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Ecclesiastical Province of Newark

Ecclesiastical Province of New York

Ecclesiastical Province of Philadelphia

Ecclesiastical Province of Denver

Ecclesiastical Province of Los Angeles

Latest Happenings

The Australian High Court has overturned a lower appellate court’s ruling in the Cardinal George Pell sexual abuse case. Pell […]

by Marci A. HamiltonOriginal post on verdict.justia This is a historic year for child sex abuse victims. Millions have been empowered […]

Victims of abuse by Catholic priests suffer a unique type of PTSD. The trauma is in the past, but the […]

The fight has been long and hard.  It has taken two decades for survivors of sexual abuse to get justice.  […]

The Archdiocese of New York has finally published a list of 120 clergy that abused children.  The list includes 115 […]

In a 32-1 vote, the New Jersey Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill that had languished in committee for years.  Abuse […]

New Jersey, like its larger neighbor New York, has been considering legislation to expand or abolish the statute of limitations […]

Cardinal George Pell, Australia’s highest ranking Catholic official and the former head of Vatican finances, is heading to prison.  The […]

Once again, Governor Jerry Brown has failed survivors of sexual abuse in California.  As he did in 2013, Brown vetoed […]

Photo Credit to the Archdiocese of Adelaide via ncregister.com   Just when the Catholic Church thought that it was getting a […]

The trustees of Michigan State University have agreed to settle sexual abuse lawsuits concerning Dr. Larry Nassar for $500 million.  […]

A powerful Australian cardinal of the Catholic Church has been ordered to stand for two trials for the abuse of […]

The former dean of Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, William Strampel, allegedly paid pay medical students up to […]

  After a previous sex assault trial ended in a mistrial, a new jury found actor Bill Cosby guilty on […]

The Diocese of Rockville Centre is home to 1.5 million Catholics living in the counties of Nassau and Suffolk, a […]

The recent Lettergate scandal coupled with the US bishops inability to reveal the truth about the history of sexual abuse […]

As Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, was giving his keynote address at the opening of “Child Dignity […]

In a recent meeting with his Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, Pope Francis expressed regret over his handling […]

The Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn announced last week that it will offer a sexual abuse victim compensation plan similar to […]

While Saturday’s news that the jurors in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial had deadlocked and the judge declared a mistrial […]

The Boston Globe is reporting that the Catholic Church in the United States experienced a sharp increase in abuse claims […]

Jessica Lazzara, a Maitland behavioral therapist, has been arrested on charges of child abuse, lewd and lascivious behavior and indecent […]

Robert James Plotkin, a teacher since 2012 at Clearwater Intermediate, a dropout prevention middle school at 1220 Palmetto St. in […]

At least that’s what officials of the Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown in Pennsylvania want all of us to believe.  Earlier […]

In a vote of 48-0, the Pennsylvania state Senate has approved legislation that would give survivors of child sexual abuse […]

The Vatican announced recently that a canonical trial has commenced concerning Guam’s former Archbishop Apuron and the trial will be […]

On January 2nd, Pope Francis released a letter reminding the world’s Catholic bishops that he will not tolerate any tolerance […]

On November 28th, Gregory L. Parkes was introduced as the new Bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg and will succeed Bishop […]

The attorney general’s investigation into Catholic priest abuse in the Pennsylvania diocese of Altoona-Johnstown has sent shockwaves across this primarily […]

The final weekend of the 2016 US presidential campaign grabbed all the headlines but the news out of Louisiana on […]

Pope Francis has named a new co-adjutor bishop for the embattled Archdiocese of Guam as Archbishop Anthony Apuron faces a […]

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York is nothing if not a savvy political operative.  He has mastered the “art of […]

Gov. Eddie Calvo has signed into law signed bill 326 into Public Law 33-187, effectively allowing sexual abuse survivors to […]

An investigation into the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis in Pennsylvania has reached a new and unprecedented height of scrutiny. […]

When the Indianapolis Star published their investigation on the sexual abuse of USA gymnasts, the findings focused on the coaches. […]

Guam’s senators overwhelmingly passed Senate bill 326 with 13 yes votes and two excused absences.  The bill will now go […]

A Georgia judge has ruled that files containing sexual abuse complaints against USA Gymnastics coaches, trainers, and officials should be […]

Investigations into Catholic priest abuse in the Diocese of Harrisburg is still in its infancy.  Yet, for those of us […]

In the recent investigative exposé of Catholic priest abuse in the Diocese of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania a number of priests were […]

As Guam holds public holds public hearings to consider Bill 326 which would lift the statute of limitations on survivors […]

First, it was the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  Then, a grand jury revealed scores of sexual abuse incidents in the Diocese […]

“Top executives at one of America’s most prominent Olympic organizations failed to alert authorities to many allegations of sexual abuse […]

Guam is a U.S. island territory in Micronesia, in the Western Pacific home to strategic US military installations and a […]

In 2013 Minnesota legislature came together in a historic bipartisan show of support to pass The Child Victims Act. Under […]

Former Speaker of the House Denny Hastert sexually molested young boys and got away with it. Having once held the […]

In Pennsylvania, the State House has passed a bill that would reform the statute of limitations regarding child sexual abuse […]

Image courtesy of http://www.tribdem.com/ There is no question in my mind that if the Catholic Church is ever to end […]

“If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a village to abuse one.” Mitchell Garabedian, played by […]

Once again the Catholic Church has affirmed that its priorities are to protect the interests of the institution and not […]

The Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph is a relatively small Midwestern diocese. Originally, erected as the Diocese of Kansas […]

The state of Hawaii’s Catholic roots date back to the early 19th century when Catholic missionaries were sent to bring […]

In a somewhat surprising move, Pope Benedict has ordered an apostolic visitation of the controversal religious order, the Legionnaires of […]

The Philadelphia Situation Most of the information about the Archdiocese of Philadelphia priest abuse scandal comes from two grand jury […]

Secret records of Los Angeles Archdiocese show that Cardinal Mahoney and other top Los Angeles priests moved child molester priests […]

Joe Paterno, the 84-year-old coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions has been ousted in the wake of a growing […]

The Diocese, created in 1957, comprises the counties of Nassau and Suffolk Counties (Long Island). The diocese serves 1.3 million […]

Diocese of Syracuse There are approximately 300,000 Catholics in 142 parishes in the Diocese of Syracuse. The Diocese was created […]

The Diocese comprises 12 counties in New York State (Monroe, Cayuga, Livingston, Wayne, Tioga, Tompkins, Ontario, Seneca, Schuyler, Yates, Steuben, […]

A week after the premiere of Alex Gibney’s new film, Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, Pope […]

William C. Wert made his Solemn Profession in the Roman Catholic Order of Carmelites in 1980 and was ordained a […]