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

More than 1,000 Sign Letter Asking US Catholic Bishops to Resign

More than 1,000 Sign Letter Asking US Catholic Bishops to Resign

As Catholics throughout Greater Boston heard Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley’s message at weekend Masses assailing the church for “clerical sins and clerical failures” that caused the clergy sex abuse crisis, ...
Bishop Morlino Condemns “Homosexual Subculture” in the Hierarchy

Bishop Morlino Condemns “Homosexual Subculture” in the Hierarchy

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Bishop Robert C. Morlino decried the “homosexual subculture within the hierarchy of the Catholic Church” in a letter to his flock of more than 280,000 on Aug. 18, suggesting the ...
Uncle Ted’s Family Tradition

Uncle Ted’s Family Tradition

Handsy Archbishop (formerly Cardinal) Ted McCarrick’s name did not come up in the Pennsylvania grand jury report, but his shadow looms large over the burgeoning scandal engulfing the US bishops ...
Cardinal Wuerl Must Go

Cardinal Wuerl Must Go

Sign the petition asking for Cardinal Wuerl’s resignation In 1972, Pope Paul VI warned that “the smoke of Satan has entered the Church of God.” We see that smoke throughout ...
Cardinal Wuerl Already Submitted His Resignation - Pope Francis Just Needs to Accept It

Cardinal Wuerl Already Submitted His Resignation – Pope Francis Just Needs to Accept It

Cardinal Wuerl tendered his resignation over two years ago, but the Pope did not accept it at that time. Donald Cardinal Wuerl, the Archbishop of Washington, is now facing pressure ...
Will Other States Follow Pennsylvania on Church Abuse Investigations?

Will Other States Follow Pennsylvania on Church Abuse Investigations?

Attorneys general around the U.S. have been largely silent this week about any plans to conduct an investigation like Pennsylvania’s that uncovered widespread child sexual abuse in six Roman Catholic ...
Analysis: Accused Pennsylvania Priest Predators Preyed Mostly on Teen Boys

Analysis: Accused Pennsylvania Priest Predators Preyed Mostly on Teen Boys

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A LifeSiteNews analysis of the scathing  Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report reveals that the vast majority of reported sexual predator priests were homosexuals, most of whom preyed on teenage boys. Nearly three-quarters of ...
New Allegations Surface Regarding Archbishop McCarrick and Newark Priests

New Allegations Surface Regarding Archbishop McCarrick and Newark Priests

Recent allegations against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick include reports that he made sexual advances toward seminarians during his tenure as Bishop of Metuchen and Archbishop of Newark. CNA recently spoke ...
The World Over Examines the Pittsburgh Sex Abuse Report

The World Over Examines the Pittsburgh Sex Abuse Report

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Tuesday saw the release of the Pennsylvania grand jury’s damning report on sexual abuse by priests in most of the dioceses in that state. Host Raymond Arroyo is joined by ...
This Scandal Is About Homosexuality

This Scandal Is About Homosexuality

This foreword was written after I wrote the rest, as forewords usually are.  This is one of the hardest posts I’ve ever written.  It was physically uncomfortable to hack this ...
Shepherds Wanted — No Experience Necessary

Shepherds Wanted — No Experience Necessary

Watching the first interview Cardinal Donald Wuerl recently gave to a TV news outlet made me think of a lot of things — a shepherd standing before his flock, staff ...
Why Men Like Me Should Not Be Priests

Why Men Like Me Should Not Be Priests

I am the sort of man the Catholic Church says shouldn’t be a priest. I experience what the Vatican calls “deep-seated homosexual tendencies,” which, according to the Church, make me ...
Cardinal Burke: Pope Must ‘Take Action’ to Clean Up ‘Homosexual Culture’ in Church

Cardinal Burke: Pope Must ‘Take Action’ to Clean Up ‘Homosexual Culture’ in Church

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This week Cardinal Raymond Burke addressed the new wave of clergy abuse scandal giving insights and observations as to how it needs to be addressed. In an interview with Thomas ...
Theologians, Lay Leaders Call for Mass Resignations of US Bishops

Theologians, Lay Leaders Call for Mass Resignations of US Bishops

More than 140 theologians, educators and lay leaders have called for all U.S. bishops to submit their resignations to Pope Francis, much like Chile’s 34 bishops did in May after ...
Richard Sipe Tried to Warn Us – But No One Was Listening

Richard Sipe Tried to Warn Us – But No One Was Listening

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“Truth alone will honor what I’ve been or done.” That reflection is drawn from the poignant poem “At My Gravesite,” which was published in “Courage at Three AM,” a book ...
Would a Mass Resignation of Bishops Hurt the US Church? Quite The Opposite

Would a Mass Resignation of Bishops Hurt the US Church? Quite The Opposite

Policies have slowly improved. But as a matter of justice, individual prelates should admit wrongdoing and step down How could priests do this? Once, again, the Church confronts this question ...
Cleansing the Church of Clerical Sacrilege

Cleansing the Church of Clerical Sacrilege

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It is time for clergy and laity to begin a movement for the purification of the Church. The shameful sexual sins and crimes of clergy—including cardinals, bishops, and priests—can no ...
Bishops Accused of Brushing Off Sexual Abuse Complaints

Bishops Accused of Brushing Off Sexual Abuse Complaints

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A priest raped a 7-year-old girl while visiting her in the hospital after she had her tonsils removed. Another priest forced a 9-year-old boy into having oral sex, then rinsed ...
Catholic Relief Services’ McCarrick Problem

Catholic Relief Services’ McCarrick Problem

Since the scandalous revelations of Archbishop Theodore McCarrick’s sexual dalliances flooded the news and social media, faithful Catholics have been demanding answers, especially ‘Who Knew?’ Most eyes are on other ...
Some Home Truths about the McCarrick Case

Some Home Truths about the McCarrick Case

Mom liked to invite them [priests] to dinner and to pose questions to them. The virginity of priests gave birth in her to a feeling of confidence and respect.” So ...
Archdiocese Takes Down Website Defending Cardinal Wuerl’s Handling of Sex Abuse

Archdiocese Takes Down Website Defending Cardinal Wuerl’s Handling of Sex Abuse

Catholic Herald
The Archdiocese of Washington has deleted the “Wuerl Report” website defending the cardinal’s handling of sex abuse cases in Pittsburgh. The website was strongly criticised for striking the wrong tone ...
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