News & Commentary

Aggregated news and commentary from across the web regarding cover-up of the sexual abuse scandal.

Yet Another Case of Silencing Faithful Priests But Not Dissenters

Yet Another Case of Silencing Faithful Priests But Not Dissenters

Complicit Clergy, Staff /
A few days ago, we featured a story about how the Church has silenced a faithful priest (Fr. Mark Goring) while ignoring a prominent dissenter (Fr. James Martin). Today comes ...
Hartford Archdiocese Releases Names of Priests Accused of Sexual Abuse

Hartford Archdiocese Releases Names of Priests Accused of Sexual Abuse

Hartford Current, Staff /
The Archdiocese of Hartford Tuesday released the names of 48 clergy who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor dating back to 1953. The list of priests ...
Pope Francis’ Parade of Embarrassing Friendships

Pope Francis’ Parade of Embarrassing Friendships

One Peter Five, Marco Tosatti /
The least we can say is that the figure of Pope Bergoglio is embarrassing. Perhaps not so much for who he is as a person in himself – but then ...
Is Bishop Serratelli Ignoring Evidence of Priests' Active Homosexuality?

Is Bishop Serratelli Ignoring Evidence of Priests’ Active Homosexuality?

Church Militant, Michael Hichborn /
Editor’s note: In spite of repeated requests for comment or explanation over the course of several weeks, the bishop, priests and various diocesan personnel involved in this report refused to ...
Potential 'Atomic Bomb' to be Dropped On Eve of Pope's Abuse Summit

Potential ‘Atomic Bomb’ to be Dropped On Eve of Pope’s Abuse Summit

What’s the latest news that might be keeping Pope Francis up at night?  A new book entitled In the Closet of the Vatican: Power, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy is scheduled to be ...
Accused Priest Remains Active at Vatican’s Doctrinal Congregation

Accused Priest Remains Active at Vatican’s Doctrinal Congregation

La Stampa, Joshua Mcelwee /
Although the claim against Fr. Hermann Geissler was brought forward two months ago, he was listed by the Vatican as taking part in an international meeting of Asian bishops’ conference ...
Zmirak Calls for Federal Government to Cut-Off Funds to Catholic Charities After Sex Abuse Scandal

Zmirak Calls for Federal Government to Cut-Off Funds to Catholic Charities After Sex Abuse Scandal

Breitbart, Robert Kraychik /
John Zmirak, senior editor at The Stream, called for the federal government to end contractual relationships with Catholic Church-affiliated nonprofits in response to revelations of senior Catholic officials’ involvement in sexual ...
The Screening, Protection, and Crisis Education of Seminarians

The Screening, Protection, and Crisis Education of Seminarians

Homiletic and Pastoral Review /
Fr. D. Paul Sullins, PhD, is a married Catholic priest. He was formerly an Episcopal minister and has been blessed with a marriage of 30 years and three children. Fr ...
Vatican in Suspense before Publication of Book that Uncovers the Gay Network in the Hierarchy

Vatican in Suspense before Publication of Book that Uncovers the Gay Network in the Hierarchy

Infovaticana, Carlos Esteban /
On April 1 a book entitled “Sodom” by French sociologist Frédéric Martel will be published revealing with names and specific data the scope of the homosexual network within the Vatican, ...
The Pope’s Bridge to Nowhere

The Pope’s Bridge to Nowhere

American Spectator, George Neumayr /
It seems that for Pope Francis no priority is greater than patching up every religion except his own. As the Catholic Church in 2019 reels from the abuse scandal, where ...
Francis Knew

Francis Knew

Associated Press, Nicole Winfield /
The Vatican received information in 2015 and 2017 that an Argentine bishop close to Pope Francis had taken naked selfies, exhibited “obscene” behavior and had been accused of misconduct with ...
Former Head of Maryville Academy Accused of Sexual Abuse

Former Head of Maryville Academy Accused of Sexual Abuse

The Archdiocese of Chicago said Friday that the Rev. John Smyth, the renowned former head of the Maryville Academy home for troubled youths, has been accused of sexual abuse of ...
Nun Resigns from Detroit Seminary Admitting Past 'Inappropriate Conduct'

Nun Resigns from Detroit Seminary Admitting Past ‘Inappropriate Conduct’

Deadline Detroit, Staff /
Theresa Camden remembers lying on the floor next to the nun supervising her training and feeling something was wrong. Another first-year novice in the small religious order of the Home ...
Priest Gives Pulpit to Homosexual Couple

Priest Gives Pulpit to Homosexual Couple

Complicit Clergy, Staff /
We can see all around us today the fruits of a corrupt clergy that has rejected the teachings of the Catholic Church. This corruption is being manifest in a number ...
Guam Becomes 19th U.S. Diocese to File for Bankruptcy

Guam Becomes 19th U.S. Diocese to File for Bankruptcy

National Catholic Register, Staff /
The Archdiocese of Agaña has filed for bankruptcy in federal court in the wake of numerous sex-abuse allegations. The move, decided upon in November, allows the archdiocese to avoid trial ...
Minnesota Priest Named in Lawsuit Filed in Guam Against Vatican

Minnesota Priest Named in Lawsuit Filed in Guam Against Vatican

Star Tribune, Jean Hopfensperger /
The late Rev. Louis Brouillard, accused of sexually molesting dozens of boys in Guam and bringing some to stay with him in Minnesota, was named in a lawsuit filed this ...
New Jersey Clergy Abuse Task Force Makes First Arrest

New Jersey Clergy Abuse Task Force Makes First Arrest

Daily Voice, Staff /
A massive investigation by New Jersey authorities into the sexual abuse of young boys by priests has produced its first arrest. Fr. Thomas P. Ganley, 63, of Phillipsburg remained held ...
One Answer to the Abuse Crisis: Stricter Seminary Entrance Standards

One Answer to the Abuse Crisis: Stricter Seminary Entrance Standards

Crisis Magazine, Fr. Regis Scanlon /
In late February, Pope Francis will meet with the heads of bishops’ conferences from around the world to address the clergy sexual abuse crisis which began about 50 years ago and ...
‘Unfathomable’ Wuerl Forgot Allegations

‘Unfathomable’ Wuerl Forgot Allegations

Catholic Herald, Ed Condon /
The man who made a 2004 accusation of misconduct against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick said Wednesday he is in disbelief after Cardinal Donald Wuerl told him he forgot about the allegation ...
Who Would Have Know?

Who Would Have Know?

Crisis Magazine, Anthony Esolen /
A few days ago, the Nashua Public Library hosted a Drag Queen Teen Time starring the soi-disant Monique Toosoon, a gay man whom the once-conservative Manchester Union Leader—in a short puff-piece—denominated ...
Francis and Sexual Abuse: The Pope Who Knew Too Much

Francis and Sexual Abuse: The Pope Who Knew Too Much

L'Espresso, Sandro Magister /
Pope Francis has already made it clear for some time how he judges and how he intends to address the question of sexual abuse among sacred ministers. As a problem ...
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