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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...
  • Former papal diplomat could face trial in Dominican Republic: Vatican

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A former Polish archbishop and papal diplomat who was defrocked after allegations of paying children for sexual acts has lost his diplomatic immunity and could be tried in the Dominican Republic, the Vatican said. In a...
  • Polish archbishop appeals defrocking for sexual abuse: Vatican

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A Polish archbishop accused of child sex abuse in the Dominican Republic has appealed against a Roman Catholic tribunal's decision to defrock him, the Vatican said on Monday. Jozef Wesolowski, who had served as a Vatican nuncio...
  • Orlando Catholic Diocese sued again over sexual abuse

    Orlando Catholic Diocese sued again over sexual abuse
    A 52-year-old Orlando man, motivated by Pope Francis' call for the Catholic church to make reparations to victims of sexual abuse, has filed a lawsuit against the Orlando Catholic Diocese alleging he was molested by a priest in the 1970s. "This is the...
  • 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 leadersĀ  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...