Victim 23 of serial child molester priest settles with FW diocese intent upon 'preserving secrets'
The 23rd victim to report being molested by a notorious FW predator priest has settled out of court with the Fort Worth Roman Catholic Diocese. Financial terms were not disclosed. The priest, James Reilly, died in 1999.
The victim's attorney, Tahira Khan Merritt of Dallas, strongly critici
Priest accused of abusing pastoral authority to seduce a parishioner files counter suit challenging constitutionality of abuse law
A priest in Ramsey County, Minnesota is currently being accused of abusing his pastoral authority over a parishioner in order to seduce her into a sexual encounter. Now the priest is challenging the constitutionality of the law upon which the felony criminal charge against him has been brought, clai
Pop TV preacher and book seller falls on sword for allegations of abuse, after holding 'Ordination Anniversary Sale'
Pop Catholic televangelist and Roman Catholic priest John Corapi, who has been accused of abusing one of his followers, has decided to abort the investigation against him by quitting the priesthood.
One week before announcing his departure, however, the company Corapi owns to sell his ri
US bishops ignore child safety, says SNAP; Bishop Accountability calls policy 'a disaster for children'
The bishops missed a real opportunity to show they really care about kids' safety. Instead, they sent a chilling message: the public relations plan we call our abuse policy is good enough, vague, weak, and unenforced though it may be.
Hundreds of US bishops over the past nine years c
KC bishop issues 'call for change' one day, tries to get accused pedophile priest off the hook under statute of limitations the next
A day after the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph announced a plan to radically improve investigation of reports of sexual misconduct by employees, its lawyer asked a judge to throw out a lawsuit accusing a KC priest of abusing a 13-year-old boy 40 years ago because the plaintiff waited too long to
Vatican stalls US court order to produce records in child abuse case while pope responds immediately to release frozen bank assets
After stalling US courts for over nine years in an Oregon child abuse case, the Vatican was ordered finally to turn the records over. Now they want 60 more days.
Additionally, the UN Committee on Rights of the Child reported recently that the Vatican is over 13 years delinquent in produci
KC bishop responds to publicity, removes second priest in two weeks while ignoring parishioners and Star editorial demanding he resign
The bishop of Kansas City - St. Joseph has removed another priest from pastoral duties because of “credible reports” of sexual misconduct with minors. This second removal followed publicity exposing the bishop as having ignored a previous threat of one year ago reporting possible pedophile behavior
In rare move by US newspaper, Kansas City Star calls for Catholic bishop to resign for failing to remove suspected pedophile priest
In a move rare in U.S. Catholic history, but one that indicates growing exasperation with the way the bishops of the Catholic church have handled the now decades’ long clergy abuse scandal, a local newspaper, the Kansas City Star , today has called for the resignation of Kansas City-St. Joseph Bisho
- Victim 23 of serial child molester priest settles with FW diocese intent upon 'preserving secrets'