BRAVO! D.C. Knights’ Council Calls for Removal of Rupnik Art from National Shrine

A Knights of Columbus council has called for the removal of artwork by Father Marko Rupnik at a national shrine, following the disgraced priest’s decades-long legacy of sexual and spiritual abuse claims by multiple victims. The Knights’ Patrick Cardinal O’Boyle Council 11302, based in Washington, reportedly adopted an April 9 resolution urging the fraternal organization’s … Read more

Abuses and the Priestly Vocation According to Saint Alphonsus Mary of Liguori

Whether we look towards our own Church, the Catholic Church, or towards Christian denominations, towards the ecclesiastical hierarchy or towards the secular world, towards ecclesiastical personalities, showbiz superstars, or celebrities from the world of film, in recent decades scandals regarding their sexual sins have grown exponentially. We often hear about such events affecting various communities, … Read more

Priest Accused of Sex Abuse Served in 9 Jurisdictions – So Why is He on Just One Abuser List?

As a new Catholic priest in Chicago in the early 1960s and member of the church’s Servite order, the Rev. Mark Santo taught religion and oversaw the glee club at a parochial high school on the West Side. Later, he helped run several parishes — in a tiny Missouri town, in Detroit and Rochester, Minnesota, … Read more

Michigan Diocese Releases List of Names Disqualified from Working with Kids

With the bishop anticipating the release of a state investigation into sexual abuse linked to the Catholic church, the Diocese of Kalamazoo on Thursday published a list of people who cannot work with children. The people on the list have been deemed by the diocese to have been “credibly accused” — though not necessarily convicted … Read more

Brooklyn Diocese Reaches Sexual Abuse Settlement With Attorney General Letitia James

A secular monitor will oversee the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn’s compliance with new and stronger sexual abuse policies as part of a settlement agreement with Attorney General Letitia James. The agreement was announced Tuesday as a means to address what James’ office called “years of mismanaging clergy sexual abuse cases” and failure to adequately … Read more

Former Bishop of Broome Faces Two New Sexual Assault Charges

The former Bishop of Broome Christopher Saunders is facing two new indecent assault charges after his home in Western Australia’s north was raided on Wednesday morning. The 74-year-old is already facing 26 charges, including two counts of sexual penetration without consent, three counts of indecent dealing with a child and 14 counts of unlawful and … Read more

Rockville Center Diocese Wants to End Bankruptcy Without Sex Abuse Deal

A Catholic diocese in Long Island, New York has asked a judge to end its Chapter 11 bankruptcy, after failing to get support from about 530 sex abuse survivors on a proposed $200 million settlement of their claims against the diocese. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York, which serves about 1.2 million … Read more

It’s Time to Remove Father Rupnik’s Art

While it is far short of the sort of justice that this case demands, we have reached beyond the point in the Father Marko Rupnik scandal when concrete steps must be taken to remove the disgraced artist’s ubiquitous mosaics from public display. Certainly, this is easier said than done. But that is a logistical discussion, … Read more

Accused Priest Faces Sisters of Life Allegations

The New York-based Sisters of Life have reported to the Vatican that a priest groomed and manipulated sisters while providing spiritual direction to members of the community. The priest, Fr. David Nicgorski, has previously been accused of misconduct in spiritual direction, and of sexually assaulting a religious sister. His own religious order, the Oblates of … Read more