• Inquiry: Pell knew of abuse by Australian pedophile priest

    Inquiry: Pell knew of abuse by Australian pedophile priest

    • May 7, 2020

    Australian Cardinal George Pell knew a priest had been moved decades ago because he had sexually abused children, and should have removed an unstable priest in another parish who was also a suspected pedophile, a government inquiry concluded.

  • Saints emails, lawsuits could be buried in church bankruptcy

    Saints emails, lawsuits could be buried in church bankruptcy

    • May 6, 2020

    A bankruptcy filing by New Orleans’ Roman Catholic archdiocese freezes sexual abuse lawsuits and could help bury the details of alleged coverups of predator priests and thousands of internal emails documenting a behind-the-scenes alliance with the New Orleans Saints.

  • Monsignor in landmark church abuse case goes back on trial

    Monsignor in landmark church abuse case goes back on trial

    • Mar 16, 2020

    Nearly two decades after the Catholic priest-abuse scandal exploded in the U.S. in 2002, only one church official has ever gone to prison over it: Monsignor William Lynn, the longtime secretary for clergy in the Philadelphia archdiocese. After an appeals court found his sweeping 2012 trial flawed and his conviction was twice overturned, Lynn, 69, is set to be retried Monday on a single child endangerment count.