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Roman Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Now is time to stop eulogizing, start asking hard questions

    With the election of a new pope yesterday, the networks once again interrupted regular programming to join the all-news cable channels for continuous live coverage from the Vatican. Instantly, tens of millions of screens in homes and offices around the...
  • Blackwell is convicted of molesting teen Stokes

    Maurice Blackwell, the former priest of St. Edward Roman Catholic Church in West Baltimore, was convicted yesterday of molesting a parish choirboy, who years later shot him. The defrocked priest, found guilty of three counts of child sexual abuse that...
  • Vatican approves sex abuse policy

    The nation's Roman Catholic bishops won Vatican approval yesterday for their revised sex abuse policy, requiring every diocese to bar priests who molest children from working in the church. Vatican authorization makes the plan church law for the United...
  • Vatican arrests former archbishop on paedophilia charges

    Vatican arrests former archbishop on paedophilia charges
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican on Tuesday arrested a former archbishop accused of paying for sex with children while he was a papal ambassador in the Dominican Republic, the first-ever arrest inside the city state on charges of paedophilia....
  • Bishops Shouldn't Object To Lengthening Statute Of Limitations

    How disingenuous of the Catholic bishops in Connecticut to seek a reversal to the state’s extension of the statute of limitations regarding sexual abuse of minors [Sept. 22, Page 1, "Sexual Abuse Ruling Challenged"]. In 2003, Pope John Paul II...
  • Rosh Hashanah lessons learned at Mass

    Growing up in a very Reform Jewish household, I was never completely comfortable at the prospect of being called to the pulpit for an honor at synagogue. Until I attended Mass. Most every Sunday, for more than a year. The reason wasn't religious, but...
  • George led flock through tough times

     George led flock through tough times
    George led flock through tough times The appointment of Cardinal Francis George's successor Saturday represents the start of an unprecedented transition in the city's Roman Catholic Church, where no other leader has lived long enough to meet the man...
  • History of traditions proves self-serving [Letter]

    It's tradition, demands Tevye in "Fiddler on the Roof," asserting he's "master of the house." It's a musical about religious traditions, marriage, choice, upheaval of the Russian Jews and culture shift. Tevye selected a husband for his daughter, a...
  • Pope accepts resignation of head of scandal-plagued Irish church

    ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the head of the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland, the Vatican said on Monday, drawing a line under a career plagued by accusations that he kept quiet about the sexual abuse of children by...
  • Tom McCarthy on Adam Sandler's Work Ethic, Taking Departure With 'The Cobbler'

    "The Cobbler," a fantastical film about a shoe repairman able to step into the lives of his customers, can't be wrapped up in a box. "I don't even know what to compare it to," director Tom McCarthy told Variety. "It's got its own vibe and its own feel....