 20 years to compensate victims and to […]
The Courage of Bishop Schneider
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 21:53:48 +0000
Bad bishops are hardly a novelty in the history of the Church. Historians estimate that, when the Arian heresy rocked Christendom in the fourth century, four out of five bishoprics succumbed to apostasy. When Henry VIII ordered England’s bishops to swear the oath of succession, all of them complied—all, save one. For his refusal to abandon […]