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

Baltimore Becomes 32nd Diocese to Files for US Bankruptcy in Wake of Sex Abuse Lawsuits

Baltimore is the oldest Catholic diocese in the United States. The Archdiocese of Baltimore filed for U.S. bankruptcy protection on Friday, saying it intends to seek a settlement of sex abuse claims by people who allege they were abused as children by Catholic priests. The bankruptcy filing was spurred by a Maryland state law set … Read more

Archdiocese of Baltimore Adds 42 More Names to it’s List of Credibly Accused Sexual Abusers

The additions, approved at the direction of Archbishop William Lori, mark the largest single expansion of the archdiocese’s credibly accused list since it first published 57 names in 2002 as part of its response to the national clergy abuse scandal. With Friday’s update, the church’s list now runs to more than 180 names. Although the … Read more

Lay Catholic Group Calls For Archbishop Lori’s Resignation

A victim advocacy group is once again calling for the resignation of Baltimore’s archbishop. On Monday, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) called for a change in power after the revelation that known abusers were left in power to this day by United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Vice President Abp. William Lori. “We call … Read more

Historic Class Action Lawsuit to be Filed Against Baltimore Archdiocese

A former Maryland state senator and two other men have detailed their harrowing accusations of childhood sex abuse by Baltimore-area priests to The Post — as their lawyers prepared Tuesday to unveil a planned historic class-action lawsuit against the archdiocese. The expected legal action comes on the heels of a bombshell April report by Maryland … Read more

Report Details ‘Staggering’ Sex Abuse in Archdiocese of Baltimore

More than 150 Catholic priests and others associated with the Archdiocese of Baltimore sexually abused over 600 children and often escaped accountability, according to a long-awaited state report released Wednesday that revealed the scope of abuse spanning 80 years and accused church leaders of decades of coverups. The report paints a damning picture of the … Read more

WATCH: ‘It’s Going to be Sickening’ – Maryland Priest Abuse Report Under Review by Judge

Your browser does not support the video tag.   A judge will review the Maryland Attorney General’s report on alleged sexual abuse by priests within the Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore. Circuit Court Judge Robert Taylor will release a redacted version of the 456-page report, titled “Clergy Abuse in Maryland,” once he determines those redactions are … Read more

Time for ‘A Public Reckoning’ for Archbishop Lori: Baltimore Judge Orders Release of Redacted Abuse Report

A public accounting of the systemic sexual abuse of children within the local Catholic Church is imminent, with a judge ordering the Maryland attorney general’s office to release its report on the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Baltimore Circuit Judge Robert Taylor determined that the “need for disclosure outweighs the need for secrecy,” and directed the office … Read more