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

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

Priest Who Told Church Official He Was Attracted to Teenage Boys Told Not To Worry About It

In the 1980s, Father Brian Cox told an official with Catholic church he had a problem – he was attracted to teenage boys. The official, according to court papers, brushed him off, telling the Westminster priest not to “worry about it.” Cox, in a taped conversation with one of his victims, said a bishop once … Read more