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Roman Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal

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  • State Supreme Court Justice presides over same-sex wedding

    State Supreme Court Justice presides over same-sex wedding
    Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke, a Roman Catholic who has clashed with Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George, has presided over two gay weddings this year, including a double wedding last week. The double ceremony, held at Keith House in...
  • Vatican hasn't learned on sex abuse

    Vatican hasn't learned on sex abuse
    At what point does the Roman Catholic Church declare that molesting and abusing children ("Vatican panel on sexual abuse meets, plans to tackle church coverups," May 3) is not just a moral issue but a legal one, and a felony that certainly should be...
  • Vatican panel on sexual abuse meets, plans to tackle church coverups

    Vatican panel on sexual abuse meets, plans to tackle church coverups
    Members of a commission on sexual abuse created by Pope Francis said Saturday that they intended to design “clear and effective protocols” to protect children from abusive priests. The group, which includes experts on the issue and victims...
  • Vatican defends its handling of abuse before a U.N. panel on torture

    The United Nations on Monday linked the sexual abuse of children by Roman Catholic priests to torture, stepping up its criticism of the Holy See and, according to one activist group, potentially opening the way to a new wave of lawsuits. Members of a U....
  • 'Scandal,' 'House of Cards,' 'The Bridge,' 'Orphan Black' Among Peabody Winners

    The 73rd annual Peabody Award winners are a typically eclectic list ranging from hits such as ABC's "Scandal" and AMC's "Breaking Bad" to Netflix's groundbreaking drama "House of Cards" to BBC America's buzzworthy "Orphan Black." Among the scripted...
  • Pope Francis asks victims of clerical sex abuse for forgiveness

    Pope Francis asks victims of clerical sex abuse for forgiveness
    ROME -- Pope Francis on Friday made his first public plea for forgiveness on behalf of priests who have abused children. “I feel compelled to personally take on all the evil which some priests -- quite a few in number, [although] obviously not...
  • Bryan Singer allegations part of upcoming sex abuse documentary

    Oscar-nominated director Amy Berg has spent the last two years working on a scandalous new documentary about sex abuse in Hollywood that includes allegations about Bryan Singer, Variety has confirmed. Michael Egan, who filed a lawsuit this week...
  • Man shuns anonymity in accusing ex-priest of sex abuse

    Man shuns anonymity in accusing ex-priest of sex abuse
    A 27-year-old Chicago man on Wednesday became the first person to identify himself in a sex abuse allegation against former Roman Catholic priest and convicted sex offender Daniel McCormack. Darryl McArthur, who like all of McCormack's accusers is...
  • TV Review: Frontline's 'Secrets of the Vatican'

    Pope Benedict XVI's unprecedented retirement and subsequent enthusiasm surrounding Pope Francis has certainly stoked interest in the Catholic Church, an organization (with apologies to Dan Brown's readers) that remains shrouded in mystery. Yet PBS'...
  • Next L.A. fire chief's other challenge: race and sex discrimination

    Next L.A. fire chief's other challenge: race and sex discrimination
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's search for a new fire chief has been framed largely by well-publicized problems with the agency's 911 dispatch system and reports of delayed responses to life-and-death emergencies. But another deep-rooted, if less...
  • Angered by church sex abuse, readers turn against Cardinal Mahony

    Angered by church sex abuse, readers turn against Cardinal Mahony
    During the Roman Catholic Church's decades-long sex abuse crisis, then-Los Angeles Archbishop Roger Mahony went to great lengths to keep law enforcement uninvolved. Instead of handing priests accused of abuse over to police, he would send them to...
  • L.A. Now Live: Discuss Roger Mahony's legacy, clergy abuse

    L.A. Now Live: Discuss Roger Mahony's legacy, clergy abuse
    Join Times reporters Ashley Powers and Victoria Kim for an L.A. Now Live chat at 9 a.m. Thursday to discuss their series on Cardinal Roger Mahony and his role in the Catholic Church's child abuse sex scandal. FULL STORY: Clergy abuse cases were a threat...