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Roman Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal

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  • Pope must embrace transparency [Letter]

    Pope must embrace transparency [Letter]
    The United Nations has decried the Vatican for not being transparent about the sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests, bishops and cardinals over the past few decades ("UN panels urges Vatican to turn over sex abusers to authorities," Feb. 5). Moreover,...
  • Baltimore-area nuns fighting Obamacare rule

    Baltimore-area nuns fighting Obamacare rule
    It's a war that seemingly ended a long time ago, being fought in the most unlikely of places: contraception, at homes for the elderly run by an order of Roman Catholic nuns. The Little Sisters of the Poor, with a house in Catonsvlle, are fighting the...
  • Claims mount against Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo

    Claims mount against Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo
    Cecil Singleton had settled in to watch an episode of "Parenthood" when he caught a TV news teaser featuring the words "Elmo sex scandal." A man had accused puppeteer Kevin Clash — the man behind the world's most popular Sesame Street puppet —...
  • Push to strengthen state's child abuse reporting law debated

    Push to strengthen state's child abuse reporting law debated
    Maryland is one of three states that requires workers in certain occupations to report child abuse but whose law doesn't include criminal sanctions against those who fail to do so, according to a state legislative analysis. That distinction met with...
  • Police investigating sex abuse allegations at Anne Arundel Catholic school

    Police investigating sex abuse allegations at Anne Arundel Catholic school
    Anne Arundel County police are investigating sexual abuse allegations by a former student at Monsignor Slade Catholic School in Glen Burnie, officials of the Archdiocese of Baltimore said Wednesday. In a letter posted on the archdiocese website and...
  • Catholic officials knew of teacher's abuse, court files indicate

    Catholic officials knew of teacher's abuse, court files indicate
    The Catholic-school teacher had a pre-teen student pinned to the ground in his Baltimore classroom, the girl's blouse open and her chest exposed when the doorknob suddenly turned and the school principal — a nun — burst in. The screaming...
  • Revelations in abuse case spark calls for reform

    Revelations in abuse case spark calls for reform
    State legislators and sexual-abuse victim advocates called Monday for reforms in the way such cases are handled in Maryland, including stricter reporting requirements when incidents are discovered. State Sen. Delores G. Kelley, a Baltimore Democrat, said...
  • O'Brien on priest sexual abuse: Making sure it doesn't happen again

    O'Brien on priest sexual abuse: Making sure it doesn't happen again
    Often, when the Catholic Church's sexual abuse crisis is discussed, some defender of the church will accurately point out that no other institution has done more to study itself and to create safeguards that protect children in the area of sexual abuse....
  • Abuse not a product of culture but church policy

    Anyone familiar with criminal justice studies realizes how flawed many of them are, and the recently released "The Causes and Context of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests and Deacons in the United States 1950-2002" appears to be a prime example....
  • O'Brien blaming society for clergy sexual abuse

    The reported highlights of the John Jay University study of the causes and context of sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy, which were also emphasized in Archbishop Edwin O'Brien's op-ed ( "We can't let it happen again," May 22), are that the general...
  • Catholic priest banned from ministry in child sexual abuse case

    A celebrated liturgical scholar has been permanently removed from Catholic ministry in the wake of a "credible allegation" that he had inappropriate sexual contact with a child in Baltimore three decades ago, according to Jesuit officials. The acts by...
  • Merzbacher's victims are right to demand justice

    It is difficult to describe my feelings on reading about the horrific story years of violence and sexual abuse of Catholic school children at the hands of John Merzbacher ("Prepared to make their voices heard," April 29). That there could be any chance...