News & Commentary

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

“I Will Not Say a Single Word on This” - One Year Later

“I Will Not Say a Single Word on This” – One Year Later

One year ago today, Pope Francis was asked by a reporter to respond to the recently released testimony of Archbishop Carlo Viganò which implicated him and other top Church prelates ...
Pope Peron

Pope Peron

I am still in Buenos Aires collecting stories about Jorge Bergoglio. Some of them are real doozies; others are too sketchy and explosive to repeat. One persistent and widespread story ...
Cincinnati Catholic Raised ‘Red Flags’ About Priest Over a Year Before Rape Indictment

Cincinnati Catholic Raised ‘Red Flags’ About Priest Over a Year Before Rape Indictment

A Cincinnati news station is reporting on the contents of a letter, sent to Archbishop Dennis Schnurr and Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Binzer in August 2018, accusing them of ignoring “red ...
How John Paul II’s Great Encyclical Is Being Erased From History

How John Paul II’s Great Encyclical Is Being Erased From History

At the heart of the controversy over the dismantling of the John Paul II Institute in Rome is the effective sacking of two leading moral theologians, Mgr Livio Melina and ...
Viganò’s Testimony, One Year Later

Viganò’s Testimony, One Year Later

The first anniversary of the Testimony of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò is upon us today. That document, and the events that followed this bombshell, say a great deal about the crisis ...
Accused Bishop is Vice President of Catholic-Funded Communist Front-Group

Accused Bishop is Vice President of Catholic-Funded Communist Front-Group

The former bishop of the Diocese of Albany, Bp. Howard Hubbard, was recently accused of sexually abusing a 16-year-old in the 1990s.  According to the lawsuit, between 1994 and 1998, “Father Bondi and ...
New Wheeling Bishop Pledges To Address Scandal

New Wheeling Bishop Pledges To Address Scandal

Bishop Mark Brennan entered the Cathedral of St. Joseph amid all the pomp, procession and fanfare typical of a bishop’s installation. Less typically, he wasted little time in naming the ...
Michigan Priest Charged With Using Plastic Wrap To Hold Boy Against His Will

Michigan Priest Charged With Using Plastic Wrap To Hold Boy Against His Will

Fox News, Staff
A 57-year-old Catholic priest in west Michigan is accused of a disturbing crime. Brian Stanley is accused of holding a teen boy against his will in the janitor’s room of ...
East Bay Priest Charged With Repeatedly Sexually Abusing Boy Facing Nearly Five Years In Prison

East Bay Priest Charged With Repeatedly Sexually Abusing Boy Facing Nearly Five Years In Prison

An East Bay priest who repeatedly sexually assaulted a child is facing nearly five years in state prison, officials said. Hector David Mendoza-Vela on Friday pleaded no contest to five ...
Diocese of Juneau Names 7 Priests Accused Of Abuse

Diocese of Juneau Names 7 Priests Accused Of Abuse

An independent review has found credible accusations of past sexual misconduct against seven clergy members of an Alaska Catholic diocese, including a former priest who died in a July plane crash and ...
Burlington Catholic Diocese Names 40 Priests In Abuse Report

Burlington Catholic Diocese Names 40 Priests In Abuse Report

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington released the findings of a nearly ten month long investigation Thursday into decades of alleged abuse. All but one of the accusations revealed in the ...
Pressure Mounts For Buffalo's Bishop Malone To Resign After Two Seminarians Leave Over Scandal

Pressure Mounts For Buffalo’s Bishop Malone To Resign After Two Seminarians Leave Over Scandal

Crux, Christopher White
As pressure continues to mount for Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone to step down over his handling of sex abuse cases, two seminarians have publicly left the diocesan seminary and echoed ...
Lawsuit Accuses New York Priest Of Abusing 8-Year-Old Boy

Lawsuit Accuses New York Priest Of Abusing 8-Year-Old Boy

Patch, Staff
An Upper East Side Catholic Priest with the religious order known as the Dominican Friars has been accused of molesting a young boy, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in ...
Lawsuit Accusing Bishop Bransfield Of Drunken Sexual Assault Settled

Lawsuit Accusing Bishop Bransfield Of Drunken Sexual Assault Settled

Associated Press, Staff
A lawsuit accusing the former bishop of West Virginia’s Roman Catholic diocese of molesting boys and men has been settled. The terms of the recent settlement are confidential, Wheeling-Charleston Diocese ...
Pennsylvania Priest Embezzles $100,000 - Spending It On Grindr and Boyfriends

Pennsylvania Priest Embezzles $100,000 – Spending It On Grindr and Boyfriends

Metro Weekly, Staff
A Catholic priest in Pennsylvania has been accused of stealing almost $100,000 from his church and spending the money on Grindr, boyfriends, and a beach house. Monsignor Joseph McLoone, former ...
Why Pope Francis Hasn’t Visited His Home Country Of Argentina

Why Pope Francis Hasn’t Visited His Home Country Of Argentina

Last Saturday, I arrived in chilly Buenos Aires. I am sure it is just a coincidence, but my arrival coincided with the collapse of the peso. A dollar goes a ...
Cardinal Pell Is Innocent - Those Who Persecute Him Are Not

Cardinal Pell Is Innocent – Those Who Persecute Him Are Not

The boiling frog never marks that first millisecond, when the water in his pot becomes just a half-degree warmer. And so, Catholics living in America circa 2019 couldn’t possibly appreciate the ...
Facing Sex-Abuse Charges Voluntarily Adds More Weight to Pell’s Claim of Innocence

Facing Sex-Abuse Charges Voluntarily Adds More Weight to Pell’s Claim of Innocence

Australian Cardinal George Pell, as a Vatican official who would have retained diplomatic immunity, did not have to face trial in Australia for sexual abuse of minors but chose to ...
The Year Of Mercy Is Over - Now It’s Time For A Year Of Justice

The Year Of Mercy Is Over – Now It’s Time For A Year Of Justice

The Holy Father has had his “Year of Mercy.” Now it’s time we had a Year of Justice. Of course, a Year of Justice wouldn’t be the antimony of the Year ...
Bishop Hubbard Takes Leave of Absence Two Days After the Filing of a Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Against Him

Bishop Hubbard Takes Leave of Absence Two Days After the Filing of a Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Against Him

Newsweek, Staff
A retired bishop in New York State announced he was taking a leave of absence two days after a lawsuit was filed alleging he molested an teenage boy. On August ...
WATCH: Illinois Attorney General and Cardinal Cupich Have Private Meeting Discussing Clergy Sex Abuse Investigation

WATCH: Illinois Attorney General and Cardinal Cupich Have Private Meeting Discussing Clergy Sex Abuse Investigation

ABC News, Staff
Raoul has much more conciliatory tone than his predecessor Madigan Amid a protracted state investigation of child sex abuse by Roman Catholic clergy, Illinois’ top law enforcement official has met ...
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