WATCH: Detroit Parishioners Sue Archdiocese To Get Back Their Ousted Priest

After 41 years in the priesthood, Father Eduard Perrone wasn’t prepared for the hellfire that tore through his parish last summer: He was accused of molesting an altar boy decades earlier, and ousted from his church. The sex abuse claim blindsided the pastor’s loyal flock, though they believe he is innocent – and have launched an unorthodox crusade to clear his name. In … Read more

Priest Who Starred in ‘The Exorcist’ Accused of Sexually Abusing Student in the 1980s

Father Bill O’Malley, an outgoing Jesuit teacher who became a Rochester, New York celebrity after a star turn in the supernatural film “The Exorcist,” has been accused of sexually abusing one of his students at McQuaid Jesuit High School three decades ago. The Rev. William J. O’Malley S.J. joined the McQuaid faculty in 1965. By the time … Read more

Top Cardinal Tells Vatican Summit that Some Sex Abuse Documents Destroyed

A top German cardinal said Saturday that documents on past sex abuse cases in the church had been destroyed or ignored and urged changes to the Vatican’s legal code of secrecy in such issues to restore trust. Calling for the publication of statistics on the problem, German Cardinal Reinhard Marx addressed Pope Francis’ four-day sex abuse prevention summit at … Read more

Pennsylvania AG Says 45 States Have Sought Help: ‘A Lot More Horrors to Unearth’

Law enforcement officials from up to 45 states have sought assistance from Pennsylvania authorities in pursuit of alleged misconduct by Catholic priests and related efforts to conceal that abuse by the church, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said. Shapiro, in an interview with USA TODAY, said the surge of outside inquiries has come just in the past four … Read more

Three Ways Catholics Can Fight Sexual Abuse in the Church

There are 70 million Catholics across the country. Here’s what they could do to help safeguard the vulnerable from harm, heal those already harmed and improve their church. First, help expose more wrongdoers. Every single Catholic should ask every other Catholic: “Have you ever seen, suspected or suffered clergy misdeeds, crimes or cover ups?” If the answer … Read more