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Victims File Class Action Lawsuit in Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania Catholics are suing all eight dioceses in the state, claiming that Catholic leaders there systematically covered up ongoing sexual abuse by priests. A massive grand jury report released last month in the state has prompted a nationwide reckoning with the staggering scale of sexual abuse in the history of the Catholic Church and has […]

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Bishop Michael Bransfield of West Virginia Resigns on Sexual Harassment Charges

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Pope Francis has ordered an investigation of Bishop Michael J. Bransfield of Wheeling-Charleston, W.Va., in connection with sexual harassment charges and accepted his resignation, the Vatican announced Thursday. The pope instructed Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore to conduct a probe into allegations that Bransfield, 75, sexually harassed adults, the Catholic News Service reported. Lori […]

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Catholic Clergyman Calls on Wuerl to Resign, Says He’ll Refuse to Participate in Mass with Him

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A highly visible member of Washington’s Catholic clergy has made a dramatic declaration calling on Cardinal Donald Wuerl to resign, the latest blow to Washington’s embattled archbishop. Sign the petition asking Pope Francis to accept Cardinal Wuerl’s resignation Deacon James Garcia, in his role as a master of ceremonies at St. Matthew’s Cathedral in the District, […]

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New York Attorney General’s Office has Issued Subpoenas to every Catholic Diocese in the State

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The New York attorney general’s office has issued subpoenas to every Catholic diocese in the state, becoming the latest U.S. state to embark on a major investigation of sex crimes committed and covered up by Catholic priests. And New Jersey quickly followed on Thursday, announcing a criminal task force focused on investigating sexual abuse by Catholic […]

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Donald Wuerl: The Con Man in the Cardinal’s Cap

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Sign the petition asking for Cardinal Wuerl’s resignation The demands that Donald Wuerl be dismissed as archbishop of Washington and resign from the Roman Catholic Church’s College of Cardinals are proportionate in their degree of outrage with their degree of disappointment with the failed priest. Thanks to a Pennsylvania grand jury, we now know of the evil that took place during his time as […]

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Cardinal Wuerl Must Go

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Sign the petition asking for Cardinal Wuerl’s resignation In 1972, Pope Paul VI warned that “the smoke of Satan has entered the Church of God.” We see that smoke throughout the report from a Pennsylvania grand jury, which alleges that more than 300 priests abused more than 1,000 children in six Pennsylvania dioceses — including […]