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Illinois Attorney General: There are More Abusive Priests than Dioceses Disclosed

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Three months into a state investigation of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Thursday said that the number of violators “is more extensive than the Church previously has disclosed to the public.” Attorney General Madigan’s “initial review” has found priests with “credible allegations of sexual abuse against minors” […]

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The ‘Satanic Evil’ of Sexual Abuse

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It’s no longer a secret that the Catholic Church suffers from a pervasive, decades-old child-sex-abuse epidemic, perpetrated by “a huge network of men: priests and bishops and cardinals and possibly even the Pope himself,” writer Caitlin Flanagan says. But, as Flanagan points out in the latest Atlantic Argument, children aren’t the only ones the Church […]

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Who Can We Trust?

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Here’s a common question among many lay people today: “Which of the bishops can we truly trust?” This is a difficult question to answer, especially in light of the sexual abuse scandal and the apparent heterodoxy of many bishops. Rene Henry Gracida, Bishop Emeritus of Corpus Christi, recently published his personal Honor Roll of Bishops on […]

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Missouri Attorney General seeks Court Order for Church Files

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he Missouri Attorney General’s Office is seeking court orders for Catholic dioceses to provide records as part of an investigation into potential clergy abuse. Spokeswoman Mary Compton in a Tuesday statement said the office wants personnel records, records relating to allegations of abuse and other documents from Missouri Catholic organizations. Outgoing Attorney General Josh Hawley […]

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A Truly BLACK Friday

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Today, Black Friday, marks the 90th day that Pope Francis has refused to respond to the serious charges leveled against him by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò.  Three months ago, Archbishop Viganò released his infamous 11-page testimony stating that Pope Francis had been complicit in the cover-up of the Theodore McCarrick sexual abuse scandal. When asked to […]

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NBC to the Rescue of the USCCB

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LifeSite News, Church Militant and The Lepanto Institute are arguably on the front lines of the debate about homosexuality in the priesthood. Apparently, NBC News and the USCCB have had enough of it. NBC News has gone on the assault, implying that groups like Church Militant are prone to violence or otherwise inspire violence. The USCCB tells NBC News that such groups participate […]