Three New Members Appointed to National Review Board


The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has just named three new members to serve four-year terms on the National Review Board, the lay consultative body which advises the bishops regarding potential abuse by clergy.According to a release this morning from the USCCB: May 1, 2014 WASHINGTON—Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has Named Judge Mary K. Huffman of Centerville, Ohio; Assistant U.S. Attorney Donald J. … [Read more...]

Archbishop Nienstedt, Exonerated After Abuse Charges, Will Return to Work

Archbishop Nienstedt

Archbishop John Nienstedt will return to his post as head of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis after being exonerated of all charges in an abuse case.The archbishop had called charges against him "absolutely and entirely false" but stepped aside temporarily in December 2013, pending officials' investigation of charges that he had touched a young man's buttocks during a group photo on May 5, 2009, following a Confirmation ceremony at the Cathedral of St. Paul.According to a … [Read more...]

Cardinal Dolan Warns: You May Hear Some Things About Me….

Cardinal Timothy Dolan

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, in his blog Gospel in the Digital Age, warned New Yorkers this week that they may soon be seeing his name cast in an unfavorable light in the media.  The Archdiocese of St. Louis, where he served as auxiliary bishop for a year in 2001-2002, has just been ordered by a court to release documents regarding clergy abuse cases.Before you get too excited about that, though, let me assure you that the Cardinal assures us he's been forthright and has done nothing wrong.On … [Read more...]