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

Buffalo and the Silence of the Bishops

Buffalo and the Silence of the Bishops

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We wanted to go back to the good old days, the happy time, when ignorance was bliss and Father could be trusted and the Bishop was a smiling cipher. What we ...
Is FrancisChurch Moving to Silence Its Perceived Critics?

Is FrancisChurch Moving to Silence Its Perceived Critics?

In the past 24 hours, we have received reports that the Vatican has moved to restrict three individuals which it perceives to be critical of its actions. Italian author Aldo ...
Cardinal Burke: It’s ‘Diabolical’ for the Church to Accommodate Herself to Culture of Death

Cardinal Burke: It’s ‘Diabolical’ for the Church to Accommodate Herself to Culture of Death

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Cardinal Raymond Burke did not mince words in a recent address to young people gathered in Rome as he described as “diabolical” the current “situation” of the Church seemingly trying ...
Clerical Machiavellians With Magical Beliefs

Clerical Machiavellians With Magical Beliefs

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“Cometh the hour, cometh the man.” The saying means that a time of crisis invariably brings forth the man to meet the challenge. Well, the hour is here, but where’s the ...
Bishop Malone Faces Tough Questions on Abuse Crisis

Bishop Malone Faces Tough Questions on Abuse Crisis

WKBW, Charlie Specht
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The diocese’s new spokeswoman crowded journalists at the podium and tried to prevent them from asking follow-up questions. Bishop Richard J. Malone’s staff monopolized the microphone for more than an ...
A Cry of the Heart to Our Bishops: Please Restore Order to the Church!

A Cry of the Heart to Our Bishops: Please Restore Order to the Church!

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By Msgr. Charles Pope Our collective cowardice must be transformed into a clear, loving witness that is willing to endure the scorn of the world to reassert the truth of ...
2015 Letter Belies Pope’s Claim of Ignorance

2015 Letter Belies Pope’s Claim of Ignorance

Pope Francis received a victim’s letter in 2015 that graphically detailed how a priest sexually abused him and how other Chilean clergy ignored it, contradicting the pope’s recent insistence that ...
Homosexuality and Abuse - Coping With the Crisis: The Lessons of History

Homosexuality and Abuse – Coping With the Crisis: The Lessons of History

Walter Brandmüller
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By Cardinal Walter Brandmüller NOTE: this is a Google translation of an article from the Vatican Magazin, November 2018. To learn that sexual abuse and homosexuality are almost epidemic among clergy and ...
Bishop Malone's Vain Attempt to Justify His Inactions - Says He Won't Resign

Bishop Malone’s Vain Attempt to Justify His Inactions – Says He Won’t Resign

WGRZ, Maryalice Demler
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Bishop Richard Malone of the Buffalo Roman Catholic Diocese says he hopes for an opportunity to finish his work in Western New York as he tries to lead the congregation ...
Bishop Malone Left Two More Accused Priests in Ministry Despite Allegations

Bishop Malone Left Two More Accused Priests in Ministry Despite Allegations

WKBW, Charlie Specht
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Buffalo Bishop Richard J. Malone made a statement Friday during his interview with WBEN radio that is now being called into question. WBEN host David Bellavia asked the Bishop, “Are ...
FrancisChurch Goes From Scandal to Scandal

FrancisChurch Goes From Scandal to Scandal

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Atlanta Archbishop Wilton Gregory was a protégé of the late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, who played a leading role in the Gaying of the Catholic Church in America. In a nod ...
Clergy Sex Abuse on the Rise and Church Leaders are Ignoring Why

Clergy Sex Abuse on the Rise and Church Leaders are Ignoring Why

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After years in decline, Catholic clergy sex abuse could be on the rise again, warns a professor-priest’s analysis of relevant data. The professor’s report sees a rising trend in abuse, ...
‘Semblance of Truth’ - The Church’s Standard of Evidence in Sex-Abuse Cases

‘Semblance of Truth’ – The Church’s Standard of Evidence in Sex-Abuse Cases

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Most people who allege that they were sexually abused by Catholic priests are telling the truth. The record that has accrued over decades of investigation by the Church itself is ...
Tone Deaf Synod Fathers Reject 'Zero Tolerance' Language on Sex Abuse

Tone Deaf Synod Fathers Reject ‘Zero Tolerance’ Language on Sex Abuse

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Reasons given for dropping the phrase “zero tolerance” from the final Youth Synod document point to the growing perception that Church leaders seem more willing to tolerate sexual predation, as long ...
What’s Behind the Abuses  and Cover-ups?

What’s Behind the Abuses and Cover-ups?

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It goes without saying that it is a terrible challenge to one’s trust and to one’s faith to realize that priests, bishops, cardinals, and heads of religious orders and seminary ...
Iowa Attorney General Opens Clergy Abuse Inquiry

Iowa Attorney General Opens Clergy Abuse Inquiry

Courier Express, Staff
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Iowa’s attorney general says he’s opening an inquiry into the handling of clergy abuse by the Roman Catholic Church. In a statement Thursday, Attorney General Tom Miller says he’s appalled ...
Cardinal O’Connor of New York Investigated McCarrick Claims in 1994

Cardinal O’Connor of New York Investigated McCarrick Claims in 1994

According to a former papal nuncio, the late Cardinal John O’Connor of New York carried out an investigation into Theodore McCarrick in 1994. Cardinal Agostino Cacciavillan, 93, told John Duncan of the Catholic ...
This Catholic Has Lost Her Patience With The Church

This Catholic Has Lost Her Patience With The Church

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On Aug. 16, 2018, Cardinal Sean O’Malley issued a statement responding to the Pennsylvania grand jury report about the cover-up of decades-long sexual abuse by priests in that state. Attempting to offer ...
The Vatican’s Carelessness is on Display as New US Scandals Break

The Vatican’s Carelessness is on Display as New US Scandals Break

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The US and Roman theaters of the crisis in the Catholic Church have entered a new phase of carelessness—of the reputations of men who may or may not have done ...
STUDY: Is Catholic Clergy Sex Abuse Related to Homosexual Priests?

STUDY: Is Catholic Clergy Sex Abuse Related to Homosexual Priests?

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An interview with sociologist Father Paul Sullins, whose new study documents a strong linkage between the incidence of abuse and homosexuality in the priesthood and in seminaries. On Nov. 2, ...
A False Paradigm

A False Paradigm

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So much for the “new paradigm.” With the Church now mired in its most severe crisis since the Protestant Reformation, the heady talk of last spring now seems as distant ...
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