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Ohio Priest Arrested on Sex Trafficking Charges

Fr. Zacharias has served as pastor at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, in Findlay, Ohio since 2017. Catholic News Agency, August 19, 2020 TOLEDO, Ohio — A priest in the Diocese of Toledo, Ohio was arrested and charged with sex trafficking on Tuesday. The diocese has placed him on... read more
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

It’s an issue

By Phil Lawler | Jun 02, 2020 A friend recently called my attention to a debate held at the Oxford Union last June, on the resolution: “This House believes the Catholic Church can never pay for its sins.” It wasn’t really much of a debate. With their focus on the sex-abuse scandal, the... read more

Catholic Citizens to Feature Fr. Paul Sullins at the luncheon on June 12, 2020 [Cancelled by Gov. Pritzker’s Shut Down Orders]

The Catholic Citizens if Illinois luncheon on June 12, 2018 also has been cancelled due to Governor Pritzker's shut-down order. Mark your Calendar for June 12, 2020 Luncheon. Rev. D. Paul Sullins, Ph.D. will be the speaker at the the June 12th luncheon.  Father Sullins is a Senior... read more

Future Priests Forge Ahead: Seminarians Say Lessons From Scandals Bolster Hope, Faith

Several seminarians who spoke with the Register said they grew in their love for the priesthood, thanks to the support and example they received within their seminaries. Mass is celebrated at John Vianney College Seminary in Miami. Transitional Deacon Connor Penn says, ‘God’s people... read more
St. Patrick's Seminary & University in Menlo Park, California.

The State of the Seminary and Reasons for Hope

The seminarians whom I serve, as a professor of philosophy, wish eagerly to share the Gospel and the freedom they themselves have found in Christ. Catholic World Report, John Macias, January 30, 2020 Our Lord told his disciples, “the harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask... read more

A Trojan Horse in the Pontifical Biblical Commission

By Fr. Gerald E. Murray, Catholic Thing, December 26, 2019 In his 1967 classic defense of the Catholic Faith against modern errors, Trojan Horse in the City of God, Dietrich von Hildebrand wrote: “With a religion the only question that can matter is whether or not it is true. The question of... read more
Archbishop Charles Scicluna, left, and Spanish Monsignor Jordi Bertomeu, right

Top Vatican official says celibacy, homosexuality not cause of abuse crisis

By Inés San Martín, Crux, December 14, 2019 ROME - He is both one of the quietest Vatican officials, and one of the Roman Curia’s least known personalities. He is a member of the team that handles the allegations of clerical sexual abuse that arrive in Rome, and he played a key role in the... read more

Vatican youth seminary scandal grows with new abuse claims

By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press, November 16, 2019 ROME - A scandal over alleged sexual molestation and abuse at the Vatican’s youth seminary is growing, with more former papal altar boys alleging inappropriate behavior by priests inside the Vatican walls. Le Iene, an Italian... read more

Buffalo’s Christ the King Seminary: Sexual Misconduct Dates Back Decades

[Part 2 of a Register report on allegations of sexual misconduct and the existence of an entrenched homosexual subculture at the Diocese of Buffalo’s seminary.] By Peter Jesserer Smith, National Catholic Register, November 14, 2019 BUFFALO, N.Y. — Christ the King Seminary is responsible... read more

Q&A turns up the heat as Latin Americans talk clerical abuse

By Shannon Levitt Ines San Martin, Crux, November 8, 2019 MEXICO CITY - In what might have been a tepid Q&A session in the midst of a long day during a conference on abuse prevention in Mexico City, three questions instead heated things up in an overly air-conditioned room. A priest... read more
Marie Collins, then member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, watches as Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley of Boston, president of the commission, speaks at the Vatican (CNS photo/Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi)

In US tour, Marie Collins exposes clerical culture behind abuse cover-up

Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo, N.Y

‘This could be the end for me,’ Buffalo bishop says in taped conversation

St. Fidelis Cathedral, Victoria KS

Theodore McCarrick Still Won’t Confess

Bishop Richard J. Malone (Buffalo, NY) (Credit: CNS.)

Pressure mounts on Buffalo bishop after two seminarians resign over scandal