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Roman Catholic Church Sex Abuse Scandal

Relief For Hundreds Of Clergy Sex Abuse Victims In Montana

AP | Matthew Brown | Posted 03.05.2015 | Religion

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Hundreds of victims of clergy sex abuse that spanned decades in Montana stand to receive payments totaling about $20 million,...

Chilean Priests Join Forces Against Newly Appointed Bishop They Say Covered Up Sexual Abuse

AP | Posted 02.20.2015 | Religion

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A group of Chilean priests on Thursday demanded the resignation of a bishop, accusing him of covering up for a prominent prie...

Pope's Sex Abuse Point Man Urges Bishop Accountability

AP | Posted 02.17.2015 | Religion

ROME (AP) - Pope Francis' point man on clerical sex abuse said Monday the failure of the Catholic Church to punish bishops who covered up for pedophil...

Pope Orders Bishops To Cooperate With Sex Abuse Commission

Reuters | Philip Pullella | Posted 02.05.2015 | Religion

(Adds more from commission member, letter, commission details) By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Pope F...

Spain Indicts 10 Priests In Abuse Case That Drew Pope's Interest

AP | Posted 01.28.2015 | Religion

MADRID (AP) - A judge in the southern Spanish city of Granada has indicted 10 priests and two Catholic lay workers in a sex abuse case that prompted P...

Cardinal Burke Somehow Blames 'Feminized' Church For Sexual Abuse Crisis

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 01.08.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Cardinal Raymond Burke, a senior American churchman in Rome who has been one of the most outspoken critics of Pope Francis’ push for reform, i...

The Treacherous Intersection of Faith and Child Abuse

Burke E. Strunsky | Posted 02.18.2015 | Crime
Burke E. Strunsky

Secrecy is essential to the crime of child molestation and when it encounters the sacred secrecy inherent to some religious organizations, an atmosphere is created in which the predator can thrive.

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...

"Why Did I Do It and How Do I Feel About It Now?" Priest Sex Offender Speaks Out

Stafford Betty | Posted 01.21.2015 | Crime
Stafford Betty

The public is ready to forgive almost every crime except the one Cyril committed. On a radio show he participated in, a woman told him she would rather see her child murdered than sexually molested. He knows he has been demonized in the minds of almost everyone.

Pope Francis Personally Called A Spanish Sex Abuse Victim

The Associated Press | Posted 11.26.2014 | Religion

ROME (AP) - Pope Francis says he personally called a Spaniard who said he was sexually abused by a priest and urged him to report it to the diocese. ...

'For I Have Sinned' Delivers a Memorable Pageturner

Greg Archer | Posted 01.18.2015 | Books
Greg Archer

It's refreshing to discover a noteworthy female protagonist in Cate Harlow. She's the fiery private investigator in author Kristen Houghton's latest endeavor, For I Have Sinned.

Los Angeles Monsignor Reinstated A Decade After Abuse Claim

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 11.10.2014 | Religion

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A high-ranking Roman Catholic official has been exonerated of clergy sex abuse allegations by a Vatican tribunal after a decade o...

Minnesota Archdiocese, Sex Abuse Victims Reach Settlement

AP | AMY FORLITI and JAMES NORD | Posted 12.13.2014 | Religion

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Victims of clergy sex abuse stood next to Catholic church leaders in Minnesota on Monday to announce a settlement to a novel ...

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.

Another Bishop Is Under Vatican Investigation

AP | Rachel Zoll | Posted 09.29.2014 | Religion

The Vatican is investigating Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City, Missouri, two years after he was convicted of failing to report suspected abuse. Fi...

Pope Francis Gives The Boot To Bishop Who Protected Priest Accused Of Sexual Abuse

The Associated Press | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 09.25.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis on Thursday forcibly removed a conservative bishop from a Paraguayan diocese who had clashed with his fellow bishops ...

Former Archbishop Accused Of Sex Abuses Put Under House Arrest

Reuters | Philip Pullella | Posted 09.23.2014 | Religion

(Reuters) - The Vatican on Tuesday arrested a former archbishop accused of paying for sex with children while he was a papal ambassador in the Dominic...

Dispute Over Decency

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 11.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Religious radicals are marketers of mistreatment, and it's time to call them on it. It is amazing what indecent things some people say and do in the name of decency.

Sinead O'Connor Calls Catholic Church Reforms 'Laughable'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.13.2014 | Religion

Irish singer Sinead O'Connor has no faith in Catholic Church reforms under Pope Francis, she told Billboard in an interview for the August 16 issue. ...

Pope Benedict Gets Unwelcome Attention In Sex Abuse Case

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 08.06.2014 | Religion

(RNS) A showdown between Pope Francis and a conservative bishop in Paraguay is heating up as the bishop rejected charges that he sheltered a priest ac...

Vatican Orders Removal Of Paraguay Priest Accused Of Sex Abuse

Religion News Service | Josephine McKenna | Posted 07.31.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican has ordered a Roman Catholic diocese in eastern Paraguay to remove a priest accused of sex abuse in the U.S. and to res...

Minnesota Archbishop Will Not Resign Despite Mishandled Sex Abuse Claims

AP | Posted 07.30.2014 | Religion

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Roman Catholic archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis says he won't resign despite criticism over the archdiocese's handlin...

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 Francis: 2 Percent Of Priests Are Pedophiles

Reuters | Philip Pullella | Posted 09.12.2014 | Religion

ROME, July 13 (Reuters) - About 2 percent of Roman Catholic clerics are sexual abusers, an Italian newspaper on Sunday quoted Pope Francis as saying...

Vatican Ex-Ambassador Convicted Of Sex Abuse

AP | Nicole Winfield | Posted 06.27.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican's former ambassador to the Dominican Republic has been convicted by a church tribunal of sex abuse and has been defroc...