The New York Times reports that roughly half of the Kansas City diocese's priests have no confidence in Bishop Robert Finn. Sadly those sentiments, unless backed by action, won't change a thing.
Those who want to slow down an inquiry into child sex crimes and cover ups are wrong. They may be well-intentioned. But they are essentially - and callously - resigning dozens or perhaps hundreds of innocent children to devastated lives.
We applaud these three brave men for seeking justice and exposing wrongdoing. When child sex abuse victims sue because horrors have been committed and concealed, they help deter future horrors and cover ups.
A tiny handful of priests are "dissidents." But the Vatican seems to discipline them often and harshly.
Put Mel Reynolds’ bid for public office aside for a minute. Focus instead on his alleged rationale: “redemption.” It’s wrong.
We applaud Texas authorities who are moving to seize the FLDS ranch where children were abused and may still be being abused. Some may consider this move excessive. We consider it prudent.
We’re disappointed that this panel puts so much emphasis on mandatory reporting laws when there are better ways to stop child sex crimes.
A Columbia University professor is siding with a twice-accused child molester who is the voice for the character Elmo and is hurting gays and lesbians in the process.
We're glad this irresponsible pastor, Fr. Lieu Vu, has resigned. He needlessly and deliberately put kids in harm's way by letting a convicted child molester volunteer at at leastt one parish function. He also foolishly argued for "forgiveness." While forgiveness is good, it shouldn't be mistaken for prudence.
A civil child sex abuse and cover up lawsuit against who has been called “Illinois’ most notorious predator priest” is moving ahead and will be the focus of a hearing today in St. Clair County Illlinois.