Abuse Allegations

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 Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston says a Mass of Ordination in St. Peter's Basilica, Sept. 29, 2016.

Cardinal O’Malley orders inquiry into Boston seminary, places rector on 'sabbatical'

Aug 10, 2018

Cardinal Séan O’Malley has announced a major investigation into St. John’s Seminary in the Archdiocese of Boston, following allegations made... Read more

St. Patrick's Cathedral, Harrisburg.

Harrisburg Bishop releases names of 71 accused priests, deacons, seminarians

Aug 1, 2018

The Diocese of Harrisburg has released the names of 71 priests, deacons, and seminarians accused of sexual misconduct involving children... Read more

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

Abuse allegation against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick 'credible'

Jun 20, 2018

By Elise Harris

The Archdiocese of New York announced Wednesday that an investigation it conducted into an allegation of sexual abuse against Cardinal... Read more

Minn. bishop rejects claim he pressured alleged abuse victim

May 10, 2017

Bishop Michael Hoeppner of Crookston, Minn. has rejected a lawsuit’s assertion that he coerced a deacon candidate into renouncing his... Read more

Guam archdiocese receives administrator after bishop accused of abuse

Jun 6, 2016

After sex abuse and other allegations were leveled against Guam's archbishop, Pope Francis on Monday appointed a Vatican official to... Read more

Marianist priest suspended after sex abuse allegations at Long Island school

May 18, 2016

Fr. James Williams, S.M., a former president of Chaminade High School on Long Island, has been suspended from priestly ministry... Read more

Sodalitium Christianae Vitae forms ethics commission amid investigation of founder

Dec 1, 2015

The superior general of the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae has announced the creation of an Ethics Commission for Justice and Reconciliation... Read more

Bishop Fortunato Pablo Urcey, Prelate of Chota, who was appointed apostolic visitor of the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae April 22, 2015.

Sodalitium Christianae Vitae has an apostolic visitor to investigate its founder

Oct 27, 2015

The superior general of the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae has made public that the community has had an apostolic visitor since... Read more

Sodalitium Christianae Vitae issues statement in wake of accusations

Oct 22, 2015

The Sodalitium Christianae Vitae issued a statement on Wednesday announcing its commitment to the investigation of mistreatement, including sexual abuse,... Read more

Cathedral Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Minnesota dioceses sign abuse settlements, pledge to protect children

Oct 21, 2014

Two dioceses in Minnesota have reached undisclosed financial settlements with a victim of clergy abuse, promising to implement and abide... Read more

Cathedral Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Minn. archdiocese suggests dispute with sex abuse affidavit

Jul 17, 2014

An auxiliary bishop of the Saint Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese says the affidavit of a former chancellor on the handling of sex... Read more

Archbishop John C Nienstedt.

Minn. archbishop cooperates with investigation of 'false' claims

Jul 1, 2014

Archbishop John Nienstedt of St. Paul, Minn., has ordered a third party investigation of himself following recent accusations of sexual... Read more

Former U.S. ambassador to the Holy See Miguel Diaz.

Former Vatican ambassador faced sexual harassment claim

May 8, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

A University of Dayton investigation in 2013 found “reasonable cause” to believe that former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See... Read more

Bishop Michael J. Bransfield of Wheeling-Charleston.

W. Virginia bishops says testimony debunks abuse allegation

Jul 25, 2012

Bishop Michael J. Bransfield of Wheeling-Charleston says accusations of abuse against him have been disproved, with the alleged victim and... Read more