Missouri: Abuse Investigation Finds 70 More Victims and Witnesses

   More abuse survivors and witnesses are coming forward in the Missouri Catholic clergy probe. An estimated 70 people have completed an online form saying they were either a victim or a witness to abuse by Catholic priests. This is all part of an investigation underway by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt. That number … Read more

Missouri Attorney General seeks Court Order for Church Files

he Missouri Attorney General’s Office is seeking court orders for Catholic dioceses to provide records as part of an investigation into potential clergy abuse. Spokeswoman Mary Compton in a Tuesday statement said the office wants personnel records, records relating to allegations of abuse and other documents from Missouri Catholic organizations. Outgoing Attorney General Josh Hawley … Read more

Missouri AG Launches Probe into Catholic Church Sexual Abuse

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced Thursday an investigation into clergy sex crimes within the Roman Catholic Church. The state’s top attorney will be given “unfettered” access to the records of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Archbishop Robert Carlson said shortly after Hawley’s announcement. “Anything that we have we will turn over,” Carlson said. District … Read more