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Catholic Church Sex Abuse

Why We Shouldn't Be So Quick To Turn The Page On Abuse In The Catholic Church

The New Yorker | Braden Goyette | Posted 01.14.2016 | Religion

The election of Pope Francis, in 2013, had the effect, among other things, of displacing the painful story of priestly sexual abuse that had dominated...

Pope: Those Who Covered Up Clergy Sex Abuse Are 'Guilty'

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.28.2015 | Religion

ROME (RNS) People who cover up clerical sexual abuse should be considered guilty, and God will judge priests who are unrepentant about committin...

Why Pope's Comments On Clergy Abuse Upset Many Survivors

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.23.2015 | Religion

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Man Who's Protested Vatican Embassy Since 1998 Is Unmoved By Papal Visit

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- John Wojnowski has been protesting sexual abuse by Catholic priests outside the Vatican embassy every day for the past 17 years --...

Former Vatican Ambassador Accused Of Sexually Abusing Children Dies

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 08.28.2015 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — A Catholic former archbishop accused of child sex offenses was found dead on Friday, the Vatican said, a month after he...

Archdiocese Of Milwaukee To Pay $21 Million In Abuse Settlement

Associated Press | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 08.05.2015 | Religion

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Pope Francis and the Remaking of Modern Catholicism

Stan Chu Ilo | Posted 05.12.2015 | Chicago
Stan Chu Ilo

When we look at the words and deeds of Pope Francis since his papacy, it is obvious that he has surpassed the expectations of many. The Francis effect is now the new narrative of the Catholic Church with all the positive consequences of this for realizing the mission of Roman Catholicism in the world.

Catholic Church In Australia: 'Obligatory Celibacy May Have Contributed To Abuse'

Religion News Service | Josephine McKenna | Posted 12.14.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Roman Catholic Church in Australia acknowledged that “obligatory celibacy” may have contributed to decades of clerical sexu...

Pope Ramps Up Crackdown On Sex Abuse

AP | Posted 01.11.2015 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has moved to speed up rulings on appeals by clergy who have been accused of sex abuse of minors and other grave abu...

Major Archdiocese Releases Files Showing How It Hid Sex Abuse

AP | Don Babwin & Tammy Webber | Posted 11.06.2014 | Religion

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Archdiocese of Chicago on Thursday released thousands of internal documents showing how it hid the sexual abuse of children by 36 ...

The Term Homophobia Is Improper

Mark Baer | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
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Mark Baer

Religion aside, I firmly believe that those who argue that homosexuality is a choice do so in order to justify senseless beatings of gays and lesbians, and continued discrimination and mistreatment against them. I also believe without a doubt that it is a choice to be a nasty human being.

GRACE Against Sex Abuse

Martin Marty | Posted 09.27.2014 | Religion
Martin Marty

This post originally appeared in Sightings, an online publication of the Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion, University of Chicago...

Tom Petty's New Song Blasts Catholic Church For Sex Abuses

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.21.2014 | Religion

Rocker Tom Petty has taken on a weighty and controversial topic in the bonus track to his new album, "Hypnotic Eye," and it's not bound to win him any...

Pope To Sex Abuse Victims: 'I Beg Your Forgiveness'

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 09.06.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis begged forgiveness Monday in his first meeting with Catholics sexually abused by members of the clergy and went fur...

Victims Demand Action From Vatican Sex Abuse Panel

Religion News Service | Josephine McKenna | Posted 04.30.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) As Pope Francis prepares to address the new Vatican panel charged with tackling the clergy sexual abuse scandal, victims are demand...

Vatican Faces Second UN Hearing On Sex Abuse Policies

Religion News Service | Josephine McKenna | Posted 04.16.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican next month will face yet another crucial United Nations hearing that will scrutinize the Catholic Church’s response t...

After Pope Francis' Apology, Abuse Victim Still Has One Question For The Church

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.14.2014 | Religion

Pope Francis asked for forgiveness last week from those who have been sexually abused by priests and vowed to make changes to prevent future assaults....

Los Angeles Archdiocese Will Pay Millions To Settle Abuse Cases

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles will pay $13 million to settle 17 clergy abuse lawsuits, including 11 that involve ...

5 Priests Removed In Child Sex Scandal

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced Sunday that it was removing five priests as the result of an investigation into alleged child sex abuse. ...

Polish Archbishop's Outrageous Comments On Sex Abuse Prompt Backlash

Reuters | Dagmara Leszkowicz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

WARSAW, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Poland's most senior Catholic cleric said children with divorced parents were sometimes more vulnerable to sexual abuse by...

Molestation Isn't Even Most Shocking Detail In Latest Crop Of Church Revelations

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 11.10.2013 | Los Angeles

One priest admitted to fathering a daughter, while another was hustled off to a treatment center after confessing to having sex with a teenage boy. Y...

Priest's Chilling Letters Detail Molestation, Church's Cover Up

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS and GREG RISLING | Posted 11.09.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The orders the Rev. Carlos Rodriguez got from his religious superiors after he confessed to molesting a 16-year-old boy just hours...

Catholic Church Goes All Out Against Bill Protecting Sex Abuse Victims

AP | SARAH PARVINI | Posted 07.17.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Tony Quarry suppressed his memories of being abused by a Roman Catholic priest for nearly 30 years and decided to sue only after findin...

Rape and Rank -- The Problem With All-Powerful Men

Michael D'Antonio | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics
Michael D'Antonio

As Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) said Sunday, "The military leadership at this point has shown that they have not been capable of fixing this problem." This truth will not change until justice is detached from power and rank no longer rules.

BOMBSHELL: Priest Continued To Work Despite Being Banned From LA Archdiocese

AP | Posted 04.15.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- In an April 14 story about confidential personnel files on Roman Catholic religious order priests, The Associated Press reported errone...