Polish Bishop Caught-Up In Abuse Negligence Case Resigns

Pope Francis on Saturday accepted the resignation of the bishop of the Polish diocese of Kalisz who has been accused of shielding priests known to have sexually abused children. A Vatican statement said Bishop Edward Janiak had handed in his resignation and that the pope had appointed Archbishop Grzegorz Rys of the city of Lodz … Read more

NJ Priest Arrested, Charged With Sexual Misconduct

A Roman Catholic priest serving the Newark area was arrested and is facing two charges related to sexually harassing an adult, police said. A woman first reported that Donato Cabardo, 56, who serves at a Jersey City church, groped her in the church rectory to the Archdiocese of Newark. The Hudson County prosecutor’s office said … Read more

Pope Taps Former Bank of Italy Exec to Head Watchdog Agency

Pope Francis has tapped a former Bank of Italy executive to take over the Vatican’s financial intelligence unit following a scandal that resulted in the Vatican being suspended from an international anti-money laundering network. Pope Francis has tapped a Bank of Italy executive to take over the Vatican’s financial intelligence unit following a scandal that … Read more

Victims Relive Trauma as Wisconsin Clergy Sexual Abuse Grows

When she was 7, Patty Gallagher was chosen to bring the priest who served her parish and school in Monona, Wisconsin, his daily milk. The Rev. Lawrence Trainor was practically a member of the family. He came over for dinner and visited the family cottage. Trainor, a priest at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, ingratiated … Read more

28 Priests, Brothers Credibly Accused in Salina, Kansas Diocese

Allegations of clergy sexual abuse have been substantiated against 28 priests or religious clergy in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Salina in central Kansas in cases mostly stemming from the 1950s to the 1980s, according to investigations by church officials. Bishop Gerald Vincke on Friday released the names of 14 credibly accused priests after a county prosecutor, … Read more

Brooklyn Diocese Lists Names of 108 Priests Accused of Abuse

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, New York, on Friday published the names of more than 100 priests who have been credibly accused of sexually abusing minors over the diocese’s 166-year-history. The diocese said that the bulk of cases involved priests ordained between 1930 and 1979 and that there’ve been just two cases since the Catholic Church … Read more

Former Top Vatican Official Says Pope Should Resign Over Abuse Crisis

A former top Vatican official has accused Pope Francis of having known of allegations of sex abuse by a prominent U.S. cardinal for years and called on him to resign, in an unprecedented broadside against the pope by a Church insider. In a detailed 11-page bombshell statement given to conservative Roman Catholic media outlets during … Read more

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