WATCH: Under Cover of Darkness

  New Sexual Cover-Ups Indict Cardinal Dolan, Bishop Dimarzio and the Vatican Newly-emerged revelations about sexual cover-ups by New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan and former Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio are teaching seminarian abuse victims that they cannot trust their superiors to rid their seminaries of sexual predators. A recent Associated Press (AP) article,  “Long after … Read more

Six U.S. Prelates in Need of Laicization

As a sex abuse victims’ advocate, I am often contacted by priests or former seminarians who are unjustly disciplined by bishops, rectors, vocation directors, or pastors for reporting clerical sexual predation or homosexual misconduct. In ​most cases, the ​victims or whistleblower​s ​are heterosexually oriented clerics and seminarians​, while ​the predators,  bishops, and superiors are often closeted homosexual​s. On May 9, … Read more

WATCH: New York Vocations Director Accused of Seminarian Abuse

  Disturbing new sex abuse and cover-up allegations have come to light implicating New York Archdiocese Vocations Director, Father George Sears; then-Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio; and New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan. Father Sears, who was vice-rector and later rector at Cathedral Seminary House of Formation in Douglaston, NY from 2015-2021, is accused of repeatedly sexually … Read more

Second Man Accuses Bishop DiMarzio of Sexual Abuse

The Roman Catholic bishop of Brooklyn, already under a church investigation for alleged sex abuse, has been accused by a second man of abuse in the 1970s, when the bishop was a parish priest in New Jersey. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio “repeatedly sexually abused” Samier Tadros starting when he was about 6 years old, according to … Read more

Bishop DiMarzio Second U.S. Bishop to be Investigated Under Pope’s New Guidelines

Cardinal Timothy Dolan is conducting an investigation into Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, following an allegation of sexual abuse. The investigation is being conducted under the provisions of Vos estis lux mundi, the Church law issued by Pope Francis last year on dealing with accusations against bishops. In a statement released Jan. 18, Joseph Zwilling, director … Read more

Brooklyn’s Bishop to Lead Vatican Investigation of Buffalo Diocese

The Vatican has announced that Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn, New York, will lead an apostolic visitation of the Diocese of Buffalo. The visitation, a canonical inspection and fact-finding mission, was ordered by Cardinal Marc Ouellet, the prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, the Vatican department responsible for overseeing the personal conduct of bishops. A … Read more

Cardinal McCarrick’s Network

One obvious next step in the Cardinal McCarrick story is uncovering more victims of his abuse. We now know of two. I would bet that there will surely be more. But that’s not the most interesting or important part of the story. The key now is to uncover the networks within the clergy and episcopate. … Read more