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Calls for Cardinal DiNardo to Step Down Intensify

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On the eve of a bishops’ gathering in Baltimore, advocates for clergy abuse victims in Houston on called on Cardinal Daniel DiNardo Monday to step down from leading the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops following allegations that he mishandled sexual misconduct complaints. DiNardo, the highest-ranking American bishop, who also oversees the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, is […]

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Cardinal DiNardo Flipflops on Accused Abuser in 3 Months Time

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   November 2018: When asked whether Fr. John Keller was credibility accused of sexual abuse, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo responded by saying “That’s not a credible one.” January 2019: Fr. Keller’s name appears on the list of clerics credibly accused of sexual abuse. The cardinal who leads the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops allowed a […]

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Houston, We Have a Problem

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Lingering Questions: What Did They Find and are the Feds Involved? On November 28, District Attorney Brett Ligon of Montgomery County, Texas, led the raid on the chancery of Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Houston-Galveston, the president of the US bishops’ conference, alongside Texas Rangers, the Conroe Police Department and an unnamed federal agency. The search […]

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What Begins in Bad Theology Ends in Police Raids

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Prosecutors busting into chanceries is the new normal under Pope Francis. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, whose Galveston-Houston chancery was raided this week by prosecutors in search of abuse-related files, always struck me as a pretty haunted and compromised figure. DiNardo came out of Pittsburgh and the corrupt milieu of Cardinal John Wright, who was an accused […]

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USCCB President’s Computer, Files on Sex Abuse Seized

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  Channel 2 Investigates has learned law enforcement has seized Cardinal Daniel DiNardo’s computer and several files pertaining to Father Manuel La Rosa-Lopez following a search of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston on Wednesday . Authorities also seized a file in reference to Father Brinkman and other clergy, KPRC2 has learned. La Rosa-Lopez is accused of child sex abuse. DOCUMENTS: […]

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Authorities Raid Archdiocese of US Bishops’ Conference President

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Investigators have executed a search warrant on the chancery offices of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. A search warrant obtained by the district attorney’s office for Montgomery County was served Wednesday morning by officers from the Texas Rangers and Conroe Police Department. The district attorney’s office said Nov. 28 it is seeking documents related to the case […]

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Playing Politics With Sex Abuse

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Leading US bishops and senior figures in the Vatican are – quite disgracefully – playing politics with sex abuse. That is the first thing American Catholics need to understand about the chaos currently reigning in their Church. Indeed, it is something that Catholics all over the world need to know, because a crisis like this […]

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Reflections on the Bishops in Baltimore

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How long can they deny the obvious? As I walked outside the hotel in Baltimore where the bishops gathered last week for their semiannual conference, I noticed a couple of bishops taking a smoke break. One was puffing a cigar, the other a cigarette. I overheard one say to the other: “What do you think of […]