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Catholic Priest Sex Scandal

The Pope, a PA Diocese, and a Legacy of Trauma

Jennifer Sabin | Posted 04.13.2017 | Religion
Jennifer Sabin

Pope Francis just issued his long-awaited statement calling for less judgment and more tolerance. But his statement would have had a more profound impact if he had also called for more judgment, less tolerance of Catholic priests who rape children, and the bishops who protect them.

Child Sex Abuse Charges Hit Colo. Springs Church

Posted 01.24.2012 | Denver

Rev. Charles Robert Manning, a pastor at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church in Colorado Springs, has been placed on leave following allegations...

Pope Outlines Scope Of Irish Abuse Probe

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Catholic archbishops of New York and Boston will meet personally with victims of abu...

An Open Letter to the Pope

Sinéad O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sinéad O'Connor

You have said church authorities did not act quickly or decisively in dealing with complaints. This is entirely dishonest. In fact authorities acted extremely quickly and decisively, but in protection of priests and the church, not of children.

Remember the Alamo -- Tony Alamo

Diane Dimond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Diane Dimond

An 11 year-old said Alamo ordered four men to hit him with a paddle 140 times for some minor offense. The preacher dodged child abuse charges.