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Facing Dire Financial Situation, Pittsburgh Diocese Looks To Make Changes

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The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh is evaluating options to respond to severe financial strains, exacerbated in the last year by the sex abuse crisis, a diocesan official said Wednesday. “The challenges that we’re facing are similar to that of many other churches, I think, throughout the country,” said Msgr. Ronald Lengwin, Vicar for Church Relations […]

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Archbishop Wilton Gregory Promised Truth and Transparency, But Provides No Answers About McCarrick’s Money

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More than one year after the announcement of allegations of sexual abuse against former cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the Archdiocese of Washington has continued to refuse questions about McCarrick’s use of a personal charitable fund. McCarrick funnelled hundreds of thousands of dollars through what was known as the Archbishop’s Fund, and reportedly made gifts to senior Vatican officials, even […]

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Pro-LGBT Priest Who Helped Raised Money for Lady Gaga Found Guilty of Sexual Misconduct

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A New York priest who told a prospective seminarian to lie to Church officials about his sexuality has been indefinitely suspended from ministry after a canonical penal process found him guilty of serial sexual misconduct. “I write to share some unpleasant and somber news concerning Father John Duffell, your just retired parish administrator,” Cardinal Timothy […]

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Bishop Bransfield, the USCCB, and the Holy Spirit

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The U.S. bishops arrive in Baltimore next week for their second plenary meeting in the year of serious crisis that began last June. They will meet, again, under the specter of another demoralizing scandal. This one, again, involves a well-connected bishop, a ledger of extravagant gifts, and allegations of abuse from priests and seminarians subject […]

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Pervert-Predator John Capparelli Murdered While Soliciting “Young and Good Looking Men” on Craigslist

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John Capparell, a former New Jersey priest accused of groping and brutalizing teenage boys from 1980 to 1992, was found shot to death in his Nevada home in March.  This week, Las Vegas Review Journal reported that authorities had arrested 25-year-old  Derrick Decoste as a suspect in Capparell’s murder. Decoste’s girlfriend told police he was […]

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Zanchetta Will Go To Trial For Sexual Misconduct

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Pope Francis has said a preliminary investigation against Bishop Gustavo Oscar Zanchetta has concluded and will now proceed to trial. Zanchetta, Bishop Emeritus of Orán, had been under Vatican investigation for sexual abuse of seminarians and other sexual misconduct. Pope Francis said in an interview with Valentina Alazraki published May 28 at Vatican News that he read […]

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Archdiocese of Milwaukee Removes Names of Two Bishops From Buildings

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The names of Archbishops Willam Cousins and Rembert Weakland removed from buildings The Archdiocese of Milwaukee announced Tuesday that it will remove from archdiocesan buildings the names of two former archbishops who were found to have reassigned priests accused of sexual abuse. “As a sign of repentance, and because of the pain caused to abuse […]