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Roman Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lawsuit: Former Orlando priests gave boys alcohol

    Accounts of plying boys with alcohol, showing them pornography and then molesting them are among the allegations detailed in the lawsuits against two former priests and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orlando. A third priest actively preaching in an...
  • Chicago Catholic Archdiocese offers counseling for families of sex abuse victims

    Long scorned by victims' advocates for not doing enough to help survivors of clergy sex abuse, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago has tried to make up for lost time and lost souls. On Tuesday, the archdiocese launched an unprecedented counseling...
  • Release of Cardinal George's deposition revealing

    Editor's note: This article appeared in the Aug. 15, 2008, edition of the Chicago Tribune. . When Cardinal Francis George released his deposition on the sexual abuse scandal last week, he offered an unprecedented look into the Roman Catholic Church'...
  • Letters to the editor

    People make traffic worse Re "Isolated in our cars, but suffering together," June 8 Very good article on congestion in L.A. But did you notice that many of the people highlighted in the article contribute, in his or her own way, to the congestion?...
  • Realism on tap at AFI Fest

    Realism on tap at AFI Fest
    Film fans, it's time to get your passports stamped. When the AFI Fest begins Thursday night, it will kick off 11 days of screenings and events that will bring some of the best films from the international festival circuit here to Los Angeles, including...
  • Book on Clergy Abuse Comes Out In June

     
    When Values Collide: The Catholic Church, Sexual Abuse and the Challenges of Leadershipby Father Joseph Chinnici deals with the crisis embroiling the church in the United States, Ireland, Germany and Italy: its roots and repercussions. Chinnici, who&#...
  • Pope: Church’s sins led to sex-abuse scandal

     
    The Associated Press is reporting that Pope Benedict XVI has used strong words to heap blame on what he thinks is the party responsible for the global sex-abuse scandal: the Roman Catholic Church itself. From the story: “The greatest persecution...