The Catholic Church’s Grim History of Ignoring Priestly Pedophilia – and Silencing Would-be Whistleblowers

The Catholic Church’s Grim History of Ignoring Priestly Pedophilia – and Silencing Would-be Whistleblowers By Brian Clites, Case Western Reserve University Widespread public shock followed the recent release of the Pennsylvania grand jury report that identified more than 1,000 child victims of clergy sexual abuse. In fact, as I know through my research, the Vatican and its American bishops have known about the problem of priestly pedophilia since at least the 1950s. And the Church has consistently silenced would-be whistleblowers from within its own ranks. In the memory of many…

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Grand Jury Finds Police Were Complicit in Covering Up Massive Child Sex Ring in Catholic Church

Grand Jury Finds Police Were Complicit in Covering Up Massive Child Sex Ring in Catholic Church By Matt Agorist Philadelphia, PA — For those who have been keeping up with the child sex abuse scandal in the Catholic church that erupted late last month in Pennsylvania, many have been wondering how it was allowed to go on for so long without anyone getting charged or arrested. Now, we may have the answer—the police were complicit. During a grand jury report into the child sex abuse by priests in Pennsylvania, the…

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Catholic Church Found to Have Spent Over $2 Million Lobbying To Block Child Sex Laws

Catholic Church Found to Have Spent Over $2 Million Lobbying To Block Child Sex Laws By John Vibes In light of the growing pedophilia and sexual assault scandal rocking the Catholic Church, it is important to remember that not very long ago the organization was found paying off a lobbying firm to block bills related to sex crimes against children. In 2015, the New York State Catholic Conference, contracted the lobbying groups, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, Patricia Lynch & Associates, Hank Sheinkopf, and Mark Behan Communications to block…

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