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Roman Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal

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  • 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...
  • 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 Dioceseá lied in a press statement to...
  • 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...
  • Court urged to investigate Pope over sex abuse

    Court urged to investigate Pope over sex abuse
    Victims of sexual abuse by the clergy want the International Criminal Court to investigate Pope Benedict and three Vatican officials for allowing the rape and sexual abuse of children. The New York-based rights group Center for Constitutional Rights...
  • Child sex abuse claims mount against Boy Scouts

    Child sex abuse claims mount against Boy Scouts
    Four Oregon men sued the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday for $20 million over childhood sexual abuse they say they suffered at the hands of a pedophile knowingly appointed as their scoutmaster in the 1970s. The four lawsuits, filed in Multnomah County...
  • Pope accepts Archibishop Daniel Bechlein's early retirement

    Pope accepts Archibishop Daniel Bechlein's early retirement
    At the age of 73, Archbishop Daniel Buechlein announced his early retirement because of various health issues Wednesday. In 2008, Archbishop Buechlein battled Hodgkin's lymphoma.á During that year, he had chemotherapy and radiation treatments.á Then,...
  • 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...
  • Priest Accused of Fathering Child with Married Woman

    Priest Accused of Fathering Child with Married Woman
    A Cass County man says his youngest son was fathered by a Catholic priest. It's the latest lawsuit against the Diocese of St. Joseph-Kansas City. The man involved says the affair destroyed his marriage and is now filing for divorce. The victim says he'...
  • 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...