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Now Monsignor Harrison is Suing His Own Diocese

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Who’s Paying for His Lawsuits? Monsignor Craig Harrison filed a defamation lawsuit in Kern County Superior Court today against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno. Harrison’s attorney, Kyle Humphrey, said the defamation lawsuit involves the Diocese itself as well as Diocese spokeswoman Teresa Dominguez regarding the sexual misconduct allegations that have been made about him. […]

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WATCH: Missouri Authorities Arrest Retired Springfield Priest Sex Abuse Case

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  A retired Catholic priest in the Heartland was charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse with children. According to Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney Russ Oliver, 76-year-old Frederick Lutz was arrested at his home in Springfield on a Stoddard County warrant for charges of forcible sodomy, two counts of statutory sodomy second degree and felony […]

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Vatican Investigators Raid Office and Home of Monsignor Who Oversaw Investments

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In the latest fallout from a burgeoning financial scandal involving a controversial $220 million land deal in London, the Vatican announced Tuesday that internal investigators have seized documents and computers from the office and residence of the former head of a powerful department responsible for investments. “This morning, in the context of a search ordered […]

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Galveston-Houston Archdiocese, Vatican Accused in Federal Suit of Concealing Abuse Allegations Against Ex-Conroe Priest

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A man and a woman whose allegations have led to a criminal indictment against a former Montgomery County priest are suing the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and the Vatican over the handling of their accused abuser. The suit, filed Monday in federal court, takes aim at the Holy See for heading a hierarchy that allowed Manuel […]

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WATCH: Detroit Parishioners Sue Archdiocese To Get Back Their Ousted Priest

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After 41 years in the priesthood, Father Eduard Perrone wasn’t prepared for the hellfire that tore through his parish last summer: He was accused of molesting an altar boy decades earlier, and ousted from his church. The sex abuse claim blindsided the pastor’s loyal flock, though they believe he is innocent – and have launched an unorthodox crusade to clear his name. In […]

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WATCH: West Michigan Dioceses Refuse to Release Pedophile Priests Lists

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In the face of an ongoing Michigan Attorney General’s investigation, most of the state’s Catholic dioceses have released lists of priests credibly accused as pedophiles. Those lists include 135 names, 85 of which are in the Detroit archdiocese alone. The only two of the state’s seven dioceses that haven’t released their lists: Grand Rapids and […]