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Roman Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal

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  • New sex abuse lawsuit filed against Orlando Diocese

     
    Attorney Adam Horowitz is filing a lawsuit today against the Catholic Diocese of Orlando for the sexual abuse of a teenager by by Father William Authenreith in 1978. According to the Complaint: In approximately 1978, St. Mary’s Priest William...
  • Monsignor Lynn sentenced to up to six years

     
    David Gibson writes for the Religion News Service about the sentencing of Monsignor William J. Lynn: (RNS) Monsignor William J. Lynn, the first U.S. Catholic official convicted for covering up the sexual abuse of children, was sentenced to 3-6 years in...
  • 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...
  • '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........
  • Victim of priest molestation urges Pope Francis to defrock Mahony

     
    A man who will receive part of a $10-million settlement from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for abuse by a former priest on Thursday called on the new pope to punish church leaders who had covered up molestation of children.......
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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....
  • 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,......
  • Man Found Not Guilty In Priest Revenge Attack

    Man Found Not Guilty In Priest Revenge Attack
    SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A man charged with beating a Roman Catholic priest that he says molested him has been found not guilty. The jury found William Lynch not guilty of felony assault and felony elder abuse, despite his admission that he attacked Father...
  • Justin McLeod's Blog

    Justin McLeod's Blog
    August 15 Goodbye They say all good things must come to an end.  With that, I'm leaving WDBJ and the news business.  I've accepted a position as the community relations coordinator for Roanoke City Schools.  There are several reasons why I'm switching...