WATCH: Chicago South Side Church Tagged With Graffiti

  Chicago police are looking for the person who vandalized a church on the city’s South Side. The damage was spotted outside Saint Mary’s Catholic Church just before 11 a.m. in the 1000-block of West 32nd Street in the Bridgeport neighborhood. Parishioners said it was vandalized overnight. The exterior walls of the church were tagged … Read more

WATCH: Statue of Virgin Mary Vandalized in Brooklyn

A Virgin Mary statue was found vandalized outside of a church in Brooklyn. The incident happened at Resurrection Roman Catholic Church on Gerritsen Ave in Marine Park. According to Father William With, the statue was discovered Monday by a parishioner that approached the Virgin Mary for a prayer. Authorities say the left hand of the … Read more

Vatican Putting Priests On Trial For Abuse, Cover-up

Two priests are going on trial in the Vatican’s criminal tribunal this week, one accused of sexually abusing an altar boy who served at papal Masses in St. Peter’s Basilica, and the other accused of covering it up. The trial, confirmed Monday by the Holy See press office, marks the first known time that the … Read more

Man Takes Baseball Bat To San Antonio Seminary

A man armed with a baseball bat damaged five glass doors and an outdoor crucifix Thursday night at the San Antonio Archdiocese Assumption Seminary, officials said. According to a news release, the man was seen around 10 p.m. walking up to a dormitory building in the 2600 block of West Woodlawn Avenue and repeatedly striking … Read more

Buffalo Becomes 22nd U.S. Diocese to Declare Bankruptcy

The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo declared bankruptcy as it looks to settle over 250 lawsuits filed under the state’s modified Child Victims Act law “We have no more urgent work than to bring about justice and healing for those harmed by the scourge of sexual abuse,” said Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger, the apostolic administrator of … Read more

WATCH: Prosecutors Find Evidence Ohio Priest Was Engaged In Child Prostitution

The Strongsville priest who was charged with possession of child pornography may be facing additional charges, according to the Geauga County Clerk of Courts. On Jan. 8, Reverend Robert McWilliams made his initial appearance in court and was charged with illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance. Since that appearance, the Cuyahoga … Read more