The Growing Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal

During the course of that month, American Catholic leaders went to Poe Francis to ask him a number of very difficult questions. Led by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, initially asked for the meeting so they could discuss the allegations that were brought against Theodore McCarrick, the former…

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West Virginia’s Bishop Resigns Amid Sexual Abuse Claims

Another bishop in the Catholic Church has immediately resigned under pressure after he was accused of sexually harassing adults. Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, who was working throughout West Virginia, tendered his resignation to Pope Francis. According to the New York Times, the archbishop of Baltimore has stepped in to run the diocese. He has also opened…

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Alleged rape victim acquitted in priest assault

William Lynch never disputed that he had punched a retired Catholic priest in an old folks home in Los Gatos. He said the cleric raped him nearly four decades ago, that he had simply snapped when he demanded an admission of guilt. He didn’t expect a jury to overlook the letter of the law and let…

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