Bishop to flock: "I feel deeply ashamed…"

Facing a growing tide of sex abuse lawsuits, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee is filing for bankruptcy.  This afternoon, Archbishop Jerome Listecki released a statement.  A key excerpt, below. “For those who may feel anger and resentment that we have come to this moment, STOP.  We are here because of one reason:  priests sexually abused minors.  [Read More...]

Priest sues abbey, charging sex abuse

It’s almost unheard of for a priest to sue over allegations that he was sexually abused, but it’s happening right now in Oregon. Details, from the Oregonian: A Roman Catholic priest who says he was sexually mistreated as a teenager in the 1970s by a priest at Mt. Angel Abbey is suing the abbey for [Read More...]

Priest, Nobel Prize candidate — and admitted sex abuser

Astonishing and sobering news out of Belgium today, where the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church continues to grow wider and deeper. From the Daily Mail: A Belgian Catholic priest and would-be Nobel Peace Prize holder has admitted that he sexually abused an eight-year-old boy 40 years ago. The case only came forward when [Read More...]


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