Resignation of Powerful Cardinal Amid Vatican Financial Scandal Confirms Allegations of Class Action lawsuit About Wrongful Diversion of Donations to Peter’s Pence

September 25, 2020 For immediate release Contact: Marc R. Stanley Attorney Marc R. Stanley of Stanley Law Group (Dallas, TX), lead counsel in a class action case against the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, commented today on the sobering news that Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Angelo Becciu, the former head … Read more

Case Update

On behalf of all U.S. donors to Peter’s Pence, Mr. O’Connell filed this proposed class action in January of 2020 in federal court in his home state of Rhode Island. After USCCB objected to that venue, the case was transferred at Mr. O’Connell’s request to Washington, D.C., where USCCB is headquartered. In July, USCCB filed … Read more

Opposing Briefing

Briefing filed on August 7, 2020 opposing USCCB’s motion to dismiss.


Copy of the complaint filed in Federal District Court on January 22, 2020.    

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Seeking Accountability for Deceptive Solicitation and Misuse of Charitable Donations

For immediate release Contact: Marc R. Stanley (214) 443-4301 Stanley Law Group (Dallas, TX) filed a class action lawsuit today in the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island against United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) for misleadingly soliciting millions of dollars in charitable donations that were diverted into private investments. … Read more

Catholics Should be Outraged at Peter’s Pence Bait-and-Switch

If you asked loyal Catholics to subsidize a film dramatizing the life of Elton John, you’d get a disappointing return. But ask them to contribute to the needs of the Holy Father, and you’ll see real generosity. If you ask Catholics to invest in the London real-estate market, or in a shady Italian bank, or … Read more

How the Vatican Spent Millions on Elton John’s Biopic

Just when you thought the Vatican‘s image problem couldn’t get any worse, what with endemic clerical child abuse and a near bankrupt American arm of the church, it does. A new report pulls back the red velvet curtain on a bizarre new tidbit about the Vatican‘s other dirty little secret: its finances. The latest twist … Read more