How Do You Solve a Problem Like Jesuit Sex Abuse?

Historians remember the orgy-loving Borgia pope, Alexander VI, as the protagonist of the raunchiest soap opera in papal history. In 1501, on the Sunday before All Hallows, the pope’s bastard, Cardinal Cesare Borgia, hosted his scandalous “Banquet of Chestnuts.” At the bacchanalia held in the Apostolic Palace, the 70-year-old pontiff and his clergy were entertained … Read more

Pope Francis Defended Bishop Who Admitted Abuse Cover-Ups

The clergy sexual abuse scandal is slowly gathering steam in Italy with increasing media coverage, criminal convictions and the launch Monday of an investigative podcast dedicated to a case that tangentially involved Pope Francis. A Sicilian court last week convicted a priest of sexual violence and attempted sexual violence against three minors and sentenced him … Read more

Sex Abuse by Catholic Nuns Often Overlooked, so Survivors Band Together to Raise Awareness

On Wednesdays, the support group meets over Zoom. The members talk about their lives, their religious families and their old parochial schools. But mostly, they are there to talk about the sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of Catholic nuns. The topic deserves more attention, they say. The sexual abuse of children by Catholic … Read more

Rupnik Still Listed as “Consultant” on Vatican Website

Fr. Marko Rupnik, the disgraced religious artist and alleged serial sexual abuser, remains listed as an official consultant at a major Vatican department, despite his ongoing canonical process and past expulsion from the Society of Jesus. According to the website of the Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, the priest remains … Read more

WATCH: From Predators to Pastors?

  Cardinal Dolan has New York Catholics unknowingly funding accused sex abusers. More than 3,300 recent sex abuse lawsuits in New York State naming 2 cardinals, 11 bishops, and over 1,100 priests have brought to light explosive new revelations against Cardinal Timothy Dolan and other Church leaders.  After the Child Victims Act and Adult Survivors Act brought to … Read more

Over 100 New Alleged Victims of Abuse in Swiss Church

Six months after the publication of a study by the University of Zurich on abuse in the Catholic Church in Switzerland, more than 160 further alleged victims have come forward to the dioceses and victim support centres. The diocese of canton Basel published its latest figures on Tuesday. Since September 2023, the diocese has received … Read more

WATCH: NBC Bay Area Investigation into New Wave of Lawsuits Accusing Catholic Clergy of Sexually Abusing Children

The Catholic church is once again being buried in child sex abuse accusations across California. More than 4,000 people are suing Catholic institutions across the state, enabled by a recent law that opened a window for survivors to sue their alleged abusers, no matter how far back their accusations go. Hundreds of Northern California priests … Read more

New Zealand Cardinal Accused Of Sexual Abuse – Fails In Court To Block Story

One of New Zealand’s most senior Catholics has failed in his last-ditch attempt to prevent a media company from detailing sexual abuse allegations against him. Cardinal John Dew, a former Archbishop of Wellington who was made a cardinal by Pope Francis in 2015, is the subject of a Newshub story accusing him of sexual abuse. … Read more

Pope Meets With Child Protection Board As Events Show Abuse Scandal Isn’t Going Away

Pope Francis sought to encourage his child protection board on Thursday to continue helping victims, as new developments outside the Vatican underscored that the Catholic Church’s clergy sex abuse scandal isn’t going away anytime soon. Francis met with his Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, which is expected to soon release the first-ever audit … Read more