Catholic Church Scandal Archives - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
by | Nov 26, 2022

It is impossible to overstate the tone-deafness of America’s Catholic bishops in recent years. They seem determined to give the Catholic Church a black eye. The Theodore McCarrick scandal — he was a prominent cardinal in Washington, D.C., who preyed…

by | Feb 14, 2022

Fr. Andres Arango recently resigned as pastor of St. Gregory Catholic Church in the diocese of Phoenix, Arizona. It turns out that he has been performing invalid baptisms for over 20 years. Members of the laity noticed that he said…

by | Nov 20, 2021

Cardinal Roger Mahony, the retired archbishop of Los Angeles, is notorious for his role in the Church’s abuse scandal. In 2013, he was “removed from all public duties by his successor, Archbishop José H. Gomez, as the church complied with…

by | Nov 4, 2021

American Catholic priests ordained after 2010 are more likely to be theologically conservative and to affirm Church teaching on controversial moral issues than priests ordained in prior decades, a survey published this week found. The survey showed that newly ordained…

by | Jun 12, 2021

Pope Francis recently rejected a preening offer of resignation by German Cardinal Reinhard Marx. It is hard to say which gesture was phonier: the offer or the refusal. Intended as proof of the Church’s commitment to “reform,” this exchange between…

by | Jan 12, 2020

The Vatican’s long-promised report on the Theodore McCarrick scandal has yet to materialize. Meanwhile, his “nephews” continue to rise in the Church, often taking positions within the inner circle of Pope Francis. Cardinal Kevin Farrell, who roomed with McCarrick for…

by | Dec 15, 2019

Monsignor Walter Rossi, the rector of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., is a protégé of Michael Bransfield, the former West Virginia bishop removed for, among other misdeeds, bilking Catholics out of millions of dollars. Rossi…

by | Dec 8, 2019

Under this lax and political pontificate, almost everything in the Church looks arbitrary and slipshod, including canonizations, which Pope Francis has been using to remake the Church in his own liberal image. He quickly canonized Óscar Romero, whose cause stalled…

by | Dec 1, 2019

Gregory Ingels is a former priest who has been credibly accused of molesting a 15-year-old boy in California, a scandal that led to his departure from public ministry in 2002. His story is fairly well known within Church circles. What’s…

by | Nov 24, 2019

Keith Green is a former security guard at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, serving from December 2018 until his resignation on July 24, 2019. He spoke to The American Spectator about his demoralizing experiences at…

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