Ask the IRS to Investigate the Bishop Bransfield Case

The past year has seen unprecedented government investigation of the Catholic Church in the United States. Kicked off by the seminarian sex abuse cover-up scandal of former-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick last summer, the ecclesiastical atmosphere has since taken on a Watergate-like avalanche quality. The Pennsylvania attorney general (and dozens of state attorneys general since then), the … Read more

It’s Bad That The DOJ is Investigating The Catholic Church – It’s Worse That The Church Made That Necessary

These are dark days for the Catholic Church, particularly in the United States. Of Pennsylvania’s eight Catholic dioceses, seven reported receiving subpoenas this week from the Justice Department, marking a major development in the state’s growing involvement in the clergy sex-abuse scandal. “The Diocese of Pittsburgh has received the subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice and … Read more

Cardinal Wuerl and the Case of the Predatory Perverted Pittsburgh Priest George Zirwas

George Zirwas was known to be part of a small ring of gay predatory priests in the Pittsburgh diocese who got teenaged boys drunk and sexually assaulted them. Even after the ring was exposed and Zirwas’s compatriots were put on trial in 1988, prosecutors couldn’t charge Zirwas with a crime, although multiple criminal activities of … Read more