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Catholic Abuse Scandal

Fugitive Catholic Priests Avoid Trial by Fleeing Country

Posted 05.09.2012 | Religion

At least 32 Roman Catholic priests have fled the country to avoid prosecution since 1985 and only five have returned to face trial, reports the Chica...

Bishops Told The Obvious: Pedophiles Lie, Victims Must Be Heard

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 04.08.2012 | Religion

ROME — Priests who rape and molest children lie when confronted with an accusation but victims usually tell the truth, psychologists told Cathol...

The Emperor's New Clothes, 2011 Edition

Kim Michele Richardson | Posted 01.22.2012 | Religion
Kim Michele Richardson

I think fear is a real quandary for society. All we have at the moment is exposure of crimes and a salute to the victims, the brave ones who courageously stand up to these bullying organizations and institutions.

Philly Archdiocese Hit By Another Abuse Suit

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 09.26.2011 | Religion

PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia man at the heart of a groundbreaking criminal case against the Philadelphia archdiocese has filed a related civil ...

True Reform Would Start With 'I'm Sorry'

Kim Michele Richardson | Posted 07.19.2011 | Religion
Kim Michele Richardson

If the Catholic Church is to erase this stain on its reputation, it will have to be based on a complete reversal of its callous shielding of abusers within its ranks. I and other victims are still waiting.

Bishops Defy Tradition, Elect N.Y. Archbishop As President

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service BALTIMORE (RNS) In a dramatic break with tradition, U.S. Catholic bishops on Tuesday (Nov. 16) elected New York...

Studies Find Patterns Of Catholic Clergy Sex Abuse

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in 2002 commissioned a series of surveys and studies on the roots of the clergy sex abuse crisis from the John...