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Catholic Sex Scandal

Vatican Sex Abuse Record Under Investigation By UN

Religion News Service | Alessandro Speciale | Posted 07.12.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican has been called to give detailed information on its record on child sexual abuse to a United Nations panel, a move that...

Witness: Ex-Priest Forced 10-Year-Old To Do Striptease

Posted 04.27.2012 | Religion

A witness testified that a former priest of the Philadelphia Archdiocese made him engage in various sexual acts when he was a 10-year-old altar boy. ...

Clergy Sex Abuse Report: Let's Rely on Science, Not Hysteria

Thomas G. Plante, PhD, ABPP | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas G. Plante, PhD, ABPP

The loudest voices were poised last week when researchers from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice finally released their much anticipated investigation examining the causes and context of clergy sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church .

Vatican Gives Bishops Guidance For Handling Sex Abuse Cases

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 07.16.2011 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has told bishops around the world that it is important to cooperate with police in reporting priests who rape and mol...

Authorities Awaiting Complaint In Exorcist Priest Scandal

Roger Bianchini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Roger Bianchini

Exactly what happened between the hard-line, no compromise former face of the pro-life movement and his female victim during the admitted "lapses of chastity" remain unknown.

Controversy Remains After Priest's Confession Of Sexual Indiscretion During Exorcism

Roger Bianchini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Roger Bianchini

As the Catholic blogosphere exploded with theories and accusations against the priest, Euteneuer broke the official silence with an admission of moral failing during his performance of an exorcism.

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.

Pope Apologizes To U.K.: Deeply Sorry, Ashamed Of Sex Abuse

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD and VICTOR L. SIMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

LONDON — Pope Benedict XVI apologized Saturday to five people who were molested by priests as children in his latest effort to defuse the sex ab...

Vatican Response 'Salt In The Wounds' Of Sex-Abuse Victims

AP | CARRIE ANTLFINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

MILWAUKEE — A man who says he was among some 200 deaf boys allegedly molested by a priest in Wisconsin said Monday the Vatican's defensive respo...

It's Catholicism Itself, Stupid

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Wolff

This is not just a story about individual priests and instances of malfeasance; it is a focused and concerted argument against a host of precepts and behaviors and theological positions fundamental to the Roman Catholic Church.

Merkel: Sex Abuse Scandal Major Challenge

AP | MELISSA EDDY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel called the sex abuse scandal rocking the homeland of Pope Benedict XVI a major challenge to German society and...