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Aggregated news and commentary from across the web regarding cover-up of the sexual abuse scandal.

Louisiana Becomes First State to Allow Surgical Castration as Punishment for Child Molesters

Louisiana Becomes First State to Allow Surgical Castration as Punishment for Child Molesters

ABC News, Sara Cline
Will U.S. Bishops respond? Louisiana has become the first state where judges can order offenders guilty of certain sex crimes against children to undergo surgical castration under a bill signed ...
“Queering” the Catholic Church

“Queering” the Catholic Church

An article published in The Stream last March featured this headline: “Pope Francis Must Choose: LGBTQ Ideology or Children.” A few days before “Pride Month” began, Francis announced his choice, ...
Vatican Communications Prefect: Removing Rupnik Art ‘Not The Christian Response’

Vatican Communications Prefect: Removing Rupnik Art ‘Not The Christian Response’

The prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Communication told a group of Catholic journalists Friday that removing artwork by disgraced religious artist and alleged serial sexual abuser Fr. Marko Rupnik ...
Vatican Denies Archbishop Permission to Celebrate Latin Mass at Australian Cathedral

Vatican Denies Archbishop Permission to Celebrate Latin Mass at Australian Cathedral

The Vatican denied the Archbishop of Melbourne permission to continue to have the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM) offered in the cathedral, upsetting local TLM attendees. On Tuesday, ZENIT News shared ...
Can the Vatican Ban the Latin Mass? Catechism Says “No”

Can the Vatican Ban the Latin Mass? Catechism Says “No”

Lately in Rome, the city where rumors are often reliable news, murmurs have been circulating that the Vatican may soon impose a more rigorous edict of suppression for the Traditional ...
Pope Francis’ Feel-Good Gospel Fans The Flame Of Radical Gender Ideology

Pope Francis’ Feel-Good Gospel Fans The Flame Of Radical Gender Ideology

Pope Francis’ coy two-step on sexual mores hangs over Catholic culture like the sword of Damocles. Papal ambiguity weakens the Catholic Radio Association’s current effort to resist newly mandated reporting ...
Meet the Gay Designer Making the Pope's Vestments

Meet the Gay Designer Making the Pope’s Vestments

Filippo Sorcinelli, an Italian designer known for his intricate tattoos and muscular build, has been making waves in the fashion world with his unique contributions to papal vestments. Despite the ...
Pope Pius IX’s Qui Pluribus is Alone Capable of Defeating Catholicism’s Enemies

Pope Pius IX’s Qui Pluribus is Alone Capable of Defeating Catholicism’s Enemies

In 1846, Blessed Pius IX began his first papal encyclical, Qui Pluribus (On Faith and Religion), by describing his purpose in writing to the Church’s bishops: “Its purpose is to ...
Nashville-Area Priest Faces 10 Child Sex Abuse Charges

Nashville-Area Priest Faces 10 Child Sex Abuse Charges

An associate pastor at St. Philip Catholic Church who was indicted earlier this year on sexual abuse charges is facing more charges in a new indictment. A Williamson County grand ...
Bishops Join Forces with Social Justice Warriors to Prop Up Scandal-Plagued Charity

Bishops Join Forces with Social Justice Warriors to Prop Up Scandal-Plagued Charity

The Stream, Jules Gomes
Catholic bishops have thrown a lifeline to the domestic anti-poverty program of the U.S. Catholic Church, dismissing revelations of financial scandals and calls for its closure. At a closed-door executing ...
Archbishop Viganò: Announcement Regarding the Start of the Extrajudicial Criminal Trial for Schism

Archbishop Viganò: Announcement Regarding the Start of the Extrajudicial Criminal Trial for Schism

The Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith has informed me, with a simple email, of the initiation of an extrajudicial penal trial against me, with the accusation of having ...
Sex Abuse Questions the Bishops Still Won't Answer

Sex Abuse Questions the Bishops Still Won’t Answer

Open Letter to U.S. Bishops on the Sixth Anniversary of the McCarrick Revelations June 20, 2024 Dear Bishops, On June 20, 2018, ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s “open secret” was outed in ...
Silence is Complicity

Silence is Complicity

Another unfolding sexual abuse crisis is ongoing here in the Archdiocese of Washington. Within the past month I have learned our internationally renowned priest and former Vice Rector at the ...
BLASPHEMY: Fr. James Martin’s Group Connects ‘Pride Month’ to the Sacred Heart

BLASPHEMY: Fr. James Martin’s Group Connects ‘Pride Month’ to the Sacred Heart

The pro-LGBT advocacy group Outreach, run by Father James Martin, S.J., published an op-ed blasphemously arguing that the sexually immoral agenda of the rainbow “Pride Month” is compatible with the ...
WATCH: Cardinal Sarah Warns of Dangers of ‘Practical Atheism’ Even Within Church

WATCH: Cardinal Sarah Warns of Dangers of ‘Practical Atheism’ Even Within Church

More than 30 years ago, Pope St. John Paul II helped bring about the downfall of the Soviet Union, which had sought to impose its Communist atheism on his native ...
The Synodal Church is Shaping-Up to be Protestantism in Union with a Bishop of Rome

The Synodal Church is Shaping-Up to be Protestantism in Union with a Bishop of Rome

In his 1928 encyclical on religious unity, Mortalium Animos, Pope Pius XI wrote that Christian unity can only be achieved through the process of non-Catholics returning to the “one true ...
US Bishops Apologize For Native Americans' 'History Of Trauma'

US Bishops Apologize For Native Americans’ ‘History Of Trauma’

Barron's, Staff
US Catholic bishops on Friday formally apologized for contributing to the "history of trauma" experienced by Native Americans at church-run Indian boarding schools. "The Church recognizes that it has played ...
WATCH: Growing Rumors of a Vatican “Final Solution” for the Traditional Latin Mass

WATCH: Growing Rumors of a Vatican “Final Solution” for the Traditional Latin Mass

Rorate Caeli, Staff
Once again, as at least twice in the past (before the crackdown on the Franciscans of the Immaculate, and in the twelve months leading up to Traditionis Custodes), Rorate Caeli ...
Pope Tells CEOs: Environment Should Be ‘At The Center Of Your Attention’

Pope Tells CEOs: Environment Should Be ‘At The Center Of Your Attention’

Catholic Culture, Staff
Pope Francis received 25 CEOs and urged them to “place the environment and the earth at the center of your attention and responsibility.” “We are living in a time of ...
Pope Accused of Illegally Wiretapping Phones

Pope Accused of Illegally Wiretapping Phones

The Pope faces UN investigation over his personal authorisation of allegedly unlawful wiretaps during a Vatican investigation into the “corrupt” sale of a £300 million central London property. Lawyers for ...
Bishop Athanasius Schneider: The Problem of Blessing Same-Sex Couples

Bishop Athanasius Schneider: The Problem of Blessing Same-Sex Couples

The Document Fiducia Supplicans, issued by the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith on December 18, 2023, and approved by Pope Francis, regarding the possibility of granting “simple,” “spontaneous,” ...
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