• 6 counts dropped for former bishop, sex abuse charges remain

    • Aug 27, 2017

    Retired Bishop Thomas O’Brien stands accused of molesting a boy 35 years ago. Six other charges against him have been dropped, but the charge of sexual abuse remains. O’Brien had been the bishop of Phoenix for 21 years, but resigned after the diocese became embroiled in the sex abuse scandal and after he was arrested for a hit-and-run death of a pedestrian.

  • Stolen Columbus letter from 1493 to return to Vatican

    Stolen Columbus letter from 1493 to return to Vatican

    • Aug 25, 2017

    A stolen copy of a letter Christopher Columbus wrote about the New World is headed home to the Vatican, after spending more than a decade in a private collection in Atlanta. The letter was apparently stolen from the Vatican Library and made its way to the United States. In it, Columbus describes his experiences in the New World, and the content was once turned into a popular pamphlet.

  • Priest sentenced for child pornography said it was ‘revenge’ against God for poker losses

    Priest sentenced for child pornography said it was ‘revenge’ against God for poker losses

    • Aug 25, 2017

    A Catholic priest who moonlighted as a professional poker player has been sentenced in Pennsylvania for disseminating child pornography. Gugliotta had previously been suspended from ministry in 2003 for allegedly molesting a teenage boy in the 1980s. But because the incident occurred when he was still a layman and before he entered the priesthood, the Archdiocese of Newark ruled he could not be punished and quietly reinstated him in 2004.

@include breakpoint(px)