Louisiana Becomes First State to Allow Surgical Castration as Punishment for Child Molesters

Will U.S. Bishops respond? Louisiana has become the first state where judges can order offenders guilty of certain sex crimes against children to undergo surgical castration under a bill signed into law by Republican Gov. Jeff Landry on Tuesday. While the punishment of surgical castration is used in other countries that are known for harsher … Read more

WATCH: Florida Priest Arrested on Homosexual Child Abuse Allegations

Your browser does not support the video tag.   A former Dubuque priest accused of sexual abuse while he was serving with the Archdiocese of Dubuque in the 1980′s was arrested in Florida on Wednesday. Father Leo Patrick Riley, 68, was charged on Wednesday with five counts of second degree sexual abuse. Dubuque police said … Read more

WATCH: Victims Advocacy Group Says Cleveland Diocese Should Release More Abuser Names

Release more names and more information. That was the call from victims advocates to the Catholic Church in Cleveland. The recent revelation of a former St. Ignatius priest being credibly accused of abusing children has sparked one organization’s deeper dive into priests who’ve served in the Cleveland Catholic Diocese. Anne Barrett Doyle is the co-director … Read more

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