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Priest Sex Abuse

Retired Archbishop Harry Flynn Can't Remember How He Handled Sex Abuse Cases

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.05.2014 | Religion

Retired Archbishop Harry Flynn was deposed last month in a lawsuit contending that the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Win...

Priest Convicted Of Sexual Abuse Of Teen Gets 15 Years

AP | DYLAN LOVAN | Posted 05.30.2014 | Crime

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former Catholic priest dying of cancer was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison for sexually abusing a teenage boy at a c...

Vatican Must Comply With Anti-Torture Treaty, Says UN

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN and NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 07.23.2014 | Religion

GENEVA (AP) — In a report that could expose the Catholic Church to new legal arguments by clerical sex abuse victims, a U.N. committee found Friday ...

Ex-priest Sentenced For Sexual Abuse

AP | DYLAN LOVAN | Posted 04.17.2014 | Crime

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A jury says a former priest convicted of felony sex abuse charges in Louisville should serve a 15-year prison sentence. Jame...

Vatican Faces Second UN Hearing On Sex Abuse Policies

Religion News Service | Josephine McKenna | Posted 04.16.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican next month will face yet another crucial United Nations hearing that will scrutinize the Catholic Church’s response t...

Victims Of Priest Sex Abuse Demand Internal Church Documents

AP | DON BABWIN and TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

CHICAGO (AP) — Victims of childhood sexual abuse by priests vowed to keep pushing for more information on how allegations were handled by the Archdi...

Church Releases Sex Abuse Files On Chicago Clergy

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 03.22.2014 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Thousands of pages of documents showing how the Archdiocese of Chicago handled the sexual abuse of children by priests will be made p...

Major Archdiocese Releasing Sex Abuse Files

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — The Archdiocese of Chicago will on Wednesday hand thousands of pages documenting clergy sex abuse allegations to victims' attorneys w...

Major Archdiocese Releasing Long-Awaited Files On Sex Abuse

Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

Ahead of a Wednesday release of historical files on sexual abuse by Chicago-area priests, parishioners across the area found a message from the head o...

5 Priests Removed In Child Sex Scandal

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced Sunday that it was removing five priests as the result of an investigation into alleged child sex abuse. ...

Hate the Sin, Blame the Victim

James Peron | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
James Peron

It seems that all their "responsibility" and damnation goes in one direction. It simultaneously justifies their own hatred and actions, while assuring everyone that the victim got what they deserved.

Catholic Church Begins To Make Amends

AP | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA | Posted 09.28.2013 | Religion

WARSAW, Poland -- A senior official of Poland's Catholic Church apologized Friday to the victims of pedophile priests, and prosecutors said they have ...

Catholic Priest Caught With Pantless 15-Year-Old, Police Say

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 09.22.2013 | Crime

A Catholic priest in Pennsylvania was charged with molesting a 15-year-old boy after cops say he was caught in the act. Father W. Jeffrey Paulish w...

Priest's Chilling Letters Detail Molestation, Church's Cover Up

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS and GREG RISLING | Posted 11.09.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The orders the Rev. Carlos Rodriguez got from his religious superiors after he confessed to molesting a 16-year-old boy just hours...

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...

MORE Priests Removed In Sex Abuse Scandal

AP | Posted 04.08.2013 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA -- Three more priests were permanently removed from ministry by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Sunday, including one whose accuser ki...

Priest Sentenced After Sexually Abusing 12-Year-Old Boy

AP | Posted 04.02.2013 | Crime

SALEM, Ore. -- A Catholic priest pleaded guilty Monday to sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy he invited for a sleepover when he was pastor of a church...

900 Year Old Tradition Of Priestly Celibacy May Soon Be Over

Posted 03.05.2013 | Religion

For over 900 years Catholic priests have practiced celibacy; but now that may be changing. After Cardinal Keith O'Brien resigned over sexual misconduc...

Conclave Considerations

Patricia McGuire | Posted 05.04.2013 | Religion
Patricia McGuire

A bad choice could set back the cause of the Church's renewal even more. A mediocre choice will only ensure that the Church continues to wallow in the current woes. A truly wise, visionary choice will lead the transformation of the Church to ensure its vitality for generations to come.

Meet the New Pope, Same as the Old Pope

Chez Pazienza | Posted 04.14.2013 | World
Chez Pazienza

Whomever the Church chooses to succeed Pope Benedict should be important. It should be, but for the most part it isn't, because it's almost impossible to imagine a scenario in which the changing times or the will of mere mortals will impact the decision-making of the next head of the Catholic Church.

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...

Priest Neil Doherty Sentenced On Sex Abuse Charges

Posted 01.28.2013 | Miami

A priest who accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a teenaged parishioner will spend the foreseeable future in prison. Father Neil Doherty, 6...

Priest Jailed For Sex Abuse Recants Guilty Plea

AP | MARYCLAIRE DALE | Posted 03.19.2013 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA — An imprisoned ex-priest at the center of a landmark Roman Catholic priest-abuse case testified Thursday that he pleaded guilty to...