Bishop DiMarzio Cleared By Vatican Investigation of Abuse Allegations from Two Accusers

An independent investigation ordered by the Vatican cleared Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of sexually abusing two young boys while working in a New Jersey parish nearly a half-century ago, officials announced Wednesday. The probe, conducted by a one-time federal prosecutor and a company headed by former FBI Director Louis Freeh, found the charges “not to … Read more

New Accuser Goes Public with Allegations against Manhattan Priest Charged by Seven Others

An alleged sexual abuse victim went public Tuesday with charges against a veteran Catholic priest, becoming the eighth accuser to identify the cleric, who remains active in a Manhattan parish. “I never thought I would have to come to this moment,” said accuser Joseph Caramanno, 34, at a Manhattan news conference. “I thought that everything … Read more

Diocese of Brooklyn Agrees to Historic $27.5 Million Settlement for Church Staffer’s Sexual Abuse of 4 Boys

Four boys who said they were abused by a perverted volunteer catechism teacher at a Catholic church have reached a $27.5 million settlement with the Diocese of Brooklyn. The agreement is believed to be the largest settlement ever on behalf of an individual arising out of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, according to attorneys … Read more