Neil Doherty (Source: Broward Sheriff"s Office)

Priest Pleads No Contest In Underage Sex Abuse Case

Looking frail and seated before a judge, retired South Florida priest Neil Doherty pleaded no contest to six counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a child.


Neil Doherty is the first Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of Miami to be charged with sexual battery on a minor younger than 12. He served as a priest at a parish in Margate. He is retired. (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office via The Miami Herald)

Miami Archdiocese Faces Another Molestation Suit

The Miami Archdiocese again finds itself the target of a child abuse lawsuit, this time involving an accused serial molester already being held in the Broward County jail in a criminal case.



Lawsuit Against Archdiocese Of Miami For Child Sexual Abuse

A child sexual abuse case has been filed in Miami-Dade County against the Archdiocese of Miami. The lawsuit was filed Thursday morning by John Doe No. 94.


Father Felix Varela (Source: Archdiocese Of Miami)

Pope Approves “Venerable” Status For Havana Born Priest

A Havana born priest who Pope Benedict XVI mentioned during a homily in his recent visit to Cuba has received what many view as the first step toward sainthood.


(Source: AP)

Fla. Priest Accused Of Exposing Himself At Beach

Authorities say a Roman Catholic priest was arrested after exposing himself to an undercover detective at a southwest Florida beach.



Miami Archdiocese Sued Over Alleged Sex Abuse By Priest

A South Florida man has filed a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Miami for alleged sexual abuse at the hands of a priest.


Police arrested Dorothy Scalise after they said she was stalking a catholic priest. (Source: CBS4)

Woman Accused Of Stalking Coral Springs Priest Remains In Jail

A parishoner accused of stalking a local priest is being held in jail pending a psychiatric evaluation.


Police arrested Dorothy Scalise after they said she was stalking a catholic priest. (Source: CBS4)

Woman, 70, Accused Of Stalking Coral Springs Priest

A South Florida priest says one of his own parishioners was stalking him at home and leaving phone messages on his voicemail. The 70-year-old woman accused of the crime was arrested.


Alberto Cutie has some harsh criticism for some Catholic Church leaders in his new book.  (Source:

Cutie Blasts Catholic Church In New Book

A former priest who left the Catholic Church after he was photographed in public with his girlfriend offers some harsh criticism to church leaders in his new book.



S. Florida Priest Named Bishop Of Orlando Diocese

ORLANDO (CBS4) – A South Florida auxiliary bishop was named by Pope Benedict XVI Saturday as the new Bishop of the Orlando diocese, the 5th person to hold that position since the the diocese was […]