Lock ‘em Up: Philly D.A. Who Put Innocent Priests in Prison Now Indicted On 23 Counts of Bribery and Corruption

Seth Williams : Philadelphia

Inasmuch as Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams has been engaged in a years-long, Moby Dick-like obsession to throw innocent Catholic priests in prison, there was a sense of poetic justice when federal prosecutors indicted Williams … [Read more...]

’60 Minutes’ Once Again Blasts Church Over Old Abuse Story, Boston’s Cardinal O’Malley Obliges With Interview

Cardinal O'Malley : 60 Minutes : Norah O'Donnell

It was only a couple years ago that CBS' 60 Minutes fêted Ireland's Archbishop Diarmuid Martin as he took the Church to task over decades-old abuse claims in Ireland. Indeed, 60 Minutes has a long and storied record of … [Read more...]

Church-Suing Lawyer Garabedian Apoplectic As Diocese of Fall River Stands Firm Against Unfounded Abuse Claim

Mitchell Garabedian

Last week, leading contingency lawyer Mitchell Garabedian dramatically claimed that the Catholic Church is "once again acting in the most immoral way by allowing the wholesale sexual abuse of children." Wow! "Allowing the … [Read more...]

*FACT CHECKER* SNAP and the TRUTH About False Abuse Accusations Against Priests

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It is an alarming and incontrovertible fact: False abuse accusations against Catholic priests, which have always been present, are on the rise. The mainstream media rarely runs stories about false accusations, and there are groups – … [Read more...]

‘We’ll Say You Touched Us’: Robbers Attempt to Extort Priest With Threat of Abuse Claim

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According to a truly shocking story in the Chicago Tribune, two men recently walked into the sacristy of a Catholic church after Mass and demanded cash from a 73-year-old priest. That alone is frightening enough. But what accompanied their … [Read more...]

Journalism Outside the Box: Wall St. Journal Bravely Profiles Stunning Case of Wrongfully Convicted Priest Fr. Gordon MacRae

Dorothy Rabinowitz : WSJ : Rev. Gordon MacRae

In a stunning article that bravely veers from the media's usual, tired coverage of the Catholic Church abuse story, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dorothy Rabinowitz has taken up the case of Fr. Gordon J. MacRae, who has been serving … [Read more...]

Bravo: Chicago Tribune Breaks Rank and Refuses to Print Names of Accused Priests Where Claims of Abuse Are Unsubstantiated

Manya Brachear

When the Chicago Tribune's Manya Brachear reported the story of 31 Chicago-area grown men suing the Congregation of Christian Brothers religious order alleging abuse from decades past, it seemed to be no different from the thousands of … [Read more...]

BishopAccountability.org EXPOSED [Part II]: Broadcasting Rumor and Innuendo to Trample the Innocent and the Dead

Anne Barrett Doyle

Visitors to the home page of BishopAccountability.org are greeted with the name of the site and the tag line, "Documenting the Abuse Crisis in the Roman Catholic Church." Prominently displayed on the top of the home page is a … [Read more...]

TheMediaReport.com’s Top 10 Posts of 2012 [Part II: The Top 5!]

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We close out our great year at TheMediaReport.com with our Top Five posts of 2012! Again, thank you so much to everyone! #5 Minn. Supreme Court Rejects 'Repressed Memory' Junk Science Against Priest, Media Yawns For years now, … [Read more...]

*EXCLUSIVE REPORT* Alarming New Evidence May Exonerate Imprisoned Priest

Rev. Gordon J. MacRae 2011

Rev. Gordon J. MacRae, sentenced to 33½ to 67 years, has been in the New Hampshire State Prison For Men since 1994 on abuse charges. Newly released signed statements in a recent court motion contend that the primary … [Read more...]