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Catholic Church Child Abuse

Bishop: Small Catholic Diocese Has Spent $15 Million On Abuse Lawsuits

Lodi News-Sentinel, Calif. | Ross Farrow | Posted 08.11.2013 | San Francisco

The Catholic diocese serving parishes from Lodi to Turlock has spent about $15 million in judgments, settlements and legal costs regarding clergy abus...

N.J. Catholics Outraged Over Archbishop's Defense Of Accused Priest's Access To Children

Posted 04.30.2013 | Religion

By Mark Mueller Religion News Service NEWARK, N.J. (RNS) Amid calls for a Vatican investigation, Newark Archbishop John J. Myers is facing fierce...

Enough Is Enough: It's Time to Get Tough on Organizations That Involve Children in Any Form or Manner

Ian I. Mitroff | Posted 11.28.2012 | Crime
Ian I. Mitroff

How else can they not merely protect but ensure their reputation? If not, then they had better be prepared for severe losses in financial support and membership.


AP | BILL DRAPER | Posted 11.07.2012 | Religion

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The first American bishop criminally charged in the clergy sex abuse scandal was found guilty Thursday of a misdemeanor count...

German Priest Admits 280 Counts Of Child Abuse

AP | Posted 03.14.2012 | World

BERLIN — A Roman Catholic priest in Germany has admitted to 280 counts of sexually abusing three boys over a several-year period. The 46-year-o...

The Catholic Church And Child Abuse: Deja Vu All Over Again

Michael Ruse | Posted 12.19.2011 | Religion
Michael Ruse

Too often, established religion does make possible evil things and clearly the Kansas City situation is one such case. The authority and attitude of the bishop makes what happened all too possible and common.

Report: Kansas City Diocese Put Children In Jeopardy

Posted 11.02.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service (RNS) The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph could have put children in jeopardy when it faile...

Dutch Find 2000 Church Abuse Claims

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The head of a Dutch inquiry into child abuse in the Catholic church school system says yearly complaints are up 100-fol...

SHOCK: Priest Arrested Over '21,000 Child Porn Images'

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Catholic priest in Spain has been arrested over the alleged possession of thousands of images of child sex abuse. Police said they found 21,000 i...

Pope Links Sex Abuse To Vices

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI deplored the sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests and linked i...

Abusing Children: Not Just For Catholic Priests

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

Given the public outcry against the Catholic Church, I am curious to see how the Jewish community will respond to the case of Bryan Bramly, the Arizona rabbi accused of molested a child.