Lansing Bishop Shrugs Off Concerns About Sex Abuser

A Michigan bishop is facing scrutiny over his failure to immediately discipline a priest after a credible allegation of abuse. Bishop Earl Boyea of the diocese of Lansing waited four years to remove faculties from Fr. Pat Egan, accused of sexual misconduct. In an audio recording of a public conversation acquired by Church Militant, Boyea claimed … Read more

Sacred Heart Seminary: Ground Zero For Catholic Abuse Scandal In Michigan

“If an investigator knocks on your door, ask to see their badge, not their rosary.” That’s what Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel told Catholics last week, warning them not to trust the church to self-police its abuse scandal. She said that, like Michigan State University investigating Larry Nassar, the Catholic Church is more interested in … Read more

Saginaw Catholic Diocese ‘Stonewalled’ Investigators in Alleged Sex Abuse Case

When a beloved priest known as “Father Bob” was charged with sex crimes a year ago, the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw vowed to help investigators. Bishop Joseph Cistone said he had a “sincere desire for justice” and the diocese “would cooperate fully with law enforcement.” Prosecutors say it didn’t happen that way. In the year … Read more

Each Catholic Diocese in Michigan Raided in Abuse Investigation

Police raided diocesan properties at all seven Catholic dioceses in Michigan this week as part of an ongoing investigation into cases of child sex abuse by clergy. In the Archdiocese of Detroit, officials searched multiple diocesan properties, including the chancery, the Cardinal Mooney Building at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, and the office of Msgr. Michael … Read more

Michigan Attorney General Launches Investigation into Catholic Sexual Abuse

he Michigan Attorney General’s Office says it has launched an investigation into the alleged sex abuse and assault of children by Catholic priests at all seven dioceses in Michigan. Bill Schuette’s office says it started its investigation into the allegations in August, but only alerted 24 Hour News 8 to the investigation Friday when it … Read more