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Roman Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal

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  • Pope Francis asks forgiveness for 'evil' priests who abused children

    Pope Francis asks forgiveness for 'evil' priests who abused children
    PopeĀ Francis made his first public plea for forgiveness on Friday for the "evil" committed by priests who molested children, using some of his strongest words yet on theĀ Roman Catholic Church's sexual abuse crisis. The Argentine-born pontiff said the...
  • Pope Francis asks forgiveness for priests who abused children

    Pope Francis asks forgiveness for priests who abused children
    Pope Francis on Friday asked for forgiveness for priests who molested children in some of his strongest words ever on the Roman Catholic Church's sexual abuse crisis. "I feel compelled to personally take on all the evil which some priests, quite a few in...
  • 'Scandal,' 'House of Cards,' 'The Bridge,' 'Orphan Black' Among Peabody Winners

    The 73rd annual Peabody Award winners are a typically eclectic list ranging from hits such as ABC's "Scandal" and AMC's "Breaking Bad" to Netflix's groundbreaking drama "House of Cards" to BBC America's buzzworthy "Orphan Black." Among the scripted...
  • Breaking Bad, Scandal, House of Cards among Peabody Awards recipients

    Breaking Bad, Scandal, House of Cards among Peabody Awards recipients
    Several hot TV series scored prestigious Peabody Awards on Wednesday. Among the 46 recipients of the University of Georgia's 73rd annual awards are AMC's "Breaking Bad," ABC's "Scandal," Netflix's "House of Cards" and "Orange is the New Black," BBC...
  • Pope Francis appoints first members of anti-child abuse panel

    Pope Francis appoints first members of anti-child abuse panel
    VATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Saturday filled the initial positions of a committee against child abuse, which he had announced in December to tackle pedophilia scandals within the Catholic Church. Francis chose a mixed team of eight prelates and lay...
  • TV Review: Frontline's 'Secrets of the Vatican'

    Pope Benedict XVI's unprecedented retirement and subsequent enthusiasm surrounding Pope Francis has certainly stoked interest in the Catholic Church, an organization (with apologies to Dan Brown's readers) that remains shrouded in mystery. Yet PBS'...
  • Chicago Archdiocese releases documents of priest abuse complaints

    Thousands of pages of secret church documents released Tuesday as part of a court settlement provide an unprecedented look at how the Archdiocese of Chicago for years failed to protect children from abusive priests. The documents provide new details and...
  • Deeds, not words, are what's needed from church hierarchy now

    Deeds, not words, are what's needed from church hierarchy now
    When stories surface of children being sexually abused, most parents have two responses: horror and avoidance. The interest is obvious. What you learn may protect those you love, and protect others you don't know. But such stories come with a cost, as...
  • U.N. panel grills Vatican officials about abuse of children

    U.N. panel grills Vatican officials about abuse of children
    ROME -- In their toughest and most public questioning to date about sexual abuse of children by members of the clergy, senior Vatican officials came under heavy criticism Thursday from a United Nations committee over their handling of such cases and...
  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
  • Pennsylvania court reverses Roman Catholic priest's conviction

    A Pennsylvania appeals court on Thursday overturned the conviction of the first U.S. church official ever charged or convicted in connection with how he handled complaints that priests had sexually abused children. Msgr. William Lynn, who has never been...
  • Pope Francis has a few questions to ask you

    Imagine the pope is coming to dinner. He'll be taking the bus, and he doesn't want you to make a big fuss. It's Francis, after all, the "world's parish priest." There's a bit of an agenda to his visit. He wants to ask how you feel about some of the most...