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Women Describe Alleged Abuse by Nuns

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Catholic bishops from across the U.S. are gathering Wednesday for a weeklong retreat on the clergy sex abuse crisis at a seminary near Chicago. Organizers said the retreat, which was requested by Pope Francis, will focus on prayer and spiritual reflection and not policy-making. The gathering comes as CBS News has also learned of several cases […]

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Is the Vatican Trying to Whitewash McCarrick Investigation?

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Church Militant has learned from extremely reliable sources that the Vatican investigation into disgraced former cardinal Theodore McCarrick appears to have gone into cover-up mode. In an unbelievable turn of events, Church investigators are now presenting the accusations against McCarrick from a former altar boy as not credible. But what is proving to be astonishing is […]

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Cardinal Wuerl’s Fake Resignation?

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Two months after Pope Francis accepted Donald Wuerl’s resignation for his alleged involvement in the cover-up of sexual abuse, it appears to be “business as usual” for Wuerl in the Archdiocese of Washington DC. wo months ago, Cardinal Donald Wuerl stepped down early from his position as archbishop of Washington, faced with a Pennsylvania grand […]

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Cupich Says Bishops Conference WILL NOT Discuss Illinois AG Sex Abuse Report

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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan made clear Wednesday that her decision to release a report identifying hundreds of allegations of sexual abuse by Catholic priests was supposed to send a message to a contingent of U.S. bishops gathering in the state next month. But the Archdiocese of Chicago fired back Thursday, saying bishops will not discuss […]

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Pope Francis to Clergy Sex Abusers: “Hand Yourself Over … and Prepare for Divine Justice”

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Pope Francis vowed Friday that the Catholic Church will “never again” cover up clergy sex abuse and demanded that priests who have raped and molested children turn themselves in. Francis dedicated his annual Christmas speech to the Vatican bureaucracy to abuse, evidence that a year of devastating revelations of sexual misconduct and cover-up has shaken his […]

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Cupich and Company Accused of Withholding Names of at Least 500 Accused Priests

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The Catholic Church in Illinois withheld the names of at least 500 priests accused of sexual abuse of minors, the state’s attorney general said Wednesday in a scathing report that accused the church of failing victims by neglecting to investigate their allegations. The preliminary report by Attorney General Lisa Madigan concludes that the Catholic dioceses […]