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

The Catholic Church’s Nightmare Is Going to Get Worse

The Catholic Church’s Nightmare Is Going to Get Worse

Patheos, Adam Lee
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In August, I wrote about the Pennsylvania grand jury that detailed the Catholic church’s conspiracy to cover up for pedophile clergy, going back decades and encompassing thousands of victims. There was ...
Syracuse: 57 Priests Named in Sexual Abuse

Syracuse: 57 Priests Named in Sexual Abuse

WKTV, Staff
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Fifty-seven priests have been named, with credible claims of child sexual abuse against them, by the Syracuse Roman Catholic Diocese Monday morning. At least eight of the priests listed have ...
Confronting Troubling Questions Ahead of February Bishops’ Meeting

Confronting Troubling Questions Ahead of February Bishops’ Meeting

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Time is short for concrete actions and authentic reforms. We cannot afford another missed opportunity. The Holy See announced in September that Pope Francis would focus all of the energies ...
Pope Janus?

Pope Janus?

Complicit Clergy, Staff
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In ancient Roman religion and mythology, Janus is depicted as a two-faced god looking to the future and the past.  In modern times, “Janus-faced” has come to be associated with someone who is ...
A Priest's View: Bishops, Chancery Officials who Failed Children Should Step Aside

A Priest’s View: Bishops, Chancery Officials who Failed Children Should Step Aside

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There continues to be much anger and outrage and shame and sadness in the Catholic Church over the abuse scandals and especially over the coverups by the bishops. Most agree ...
What Begins in Bad Theology Ends in Police Raids

What Begins in Bad Theology Ends in Police Raids

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Prosecutors busting into chanceries is the new normal under Pope Francis. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, whose Galveston-Houston chancery was raided this week by prosecutors in search of abuse-related files, always struck ...
Dr. Peter Kreeft: We Are Losing The Faith

Dr. Peter Kreeft: We Are Losing The Faith

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Bear in mind this interview was recorded in 2013 and consider what has happened since then ...
If Bishops Fail to Reform Church, Someone Else Will

If Bishops Fail to Reform Church, Someone Else Will

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This week in Houston, state prosecutors investigating a case of sexual abuse by a Catholic priest searched the offices of the local archdiocese. They were seeking employment and disciplinary records for ...
Omaha Archdiocese Reports Substantiated Allegations of Misconduct, Abuse Involving 38 Clergy

Omaha Archdiocese Reports Substantiated Allegations of Misconduct, Abuse Involving 38 Clergy

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Shock and questions abound after the Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha made public on Friday the names of 38 clergy members accused of sexual misdeeds with minors. The archdiocese said “substantiated ...
USCCB President's Computer, Files on Sex Abuse Seized

USCCB President’s Computer, Files on Sex Abuse Seized

KPRC News, Staff
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Channel 2 Investigates has learned law enforcement has seized Cardinal Daniel DiNardo’s computer and several files pertaining to Father Manuel La Rosa-Lopez following a search of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston on ...
Are You Ready for the Red Pill?

Are You Ready for the Red Pill?

Complicit Clergy, Staff
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Catholic bishops have proven they are either unwilling or unable to resolve the sexual abuse crisis themselves.  Need proof?  The Pope himself selected Cardinal Blase Cupich to be one of ...
Connecticut: Norwich Catholic Diocese Faces 20 New Lawsuits

Connecticut: Norwich Catholic Diocese Faces 20 New Lawsuits

WFSB, Staff
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Norwich is facing 20 new lawsuits, alleging sexual abuse of students at a boarding school during the 1990’s. The lawsuits were filed this week, and ...
West Virginia: Catholic Priests "Credibly Accused" of Sexual Abuse

West Virginia: Catholic Priests “Credibly Accused” of Sexual Abuse

Register Herald, Staff
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Several Catholic priests “credibly accused” of the sexual abuse of children served in southern West Virginia, according to a list of names the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston released on Thursday. The list ...
Illinois Attorney General: There are More Abusive Priests than Dioceses Disclosed

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

ABC News, Staff
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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 ...
Fortitude! A Call to Stay Engaged in Resolving the Abuse Scandal

Fortitude! A Call to Stay Engaged in Resolving the Abuse Scandal

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Let there be fulfilled in us the Scripture that says, “Even the anger of man will serve to praise you, O Lord” (Psalm 76:10) Many today rightly speak of the ...
Cupich and Scicluna Hit Their Talking Points, but are Silent on Key Problems

Cupich and Scicluna Hit Their Talking Points, but are Silent on Key Problems

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Throughout recent interviews, both Cardinal Cupich and Archbishop Scicluna convey a persistent attitude of denial regarding the role of the bishops in the ongoing crisis. Two significant interviews dropped late ...
On the Loss of Faith as a Cause of Our Current Crisis

On the Loss of Faith as a Cause of Our Current Crisis

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In the Liturgy of the Hours this week, we read a remarkable attributed to St. Macarius, a bishop of the early Church. I marvel at its vivid imagery, and yet ...
Santa Fe Diocese Declares Bankruptcy Day After Attorney General Issues Search Warrant

Santa Fe Diocese Declares Bankruptcy Day After Attorney General Issues Search Warrant

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The Archdiocese of Santa Fe announced Thursday it will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. At a press conference Nov. 29, Archbishop John Wester said that filing for bankruptcy is ...
Cupich Appointment Shows: February Conference in Rome will be All About Damage Control

Cupich Appointment Shows: February Conference in Rome will be All About Damage Control

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If you held out any hope that the Vatican might finally respond effectively to the sex-abuse scandal—that the February meeting could possibly prompt some real action—those hopes should have been ...
Trust Us — This Time, We’re Serious

Trust Us — This Time, We’re Serious

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The Jesuit America magazine lands an exclusive interview with Archbishop Charles Scicluna, who is one of four organizers Pope Francis named to sort out the February 2019 global meeting about clerical sex abuse ...
Why Fr. James Martin Should Be BANNED from Speaking In Every Catholic Diocese

Why Fr. James Martin Should Be BANNED from Speaking In Every Catholic Diocese

Church Militant, Staff
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TAKE ACTION: Contact Your Bishop and Ask Him to Publicly Declare that Fr. James Martin is Not Allowed to Speak in His Diocese The Catechism states on homosexuality: Basing itself ...
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