Trial To Be Scheduled For Former Michigan Priest Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Boys

A trial may finally be looming for a former Flint-area priest accused of sexually assaulting two men in the mid-1990s, when the alleged victims were under 13 years old. Vincent DeLorenzo, 83, appeared Tuesday, Jan. 17, before Genesee County Circuit Judge Brian S. Pickell along with his attorney Michael Beer and assistant attorney general Danielle … Read more

Saginaw Diocese Adds 8 More Clergy to List of Abusers

 The Catholic Diocese of Saginaw has added the names of eight religious-order clergy to its website naming those who, according to the church, have at least one credible allegation of child sexual abuse against them. Church officials could not be reached immediately for comment. But the Saginaw Diocese website now includes the names of several members … Read more

Michigan Priest Resigns Amid Allegations Of Sexual Harassment

A Catholic priest in Ypsilanti has resigned amid claims he sexually harassed a female colleague, the Catholic Diocese of Lansing says. Rev. Robert Robbenbuck was placed on medical leave in February. The Lansing Diocese announced Roggenbuck’s resignation April 1. “After his departure on Feb. 13, 2019, in the course of a diocesan inquiry at the … Read more

Saginaw Catholic Diocese ‘Stonewalled’ Investigators in Alleged Sex Abuse Case

When a beloved priest known as “Father Bob” was charged with sex crimes a year ago, the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw vowed to help investigators. Bishop Joseph Cistone said he had a “sincere desire for justice” and the diocese “would cooperate fully with law enforcement.” Prosecutors say it didn’t happen that way. In the year … Read more