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Church Sex Abuse

Megachurch Pastors Leave Evangelical Network Amid Sex Abuse Controversy

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 05.20.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Two pastors have left a Reformed evangelical group after a pastor from the Maryland megachurch they oversaw confessed to covering up sex abuse c...

Conservative Leader On Leave Following Abuse Allegations

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 03.01.2014 | Religion

((RNS) Bill Gothard, an Illinois-based advocate for home schooling and conservative dress who warned against rock music and debt, has been placed on a...

Bob Jones University Renews Sex Abuse Investigations

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 02.26.2014 | Religion

(RNS) After firing an independent watchdog group to investigate allegations of sexual abuse on campus, Bob Jones University has rehired the same group...

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...

Why Are Priests Really Celibate? (And Will It Change?)

Christian Piatt | Posted 04.30.2013 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Is it possible that the next pope might revisit this and change centuries of Catholic tradition?

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...

Catholic Bishops To Take Second Look At Abuse Reforms

Posted 08.11.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service (RNS) A review of church sex abuse guidelines will top the agenda when the nation's Roman Catholic bishops meet...

Eddie Long, Atlanta Bishop, Accused Of Sexual Abuse By Male Parishioners

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

ATLANTA — The prominent pastor of a 25,000-member megachurch near Atlanta denies allegations in a lawsuit that he coerced two young men from the con...

Australian Priest Jailed For 'Sadistic' Child Abuse

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An Australian Catholic priest was sentenced Friday to almost 20 years in jail for child sex attacks which the judge said were sadistic and went unpuni...

Bob Schieffer: Catholic Church Has More Than A PR Problem

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

On Easter Sunday, the Catholic Church faces more scandal surrounding sexual abuse of children by church officials. On CBS's "Face the Nation," host ...

Could The Pope Be Impeached?

Mother Jones | Nick Baumann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

In recent weeks, the firestorm over sexual abuse of children by Catholic clergymen has reached even the pope himself. ... Could the pope be impe...

How Could It Happen? Tracing the Causes of Sexual Abuse by the Clergy

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Buried beneath the shock and anger, especially for Catholics, however, is a searing question: How could this happen?

To Sinead O'Connor, Pope Benedict's Apology For Church Sex Abuse Rings hHollow

washingtonpost.com | Sinead O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Despite the church's long entanglement with the Irish government, Pope Benedict's so-called apology takes no responsibility for the transgressions of ...