News Story of the Day

Ex-Spokane bishop denies smear tactics in diocese’s legal battle

Kip Hill The Spokesman-Review, December 16, 2014 in City

Spokane’s former Bishop Blase Cupich disputes the testimony of a now-resigned top lieutenant, saying he never directed attorneys to sling mud at the law firm that guided the Spokane Diocese through bankruptcy.


Church Sex Scandals Are Rooted in Theology

Jay Michaelson, Divine Injustice, 12.15.14

A unique report on the ultra-conservative Bob Jones University points to the theological roots of sexual abuse and scandals.


Syracuse bishop considers outing priests with credible sexual abuse accusations against them

By John O'Brien | jobrien@syracuse.com  ost-Standard  December 12, 2014 at 1:00 AM, updated December 12, 2014 at 7:31 AM

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The Catholic Diocese of Syracuse has found credible evidence that as many as nine of its priests sexually abused children, but has not made their names public.


Why no public comment from Church on priest's removal?

Updated: Wednesday, December 10 2014, 06:15 PM EST

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio – Questions have been raised about how Steubenville's Diocese is handling the news have emerged after a local priest was removed from the church.


5 new clergymen named in alleged abuse case

Mike Springer  6:35 PM MST Dec 09, 2014

GALLUP, N.M. —Five new clergy members accused of sexual abuse are believed to be publicly named for the first time in a motion filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.


Concerned Catholics organize to investigate archdiocese

Updated: Dec 08, 2014 10:42 PM PST, by Jolene Toves

Guam - With recent controversies emerging within the Catholic Church, a new organization led by parishoners has formed to be the voice of the Catholic community. Catholics from parishes across the island have organized to form the non-profit group called Concerned Catholics of Guam to investigate recent controversies within the Archdiocese of Agana and its management.


Monsignor Jozef Wesolowski: A Most Wanted Man

peterborre  A topnotch WordPress.com site 

Overview

On December 3, 2014, the Vatican Information Service issued a Declaration “on the situation regarding the ex-nuncio Msgr. [Jozef] Wesolowski.”


Mountain View: Advocates for those molested by priests want psychiatrist out of El Camino Hospital


Former priest, an Omaha native, is sentenced in sex assault

Thursday, December 4, 2014 3:00 am  From staff reports  

A Texas jury on Tuesday sentenced a former Catholic priest and Omaha native who once served in Nebraska to 30 years in prison for the aggravated sexual assault of a 16-year-old, according to a report by a San Antonio television station.


Former priest sentenced to 30 years in teen's sex assault

Updated TODAY, December 3, 2014     By Van Darden  Web - News Editor  KSAT.com


SNAP Network is a GuideStar Silver Participant