- Oct 19, 2020
A Chicago priest who was removed from ministry in July 2015 by Archbishop Blase Cupich has been arrested in Maryland and extradited back to Chicago, where he has been charged with possession of child pornography for materials found on his computer.
Archbishop Savio Hon, a temporary apostolic administrator for Guam who was appointed by the Vatican after sexual abuse allegations surfaced against Archbishop Anthony Apuron, says the time has come for Apuron to be removed from his position.
A prison inmate in Maine serving a 60-year sentence for the murder of his grandfather in 1986 has filed a lawsuit against the bishop of the Diocese of Portland, claiming that he was sexually abused by two priests beginning in the late 1970s and the diocese did nothing to stop it.
A Pennsylvania lawmaker who says he was abused by a suburban Philadelphia priest more than three decades ago now says state prosecutors are investigating priest abuse accusations in the Allentown and Harrisburg dioceses in the state.
Teresa Kettlekamp, a staff member of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, the pope’s lead agency on the clerical sexual abuse scandals, says recognizing the sanctity of human life is the key to motivating people to implement measures to prevent abuse.
Five more people are alleging sexual abuse from decades ago by a priest in Iowa after Bishop Walker Nickless reached out to people who have contacted the diocese since June, when the diocesan newspaper asked readers for information about sexual misconduct.