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GRACE Against Sex Abuse

Martin Marty | Posted 07.28.2014 | 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...

Church Sex Abuse Scandal Heading To The Big Screen

Posted 04.03.2013 | Entertainment

DreamWorks announced plans this week for a big film with a controversial topic. The studio will tackle the Catholic Church's child sexual abuse scanda...

Cardinal Suggests Pedophilia Not A Crime

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.18.2013 | Religion

A South African cardinal who last week participated in the conclave to elect Pope Francis suggested in a recent interview with the BBC that pedophilia...

LA Archdiocese Will Pay Nearly $10 Million For Sex Abuse Crimes

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 03.13.2013 | Los Angeles

-- The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles will pay nearly $10 million to settle four cases alleging abuse by a now-defrocked priest who told C...

Jaweed Kaleem

American Catholics: Sex Abuse Is Biggest Problem Facing Church

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.07.2013 | Religion

While the College of Cardinals meets to discuss the priorities of the Roman Catholic Church and select a new pope, a new survey shows that American Ca...

Did A Gay Vatican Underworld Cause Pope Benedict To Quit?

Joseph Ward III | Posted 05.05.2013 | Religion
Joseph Ward III

Pope Benedict cited his failing health as the reasons he is unable to appropriately fulfill the ministry that was entrusted to him. But the next pope will be handed the same 300-page report detailing Vatican corruption, including information about this alleged gay Vatican underworld.

Cardinal Mahony Blogs About His Public Humiliation

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 02.15.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Cardinal Roger Mahony, the former Roman Catholic archbishop of Los Angeles, will be questioned under oath next week as part of a clergy...

LASD To Review Church's Sex Abuse Files For Clues

AP | Posted 04.13.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will review personnel files of allegedly abusive priests that were recently released b...

N. Jerin Arifa: Islamophobia Encourages Violence Against Women

V-Day | Posted 04.13.2013 | World
V-Day

There is significant and well-justified concern within the feminist community and beyond about Muslim women's rights. Just look at what is happening in countries like Afghanistan.

LAPD Is Digging Through Church's Shameful Past

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH and GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 04.07.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Police will review abusive priests' personnel files to see if the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles commi...

Friday's Religion Reads

Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 04.03.2013 | Religion
Jaweed Kaleem

News on the HHS contraception mandate and religious employers, Los Angeles abuzz over thousands of priest abuse files and more in today's religion reads.

Cardinal Dolan And The Dead Lose One To The Living

Michael D'Antonio | Posted 03.19.2013 | Religion
Michael D'Antonio

When he was Archbishop of Milwaukee, Timothy Dolan chose the dead people, placing $55 million into cemetery trust funds and out of the reach of local abuse victims suing the Church. The victims asked a federal bankruptcy judge to reverse him, and on Friday she did.