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Roman Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal

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  • Pope Francis to form commission on sex abuse by priests

    Pope Francis to form commission on sex abuse by priests
    ROME — In his first formal response to one of the biggest challenges facing the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis is establishing a commission to look at how the church can better protect children from sexual abuse by its priests. The group's...
  • Carlo Maria Martini dies at 85; liberal Italian cardinal

    Carlo Maria Martini dies at 85; liberal Italian cardinal
    Italian Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, a rare and often outspoken liberal within the highly conservative Catholic Church hierarchy who was nevertheless often mentioned as a candidate for pope, died Friday. He was 85. Martini, a Jesuit and former...
  • WikiLeaks film shifts focus after Julian Assange won't share info

    WikiLeaks film shifts focus after Julian Assange won't share info
    When director Alex Gibney began work on his documentary "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks," he thought he would be telling the story of a charismatic, silver-haired free speech advocate named Julian Assange, who had exposed dark corners of...
  • 'I am sorry,' Cardinal Mahony says amid new priest abuse details

     
    Cardinal Roger M. Mahony on Monday apologized for the way the L.A. archdiocese dealt with priest child abuse claims after a new round of documents were released. "I am sorry," Mahony's statement concluded. The new documents show: Fifteen years before........
  • Amid molestation scandal, archdiocese mulls $200-million fund-raiser

     
    In the midst of renewed public outrage over its handling of the priest molestation cases, the Los Angeles Archdiocese is considering a $200-million fund-raising campaign. The archdiocese has hired a New York company, Guidance in Giving, to study the...
  • Cardinal Mahony's removal not enough, church critics say

     
    Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez's decision to relieve Cardinal Roger M. Mahony of all public duties over his mishandling of clergy sex abuse of children decades ago does not go far enough, some abuse victim advocates said Friday. David Clohessy,......
  • Rebuke of Cardinal Mahony casts a lengthy shadow at L.A. churches

     
    Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez's decision to relieve his predecessor, Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, of all public duties over his mishandling of clergy sex abuse of children decades ago was met by both resignation and disbelief in churches across the...
  • Priest files reveal disturbing stories of child molestation, coverup

     
    More disturbing stories of priests' molestations of children -- and questionable actions by church leaders -- emerged in 12,000 pages of once-confidential personnel files....
  • Five Catholic religious orders release files on L.A. clergy abuse

    Confidential personnel records from five Catholic religious orders were turned over to victims of sexual abuse Wednesday in the first wave of a court-ordered public disclosure expected to shed light on the role the groups, operating independently of the...
  • Church sex abuse scandal brings reflection at L.A. congregations

     
    New revelations about the church abuse scandal made for a reflective and painful Sunday at Catholic parishes across Southern California....
  • Pew finds Catholics hope next pope allows priests to marry

     
    As the pontificate of Benedict XVI winds down, many American Catholics express a desire for change, according to a new survey report by the Pew Research Center. For example, most Catholics say it would be good if the next pope allows priests to marry. And...
  • Vatican impeded Mahony attempts to remove priests, files show

    Vatican impeded Mahony attempts to remove priests, files show
    In 1993, Cardinal Roger Mahony wrote to the Vatican with an urgent problem. One of his priests in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles had been accused of plying teenage boys with alcohol and molesting them, sometimes during prayer. In less than eight years,...