- Mar 7, 2021
A former seminarian’s lawsuit filed against the New York Archdiocese, New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, Pontifical North American College officials and several “John Does” over him not being allowed to return to the NAC is baseless and without merit, according to spokesmen for the archdiocese and the U.S. seminary in Rome.
An abuse case currently before the Vatican’s tribunal involving a pre-seminary on Vatican grounds is a high-risk, high-reward proposition for Pope Francis.
A priest accused of abusing a younger student at a minor seminary located at the Vatican cited jealousy as the main reason behind the allegations against him.
Archbishop Alberto Taveira Corrêa of Belém, an archdiocese with more than 2 million residents in the Amazon region in Brazil, faces criminal and ecclesial investigations after being accused of sexual harassment and abuse by four former seminarians.
The former rector of a minor seminary located in the Vatican denied knowing about the alleged sexual abuse of a student, but instead alleged that the victim and his friend, who claimed he witnessed the abuse, were motivated by money.
When reports of then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s sexual misconduct surfaced in 2018, John Cavadini got to work. The director of the Notre Dame McGrath Institute for Church Life wanted to figure out a way to help ensure those guilty of sexual abuse or misconduct were held accountable in the future.
Deacon Paul Pierce, a transitional deacon hoping to be ordained a priest as soon as next year, has been on a long, improbable but faith-filled journey for a young adult.
Students and faculty at Rome’s Pontifical North American College are under quarantine after several students tested positive for COVID-19.