Clerical abuse, cover-up of

Former Archbishop Francisco Jose Cox Huneeus

Ex-archbishop in Chile dies before facing trial for sex abuse

By Inés San Martín, Crux, August 14, 2020 Francisco Jose Cox Huneeus, died age 87 in Chile, on Aug. 12, 2020. He died two years after being defrocked by Pope Francis. He faced several allegations of sexually abusing minors. ROSARIO, Argentina – A former powerful Chilean archbishop... read more

Catholic Church was warned about McCarrick decades ago, yet promotions, honors kept coming

New Jersey Herald, August 10, 2020 In the late 1980s, several seminary students approached one of their professors imploring him for help, saying they didn’t want to take any more trips to Newark Archbishop Theodore McCarrick’s Jersey shore home, but feared reprisals if they complained to... read more

Abuse victims say Archdiocese of New Orleans must reveal ‘secret’

WDSU Digital, July 31, 2020 Local victims of Catholic clergy abuse want to see investigation records the Archdiocese of New Orleans has shared with the Vatican. Members of the Survivors Network of those Abuse by Priests (SNAP) held a news conference Friday at Notre Dame Seminary, where area... read more

Catholic Church Hesitant to Publish McCarrick Report as Survivors Continue to Sue

By Joseph H. Saunders, Los Angeles Injury Law News, July 27, 2020 Insiders say the Vatican sponsored investigation of disgraced and former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been completed for months and sits gathering dust on Pope Francis’ desk. In the meantime, survivors come forward and file... read more

Eradicating the McCarrick Virus

The Editors, National Catholic Register, Juy 26, 2020 Two years after the former cardinal’s sexual predilections were revealed, the Vatican still hasn’t released its report.It has now been two years since Pope Francis accepted Theodore McCarrick’s resignation from the College of... read more

McCARRICK UPDATE: Major Interview of Archbishop Viganò by Marco Tosatti

By Marco Tosatti, The Remnant, July 24, 2020 Introduction by Marco Tosatti Marco Tosatti: The commitment of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States of America, to denounce the veil of silence and cover-ups in the management of abuse cases by members... read more

New sex abuse accusation surfaces against former cardinal Theodore McCarrick

By Rhina Guidos, Catholic News Service, July 22, 2020 WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A firm that has filed previous legal complaints against former Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick and church entities added another complainant July 21 against the defrocked prelate, leveling a new accusation that he... read more

‘Pray for Your Poor Uncle,’ a Predatory Priest Told His Victims

As former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick became a powerful figure in the church, several boys from one family say he targeted them. By Elizabeth Bruenig, New York Tmes, July 15, 2020 Rain fell in New York City four days before Christmas of 2018. Francis M. had planned to be in the city that day... read more

Priest with blog critical of Church’s abuse handling removed

Associated Press/ Crux, April 14, 2020 RICHMOND, Virginia - A priest in Virginia was removed from his post after maintaining a blog critical of the Catholic Church’s handling of the sexual abuse scandal. Father Mark White, whose blog reaches more than 1 million readers, was removed on... read more

Court-appointed official says Vatican failing on accountability in Nienstedt case

By Christopher White, Crux, March 23, 2020 Court-appointed official says Vatican failing on accountability in Nienstedt case By Christopher White, Crux, March 23 2020 NEW YORK - A court-appointed official for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is alleging that the Vatican’s... read more

Pope accepts resignation of Cardinal Barbarin as Archbishop of Lyon

By Hannah Brockhaus, Catholic News Agency, March 6, 2020 The Vatican announced Friday that Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Philippe Barbarin as archbishop of Lyon after his recent acquittal at the conclusion of his appeal of a 2019 conviction of failing to report... read more
Pope Francis is with U.S. bishops during their “ad limina” visits to the Vatican Feb. 10, 2020.

U.S. bishops ask pope about Amazon synod, discuss range of issues

St. Patrick's Seminary & University in Menlo Park, California.

The State of the Seminary and Reasons for Hope