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

Oklahoma Archdiocese Investigation Finds Destruction of Evidence

Oklahoma Archdiocese Investigation Finds Destruction of Evidence

An independent investigation of the archdiocese of Oklahoma City found that the diocese intentionally covered up evidence of sex abuse of minors. In August 2018, Abp. Paul Coakley of Oklahoma ...
Bishop Hubbard Faces Third Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

Bishop Hubbard Faces Third Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

The former bishop of Albany, New York is being sued for the third time since the state extended its statute of limitations involving sex abuse. The lawsuit accusing Bp. Howard Hubbard of abusing a teenage boy in ...
U.S. Priests Accused Of Sexual Abuse Found Refuge in Scandinavia

U.S. Priests Accused Of Sexual Abuse Found Refuge in Scandinavia

Sputnik News, Staff
At least two priests thought to have engaged in paedophilia in the United States have not only continued to work in Scandinavia unharmed, but stand accused of similar crimes there ...
The Amazon Synod Is Exploitation Of The Poor Masquerading As The Opposite

The Amazon Synod Is Exploitation Of The Poor Masquerading As The Opposite

The Amazon Synod has convened. The game is on. It is a cheap confidence game, one that only a debased Vatican could summon. The comedy of hierarchs endorsing middlebrow eco-religion ...
Hell Is Real — And It Isn’t Empty

Hell Is Real — And It Isn’t Empty

Bishop Robert Barron, the auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles and a pioneer of online evangelism, is hardly prone to controversy. Yet the telegenic prelate stirred something of a firestorm back ...
Pope Francis and Schism

Pope Francis and Schism

The Church, in her long history, has never been confronted with the situation like the one in which she now finds herself.  Pope Francis recently spoke of a possible schism ...
WATCH: Catholic Priest Speaks Out Against ‘Pagan Rituals’ at Vatican: We Must ‘Preach Jesus’

WATCH: Catholic Priest Speaks Out Against ‘Pagan Rituals’ at Vatican: We Must ‘Preach Jesus’

Catholic priest is coming out strongly in favor of the Church’s traditional approach to evangelization in the wake of a controversial ritual held in the Vatican gardens before the Amazon ...
Müller Accuses: From This Synod They Have Driven Out Jesus

Müller Accuses: From This Synod They Have Driven Out Jesus

The Synod on the Amazon has begun. “But it will have consequences for the universal Church,” warns Cardinal Gerhard Müller, in a lengthy interview with Matteo Matzuzzi for the newspaper ...
The Chicago Archdiocese Does Not Publicly Identify Deceased Priests Accused of Sexual Abuse

The Chicago Archdiocese Does Not Publicly Identify Deceased Priests Accused of Sexual Abuse

The first time it happened, the priest offered Terry Neary a cookie. Neary, then an eighth grade student, was working an after-school job in the rectory of St. Ethelreda in ...
Pittsburgh Diocese Wants to Use Needy Children Funds to Pay Sexual Abuse Claims

Pittsburgh Diocese Wants to Use Needy Children Funds to Pay Sexual Abuse Claims

The office of state Attorney General Josh Shapiro is pressing its opposition to a bid by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh to draw money from a $8 million-plus trust fund, ...
Lay Catholic Leaders Warn About Amazon Synod

Lay Catholic Leaders Warn About Amazon Synod

Doug Mainwaring
Lay Catholic leaders from around the world, increasingly alarmed about the upcoming Amazonian Synod and how it threatens to disfigure and “Protestantize” the Church, gathered not far from the Vatican ...
On the Eve of the Amazon Synod

On the Eve of the Amazon Synod

As leaders of the Catholic Church prepare to open the Amazon Synod on Sunday, the fundamental question to ask is whether the focus will be on the Amazon basin or ...
New Zealand Bishop Resigns Over Unacceptable Sexual Behaviour

New Zealand Bishop Resigns Over Unacceptable Sexual Behaviour

MSN, Staff
The Pope has accepted the resignation of the Bishop of Palmerston North, Charles Drennan, following an investigation into a complaint of unacceptable behaviour of a sexual nature. The Metropolitan Archbishop ...
WATCH: Pope Francis Joins Indigenous Leaders in Prayers for the Earth

WATCH: Pope Francis Joins Indigenous Leaders in Prayers for the Earth

Staff
Indigenous leaders of the Amazon offered up prayers for the Earth in the Vatican gardens on Friday with Pope Francis, who consecrated the upcoming Pan-Amazon Synod to St. Francis of ...
Tulsa Diocese Releases List Of 11 Credibly Accused Clerics

Tulsa Diocese Releases List Of 11 Credibly Accused Clerics

CBS News, Staff
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma has released the findings of an internal audit that found 11 Catholic clerics had been “credibly accused of sexual abuse against ...
Rhode Island's Statue of Limitations Law To Be Tested By New Lawsuit

Rhode Island’s Statue of Limitations Law To Be Tested By New Lawsuit

A former altar boy accusing a long-dead parish priest of sexually abusing him is bringing the first litigation under a new state law expanding the statute of limitations for similar ...
Oklahoma City Archdiocese: 11 Priests Named in Report Released by Law Firm

Oklahoma City Archdiocese: 11 Priests Named in Report Released by Law Firm

KFOR, Staff
In August of 2018, the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City received a letter from a former resident of Oklahoma, who reported being abused by a priest in the 1980s. After receiving ...
100s of Accused Priests Living Under Radar With No Oversight

100s of Accused Priests Living Under Radar With No Oversight

Crux, Staff
Almost 1,700 priests and other clergy members that the Catholic Church considers credibly accused of child sexual abuse are living under the radar with little to no oversight from religious ...
Catholic Church Fights Timeline to Sue Over Child Abuse

Catholic Church Fights Timeline to Sue Over Child Abuse

Pennsylvania state Rep. Tom Murt slid into a pew at his childhood church, seeking a break from politics and the stress of work. In his sermon, the priest talked about ...
What Does the Amazon Synod’s Working Document Really Say?

What Does the Amazon Synod’s Working Document Really Say?

Much ink has been spilled debating the merits and even the orthodoxy of the Instrumentum Laboris (or working document) of the Amazon Synod, which begins on October 6. We’re now less than one ...
Former W.Va. Bishop Michael Bransfield Under Investigation for Alleged Abuse of 9-Year-Old Girl on Church Trip

Former W.Va. Bishop Michael Bransfield Under Investigation for Alleged Abuse of 9-Year-Old Girl on Church Trip

Police in Washington are investigating an allegation that former West Virginia bishop Michael J. Bransfield inappropriately touched a 9-year-old girl during a church trip to the nation’s capital in 2012, ...
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