Ex-priest strikes back, sues his accuser

He was laicized, but that doesn’t mean he’s been silenced. Details, from the New York Daily News: A once-prominent Bronx priest who was defrocked after a church tribunal found him guilty of sexually abusing a teen is suing his accuser for defamation. Charles Kavanagh, who was once in charge of the archdiocese’s fund-raising arm, claimed in [Read More...]

BREAKING: Philadelphia suspends 21 priests

From the New York Times: The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced Tuesday that it had placed 21 priests on administrative leave from active ministry in connection with credible charges that they had sexually abused minors. The mass suspension was one of the single most sweeping in the history of the sexual abuse scandal in the Roman [Read More...]

"This is about evil men being held accountable for evil behavior"

The Catholic prosecutor who made headlines earlier this month — with the shocking sex abuse news out of Philadelphia — remains, despite everything, deeply committed to the faith that he loves. From the Religion News Service: For Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, leading the sex abuse prosecution that has roiled this city’s Catholic community is [Read More...]

Worth a thousand words

The scene yesterday in Dublin: In Dublin’s pro-cathedral, St. Mary’s, Dublin’s Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and the archdiocese’s Apostolic Visitor, Cardinal Séan O’Malley of Boston, lie prostrate (above) before the altar at the start of yesterday’s Liturgy of Repentance for victims of sex abuse. Read more. [Read more...]


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