Louisiana Supreme Court Hands Major Victory To Child Sexual-Abuse Victims

Louisiana’s state supreme court on Wednesday reversed its decision to strike down a law that allowed child-molestation victims to file civil lawsuits over long-ago abuse. The decision affects all alleged abusers and their enablers – but it is particularly significant for Louisiana’s Roman Catholic church, which is facing hundreds of decades-old claims of child molestation … Read more

Louisiana Catholic Men Stand-Up to the ‘Pride’ Infiltration of Their Small Town this June

The small Catholic city of Mandeville, Louisiana, will be hosting its first-ever “pride” parade on June 1, and a group of men in the community is rising up to peacefully dissent. According to local farmer and father of five Ross McKnight, “[The pride parade] seems to be an offensive maneuver on a location known for … Read more

New Orleans Archdiocese Target of Child Sex-Trafficking Inquiry

The Roman Catholic archdiocese of New Orleans is the target of an active child sex-trafficking investigation, according to a sweeping and unprecedented search warrant Louisiana state police recently served on an organization that for decades has been submerged in the global church’s clergy molestation scandal. The clerk at the state criminal courthouse where the warrant … Read more

WATCH: Louisiana State Police Obtain Sexual Abuse Search Warrant for Archdiocese of New Orleans

  The criminal investigation into child sexual molestation in New Orleans’ Roman Catholic archdiocese has entered a major new phase, as a judge ordered the church to turn over records showing how it responded to abuse allegations over the last several decades. The order signed Monday seeks files that would identify every priest and deacon … Read more

In Wake of Devastating Report, Abuse Survivors Call for Archbishop Aymond’s Resignation – He Says He Won’t

A small group of survivors of child sex abuse by Catholic clergy protested outside a special Mass this week, calling on Archbishop Aymond to resign over his handling of the clergy abuse crisis. Three survivors stood outside the gates of St. Angela Merici on Wednesday, holding “Aymond Must Go” signs as the archbishop entered for … Read more

WATCH: New Orleans Archdiocese’s Lawyers Make Millions While Hundreds of Sex Abuse Victims Have Received Nothing

As hundreds of sexual abuse survivors keep waiting for years to see any money from a bankrupt New Orleans Archdiocese, new court filings show the church is paying $25 million to lawyers and consultants in federal bankruptcy court. That includes $13 million and counting to the church’s own bankruptcy lawyers and accountants, who have fought … Read more

Louisiana Bishops Conference Endorses Abortifacient Drugs in Cases of Rape

The Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops (LCCB) has come out in favor of emergency contraception for cases of rape, despite the abortifacient nature of the measure and the Vatican’s insistence that it is morally impermissible. In recent comments to Louisiana newspaper The Advocate, Tom Costanza, executive director of the LCCB, which speaks on behalf the … Read more

Explosive Sexual Abuse Allegations Against New Orleans Archbishop

Explosive new allegations have surfaced against the archbishop of New Orleans, Louisiana alleging sex abuse. Richard Windmann, president of Survivors of Childhood Sex Abuse, reported Sunday that at least four individuals are accusing Abp. Gregory Aymond of abuse. Two sources have spoken directly with Windmann about alleged abuse at the hands of the archbishop: “One who … Read more