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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
Theodore McCarrick (defrocked)

At least 7 more people told the Vatican they were sexually abused as boys by Theodore McCarrick, according to sources

By Michelle Boorstein, The Washington Post, October 17, 2019 Theodore McCarrick, a former D.C. archbishop and cardinal who was defrocked this year amid allegations that he sexually abused two minors and sexually harassed seminarians, is facing new accusations that he abused at least seven boys... read more
Catholic University campus

Msgr. Rossi Takes Leave of Absence From Catholic University of America Board

By JD Flynn, CNA, September 20, 2019 Msgr. Walter Rossi has taken a leave of absence from the board of trustees at The Catholic University of America while he is the subject of a canonical investigation for unspecified allegations of misconduct. Msgr Walter Rossi “Last month the... 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

By Tom Roberts, National Catholic Reporter, September 12, 2019 WASHINGTON — The Catholic Church has reached a crossroads. Its leaders can either change, become open and accountable, or maintain the status quo: an institution lacking transparency, wrapped in secrecy and beholden to a clerical... read more
Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo, N.Y

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

Catholic News Agency, September 4, 2019 Recordings of private conversations appear to show that Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo believed sexual harassment accusations made against a diocesan priest months before the diocese removed the priest from ministry. The contents of recordings of... read more
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

Walter Denton prays as the sun rises in his backyard in Agat, Guam, Saturday, May 11, 2019.

Guam’s ex-archbishop shielded culture of clergy sex abuse