Church Needs Day of Reckoning

Since the national “reforms” adopted by all U.S. Catholic Bishops in 2002, there have now been four criminal convictions of Toledo Catholic diocesan clergy. Three clerics were convicted in federal court for sexual crimes involving minors and one priest was convicted in state court for murder. The lineup of felon priests includes most recently Father … Read more

Ohio Priest Sentenced to Life in Prison for Sex-Trafficking Boys

A Roman Catholic priest received a life sentence Friday for his convictions on five counts related to sex-trafficking charges in the molestation of three boys who prosecutors say he met at an Ohio preschool and coerced to continue sexual activity as adults. Rev. Michael Zacharias, 56, received concurrent life sentences for counts of sex trafficking … Read more

Ohio Priest Accused of Sex Trafficking Arrested by FBI

A Catholic priest who led Mass at his Ohio church early Tuesday morning was arrested hours later, according to the FBI. Father Michael Zacharias, a priest at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Findlay, faces multiple sex trafficking charges. He is believed to have “engaged in sexual conduct with minors since the late 1990s,” … Read more