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...]

Stick a Fork In It: Time to Finally End the Annual Copy-and-Paste Church Abuse Reports

2020 USCCB CARA annual abuse report

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...]

**MEDIA FACT SHEET** What You Didn’t Know About McCarrick’s Kooky Accuser

Mitchell Garabedian : Theodore McCarrick : James Grein

This coming Thursday, October 28, ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, now age 91, is scheduled to appear in Dedham District Court in Massachusetts for the second time on the charge that he sexually abused Virginia resident James Grein, now age … [Read more...]

Sloppy Clergy Abuse Report From France Stirs Up Bigots in Public Radio

Anne Barrett Doyle : PRI The World PRX : Marco Werman

A recently released, poorly sourced report out of France alleging abuse by priests committed many decades ago has predictably created the usual media circus of unhinged accusations and hysterical claims by haters of the Church. And among … [Read more...]

Did Somebody Get to Somebody? New Criminal Charges Against McCarrick to Pump Value of Accuser’s Crazy Civil Suits

James Grein : Mitchell Garabedian

In August 2019, when the state of New York opened a "window" to suspend the statute of limitations and allow anyone to sue others for sexual abuse no matter how long ago, one of the very first to jump on the gravy train was … [Read more...]

Another Wave of Falsely Accused Priests Returned to Ministry

Fr. Michael Pfleger : Fr. Larry Sullivan : Fr. Joseph Bradley : Fr. Patrick Sullivan

In the past several weeks, a number of falsely accused priests were finally returned to ministry despite the extremely liberal and nebulous standards used by diocesan review boards of whether the allegations against them were deemed merely … [Read more...]

Useful Idiot Alert: Dissident America Magazine Grateful to Anti-Catholic Bigots at The Boston Globe

Eileen Markey : Lehman College

In January of 2002, as its 'Spotlight Team' carpet-bombing campaign against the Catholic Church reached a fever pitch, the Boston Globe published a splashy front-page article claiming that when a concerned woman wrote to Cardinal … [Read more...]

It Was Never About Abuse: Famed Boston Globe Abuse Reporter Rezendes Finally Comes Clean

Mike Rezendes : Associated Press

We have said it many times: It is not about what it claims to be about. Simply put, the media's single-minded obsession over abuse in the Church from decades ago has almost nothing to do with abuse and everything to do with the … [Read more...]

Media Is Predictably Indifferent As Rock Star Sting Accused of Rape [w/ Court Docs]

Sting Police Arizona rape allegation 1979

When rocker singer Sting was recently accused in a lawsuit of raping a 15-year-old girl back in 1979, media critic Roger Friedman swiftly ran to the star's defense and boldly asserted that the claim was "preposterous" and that … [Read more...]

Groundhog Day Again at the NY Times as McCarrick Report Triggers Prebirth Flashback of the 1980s for Columnist Bruenig

Elizabeth Bruenig : NY Times

Writer Elizabeth Bruenig at the New York Times may have been born in 1990, but in an appearance on PBS NewsHour to promote a pair of articles she wrote for the Times about the much-hyped McCarrick Report, Bruenig spoke of Catholic Church … [Read more...]