Father Maurice Grammond — Oregon’s Serial Child Sex Predator

We recently filed the latest in a long string of claims against the Portland Archdiocese on behalf of an adult who was sexually abused as a young boy by Fr. Maurice Grammond. Grammond, who spent most of his years as a priest in Seaside, Oregon, has the reputation as Oregon’s most notorious pedophile. It didn’t […]

Oregon Orthodox Priest Arrested on Sex and Drug Charges Involving a Minor

An Orthodox Christian priest, Father Daniel James Mackay, 42, has been arrested on criminal charges including purchasing sex with a minor, sexual misconduct, patronizing a Prostitute, endangering the welfare of a minor, unlawful possession of cocaine and using a minor in a controlled substance offense. Mackay has been an Orthodox priest since 2011 when he […]

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Last week, we posted a story about the grand jury report on sexual abuse in the Catholic diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. The report revealed the scope of the problem in the small, central Pennsylvania diocese. This week, the Guardian newspaper published an in-depth story about the details found in the grand jury’s report. One of the […]

Catholic Church Faces Another Scandal

There is a storm brewing in New York and it has nothing to do with the weather. The Catholic Archdiocese of New York has been sued (nothing new there) concerning a Throgs Neck priest accused of financing his alternative lifestyle with parish funds. The controversy began earlier this year with an email sent to Cardinal […]

Australian Police Admit Cover-up of Catholic Priest Molesting Boys

A former Australian police officer has testified that his attempts to investigate sexual abuse allegations against a Catholic priest were blocked by police officials. Testifying before the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Denis Ryan told the Commission how he had attempted to investigate Monsignor John Day in the 1970’s but was […]

Connecticut Supreme Court Upholds $1 Million Verdict in Priest Abuse Case

In a ruling recognizing the need for extended statutes of limitations for sex abuse victims, the Connecticut Supreme Court upheld a jury verdict against the Archdiocese of Hartford and one of its priests, the Rev. Ivan Ferguson. The Court rejected the Archdiocese’s arguments that the verdict was improper and should be overturned. In oral arguments […]

Priest Sex Abuse Trial Ends in Settlement for Plaintiff

A 63-year-old Sedro Woolley woman settled her civil sexual abuse case against the Archdiocese of Seattle for $1,200,000 just days prior to the closing arguments of the trial. The priest sex abuse trial had not been going well for the Archdiocese as they had to admit under oath that they were aware that former priest […]

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