| May 23, 2013
| 9:44 PM
The Roman Catholic religious order that runs Brother Rice High School in Chicago and St. Laurence High School in Burbank didn't want Brother Edward Chrysostom Courtney in Chicago any longer. So in the early 1970s, the Irish Christian Brothers shipped...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 2:55 PM
Cecil Singleton had settled in to watch an episode of "Parenthood" when he caught a TV news teaser featuring the words "Elmo sex scandal." A man had accused puppeteer Kevin Clash — the man behind the world's most popular Sesame Street puppet —...
| May 22, 2013
| 5:38 AM
Internal church records released Tuesday show that Chicago Jesuits consciously concealed the crimes of convicted sex offender Donald McGuire for more than 40 years as the prominent Roman Catholic priest continued to sexually abuse dozens of children...
| May 8, 2013
| 5:42 PM
Anne Arundel County police are investigating sexual abuse allegations by a former student at Monsignor Slade Catholic School in Glen Burnie, officials of the Archdiocese of Baltimore said Wednesday.
In a letter posted on the archdiocese website and...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Attorney Adam Horowitz is filing a lawsuit today against the Catholic Diocese of Orlando for the sexual abuse of a teenager by by Father William Authenreith in 1978. According to the Complaint: In approximately 1978, St. Mary’s Priest William...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 4:32 PM
David Gibson writes for the Religion News Service about the sentencing of Monsignor William J. Lynn: (RNS) Monsignor William J. Lynn, the first U.S. Catholic official convicted for covering up the sexual abuse of children, was sentenced to 3-6 years in...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 12:57 AM
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A man charged with beating a Roman Catholic priest that he says molested him has been found not guilty.
The jury found William Lynch not guilty of felony assault and felony elder abuse, despite his admission that he attacked Father...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 2:42 PM
They say all good things must come to an end. With that, I'm leaving WDBJ and the news business. I've accepted a position as the community relations coordinator for Roanoke City Schools. There are several reasons why I'm switching...
| May 2, 2012
| 10:30 AM
It is difficult to describe my feelings on reading about the horrific story years of violence and sexual abuse of Catholic school children at the hands of John Merzbacher ("Prepared to make their voices heard," April 29).
That there could be any chance...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 3:36 PM
Baltimore prosecutors plan to look into new sexual abuse allegations from the 1970s against former Catholic school teacher John Merzbacher, according to his most recent accuser.
"They're investigating what I reported," said Donna Berger, 48. She met with...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 4:02 PM
While rushing to meet a deadline on her third novel, J. Courtney Sullivan, author of "Maine," our Printers Row Book of the Month selection, took a break to chat about memories of her Catholic girlhood, the origins of Maine, and colleges for women.