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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...
  • Group opposed to pedophile priests celebrates 25 years

    Group opposed to pedophile priests celebrates 25 years
    A group that has been a thorn in the side of the Catholic church for 25 years is expanding its crusade against pedophile priests to other religious leaders  accused of sexual abuse. Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) celebrates its 25th...
  • Pope Francis will follow through on convictions

    The article on the front page of the July 8 Morning Call, with Pope Francis begging for forgiveness during his homily, has moved me very much back to my faith after I was turned away by the atrocities committed by the upper echelon of the Roman Catholic...
  • Pope apologizes for Church's sexual abuse, calls it 'sacrilegious cult'

    Pope apologizes for Church's sexual abuse, calls it 'sacrilegious cult'
    Pope Francis told victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clerics the Church should "weep and make reparation" for crimes he said had taken on the dimensions of a sacrilegious cult. "For some time now I have felt in my heart deep pain and suffering,"...
  • Pope Francis begs forgiveness of sex abuse victims

    Pope Francis begs forgiveness of sex abuse victims
    Pope Francis met for the first time with victims of clerical sexual abuse on Monday and pledged that bishops who covered up such abuse of minors would be held accountable. Likening the abuse to a “sacrilegious cult” that drove its victims...
  • Archbishop being investigated for sexual misconduct

    Archbishop being investigated for sexual misconduct
    A Catholic archbishop in Minnesota is being investigated for sexual misconduct with seminarians, priests and other men, according to Commenweal magazine. The investigation, based on multiple allegations, is being conducted by a law firm hired by the...
  • Priest abuse case headed for trial

    ST. LOUIS When the Rev. Joseph D. Ross was assigned to minister at St. Cronan Church, the other priest there already knew his secret. He heard the pastor coming to help him in 1991 had just returned from the St. Luke Institute in Silver Spring, Md., a...
  • Pope meets with abuse victims, apologizes for church coverups

    VATICAN CITY Pope Francis met privately with a small group of victims of pedophile priests Monday and apologized for the way the Catholic Church covered up child sex abuse perpetuated by clergy members. "Before God and his people, I express my sorrow for...