Scandal-Ridden Legionaries of Christ Named in Pandora Papers

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera, Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati, and former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair have all been named in the exposé of the financial secrets and offshore dealings known as the Pandora Papers. However, there’s only one Catholic institution named: The Legionaries of Christ religious order. The order was founded by Father Marcial … Read more

Argentine Prelate, Friend of Pope Francis Faces Trial For Sexual Abuse

Argentine Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta, a veteran prelate who once boasted of his friendship with the pope, will be tried criminally in October in his former diocese on allegations of sexual abuse against seminarians. A hearing in the case against the former bishop of Oran, in Argentina’s northern Salta region, will take place Oct. 12-15 of … Read more

Sex Abuse Charges Against Late Fargo Bishop Found Credible

The Diocese of Fargo said July 2 it has added the late Bishop James S. Sullivan, sixth bishop of Fargo, to its list of clergy with credible accusations of sexual misconduct with a minor. The diocese said it took this action after it was informed by the Diocese of Lansing, Michigan, that an investigation of … Read more

Priests Testify at Vatican Trial on Sex Abuse in Minor Seminary

Several priests, some of whom were former students at a minor seminary located in the Vatican, testified at the ongoing trial of Father Gabriele Martinelli, who is accused of sexually abusing a younger student at the St. Pius X Pre-Seminary. The priests — Fathers Giuliano Zanotta, Daniele Pinton, Giampaolo Cozzi, Alessio Primante and Ambrogio Marinoni … Read more

Want the Early Church’s Energy? Be Ready to Live as They Did

Fifty days after the Paschal Mystery of the Lord Jesus, the Holy Spirit came upon the Church as tongues of fire. Falling upon the apostles and Mary, the Holy Spirit gave recollection and strength to the early Church. Through his active presence, the Church went out from Jerusalem and proclaimed the message of Jesus Christ … Read more

Catholic Charities Pays Over $200K to Settle Federal Fraud Probe

Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada has agreed to pay more than $206,000 to settle a federal fraud investigation that focused on community service grants for Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion programs in 2014 and 2015, authorities said Wednesday. Administrators of the charity voluntarily reported that Corporation for National and Community Service grants had been improperly … Read more

U.S. Ambassador Warns Vatican: China Can’t Be Trusted

Vatican officials should think twice about dealing with the Chinese government, according to Trump’s top official for religious liberty. Sam Brownback, the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Freedom, made his comments after it was revealed Chinese state-backed hackers had targeted the Vatican and Hong Kong-based Catholic entities ahead of talks on the renewal of a 2018 … Read more

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