Despite being a month behind their self-imposed deadline, church officials from the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City still have no date in sight for when they will follow in the footsteps of more than 100 dioceses around the country and release a list of credibly accused priests, nuns, deacons and other church staff.
A Michigan pastor claims that a suspended cleric with multiple allegations of abuse is not a “potential threat” to the community. We disagree and believe that, for the safety of area children, parishioners should be informed about his presence, especially given his close proximity to neighborhood schools.
A lawsuit was filed yesterday in West Virginia that names the former bishop of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston as a “sexual predator.”
Leadership of Vatican Women’s Magazine Resign Following Attempts to Discredit Them Over Issue of Sexual Abuse by Clergy
The founder and editorial board of a women’s magazine published by the Vatican have resigned following “a campaign to discredit them” that they say increased after they wrote editorials critical of the sexual abuse of nuns by clergy.
March 26, 2019
Dear Attorney General Schmitt:
It’s been seven months since your office began looking into clergy sex crimes and cover ups in Missouri’s Catholic dioceses. Your Illinois colleague is conducting a similar probe. Let’s compare the two.
--Fr. Charles Potocki, whose name was included among 17 released by the St. Paul archdiocese in 2014 as part of settlement. The list was of priests with 'substantiated' claims of sexual abuse of minors against them. Fr. Potocki worked in Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska and Mississippi. He was ordained in 1970, belonged to a religious order called the Order of Friar Minor also known as Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart (OFM) and died in 1992
Archbishops Weakland and Cousins Names are Being Removed Today from Buildings of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee
Today, West Virginia’s top law enforcement official sued the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and disgraced former Bishop, Bp. Michael Bransfield, alleging they “knowingly employed pedophiles and failed to conduct adequate background checks” for church employees in schools and camps.
In a Backslide for the Vatican, Pope Francis Refuses to Punish a French Cardinal Convicted of Failing to Report Abuse
Despite calling for an “all-out battle” on clergy sexual abuse less than a month ago, Pope Francis today declined to punish a French cardinal who was tried and convicted for failing to report allegations of clerical sexual abuse to police.
As Powerful Documentary on Clergy Sex Abuse in Canada is Released, SNAP Windsor Stands Ready to Support Survivors
An explosive new documentary on clergy sex abuse in Canada is set to be released later this spring and a Windsor, ON advocate wants survivors of sexual abuse to know that they are not alone and that there are places to turn for support.