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Roman Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal

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  • Suit: 2 popes enabled Chicago pedophile priest

    Emboldened by a recent court ruling that ordered the Vatican to open its records about a priest accused of child sex abuse, a Minneapolis attorney has sued the Vatican on behalf of a mother whose son was molested by former Roman Catholic priest Daniel...
  • New report on priestly abuse: A priest's view

    New report on priestly abuse: A priest's view
    By and large, priests don’t molest because they are gay, or because the Catholic Church requires priests not to marry. Nor did the problem stem from changes in seminaries after Vatican II. What, then? Those reasons are more elusive, a fact that...
  • Doug Daniels: Are Hippies to Blame for Priest Pedophilia?

    Doug Daniels: Are Hippies to Blame for Priest Pedophilia?
    Last week a highly anticipated report about sexual abuse in the Catholic Church was released, immediately drawing criticism from abuse victims and advocacy groups. The nearly $2 million study was conducted by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice....
  • Connecticut renegades break free of the Vatican to define their Catholic identities ¿more authentically¿

    When Shawn Smith was young, he dreamed of entering the priesthood. It was in his genes. He had priests for uncles, nuns for aunts and dedicated parishioners for parents. He believed in the holiness of the Eucharist — its power to mysteriously...
  • Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph Facing New Lawsuit

    Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph Facing New Lawsuit
    The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph is facing a new legal worry. It's part of an ongoing priest sex scandal. Punitive damages based on a new court filing. In a five page motion, attorney Rebecca Randles says the Diocese  lied in a press statement to...
  • Catholic bishops to gather in Seattle, weigh charter revisions

    Catholic bishops to gather in Seattle, weigh charter revisions
    Proposed revisions to a U.S. Roman Catholic Church charter that addresses the sexual abuse of children by priests are insignificant and fail to address church cover-ups, critics said on Tuesday. Members of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests...
  • Catholic bishops meet in Bellevue to discuss clergy sex abuse

    Catholic bishops meet in Bellevue to discuss clergy sex abuse
    The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops opened their spring meeting Wednesday with votes planned on revising the church's policy on protecting children from clergy sex abuse, and on a statement opposing physician-assisted suicide. More than 300 clergy...
  • The God Squad: Parents shouldn't deny 'old-fashioned' moral code

    Question: Despite the conservative Catholic stance on morality and church issues we've taken all our married life, our older unmarried son and daughter have no problem with sleeping over at a lover's home, in the same bed, with the full knowledge of the...
  • Two Penn State Officials Charged in Connection with Sex Scandal

    Two Penn State Officials Charged in Connection with Sex Scandal
    Two former Penn State officials were charged on Monday with covering up alleged sexual assaults of young boys by a former coach, as authorities widely criticized the university for allowing the abuse to continue unchecked for more than a decade. Jerry...
  • Apodaca: Penn State case provides chance to educate

    Most of us would rather take a bullet than stand by and watch a child be hurt. It's difficult for us to fathom a mindset that places a higher priority on the sheltering of a suspected pedophile than on the harm done to alleged victims. But, as shocking...
  • Ken Burns, Alex Gibney, others headline Toronto documentary lineup

    Ken Burns, Alex Gibney, others headline Toronto documentary lineup
    Ken Burns, Alex Gibney and Julien Temple headline the Toronto International Film Festival's documentary lineup this year, a program that also features work by Marina Zenovich and Matthew Cooke. Fans of nonfiction film can take in movies on everything...
  • Police: Priest in Underwear Seen Chasing Boy After Assault

    Police: Priest in Underwear Seen Chasing Boy After Assault
    WOODBURN, Ore. -- A 46-year old priest is facing sexual abuse charges after being accused of fondling a 12-year-old boy during a sleepover. Police say the boy was invited to spend the night at the home of Father Angel Armando Perez. The boy told...