News & Commentary

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

Pennsylvania Abuse Hotline Got Nearly 1,900 Calls Over First Year

Pennsylvania Abuse Hotline Got Nearly 1,900 Calls Over First Year

Pocono Record, Staff
Investigators are working their way through accusations from 1,862 calls made to a clergy abuse hotline in the 12 months since a landmark grand jury report exposed decades of child ...
Bishop Malone Accused Of ‘Cover-Up’ With Active Buffalo Diocese Priest

Bishop Malone Accused Of ‘Cover-Up’ With Active Buffalo Diocese Priest

The mother of a seminarian wants to know why Bishop Richard J. Malone is allowing a Cheektowaga pastor to remain in ministry despite allegations of inappropriate contact with children, harassment ...
Bishop Binzer Failed To Disclose Cincinnati Priest Accusations

Bishop Binzer Failed To Disclose Cincinnati Priest Accusations

An auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, and member of the USCCB committee on child protection, is facing accusations that he failed to report to Cincinnati’s archbishop a series ...
McCarrick's Letters to Victims Show Signs of Grooming

McCarrick’s Letters to Victims Show Signs of Grooming

At first glance, the handwritten postcards and letters look innocuous, even warm, sometimes signed off by “Uncle T.” or “Your uncle, Father Ted.” But taken in context, the correspondence penned ...
New Trial Threatens To Ensnare Pope Francis In Cover-Up Of The Abuse of Deaf Children

New Trial Threatens To Ensnare Pope Francis In Cover-Up Of The Abuse of Deaf Children

Staff
Ezequiel Villalonga signs frantically with his hands to express the power he feels after years of suffering now that the priests whom he and other former students at an Argentine ...
Fr. Perrone's Suspension: A Political Hit Job

Fr. Perrone’s Suspension: A Political Hit Job

One of the more perplexing controversies in the recent history of the archdiocese of Detroit — the July 5 suspension from ministry of Fr. Eduard Perrone for a single allegation of abuse dating back 40 years, based ...
Too Many Questions Remain Unanswered in the Case of West Virginia Bishop Michael Bransfield

Too Many Questions Remain Unanswered in the Case of West Virginia Bishop Michael Bransfield

Michael Iafrate
Two months after the U.S. Catholic Church was hit by a major scandal surrounding a West Virginia bishop, church officials are telling us it’s time to move on. But for ...
Portland Archdiocese Settles 8 Abuse Cases for $4 Million

Portland Archdiocese Settles 8 Abuse Cases for $4 Million

KTVZ, Staff
The Roman Catholic archdiocese in Portland will pay a total of nearly $4 million to eight individuals who alleged they were molested by a priest in the 1970s and 1980s on ...
Hundreds Register for Pittsburgh Diocese Compensation Plan

Hundreds Register for Pittsburgh Diocese Compensation Plan

Post Gazette, Staff
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh has received formal notice of more than 400 people who either have filed or may file claims for financial compensation for alleged sexual abuse ...
New Orleans Abuse Finding Didn't End Ex-Deacon's Work With Children

New Orleans Abuse Finding Didn’t End Ex-Deacon’s Work With Children

CBS News, Staff
A former Roman Catholic deacon barred from the ministry in New Orleans because of sexual abuse allegations maintained access to schoolchildren and held leadership roles as recently as last year ...
SC Priest Accused of Sending Sexual Photos to Underage Boy

SC Priest Accused of Sending Sexual Photos to Underage Boy

ABC News, Staff
UPDATE: No charges filed after police investigation. A Catholic priest in South Carolina has been accused of exchanging sexual photos with a minor on a social media app that church ...
NH Diocese Releases List of 73 Priests Accused of Abuse

NH Diocese Releases List of 73 Priests Accused of Abuse

Seacoat Online, Staff
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Manchester released a list Wednesday of priests accused of sexually abusing children as part of what it called an effort to take accountability for the ...
Attorney Says List of St. Louis Priests Accused of Abuse is Incomplete

Attorney Says List of St. Louis Priests Accused of Abuse is Incomplete

KMOX, Staff
An attorney who represents victims of clergy sex abuse says last week's lists of accused priests released by the St. Louis Archdiocese is incomplete. On Friday, the archdiocese released a ...
"Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" is STILL the Unwritten Rule in Seminary

“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is STILL the Unwritten Rule in Seminary

A newly ordained priest shares his seminary experience There are some men who enter seminary with their minds already made up. They think discernment is no longer unnecessary. The problem is, ...
Retired Mississippi Priest Removed From Ministry After Credible Abuse Allegation

Retired Mississippi Priest Removed From Ministry After Credible Abuse Allegation

Clarion Ledger, Staff
A retired priest in the Catholic Diocese of Jackson has been removed from public ministry after a credible accusation of abuse. The Rev. Edward Balser, 90, is no longer allowed ...
Lawsuit Says Belleville Diocese Allowed Accused Priest Work With Kids

Lawsuit Says Belleville Diocese Allowed Accused Priest Work With Kids

Catholic church leaders in the Belleville Diocese promoted a priest they knew as a danger to children until he was in charge of their largest parish and its grade school, ...
St. Louis Archbishop Just Named Over 60 Clergy Abusers, But Earlier Claimed He Did Not Know Sex With Children Was a Crime

St. Louis Archbishop Just Named Over 60 Clergy Abusers, But Earlier Claimed He Did Not Know Sex With Children Was a Crime

Complicit Clergy, Staff
On Friday, Archbishop Robert Carlson released the names of over 60 priests he says had substantiated claims of sexual abuse made against them.  He said the release of the names ...
Bishop Serratelli Threatens To Sue Life Site News

Bishop Serratelli Threatens To Sue Life Site News

LifeSite News, Staff
Lawyers representing New Jersey bishop Arthur Serratelli have threatened LifeSiteNews over our July 24 reportthat highlighted the bishop’s alleged refusal to discipline an active priest in the diocese despite multiple ...
ABC Nightline Report on Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo

ABC Nightline Report on Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo

ABC News, Staff
Bishop Richard Malone says his congregation’s darkest days are in the past. The embattled spiritual leader has faced calls for his resignation over his handling of sexual abuse allegations against ...
Justice Still to Come for Victims of Crookston Diocese Abuse

Justice Still to Come for Victims of Crookston Diocese Abuse

The Diocese of Crookston reached a $5 million settlement this month with victims of clergy sexual abuse, but one victim said the real victory is still to come. “I was ...
New Lawsuit Details Cardinal Mahony's Cover-Up of Infamous Pedophile Priest

New Lawsuit Details Cardinal Mahony’s Cover-Up of Infamous Pedophile Priest

Mahony is still a bishop in good standing in the Archdiocese of Los Angles John Doe 1001 revealed his identity at a media briefing on Thursday to hold Cdl. Roger ...
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