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Pope Defends Church's Actions In Fight Against Pedophile Priests

AFP | Posted 03.05.2014 | Religion

Pope Francis has defended the Catholic Church's record on tackling the sexual abuse of children by priests, saying "no-one else has done more" to root...

At the Vatican Noir: UN Seeking Disclosure of Thousands of Pedophile Cases Related to Clergy

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 09.09.2013 | World
Alison Winfield Burns

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) will investigate widespread sexual assault against children by Catholic clergy. "We ...

Telling God, "Ciao, I'm Out of Here"

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 04.13.2013 | World
Jeff Schweitzer

My thoughts when I heard Ratzinger was resigning? First, yet another hypocrisy from the church in flouting supposedly divine law for convenience, and second, the more than 10,000 children known to have been violated by Catholic priests.

Priest Who Once Admitted To Touching Boy Lands Prestigious Gig In Diocese

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.04.2013 | Religion

In a move branded "breathtaking arrogance" by a watchdog group, the Archdiocese of Newark has appointed a priest -- who once confessed to touching an ...

Priest Admitted Sexual Relations With Girl In Snow White Costume

Posted 02.04.2013 | Los Angeles

A retired Los Angeles priest who admitted to having sexual relations with a girl in his parish went on to be hired by the Los Angeles Unified School D...

WATCH: Priest Sex Abuse Survivor Speaks Out

HuffPost Live | Posted 11.26.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Crimes against children happen everywhere in the world and seem to thrive through a conspiracy of silence and intimidation. Peter Isely, a survivor of...

'A Glimpse Into The Mind Of The Molester'

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 06.01.2012 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The priest always started his favorite "game" by having the young boy remove his underwear and put on loose-fitting shorts so he c...

A False Claim to Divine Morality: Sex, Lies and Pedophiles

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 06.30.2012 | World
Jeff Schweitzer

The great crime in the Vatican's sex abuse scandal is not the existence of pedophiles within its ranks of priests, although that is bad enough, but the fact that the Church as a matter of policy transferred known pedophiles to unsuspecting parishes.

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...

Philadelphia Archdiocese Named 'Unindicted Co-Conspirator' In Clergy Sex Abuse

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 03.24.2012 | Religion

PHILADELPHIA — Prosecutors on Monday accused the Archdiocese of Philadelphia of being an "unindicted co-conspirator" in a clergy sex abuse case ...

Former Windsor Priest Pleads Guilty To 1950's Sex Charges

ca.news.yahoo.com | Posted 08.08.2011 | Home

CBC Former priest and teacher William Hodgson Marshall, 88, pleaded guilty in a Windsor, Ont., court on 17 sex assault charges for crimes he committed...

Sexual License of the 1960s Does Not Excuse Pedophile Priests

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 07.19.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

A new report argues the high incidence of sexual abuse by priests in the 1960s reflected the growing aberrance of American society during that period, including "an increase in premarital sexual behavior and divorce." Are they serious?

South Dakota Church-Abuse Chronicles, Part 1: 'I Want Everyone To Know What Happened To Us'

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 08.13.2012 | Religion
Stephanie Woodard

From the late 1800s until the 1970s, the federal government compelled Native parents nationwide to send their children to boarding schools designed to assimilate them.

South Dakota Sex Abuse Scandal: A Peek Inside The Church's Drawers

Stephanie Woodard | Posted 06.19.2011 | Religion
Stephanie Woodard

What ex-students describe as rampant sexual abuse in South Dakota's half-dozen boarding schools occurred against a backdrop of extreme violence.

Pope Links Sex Abuse To Vices

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI deplored the sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests and linked i...

Vatican Tried To Keep Notorious Child Rapist A Priest

AP | SHAWN POGATCHNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBLIN — The Vatican tried to stop Dublin church leaders from defrocking a particularly dangerous pedophile priest and relented only after he ra...

Facing Protests, Vatican Seeks To Be 'Ally' With Victims On Abuse

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican's top spokesman appealed to victims of pedophile priests who demonstrated...

Study: Nearly 60% Of Chicago Parishes Employed Pedophile Priests

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A new study conducted by three local advocacy groups paints a devastating picture of abuse by priests and other clergy within Chicago--showing that mo...

Catholics -- Shun the Pope Who Has Abused You

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

I know that for many British Catholics, their faith makes them think of something warm and good and kind -- a beloved grandmother, or the gentler sayings of Jesus. That is not what Ratzinger stands for.

Obama Takes a Meeting With Mephistopheles

MP Nunan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
MP Nunan

"You've probably already gathered why I called this meeting," Obama says. "I've spent 18 months in office, and I can't help but notice -- you're not holding up your end of the bargain."

Where Is the Vatican's Outrage About Child Molestation?

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Carla Seaquist

The world -- and the molested -- have been waiting, waiting for the Catholic Church's hierarchy to do the right thing in these months of crisis. Sadly, the wait will be longer.

Pope, Breaking Silence, Says Church Must 'Do Penance'

Religion News Service | Francis X. Rocca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Breaking his silence as an international clergy sex abuse scandal has roiled the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday (Ap...

The Catholic Church Needs Its Gay Priests

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Irene Monroe

The Catholic Church is in damage control. Pope Benedict XVI won't resign and he can't be defrocked. And Catholics worldwide are enraged. The Church no...

It's Not About Homosexuality: Blaming the Wrong People for the Sexual Abuse Crisis

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

There were clearly some gay priests who were attracted to adolescent boys, and who preyed on them. But not the vast majority of gay priests, who never abused anyone. This is a critical point.

Vatican Backtracks On Linking Abuse Scandal To Gays

Religion News Service | Francis X. Rocca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) A day after the Vatican's No. 2 official suggested a link between pedophilia and homosexuality, the pope's top spokesman issued a c...