News & Commentary

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

Catholic Group Proposes Legislation to Keep Dioceses Financially Accountable for Sex Abuse of Minors

Catholic Group Proposes Legislation to Keep Dioceses Financially Accountable for Sex Abuse of Minors

The watchdog group Roman Catholic Faithful publicly announced on Tuesday its newly launched “Project Rape Accountability” that proposes a federal legislative amendment that would prevent the discharge of dioceses’ debts ...
WATCH: Catholic Charities Found Partly Liable in Death of 4-Year-Old Boy

WATCH: Catholic Charities Found Partly Liable in Death of 4-Year-Old Boy

CBS News, Matt Rascon
A Cuyahoga County jury reached a verdict in the civil trial against Catholic Charities and other defendants Tuesday in a case stemming from the 2017 death of Jordan Rodriguez, a ...
We Need Bonhoeffers Instead of Complicit Clerics

We Need Bonhoeffers Instead of Complicit Clerics

German Lutheran pastor and theologian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, is a well-known anti-Nazi dissident whose prophetic preaching against Hitler led to his being stripped of his clothing and led naked into the ...
Bishop Strickland: “ENOUGH is ENOUGH” with Silent Shepherds and a Corrupt Vatican

Bishop Strickland: “ENOUGH is ENOUGH” with Silent Shepherds and a Corrupt Vatican

Conservative Bishop Joseph Strickland, who was ousted from his Texas diocese by Pope Francis last year, has denounced a “corrupt Vatican.” “I urge all faithful Catholics to speak up, enough ...
WATCH: ‘Devout Catholic’ Joe Biden Signs Himself with the Cross at a Pro-Abortion Event

WATCH: ‘Devout Catholic’ Joe Biden Signs Himself with the Cross at a Pro-Abortion Event

Daily Wire, Virginia Kruta
President Joe Biden drew criticism on Tuesday for drawing attention to his Catholic faith by making the sign of the cross at a campaign event promoting abortion access in Florida ...
Spain Approves Plan to Compensate Victims of Sex Abuse, but Spanish Bishops Reject It

Spain Approves Plan to Compensate Victims of Sex Abuse, but Spanish Bishops Reject It

Associate Press, Staff
Spain on Tuesday approved a plan aimed at making reparation and economic compensation for victims of sex abuse committed by people connected to the Catholic Church. It also announced the ...
Bishop Stika: Gone But Not Forgotten - Reportedly Threatening Priests

Bishop Stika: Gone But Not Forgotten – Reportedly Threatening Priests

Know News, Tyler Whetstone
Though he hasn’t been employed by the Catholic Diocese of Knoxville for nearly a year, former Bishop Richard Stika continues to make his presence felt, contacting whistleblowers directly with threats ...
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS: Are We Catholic Enough to Make Enemies?

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS: Are We Catholic Enough to Make Enemies?

NOTE: This column, originally published in January 2024, is worth revisiting given what we have recently seen coming from Catholic schools. It is calamitous how Catholic institutions have buried their ...
BRAVO! D.C. Knights' Council Calls for Removal of Rupnik Art from National Shrine

BRAVO! D.C. Knights’ Council Calls for Removal of Rupnik Art from National Shrine

A Knights of Columbus council has called for the removal of artwork by Father Marko Rupnik at a national shrine, following the disgraced priest's decades-long legacy of sexual and spiritual ...
Transgender Activist Dylan Mulvaney to Speak at Jesuit St. Louis University

Transgender Activist Dylan Mulvaney to Speak at Jesuit St. Louis University

One of the most famous — and controversial — transgenders in the nation today, Dylan Mulvaney, is slated to speak Monday at St. Louis University, a Catholic-Jesuit institution. The event ...
Abuses and the Priestly Vocation According to Saint Alphonsus Mary of Liguori

Abuses and the Priestly Vocation According to Saint Alphonsus Mary of Liguori

Whether we look towards our own Church, the Catholic Church, or towards Christian denominations, towards the ecclesiastical hierarchy or towards the secular world, towards ecclesiastical personalities, showbiz superstars, or celebrities ...
Priest Accused of Sex Abuse Served in 9 Jurisdictions - So Why is He on Just One Abuser List?

Priest Accused of Sex Abuse Served in 9 Jurisdictions – So Why is He on Just One Abuser List?

As a new Catholic priest in Chicago in the early 1960s and member of the church’s Servite order, the Rev. Mark Santo taught religion and oversaw the glee club at ...
Bishop Medley Acknowledges Laity Frustrated by ‘Lack of Clarity from Church Leadership’ after Fiducia Supplicans

Bishop Medley Acknowledges Laity Frustrated by ‘Lack of Clarity from Church Leadership’ after Fiducia Supplicans

The bishop of Owensboro, Kentucky this month published a synthesis document of the diocese’s synodal discussion, in which he observes a “universal hunger for greater clarity from church leaders on ...
Catholic Charities Using Taxpayer Money To Purchase Airfare For Illegals

Catholic Charities Using Taxpayer Money To Purchase Airfare For Illegals

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of San Antonio is denying recent accusations that it misused federal taxpayer funds by paying for migrants’ airfare. This comes after two South Texas members ...
Homosexual “Love” a Gift?

Homosexual “Love” a Gift?

In his recent book, LIFE: My Story Through History, Pope Francis advocates for legal support of same-sex civil unions of “[homosexuals] who experience the gift of love.” In what sense, ...
Canonist Ed Peters on Excommunication

Canonist Ed Peters on Excommunication

Simply Catholic, Ed Peters
Most Catholics know that excommunication has played an important role in ecclesiastical life since ancient times. Many also assume that this controversial procedure was relegated to the history books after ...
Bishop Strickland Slams ‘Crescendo of Apostasy’ by Vatican Forces Against Catholic Liturgy and Doctrine

Bishop Strickland Slams ‘Crescendo of Apostasy’ by Vatican Forces Against Catholic Liturgy and Doctrine

Friday, April 19, 2024 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Jesus Christ is the fullness of the revelation of supernatural truth that guides humanity to our eternal destiny. He is ...
Boston Catholic Schools Foundation Hosts Lesbian/Pro-Abortion Governor Maura Healey

Boston Catholic Schools Foundation Hosts Lesbian/Pro-Abortion Governor Maura Healey

Catholicism.org, Joe Doyle
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Catholic Schools Foundation is Cardinal Sean O’Malley, the Archbishop of Boston. According to Politico and the State House News Service, the Catholic Schools Foundation—the philanthropy which ...
Prominent  Protestant Pastor Warns Catholics About Pope: “He Has Espoused Unbiblical Thinking”

Prominent Protestant Pastor Warns Catholics About Pope: “He Has Espoused Unbiblical Thinking”

Distinguished theologian and author John Piper said Christians should “excommunicate” rather than “execute” someone involved in a same-sex relationship. In a Monday episode of “Ask Pastor John,” shared on Desiring ...
WATCH: Dr. Naomi Wolf Interviews Michael Hichborn on the ‘Industrialization’ of Catholic NGOs

WATCH: Dr. Naomi Wolf Interviews Michael Hichborn on the ‘Industrialization’ of Catholic NGOs

Michael Hichborn of Lepanto Institute warns that the Catholic Church has turned a blind eye to the ‘industrialization’ of what used to be volunteer-run Catholic charities. Instead of being run ...
Dignitas Infinita Needed Some Familiaris Consortio

Dignitas Infinita Needed Some Familiaris Consortio

The expressed intent of the recent declaration of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith is to “illuminate different facets of human dignity that might be obscured in many ...
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