WATCH: Baltimore Priest Removed From Ministry After Abuse Claim Settlement Surfaces

  A Baltimore priest was removed from his parish after the Archdiocese of Baltimore found out about a secret settlement between the priest and an adult male plaintiff, and is now moving to the Westmoreland County area, according to the Archdiocese of Baltimore. The Archdiocese of Baltimore said in a statement that Father Paschal Morlino … Read more

WATCH: Long Beach Priest Charged with Possessing More than 600 Child Porn Images

A Long Beach-based priest on Thursday was charged in Ventura County with possession of child pornography, prosecutors said. Rodolfo Martinez-Guevara, 38, was arrested Wednesday in Long Beach, according to the Ventura County district attorney’s office, He is accused of possessing “over 600 images of child sexual abuse material, including images and videos of prepubescent minors … Read more

Pope Tries to Encourage Abuse Prevention Board Amid Turmoil

Pope Francis sought to encourage his embattled child protection advisory board Friday, following weeks of turmoil sparked by the latest resignation of a founding member and fresh questions about its direction. Francis urged his Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors to pursue a “spirituality of reparation” with abuse survivors and build a culture of … Read more

Director of Institute for Spiritual Direction Charged with Stealing $830,000 from Retired Priests

The former director of the Lansing Catholic Diocese’s St. Francis Retreat Center has been arrested for allegedly embezzling $830,000 from three fellow priests, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Thursday. Father David Rosenberg, 70, of Dewitt, was arraigned in the 65-A District Court in Clinton County on the following charges: Three counts of Embezzlement from … Read more