Author: Staff

On Wednesday, August 14, a one-year “window to justice” will open in New York state, allowing those who had been sexually abused but had their cases barred by the statute of limitations a chance to file a civil lawsuit. This is an exciting opportunity for survivors to get a chance at justice, but can also […]

Author: Melanie Jula Sakoda

Early last month, Father Ioannis Maridakis was apparently taken into the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia as priest and assigned to the Monastery of Saint Anthony the Great in Phoenix, Arizona. However, on July 23, 2019, the reception was withdrawn because of “serious allegations” leveled against the priest that “require an investigation.” A copy […]

Author: Staff

New York, London, July 15, 2019 Last November, Fr. Mark Tyson left the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese (ACROD), a jurisdiction of the Patriarchate of Constantinople in America, and joined the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR) due to his concerns over the Patriarchate’s invasion of Ukrainian Church territory. He was soon followed by Fr. […]

Author: Melanie Sakoda

Today was the 7th anniversary of Scott Nevin’s tragic suicide. The former monk killed himself just outside of Saint Anthony Greek Orthodox Monastery in Florence, Arizona. Cappy and I extend our deepest sympathy to Scott’s family and friends. May they find comfort in their unimaginable grief. Sadly, nothing has changed in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. […]

Author: Kathryn Varn

Koumianos Hatzileris faces two counts of sexual battery in connection with an incident May 27 at his Tarpon Springs home, police said. A 71-year-old retired priest accused this week of sexual battery had been arrested 20 years ago in a prostitution sting, according to police. In July 1999, Clearwater police arrested Koumianos Hatzileris on a […]

Author: Staff

For the past two years, Sam Young has led a one-man charge to reform the LDS church and to protect children within the Mormon faith. Now, Sam is taking his campaign nationwide and is urging everyone to take one of three simple actions that can protect EVERY child. Here is what Sam is asking everyone […]

Author: Rich Kirby

One of the priests served eight years at St. Anthony’s in Danbury ANBURY, CT — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport has agreed to pay $3.55 million to five men who claim in lawsuits they were sexually abused as children by priests, the News-Times is reporting. The Rev. Larry Jensen, former spiritual director of the […]

Author: Melanie Jula Sakoda

Today, March 13, 2019, is the 12th anniversary of Eric Iliff’s tragic death. We applaud his bravery in coming forward with the story of his abuse, and we mourn his untimely passing. We hope his family and friends find comfort in their memories of this very special young man. Eric has a tribute page on […]

Author: Melanie Jula Sakoda

Abuse survivors in New York and New Jersey who are beyond the statute of limitations will now have an opportunity to hold their abusers, as well as those who enabled them, accountable. The New York Child Victims Act was signed into law on February 14, 2019. The bill allows victims up until age 28 to […]

Author: Thea Morrison

The family of Father Giorgi Mamaladze, who was arrested in February 2017 and charged with planning a murder and ordered to nine years in prison in September, has launched protests and set up tents at the Patriarchate of Georgia, asking for the Eucharist for the archpriest. Brother of the cleric, Tornike Mamaladze, says that the […]