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Msgr. Harrison’s Bakersfield Accuser Describes Alleged Abuse

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As Bakersfield police closes its investigation of alleged sexual misconduct by Msgr. Craig Harrison, two separate police investigations and an inquiry by the Catholic Church are still in progress. In all three cases in Bakersfield, Firebaugh and Merced, the allegations against Msgr. Craig Harrison have been described as “inappropriate touching” or “inappropriate contact.” The man […]

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Baton Rouge Dioceses Adds Two More Names to List of Accused Priests

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Two more priests have been added to a list of clergymen credibly accused of sexual abuse, according to the Catholic Archdiocese of Baton Rouge. The Diocese of Baton Rouge released a statement Sunday: “As part of our ongoing commitment to transparency, the following individuals have been added to the Diocese of Baton Rouge’s Clergy Abuse […]

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Cardinal Wuerl Resignation Doesn’t Go Far Enough

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The Vatican is facing mounting criticism for not taking a more heavy-handed approach to sexual abuse allegations after accepting the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl but allowing him to remain influential in the church. Pope Francis issued a letter Friday saying he would accept the resignation of the archbishop of Washington, D.C.,in response to accusations […]