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  • German nuns were ‘pimps’ for sick priests, says sexual abuse victim

    12/24/2020 12:50:00 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 22, 2020 | Hannah Sparks
    The cathedral in Speyer, Germany -- AFP via Getty Images A child rape victim has accused nuns at a now-shuttered Catholic children’s home in Germany of “pimping” out orphans to priests, politicians and other wealthy men. The victim, now 63, has remained anonymous despite having fought and won a legal battle for compensation in May over the horrors they endured, beginning at 5 years old in March 1963. The man, who has struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder and depression since then, was awarded a total of 25,000 euros by German courts due to claims he’d been raped more than 1,000...
  • Wisconsin police say priest is being harassed for hunting deer on abbey grounds

    12/03/2020 12:13:48 PM PST · by SJackson · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | Janine Puhak
    The priest who has been heckled and vandalized for hunting deer to help feed the hungry This holy hunter probably never expected to need police protection. Police in Wisconsin have spoken out to stop the criminal harassment of a priest who has been heckled and vandalized for hunting deer, to help feed the hungry, on the private grounds of the 160-acre abbey where he resides. The De Pere Police Department says that the harassment toward Father Jordan Neeck has stopped since the Norbertine priest filed a police report and authorities shared the story with local media last week, WBAY reports....
  • Bishop threatens ‘canonical penalties’ for priest whose viral video warned Catholics can’t be Democrats

    09/10/2020 7:20:02 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 10, 2020 | Doug Mainwaring
    Bishop threatens ‘canonical penalties’ for priest whose viral video warned Catholics can’t be Democrats But there has been an outpouring of support from laity for Father James Altman, the faithful priest who warned his flock about the dangers of voting for candidates who support intrinsic evils. PETITION: Stand with priest who faces Church penalties for saying "You can't be a Catholic and a Democrat."! Sign the petition here. LACROSSE, Wisconsin, September 10, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – After a Catholic priest’s video message, “You cannot be Catholic & a Democrat. Period.,” went viral, his bishop appears to be taking measures to silence him...
  • Famous Catholic exorcist priest recounts how he met the devil

    03/10/2020 8:46:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/10/2020 | Brandon Showalter
    A famous Catholic priest who was formally trained as an exorcist is recounting how he came face to face with the devil.Though he is now deceased, the story of Father Gabriel Amorth has been captured in a new memoir penned by author Marcello Stanzione. In The Devil Is Afraid of Me: The Life and Work of the World's Most Famous Exorcist, Stanzione describes the life of this priest in Rome, who is said to have performed over 60,000 exorcisms over the course of his 30 years as an exorcist priest.During one such exorcism in 1997, Amorth reportedly encountered not...
  • Worcester priest Gregory Lisby pleads guilty to possessing child pornography

    02/22/2020 2:12:31 PM PST · by BansheeBill · 12 replies ^ | 2/22/2020 | Tanner Stenning
    Gregory Lisby, the former kindergarten teacher and Worcester priest accused of child pornography possession, pleaded guilty to the charge in Boston’s federal court on Friday, according to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. Separately, Lisby has been accused of sexually abusing a teenager after he was ordained in 2007, the Telegram reports. Lisby started as a kindergarten teacher last year at Morgan School in Holyoke. He was arrested in Northborough in September on the child pornography possession charge and resigned from the job, writing to the district that he had been “accused of an awful crime.” Prosecutors said he could face...
  • MN: Rice County priest apologizes after criticizing Islam in sermon

    01/29/2020 7:55:29 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | Dan Browning
    A Rice County Catholic priest apologized Wednesday for describing Islam as “the greatest threat in the world,” both to the United States and Christianity itself, in a recent sermon. “My homily on immigration contained words that were hurtful to Muslims,” the Rev. Nick VanDenBroeke said in a statement posted on the website of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. “I’m sorry for this. I realize now that my comments were not fully reflective of the Catholic Church’s teaching on Islam.” Earlier Wednesday, a Muslim organization called on Minnesota Catholic leaders to repudiate the sermon. VanDenBroeke, pastor of the 100-year-old...
  • Lawsuit: Famed Jesuit Priest With Connections to Mother Teresa Abused Boy 'More than 1,000 Times'

    12/31/2019 12:26:12 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 16 replies
    KTLA ^ | Monday, December 30, 2019 | The Associated Press
    One day in May of 1970, an 11-year-old boy and his disabled sister were sitting on the curb outside a Chicago tavern, waiting for their mother to come out. When a priest with crinkly eyes and a ready smile happened by and offered the family a ride home, they could not have been happier. The boy, Robert J. Goldberg, now 61, would pay dearly for the favor, enduring what he describes as years of psychological control and sexual abuse he suffered while working as a child valet for the late Rev. Donald J. McGuire. He remained in the Jesuit's thrall...
  • Victim Kills Predator Priest by Jamming Crucifix Down His Throat

    12/29/2019 8:07:19 AM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 12/28/19 | Christine Niles
    AGNETZ, Oise, France ( - French police have arrested a man for killing an accused homosexual predator priest by ramming a crucifix down his throat. Nineteen-year-old Alexandre V. is being charged with murder and torture, after police caught him fleeing the home of 91-year-old Fr. Roger Matassoli in Agnetz in the Oise department in northern France. The priest was found dead in his home Nov. 4, a crucifix protruding from his mouth. According to the prosecutor, "the victim died in manifestly violent conditions," an autopsy revealing "death by asphyxiation," with "traces of blows to the abdomen, the skull and the...
  • Irish Priest Rides Scooter For Christmas Eve Mass Recessional in Viral Video

    12/26/2019 5:35:04 PM PST · by Coleus · 17 replies
    Church POP ^ | 12.26.19
    What are your thoughts about this? Fr. Peter O’Connor of Dublin, Ireland made headlines this week after riding a scooter down the aisle at Christmas Eve Mass....The pastor of Ballyroan Parish in Dublin told his congregation “that he received the scooter from Santa and wanted to test it out.” The parish posted a video with the caption, “Fr. Peter’s Christmas present put to very good use! Happy Christmas”. The video depicts Fr. O’Connor providing the congregation’s final blessing, then rolling away on a scooter for the recessional. Other videos of the full recessional also surfaced. ABC News posted the pastor...
  • Mom files lawsuit against priest for suggesting son who died by suicide might not go to Heaven

    11/16/2019 1:30:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 174 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/15/2019 | Leonardo Blair
    The mother of an 18-year-old college student who died by suicide last December, has filed a lawsuit against the Rev. Don LaCuesta, a priest at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Temperance, Michigan, for suggesting at her sonÂ’s funeral that he might not go to Heaven. Linda Hullibarger and her husband, Jeff, whose son, Maison Hullibarger, died by suicide on Dec. 4, 2018, had previously called for LaCuesta to be fired for traumatizing grieving friends and family at his funeral on Dec. 8, 2018. In a statement shortly after the backlash over LaCuestaÂ’s comments, the Archdiocese of Detroit...
  • [Catholic Caucus] McCarrick breaks his silence: ‘I’m not as bad as they paint me’

    09/03/2019 4:22:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 03, 2019 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    [Catholic Caucus] McCarrick breaks his silence: ‘I’m not as bad as they paint me’ VICTORIA, Kansas, September 3, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― Ted McCarrick has broken his year-long silence.  Disgraced former cardinal Theodore McCarrick has granted an interview to a reporter and denied the accusations that have been made against him.  Several men have complained that McCarrick made unwelcome sexual advances to them when they were seminarians, and there have been two “credible allegations” that McCarrick also sexually assaulted two minors, a 16-year-old altar server and an 11-year-old family friend named James Grein. Grein alleges that the cardinal abused him...
  • Clergy sex abuse: the damage done when faith is weaponized

    07/29/2019 4:28:17 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    Baptist News Global ^ | July 29, 2019 | Christa Brown
    "Get your hand off me!" I wanted to yell. But I didn't. More than a month after the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Birmingham, I am still processing something that happened there. After the For Such a Time as This Rally, abuse survivors and advocates gathered at a coffee house to decompress. It was a warm-hearted event, filled with a sense of "beloved community," and I felt gratitude to everyone who was there. There was even a lovely candle-lighting ceremony honoring me for my years of advocacy work against sexual abuse and cover-ups in the SBC. Then, as the...
  • Forget 'Punch a Nazi,' Get Ready for 'Shove a Priest'

    07/19/2019 7:26:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/19/2019 | Megan Fox
    If you thought punching random people claiming they’re “Nazis” was bad, wait till you see this. We’ve clearly reached a whole new level of incivility with the left’s war on religion. Watch as a smiling protester violently shoves a priest perceived by the LGBTQWTF community as “anti-gay” off a high stage during mass in Cachoeira Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil: Moronic fat cow violently pushes a elderly Priest off the stage because he was apparently anti-gay, what a terrible human being she is. So now we're gone from "PUNCH A NAZI" to "PUSH THE PIREST" apparently........horrible.— ??Marcus Foo???? (@AStrongerOZ)...
  • Face to Face with Brad Hall: Fighting for victims of clergy sex abuse

    07/14/2019 5:41:19 PM PDT · by Jyotishi
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | Saturday, July 13, 2019 | Kent Walz
    Attorney Brad Hall, in the firm's conference room with iPhone photos he has taken. (Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal) Editor's note: Albuquerque attorney Brad Hall has represented more than 200 victims of priest sex abuse in New Mexico. As his years-long legal battle nears its conclusion in federal bankruptcy proceedings, Hall talked about the legal and emotional journey that began with an unlikely visit. Brad Hall was thinking about hanging it up after more than two decades as a successful plaintiff's lawyer specializing in civil rights cases. Maybe travel. Visit his kids living in exotic locations. Maybe do some writing. That all...
  • AG questions why priests released after charges

    07/09/2019 12:59:48 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    WoodTV ^ | Monday, July 8, 2019 | Ken Kolker
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — As state Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Monday that her office had charged a sixth Michigan priest with sexual assault, she questioned why some already have been released from custody. "I will say that we're seeing a pattern of personal bonds being granted in very serious cases where it has not been my experience that I've seen personal bonds on those kinds of cases," Nessel told Target 8. "I hope that people aren't getting special consideration just because they happened to have been or currently are members of the clergy," she added. On Monday, police...
  • Police seized 57 items from Saginaw Diocese during raid, including 'victim list'

    06/04/2019 1:21:07 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 22 replies
    MLive Media Group ^ | June 3, 2019 | Cole Waterman,
    SAGINAW, MI – When police executed search warrants at three Catholic Diocese of Saginaw properties last year during an investigation into claims of sexual abuse of minors, documents show they seized nearly 60 items of evidence. Among them, located in the bottom drawer of a filing cabinet at diocese headquarters, was a file labeled “victim list.” That information is contained in search warrant paperwork detailing what police seized during the March 2018 raid. The paperwork was recently unsealed and copies were obtained by MLive and The Saginaw News. The list of confiscated property shows investigators took 57 items during the...
  • Marching orders kept Buffalo cops from arresting child-molesting priests

    05/20/2019 4:56:31 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 32 replies
    The Buffalo News ^ | Monday, May 20, 2019 | Dan Herbeck
    Hardly any of the more than 100 Buffalo area priests implicated as child molesters spent so much as one day in jail. For years, most of their victims were too scared or embarrassed to make complaints. But Buffalo Police had marching orders not to arrest Catholic priests, according to former vice squad Detective Martin Harrington and other retired officers. Instead they alerted the bishop's office to any illegal activities. "The department's unwritten policy was that Catholic priests did not get arrested," said Harrington, who investigated vice crimes for 17 years and retired in 1995. "I never had any experience with...
  • Law firm releases 300 names of Catholic priests and others accused of abuse in NJ

    05/06/2019 4:23:20 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 11 replies
    North Jersey Record ^ | Monday, May 6, 2019 | Deena Yellin, Monsy Alvarado and Jean Rimbach
    Attorneys on Monday, May 6, 2019 released a report containing names of more than 300 New Jersey priests and others accused of misconduct. Philip DeVencentis, Staff Writer, @LocalNewsPhil A law firm specializing in representing abuse victims put the names in a report, linked to a suit by a man who says he was abused in Ridgefield Park. Edward Hanratty doesn't think it's a coincidence that four abusive priests wound up at his parish in Ridgefield Park.  In his Irish Catholic community, nobody ever questioned the church, which was at the epicenter of the community, recalled Hanratty, a victim of clergy...
  • Documentary on Catholic Priests Using Nuns as "Sex Slaves" Pulled After Court Challenge

    05/01/2019 12:53:55 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 21 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | Aprilt 30, 2019 | Scott Roxborough
    Caption: 'Sex Slaves in the Catholic Church' German-French channel Arte says it will fight to overturn a court injunction that prevents it from rebroadcasting the documentary, which accuses rogue priests of sexually abusing French nuns. A French television documentary that accuses Catholic priests of sexually abusing nuns has been pulled from the French-German television channel Arte after a priest filed a complaint with a German court. French director Marie-Pierre Raimbault and investigative journalist Eric Quintin shot the documentary, Sex Slaves in the Catholic Church, over three years, basing it on firsthand testimony of nuns who claim they were used as...
  • When a priest, this NJ teacher impregnated a 16-yr-old... you can't fire him, school dist. is told

    05/01/2019 12:26:11 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 22 replies ^ | Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | Kelly Heyboer
    Complete title: When he was a priest, this N.J. teacher impregnated a 16-year-old. No, you can't fire him, school district is told. A veteran Burlington County teacher who had a baby with a 16-year-old girl while he was a Catholic priest nearly 30 years ago should not lose his job because of his past, a state arbitrator told the school district. Cinnaminson school officials brought up tenure charges against middle school teacher Joseph DeShan earlier this year after parents learned about his history as a priest in the diocese in Bridgeport, Connecticut. DeShan left the priesthood in 1994, four years...