In a new, rare and stunning just-published interview, former NYC Archbishop Edward Egan made shocking statements about the church’s on-going clergy sex abuse and cover up crisis, including:
Defrocked minister to lead retreat in Georgia
In 1999 he admitted abusing boy at a retreat in Texas
Church fails to warn retreat-goers of his crimes
In a new decision, Vatican officials are refusing to defrock a serial predator priest, Msgr. Wallace A. Harris, and NY Archbishop Timothy Dolan is quietly going along with the reckless decision.
In a new ruling, Maine’s highest court is letting a child sex abuse victim expose a predator priest in the court. The case involves Fr. Renald C. Hallee, who was found, just last year, working in a Boston-area Catholic church, despite the pending court case against him.
We are deeply disturbed at the level of depravity of Mark Berndt. Our hearts grieve for the torture suffered by the children that he abused and who may have looked up to him as a teacher before he betrayed their trust. We hope they are able to find healing and recovery.
We've very worried that this convicted serial child predator is being released so quickly and will soon again be around unsuspecting families.
For decades, most Catholic bishops have assured their flocks they “take child sex abuse seriously” and “act promptly” on reports or suspicions of abuse. So it’s disconcerting that only now Kansas City church officials are claiming they’re starting to “look into suspicions of abuse.”
Whenever a lawmaker stiffens penalties against child predators, our children are safer from abuse. We applaud Senate Majority Whip Mary Jane Garcia's tough new criminal bills and hope that other lawmakers in the state follow her lead.
This morning, a Philadelphia judge ruled again that retired Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua will testify in the upcoming clergy sex abuse and cover up trial involving Msgr. Lynn.
One of the most notorious serial child molesting Catholic clerics in California history has apparently been jailed in Ireland for child porn.