Rochester Dioceses Settles With Woman Alleging Sexual Abuse By Nun

Christina Grana can’t forget the principal she and her classmates at St. Margaret Mary School in Irondequoit called “Hawk.” “She was the monster in my dreams,” Grana recalled the other day. “She was the monster in my closet. She was monster under my bed.” She was Sister Janice Nadeau, a nun described by those who … 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

The Year Since Michael Whalen Spoke Truth to the Buffalo Diocese

It’s been a year of abuse scandals, law enforcement investigations and parishioner protests for the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. But it all started with Michael Whalen, a regular guy from South Buffalo, breaking his silence in March. “I’m not afraid anymore,” he said at a news conference in front of the chancery in March. Later that night, … Read more

O’Malley Exposes Dolan Abuse Cover-Up?

Church Militant has learned that Boston’s Cdl. Sean O’Malley has reported a case of predatory homosexual sex abuse by a New York priest and the ensuing cover-up by New York’s Cdl. Timothy Dolan to the papal nuncio to the United States, Abp. Christophe Pierre. In a letter dated Dec. 21, O’Malley draws the nuncio’s attention to the case … Read more

NY Archdiocese Vouched for Priest Under Abuse Investigation

The Archdiocese of New York told a California college this month that a local priest had never been accused of sexual abuse, even while the priest was being investigated by the archdiocese for several abuse charges. An administrator at the college called the letter “a lie,” and said she can no longer trust assurances from … Read more

NY Archdioceses Faces Tough Questions Over Accused Priest

The Archdiocese of New York is facing questions about the sequence of events which led to the recent removal from ministry of one of its retired priests, Fr. Donald Timone. Fr. Timone is accused of sexually abusing two teenage boys during the late 1960s and early 1970s. In a story published by the New York … Read more

FBI Engaged in Wide-Ranging Probe in Buffalo Diocese

Mark Lynch says he was molested by a priest when he was 13. The abuse happened 50 years ago, well beyond when a sex crime could be prosecuted. But the FBI wanted to know more, anyway. Lynch said two federal agents visited him at his Youngstown home about a month ago, armed with questions about the … Read more

Syracuse: 57 Priests Named in Sexual Abuse

Fifty-seven priests have been named, with credible claims of child sexual abuse against them, by the Syracuse Roman Catholic Diocese Monday morning. At least eight of the priests listed have ties to the Mohawk Valley in some way. The local priests include: Felix Colosimo, who served most recently at Our Lady of the Rosary in … Read more

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

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 … Read more

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