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Roman Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal

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  • Vatican defends its handling of abuse before a U.N. panel on torture

    The United Nations on Monday linked the sexual abuse of children by Roman Catholic priests to torture, stepping up its criticism of the Holy See and, according to one activist group, potentially opening the way to a new wave of lawsuits. Members of a U....
  • '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...
  • Pope Francis asks victims of clerical sex abuse for forgiveness

    Pope Francis asks victims of clerical sex abuse for forgiveness
    ROME -- Pope Francis on Friday made his first public plea for forgiveness on behalf of priests who have abused children. “I feel compelled to personally take on all the evil which some priests -- quite a few in number, [although] obviously not...
  • Bryan Singer allegations part of upcoming sex abuse documentary

    Oscar-nominated director Amy Berg has spent the last two years working on a scandalous new documentary about sex abuse in Hollywood that includes allegations about Bryan Singer, Variety has confirmed. Michael Egan, who filed a lawsuit this week...
  • Pope Francis Asking Thorny Questions

    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...
  • Man shuns anonymity in accusing ex-priest of sex abuse

    Man shuns anonymity in accusing ex-priest of sex abuse
    A 27-year-old Chicago man on Wednesday became the first person to identify himself in a sex abuse allegation against former Roman Catholic priest and convicted sex offender Daniel McCormack. Darryl McArthur, who like all of McCormack's accusers is...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Chicago man is first accuser of ex-priest to ID himself

    Chicago man is first accuser of ex-priest to ID himself
    A 27-year-old Chicago man on Wednesday became the first person to full identify himself in a sex abuse allegation against former Roman Catholic priest and convicted sex offender Daniel McCormack. Darryl McArthur, who like all of McCormack’s...