Brooklyn Diocese Reaches Sexual Abuse Settlement With Attorney General Letitia James

A secular monitor will oversee the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn’s compliance with new and stronger sexual abuse policies as part of a settlement agreement with Attorney General Letitia James. The agreement was announced Tuesday as a means to address what James’ office called “years of mismanaging clergy sexual abuse cases” and failure to adequately … Read more

Former Philadelphia Priest Pleads Guilty to Lying to Agents Investigating Clergy Abuse

Former Philadelphia priest Robert Brennan, 83, changed his plea to guilty Wednesday in federal court, according to court documents. The charges stem from a federal investigation undertaken after Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro released an explosive 2018 grand jury report on abuse in the state’s Roman Catholic dioceses that detailed decades of abuse by more … Read more

Columbus Bishop Pulls Priest from Parish for ‘Divisive’ Remarks Upholding Church’s Teaching on Homosexuality

Bishop has yanked a priest known for his pro-life work from ministry thanks to threats by LGBT activists. Bishop Robert J. Brennan of the Diocese of Columbus in Ohio announced last week that Father Joseph Klee is neither assigned to, nor represents, the parishes of St. John the Baptist and Sacred Heart. “Father Klee has … Read more

Federal Investigation of Clergy Sex Abuse Yields First Charges

Federal prosecutors filed their first charges Thursday in a sweeping investigation of child sexual abuse by clerics in Pennsylvania, accusing a former Catholic priest of lying to the FBI about whether he knew an accuser and his family. Robert Brennan, 81, was arrested in Maryland and was expected to be arraigned Thursday afternoon in Philadelphia, … Read more