Common Sense Alert: New Study Shows That Vast Majority of Priests Fear False Abuse Accusation

priest study : stress accusations abuse

As we have repeatedly reported, false accusations against priests nowadays are rampant, and now we know that this fact may be having a monumental effect on the overall emotional well-being of today's priests. According to a new … [Read more...]

Twice Is a Charm? Wall St. Journal Again Profiles Stunning Case of Wrongfully Convicted Priest Fr. Gordon MacRae

Harvey Silverglate : WSJ : Rev. Gordon MacRae

For the second time this past decade – and at least the fourth time since 2005 – the Wall Street Journal has taken up the case of Fr. Gordon J. MacRae, who has, quite unbelievably, been serving a 33½-to-67 year sentence in a … [Read more...]

Ultra Woke: Phony Catholic College Forum Now Promoting Diversity In Abuse Scandal

Kim Daniels : Georgetown University

Just when you thought every single possible imaginable angle of the Church abuse story had been ground to a fine powder over and over again, along comes an online forum last Wednesday called "Neglected Voices in the Clergy Sexual Abuse … [Read more...]

Boston Globe Promotes Drag Queen Story Hours for Children While Going Wild Over Any Mention of Sex During Confession

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Of course for The Boston Globe, it's never really been about the actual abuse of children but about using the issue of sex abuse to attack the Church for opposing its left-wing views on sexuality. Witness yet again: In recent years, … [Read more...]

Another Wave of Falsely Accused Priests Returned to Ministry

Rev. Thomas J. Wopperer : Rev. Martin H. Demek : Rev. Michael Scully : Rev. Robert G. Beiter

As we have written many times, the diocesan review boards formed by the Dallas Charter 20 years ago, while originally well intentioned, have become a virtual dragnet for specious, unfounded claims from decades prior in which the due process … [Read more...]

Another Anti-Catholic Media Hoax Exposed: News of ‘Unmarked Graves’ In Canada Revealed As a Fraud

60 Minutes : Anti-Catholic unmarked graves hoax : Anderson Cooper

It is yet another case of media hysteria getting ahead of the facts. In May of 2021, media outlets around the world broadcast shocking news: Catholic-operated schools for indigenous children in Canada had years ago dumped hundreds of dead … [Read more...]

On 20th Anniversary of ‘The Dallas Charter’, Newark Msgr. Begs Bishops For Justice for Accused Priests

Msgr. Paul Bochicchio

In a recent impassioned letter in the Homiletic & Pastoral Review, Msgr. Paul L. Bochicchio of the Archdiocese of Newark implored the leadership of the Church in the United States to address the grave injustices being committed against … [Read more...]

Facts Don’t Matter: Authors of Sloppy French Abuse ‘Report’ Stand by Its Figure of 300,000 Alleged Victims Despite Admitting ‘Weaknesses’

French Catholic abuse report

After the release of a shoddy report from France last October claiming that some "300,000" people were sexually abused by Catholic priests and lay workers in past decades, we thought we might have been the only ones to speak out … [Read more...]

Giving Comfort to the Enemy: Catholic Media Gives Life Support to Anti-Catholic Hate Group

Zach Hiner : SNAP : David-Clohessy

After a scandal-ridden series of events back in 2017, you would not be alone to think that the group SNAP faded off into oblivion. Its media profile in the past few years has been practically nonexistent. But now the most anti-Catholic … [Read more...]

Monkey See, Monkey Do: Another State AG Releases an ‘Abuse Report,’ and the Media Is Hysterical – Again

Fred Hiatt : Doug Peterson : Will Bauer

Following the international frenzy three years ago surrounding the Pennsylvania grand jury report against the Catholic Church, attorneys general across the country looked on with envy at the glowing media attention that Attorney General … [Read more...]