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Sex Abuse Scandal

Legionaries Of Christ Officially Apologize To Victims: Catholic Order Denounces Founder Father Marcial Maciel

Reuters | Philip Pullella | Posted 04.08.2014 | Religion

ROME, Feb 6 (Reuters) - A disgraced Catholic religious order whose late founder lived a double life as a pedophile, womanizer and drug addict offici...

Honesty Needed From Catholic Church in Wave of More School Closings

Christopher Atamian | Posted 04.02.2013 | New York
Christopher Atamian

Secrecy --a Church specialty -- has always reigned inside even its most hallowed institutions, but it cannot continue to do so. In the case of Catholic schools, the Church should first publish their so-called "master plan" for all to see, down to how they intend to spend every last nickel.

Friar Suggests Teens Seduce Priests In A Lot Of Sex Abuse Cases

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.31.2012 | Religion

In a recent interview* with the National Catholic Register, Father Benedict Groeschel, of the conservative Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, said that...

Shame on Joe Paterno & Penn State & a Plea to Abused Kids From a Rape Survivor

David Henry Sterry | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
David Henry Sterry

I was raped. By a large, athletic, violent man. I was young, naïve, and defenseless. Being the victim of this unspeakable violence destroyed the k...

Healing Requires Revealing: How The Church Is Failing Abuse Survivors

Kim Michele Richardson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Kim Michele Richardson

The opportunity for accountability, resolution and a promise for the protection of vulnerable children is now.

Pope Outlines Scope Of Irish Abuse Probe

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Catholic archbishops of New York and Boston will meet personally with victims of abu...

Vatican 'Outraged' Over Police Raid Of Archbishops' Graves In Sex Abuse Probe

AP | ALESSANDRA RIZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican said Friday it was astonished and outraged that Belgian police investigating priestly sex abuse had conducted raids t...

Catholic Child Abuse Scandal: Seeking Accountability

Michele Somerville | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michele Somerville

The Catholic hierarchy has benefited from too much trust, too much benefit of the doubt and too much latitude in handling the child abuse crisis.

Pope Sex Abuse Scandal 'Born From Sins WITHIN The Church'

AP | BARRY HATTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LISBON, Portugal — In his most thorough admission of the church's guilt in the clerical sex abuse scandal, Pope Benedict XVI said Tuesday the gr...

The Arrogance of Catholic Church Authorities

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Thomas de Zengotita

What Church authorities have been revealing about themselves, in their very words, is this: they believe they are what they say they are.

Celibacy Partly To Blame For Clerical Sex Abuse, Says Cardinal

timesonline.co.uk | Richard Owen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

A cardinal seen as a future candidate for the papacy has broken a Vatican taboo by raising the possibility that priestly celibacy is among the causes ...