Case of Bishop Hart Shows Role Clericalism Plays in Abuse Cover-Up

For years, clergy abuse survivors fought to have Bishop Joseph Hart’s name stripped from the building of St. Joseph’s Children’s Home in Torrington, Wyoming – a residence for troubled teenage boys known as the Hart’s Children Center. 

Cheyenne Diocese Struggles With Abuse Revelations About Popular Bishop

[This is part two of The Tablet’s three-part investigative series into Bishop Joseph Hart, who could become the first U.S. bishop to face criminal prosecution for abuse. Read part one here.] By Christopher White, The Tablet’s National Correspondent CHEYENNE, Wyoming – Nearly three decades had passed since Martin last stepped foot inside a Catholic church. […]

Ex-Seminarian’s Struggle Shows ‘Overlapping Jurisdictions’ Gap in Abuse Crisis

Seventeen years ago, a young foreign-born seminarian was packing his bags for the opportunity of a lifetime. During a chance meeting at a Labor Day BBQ, the highly influential and now disgraced Cardinal Theodore McCarrick encouraged him to transfer to Washington, D.C., where he enrolled in the Theological College, the national seminary located at Catholic University of America.

A Simple Defrocking Won’t Mean the McCarrick Case Is Over

Various news agencies have reported that the Vatican will shortly announce a ruling in the case of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, accused of sexual abuse of a 16-year-old boy more than 50 years ago as well as various incidents with adult priests and seminarians.

Pope orders ‘thorough study’ of Vatican archives on ex-Cardinal McCarrick

John L. Allen Jr. and Ines San Martin ROME (Crux) – Pope Francis has ordered that an investigation by the Archdiocese of New York into sex abuse allegations against ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick be combined with a “thorough study of the entire documentation present in the archives of the dicasteries and offices of the Holy See” […]