Bishop Knestout Made a Public Sex Offender Pastor Without Informing the Congregation

From George Neumayr on Facebook: In 2018, Knestout selected Fr. Wayne Ball pastor of St. Augustine parish in the Richmond diocese despite Ball’s 2003 guilty plea in public sex case. “Leave me out of your article,” Fr Wayne Ball, pastor of St. Augustine parish in Virginia’s Richmond diocese, barked at me. I had called Ball … Read more

U.S. Bishops Promote a Protégé to the Rapist Theodore McCarrick

It is impossible to overstate the tone-deafness of America’s Catholic bishops in recent years. They seem determined to give the Catholic Church a black eye. The Theodore McCarrick scandal — he was a prominent cardinal in Washington, D.C., who preyed on boys, seminarians, and priests in plain sight for decades — marks one of the … Read more

Cardinal McCarrick and Bishop Belo — On Sexual Abuse, Has Anything Really Changed?

The Vatican acknowledged Thursday that it imposed restrictions in 2020 on the ministry and residency of Bishop Carlos Ximenes Belo, a Nobel Peace Prize winner who is accused of sexually abusing teenage boys decades ago. But Vatican officials will almost certainly face more questions about those restrictions, and about the bishop’s past, as details of … Read more

WATCH: Francis Sent McCarrick To China

  Story from 2019: Over two decades, Theodore McCarrick helped lay the groundwork for the 2018 China-Vatican accord recognizing Communist-appointed bishops; now, with new data suggesting the disgraced ex-cleric may have been a Communist plant, his efforts to normalize relations between Beijing and Rome are attracting renewed interest. Beginning in the 1990s, McCarrick, then-archbishop of … Read more

McCarrick Case Drags Over A Year After His Arraignment

Just more than a year after ex-cardinal and ex-priest Theodore McCarrick was arraigned in a Massachusetts criminal court on assault and battery charges, proceedings continue on without an imminent conclusion. RELATED: STILL No Justice In The Case Of Theodore McCarrick Another status update in the case came and went in Dedham District Court on Sept. … Read more

Four Years Later, STILL No Justice For McCarrick’s Victims

Four years have passed, yet the numerous victims of former-cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s numerous victims have seen little, if any, justice. In the aftermath of The New York Times’ watershed article on the McCarrick scandal, published June 20, 2018, Rome summarily wrote off all ties to the now-disgraced McCarrick. And four years have painfully progressed, with the Holy See offering mere lip service … Read more

WATCH: Is Ted McCarrick The De Facto Pope?

  Francis has elevated a number of highly questionable prelates to senior positions in the roman curia recently and elevated more questionable junior members of the episcopate to their first positions as the local ordinary of their own dioceses and many of them have something in common that a lot of people aren’t really talking … Read more

Former Priest Ordained and Allegedly Abused by Theodore McCarrick Files Lawsuit

Michael Reading decided to sue after Cardinal Joseph Tobin refused to respond to letter. Michael Reading fled the priesthood 25 years ago because he was wrestling with personal and professional demons he couldn’t name. Only now does he understand what those struggles truly were. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the former archbishop of Newark, used his power … Read more