Damien Memorial Fudges Grant Application, Swindles $1.5 Million from State

What do you do when your umbrella organization files for bankruptcy (to avoid costly sex abuse civil trials); ten of your former teachers are exposed as perpetrators; and at least 15 former students come forward to say they were sexually abused by your teachers and brothers? Swindle the state of Hawaii out of $1.5 million,…Continue reading Damien Memorial Fudges Grant Application, Swindles $1.5 Million from State

ACTION ALERT: Committee votes on SB131 tomorrow!

**********************ACTION ALERT****************************** Want to take action TODAY to help victims and protect kids? Here’s how: Tomorrow, Wednesday (8/21), the California State Assembly Appropriations Committee will consider a measure that makes it easier for child sex abuse victims to expose predators in court, keep kids safe right now and hold wrongdoers accountable. Please take just a few minutes…Continue reading ACTION ALERT: Committee votes on SB131 tomorrow!

Santa Barbara date added to D’Antonio book tour

  Here is the complete list of dates:   SAN DIEGO, CA Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 7 pm Alliant University, Green Hall, Co-sponsored by IVAT, the Institute on Violence Abuse and Trauma at Alliant University, 10455 Pomerado Road, San Diego   FULLERTON, CA Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 7 pm Fullerton Public Library – Presented as a…Continue reading Santa Barbara date added to D’Antonio book tour

Victims of convicted predator priest reach $20 million settlement with Jesuits

For immediate release: Monday, May 20 Statement by Barbara Blaine of Chicago, president of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (312-399-4747, SNAPblaine@gmail.com)  Six men who were sexually violated as kids by a widely-known Jesuit priest, Fr. Donald McGuire, have reached a settlement totaling nearly $20 million. We applaud their courage and strength.…Continue reading Victims of convicted predator priest reach $20 million settlement with Jesuits

Second retired Honolulu priest sued for abuse: Bishop does … NOTHING

From yesterday’s Honolulu Star Advertiser: Catholic Church, priest named in lawsuit alleging molestation A New Jersey man filed a lawsuit Wednesday alleging that he was sexually molested when he attended St. Anthony’s parish and school in Kailua from 1978 to 1981 when he was about 10 to 13 years old. The suit filed by the man…Continue reading Second retired Honolulu priest sued for abuse: Bishop does … NOTHING

You read it here first …

The Los Angeles Times just published this great story about Cardinal Mahony. Despite promises from Archbishop Gomez that Mahony would be removed from public ministry, the disgraced Cardinal is performing confirmations across Los Angeles. Fortunately, the commenters and Catholics are just as disgusted as I was last week when I first reported the problem.

Newark’s name-changing predator priest makes headlines again …

Within the past few weeks, the Archdiocese of Newark has settled sex abuse and cover-up lawsuits with five men who charge that they were abused by convicted Newark priest Fr. Carmine Sita. Sita, who was convicted of child sex abuse in New Jersey in 1983, was later allowed to change his name to Fr. Jerry…Continue reading Newark’s name-changing predator priest makes headlines again …

BREAKING: Cardinal Mahony presiding over confirmations at LA parish

Disgraced Cardinal Roger Mahony will be officiating confirmations this evening at a local Los Angeles parish, despite promises from the new Los Angeles archbishop that Mahony and another bishop involved in sex abuse and cover-up would be relieved from public duties. Documents released in January showed that Mahony, who retired in 2011, personally managed the…Continue reading BREAKING: Cardinal Mahony presiding over confirmations at LA parish

Current priest, Diocese of Honolulu accused of child sex crimes

Current priest, Diocese of Honolulu accused of child sex crimes  Two ex-Damien students expose him in abuse lawsuit Bishop Silva has known about allegations since last August Despite ‘zero tolerance,” bishop refuses to remove predator Bishop Silva must oust priest, warn parishioners, group says Predator is “ticking time bomb” for abuse, they claim What: Holding signs…Continue reading Current priest, Diocese of Honolulu accused of child sex crimes

Los Angeles scandal over? Hardly. Fmr LA priest sentenced for sexual assault

Less than 48 hours after the historic first “document dump” in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, a former Long Beach priest has been sentenced to probation and must register as a sex offender. And people say that the “scandal” is over … According to the Long Beach Press Telegram: Luis Jose Cuevas, who was once…Continue reading Los Angeles scandal over? Hardly. Fmr LA priest sentenced for sexual assault

Mahony’s chickens come home to roost – with links to complete document files

The complete library of documents can be viewed here. For years, all we heard from Cardinal Roger Mahony was that he “may have made mistakes” and that “new policies would ensure child safety.” Now we know that Cardinal Mahony’s role in the cover-up of child sex abuse in the Los Angeles Archdiocese was hands-on, insidious…Continue reading Mahony’s chickens come home to roost – with links to complete document files