Former Campus Minister at Franciscan University Indicted on Rape Charges

A former campus minister at Franciscan University of Steubenville has been charged with rape and sexual battery against an individual with mental illness placed under his care for mental health treatment. The charges against Third Order Franciscan Fr. David Morrier were filed on April 7 in Jefferson County, Ohio. Morrier, 59, is charged with one … Read more

WATCH: Archbishop Gregory Doubles-Down on Criticism of the President

Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Washington doubled down on his criticism of President Donald Trump’s visit to the Saint John Paul II National Shrine earlier this week, saying Friday that a place dedicated to the memory of the late Polish pope should have “never been used as a place for a political statement.” “Long before he … Read more

Court-Appointed Official Says Vatican Failing on Accountability in Nienstedt Case

A court-appointed official for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is alleging that the Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops is failing to comply with new protocols for bishop accountability created by Pope Francis with regard to a potential investigation into former Archbishop John Nienstedt. Nienstedt led the archdiocese from 2008 until resigning under fire in … Read more

Bishop Hart’s Decades of Abuse Destroyed Lives, Traumatized Families

As parishioners attended the Feast of the Assumption Mass inside Guardian Angels Catholic Church on August 15, members of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) gathered outside on the sidewalk for a press conference marking an occasion that many believed would never come. Less than 24 hours earlier, police in Cheyenne, Wyoming … Read more

Vatican Investigating Third Accusation of Abuse Against McCarrick

Six months after the scandal surrounding former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick first came to light – wherein accusations of sexual abuse from a former altar boy prompted subsequent revelations of abuse and misconduct – Crux has learned that the Vatican is now investigating a total of three cases of abuse against the former archbishop of Washington, … Read more

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