Several Boston Catholic Insider (BCI) readers have asked what we know about the latest on the investigation into homosexual activity and sexual harassment at St. John’s Seminary. Based on internal and external indicators, we get the distinct impression the outcome could end up looking largely like a “nothing-burger” and it could be set up as … [Read more…]

Safe Haven for Predator Priests

South America is one place that homosexual predator priests go to flee canonical and legal sanctions for their crimes. GlobalPost tracked five of these priests in South America. GlobalPost’s senior correspondent Will Carless asked one of these priests, Fr. Paul Madden, if he had in fact sexually abused a boy who had credibly accused the … [Read more…]

More Than 170 People Sued Oregon Diocese? Where Are These Priests and Others Today?

Oregon dioceses More than 170 people have sued the Catholic Church in Oregon, claiming they were sexually abused by priests and other religious and lay officials. The suits sought more than $600 million. About 100 have been settled for undisclosed sums, 1999-2003. Gonzalez Rios affair Seminary student Juan Joseat Gonzalez Rio at Mount Angel Seminary … [Read more…]

WEST COAST PRO-LIFE Pro-Life Education and Resources

Mt. Angel Abbey is once again the focus of Catholics in Oregon and beyond who are scandalized over yet another alleged child molestation by a priest. Woodburn priest Fr. Angel Armando Perez is in prison without bail. He attended the seminary prior to the so-called strict screening process. I suspect tighter screening will be helpful … [Read more…]

Archbishop McCarrick’s unofficial role in Vatican-China relations

Former cardinal had been a proponent of a deal between Chinese President Xi Jinping and the Church under Pope Francis. Following reports that the Holy See and the People’s Republic of China could be about to sign an agreement on the appointment of bishops in the country, attention has turned to the role of Archbishop … [Read more…]