Former Sioux Falls Pastor Indicted for Inappropriate Receipt, Use of Parish Funds

Bishop Paul Swain said in a statement Friday that former pastor David Desmond was indicted for inappropriate receipt and use of parish funds. After being notified of inattentiveness to pastoral responsibilities and repeated absences from the parish, Desmond resigned and was placed on leave on July 10, 2019. Following his departure, a review of the … Read more

Arrest Warrant Issued For Former Texas Priest

Dallas police this week obtained an arrest warrant for a 78-year-old priest accusing him of molesting a child in North Texas in the 1980s. Richard Thomas Brown was accused Tuesday of aggravated sexual assault of a child with an offense date of July 5, 1989, Dallas County records show. It wasn’t immediately clear Wednesday which … Read more

Former Michigan Priest Charged With Sexually Abusing 5-Year-Old Boy After Funeral for Boy’s Relative

A former priest who served at Catholic churches in Genesee County is facing a new count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. The Michigan Attorney General’s Office already charged 80-year-old Vincent DeLorenzo with three counts of first-degree and three counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct. A fourth count of first-degree CSC was announced on Tuesday. Attorney … Read more

Austin Diocese Settles Lawsuit Against Priest Accused of Sexual Abuse

A lawsuit filed by six women claiming they were sexually abused at St. Thomas More Catholic Church on FM 620 has been settled, according to a lawyer representing the women. The lawsuit stated that Father Isidore Ndagizimana acted inappropriately toward them on many occasions, including unwanted touching and sexual advances. The women said that when they reported … Read more

WATCH: Illinois Attorney General and Cardinal Cupich Have Private Meeting Discussing Clergy Sex Abuse Investigation

  Raoul has much more conciliatory tone than his predecessor Madigan Amid a protracted state investigation of child sex abuse by Roman Catholic clergy, Illinois’ top law enforcement official has met with Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich, the ABC7 I-Team has learned. The one-hour, one-on-one discussion took place at Attorney General Kwame Raoul’s office in the … Read more

Bishop Malone Accused Of ‘Cover-Up’ With Active Buffalo Diocese Priest

  The mother of a seminarian wants to know why Bishop Richard J. Malone is allowing a Cheektowaga pastor to remain in ministry despite allegations of inappropriate contact with children, harassment of a seminarian and perhaps the greatest Catholic sin of all: violating the seal of confession. Those were the allegations brought months ago against … Read more

SC Priest Accused of Sending Sexual Photos to Underage Boy

UPDATE: No charges filed after police investigation. A Catholic priest in South Carolina has been accused of exchanging sexual photos with a minor on a social media app that church officials and authorities say is intended for adults. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston sent a statement to news outlets Tuesday saying 33-year-old Father Raymond … Read more

ABC Nightline Report on Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo

Bishop Richard Malone says his congregation’s darkest days are in the past. The embattled spiritual leader has faced calls for his resignation over his handling of sexual abuse allegations against clergy members in the Diocese of Buffalo, where a public reckoning that started as a local scandal became a national headline. A whistleblower, Malone’s own … Read more

Bishop Malone Returned Accused Priest to Ministry After Investigation Some Called ‘A Sham’

Bishop Richard Malone says his congregation’s darkest days are in the past. The embattled spiritual leader has faced calls for his resignation over his handling of sexual abuse allegations against clergy members in the Diocese of Buffalo, where a public reckoning that started as a local scandal became a national headline. A whistleblower, Malone’s own … Read more