Journalist or Spokesperson for SNAP? St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Fowler Promotes Claim That Church Should Stalk Its Ex-Priests

Lilly Fowler

In a recent article sparse on reason and logic, Lilly Fowler of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch promotes the novel idea that the Catholic Church is now somehow responsible for hunting down and shadowing every past employee accused of abuse, and … [Read more...]

‘Catholic Whistleblowers’? Church Cranks Form New Group In Latest P.R. Stunt

Catholic Whistleblowers

In all of 2012, there were exactly six credible abuse allegations made against Catholic priests by current minors in all of 2012 (out of some 40,000 active priests), and the "fewest allegations and victims" ever were tabulated … [Read more...]

Same Old, Same Old: New Book About Catholic Abuse Scandals Misstates Facts, Lauds the Abuse Industry, and Polishes Well-Worn Stereotypes

Michael D'Antonio

Sometimes you can judge a book by its cover, and sometimes you can judge a book by the author's radio interviews. Appearing on a St. Louis radio program hawking a new book about the Catholic abuse scandals, writer Michael … [Read more...]

** MEA MAXIMA CULPA: Exposing The Falsehoods of HBO’s New Anti-Catholic Documentary ** Richard Sipe vs. Catholic Teaching: An Angry Ex-Priest Traffics In Bad Theology

Richard Sipe :: A.W. Richard Sipe :: ex-priest :: Benedictine

[Click here for the complete index of our review of Mea Maxima Culpa.] One interview subject that plays a prominent role in HBO's Mea Maxima Culpa is Richard Sipe, a longtime Catholic Church basher. After being a Benedictine monk for … [Read more...]

Vatican Scores HUGE Court Victory, Media Sees No Big Deal

Thomas Doyle, Jeff Anderson, Patrick Wall, Marci Hamilton

On Monday, The Holy See won an important court victory when a federal judge in Oregon decided that priests are not employees of the Vatican, as plaintiff attorneys suing the Catholic Church had long argued in an important case that was … [Read more...]

National Catholic Reporter Smears Arch. of Los Angeles in Bogus Abuse Story

Josh McElwee

The left-wing National Catholic Reporter newspaper is suggesting that a newly discovered 27-year-old letter somehow may be evidence that the Archdiocese of Los Angeles knew that a priest it had welcomed from England had been accused of … [Read more...]


  PUTTING SEX ABUSE IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN CONTEXT - "Separating facts about clergy abuse from fiction" by Thomas G. Plante, Ph.D., ABPP (Psychology Today, August 23, 2018) - "Is priestly celibacy the cause of … [Read more...]


Read how wealthy contingency lawyers, professional victims' groups, and purported Church "experts" – abetted by a sympathetic media hungry only for hysteria and headlines – have worked together to build a thriving … [Read more...]

SNAP Misleads Public Regarding False Accusations, Refuses to Acknowledge Massive Fraud

SNAP (Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests) has again promoted a misleading, nine-year-old citation from the New York Times to assert that false accusations against Catholic priests are rare. In truth, SNAP's stale reference, … [Read more...]

Part I: ‘Deliver Us From Evil’ (2006): Serious Problems With Facts

Even before the first frame of film was exposed, director/writer Amy Berg took a dishonest approach to her project. Berg and her staff approached an elementary school in Ireland under the false pretense that they were filming a documentary … [Read more...]