If You Are Accused of Abuse, Are You Automatically Guilty? Pope Francis and An Important Story to Remember

Pope Francis : false accusation : Spain

In what has now become another eruption of outright media hysteria, let us pause for just a moment to revisit a very instructional episode from a few years back involving Pope Francis and some accused priests in Spain. It was a front page … [Read more...]

Reality Check: Five Fast Facts You Need to Know About the Overhyped PA Grand Jury Report

Pennsylvania grand jury report

The recently released Pennsylvania grand jury report about abuse there decades ago has predictably created the usual media circus of untethered allegations and hysterical claims by haters of the Church. Amidst all of this hysteria, however, … [Read more...]

**MORE PA JURY REPORT ANALYSIS** This Abuse Accusation Against a Priest Is So Completely Ridiculous, See For Yourself

Say what

We recently wrote how Monsignor Thomas Benestad was falsely accused in the Pennsylvania grand jury report of repeatedly forcing sex acts on a boy decades ago and then "washing [the boy's] mouth out with holy water." Well, … [Read more...]

***SPECIAL PA. JURY REPORT ANALYSIS*** PART II: Mouths Washed Out With Holy Water? Rapes at Airports? Pennsylvania’s Dishonest Grand Jury Report EXPOSED

Josh Shapiro : Attorney General Pennsylvania

This is Part II of a special TheMediaReport.com analysis of the Pennsylvania grand jury report.Click here for Part I. We will never deny that many stories of clergy abuse are tragically true. Of this we must always be mindful. However, if … [Read more...]

***SPECIAL PA. JURY REPORT ANALYSIS*** PART I: Pushing Aside Media Hysteria: We Uncover Pennsylvania’s Dishonest Grand Jury Report

Donald Wuerl vs. Josh Shapiro

This is Part I of a special TheMediaReport.com analysis of the Pennsylvania grand jury report.Click here for Part II. A priest washed out the mouth of a young sex assault victim with holy water? Another priest sodomized a boy with a … [Read more...]

**EXCLUSIVE REPORT** Cardinal McCarrick Accuser’s Claims Raise Questions

Cardinal McCarrick : James accuser

The high-profile allegations that the prominent Cardinal Theodore McCarrick sexually abused seminarians and teenagers decades ago are indeed revolting and maddening. Our hearts ache for the unimaginable suffering that anyone may have … [Read more...]

What Else Is Chilean Accuser Juan Carlos Cruz Fibbing About?

Juan Carlos Cruz : Chile accuser

We recently came across a video of a CNN interview with 54-year-old Juan Carlos Cruz, the media-loving accuser from Chile who has claimed abuse by a priest decades ago. In the interview, Cruz addressed the high-profile visit by Pope Francis … [Read more...]

The Spin: Good News Is Actually Bad News: Annual Audit Shows Abuse Accusations Plummeting, But ‘Catholic’ Cranks Forage For the Negative

Francesco Cesareo : Catholic audit : Brian Roewe

Once again, this year's newly released annual audit report by United States bishops about abuse in the Catholic Church amplifies the rampancy of false accusations, suspicious and unprovable allegations against dead priests, dubious … [Read more...]

SNAP R.I.P.: After Hefty Lawsuit Payout, Leaders Dorris and Casteix Now Abandon Ship

Barbara Dorris : SNAP : Joelle Casteix

How the mighty have fallen. Executive Director Barbara Dorris, Regional Director Joelle Casteix, and other longtime board members have resigned from their leadership positions at the lawyer-funded hate group SNAP, marking yet another … [Read more...]

Greater Boston Bigotry (Again): After Advancing Dubious Chile Cover-Up Claim, Host Jim Braude Ignores Beams In Own Eye

Jim Braude : WGBH

Jim Braude, the host of evening talk show Greater Boston on local public television station WGBH, rarely misses an opportunity to lambaste the Catholic Church, and he recently even used a decades-old abuse story out of Chile – yes, … [Read more...]