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Cardinal Sparks Outrage In Sex Abuse Survivors With Tone-Deaf Analogy

Religion News Service | Josephine McKenna | Posted 08.22.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) One of the most powerful men in the Vatican, charged with cleaning up corruption and fostering financial reform, has outraged survi...

SNAP Is 25 Years Old And More Vocal Against Priest Abuse Than Ever

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 07.30.2014 | Religion

(RNS) When victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests first organized into a small band of volunteer activists in the late 1980s, reports of clergy m...

Vatican Urges U.N. Not To Link Sex Abuse With Torture

Religion News Service | Josephine McKenna | Posted 05.05.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) As Vatican representatives prepare to testify before a United Nations inquiry into torture next week, a senior official warned inve...

Victims Demand Action From Vatican Sex Abuse Panel

Religion News Service | Josephine McKenna | Posted 04.30.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) As Pope Francis prepares to address the new Vatican panel charged with tackling the clergy sexual abuse scandal, victims are demand...

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...

'Broadest Attempt At Transparency By Any Part Of The American Church'

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 06.19.2013 | Religion

NEW YORK -- A Roman Catholic religious order released an unusually candid report Tuesday outlining how its leaders failed for decades to stop sex abus...

The Conclave, the Cardinals, and the Child Sexual Abuse Crisis

Deborah Jacobs | Posted 05.11.2013 | Religion
Deborah Jacobs

No surprise, transparency has no place in the conclave; all participants must take a pledge of secrecy. Indeed, how can we even expect transparency when many of the cardinal electors stand accused of the very behavior they claim to deplore?

Breaking the Silence in the House of God

Marlise Karlin | Posted 04.14.2013 | Arts
Marlise Karlin

The sound of four deaf men who decided they couldn't live their lives in silence any more, will ring louder in your ears than if they were shouting.

Abuse Victims' Group 'Welcomes Pope's Resignation'

Agence France Presse | | Posted 04.13.2013 | Religion

An Australian group representing the victims of sexual abuse has welcomed Pope Benedict XVI's resignation, saying he had done little to stop "the reig...

Victims' Group Refuses To Turn Over Names In Abuse Suit

Posted 01.04.2012 | Religion

By Tim Townsend St. Louis Post-Dispatch ST. LOUIS (RNS) The director of a leading victims' advocacy group refused to answer some questions or turn...

Catholic Bishops Report Increase In Abuse Accusations

Posted 06.11.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) U.S. Catholic bishops announced Monday (April 11) that sexual abuse accusations against Cathol...

Top Church Official Indicted In Philly Abuse Probe

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service (RNS) Advocates for victims of clergy sexual abuse are hailing the indictment of a senior Roman Catholic offici...

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...

Papal Bull: Sex, Lies and Vatican-tape

Edward Lozzi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Edward Lozzi

Pope Benedict is in Australia about to pull the same media stunt of faux concern for the victims of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy that he pulled in the United States in April of this year.