Disgraced former St. Paul and Minneapolis Bishop John Nienstedt

Catholics who stopped “sitting back and taking it”

  There are two very amazing and interesting aspects of today’s news about disgraced Twin Cities Archbishop John Nienstedt. After national media attention and huge (and righteous) push back from Michigan Catholics, Nienstedt has been forced to leave a temporary position in a Michigan parish. If you’re just catching up to the story, Kalamazoo Catholic officials didn’t […]

Hawaii Civil Window update

  60 sex abuse cases 29 settlements 1 stingy insurance company     Things have been pretty quiet in Hawaii. And because of a new lawsuit, we now know why. The Diocese of Honolulu today sued one of its insurers, First Insurance Insurance of Hawaii, for refusing “to honor commitments made in liability policies it […]

The Well-Armored Child – FLASH SALE!

    THE WELL-ARMORED CHILD – the book that is being hailed as the “definitive child safety manual” – is on sale for only 99 cents (YAY!) for the Kindle and Nook. You can get the Kindle version here. The Nook version is available by clicking here. In the book, you can learn age-specific tools and strategies to […]

SNOW!

Totally off topic, but since it’s my blog, it’s my place for celebration! I live in Southern California. After more than 5 years of BAD local skiing, the SNOW is BACK. I’ll be at Mountain High on Friday. You know it’s good when even our junker local mountains are covered in the white stuff. Equipment […]

News Event – January 3, 2016 – LA priest admits abuse, Archdiocese misleads parishioners

  NEWS EVENT: Victims to leaflet mass attendees LA Priest admits he repeatedly abused a child  But Catholic officials let him work in parishes In 2014, they “quietly removed” him from LA church, misled parishioners about cause And they insisted that incriminating documents be destroyed Now, despite “zero tolerance” policy, he may be put back on […]

Bill Cosby arrested and charged with sexual assault

      Note: it was the release of previously sealed depositions in the CIVIL case against Cosby that finally encouraged Montgomery County, PA prosecutors to file criminal charges. In 2004, when former Temple University employee Andrea Constand originally reported the sexual assault, prosecutors would not charge Cosby. But 49 women and a 2005 deposition later, the […]

More moves to reform CA sex crime laws

      On the heels of proposed federal legislation and a CA ballot initiative to eliminate statutes of limitations for sex crimes, California State Sen. Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) is “seeking to introduce a bill in January that would eliminate the statute of limitations for rape and other related crimes.” According to the Vallejo Times-Herald: […]