Kudos: Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown Again Refuses to Cave to the Anti-Catholic Mob

Gov. Jerry Brown : California

California Assembly Bill 3120 (AB-3120) would have extended, if not outright eliminated, the statute of limitations for people to sue the Catholic Church and other institutions for sexual abuse, no matter how long ago or ridiculous the … [Read more...]

The Sky is Falling: Media Panic That Ex-Cardinal McCarrick Lives Near a School

Cardinal McCarrick hysteria

In yet another example of how hysteria and overstatement has overtaken logic and reason in the reporting of the Catholic sex abuse story line, when news surfaced that former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick would be now living out his last years … [Read more...]

Falsely Accused Priest Fights Back – And Wins! Jury Orders False Accuser to Pay Damages [w/UPDATE: Juror Praises Rev. Graham For 'Bravery', Criticizes Media, Says 'No Proof' That Abuse Occurred]

Rev. William C. Graham : Duluth, MN

Kudos to Rev. William C. Graham, a priest of the Diocese of Duluth in Minnesota. After being falsely accused by a client of the law firm of the notorious Jeff Anderson that he committed "sexual misconduct" decades ago in the … [Read more...]

Professional Misconduct? Lawyer Garabedian Descends to Hate Speech on TV Show

Mitchell Garabedian

The ethical rules governing lawyers in Massachusetts are crystal clear: Rule 8.4 of the Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct states that it is professional misconduct for an attorney to: – engage in conduct involving … [Read more...]

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...]