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Roman Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal

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  • 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.......
  • A priest's confession, a man's relief

    A priest's confession, a man's relief
    There is something about me that is happier when accompanied by a small boy.... Perhaps besides the sexual element, the child in me wants a playmate. — Father Robert Van Handel :: Damian Eckert turned on the computer in his in-laws' home office,...
  • Vatican murmurs about Mahony's attendance at papal conclave

    ROME -- A senior Vatican official called Cardinal Roger Mahony's participation in the selection of the next pope "troubling," but said there was no formal procedure to stop the retired Los Angeles archbishop from attending the conclave next month. The...
  • Boy Scouts' opposition to background checks let pedophiles in

    Boy Scouts' opposition to background checks let pedophiles in
    Amid reports of widespread sexual abuse of children in the late 1980s, several leading youth organizations began conducting criminal background checks of volunteers and staff members. Big Brothers Big Sisters ordered the checks for all volunteers...
  • Banned priest not monitored

    Banned priest not monitored
    WHITLEY CITY, Ky. — Five years after church officials ordered the Rev. Carroll Howlin to stop functioning as a missionary priest in this isolated mountain community, Joliet diocesan leaders received a letter from a suburban pastor that illuminated...
  • Ken Burns, Alex Gibney, others headline Toronto documentary lineup

    Ken Burns, Alex Gibney, others headline Toronto documentary lineup
    Ken Burns, Alex Gibney and Julien Temple headline the Toronto International Film Festival's documentary lineup this year, a program that also features work by Marina Zenovich and Matthew Cooke. Fans of nonfiction film can take in movies on everything...
  • Police: Priest in Underwear Seen Chasing Boy After Assault

    Police: Priest in Underwear Seen Chasing Boy After Assault
    WOODBURN, Ore. -- A 46-year old priest is facing sexual abuse charges after being accused of fondling a 12-year-old boy during a sleepover. Police say the boy was invited to spend the night at the home of Father Angel Armando Perez. The boy told...
  • Los Angeles Roman Catholic Archdiocese releases abuse files

    Los Angeles Roman Catholic Archdiocese releases abuse files
    Files recently released by the Los Angeles Roman Catholic Archdiocese show that 29 clergy accused of sexual abuse served assignments at local parishes, where some of the alleged child molestation took place. Of the 29 men who were named, eight were...
  • Chicago Jesuits hid sex crimes

    Chicago Jesuits hid sex crimes
    Internal church records released Tuesday show that Chicago Jesuits consciously concealed the crimes of convicted sex offender Donald McGuire for more than 40 years as the prominent Roman Catholic priest continued to sexually abuse dozens of children...
  • A Catholic homecoming

    A Catholic homecoming
    As the queen mother of megachurches, Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington has become a refuge for spiritual seekers and people of faith who no longer feel inspired by the religious institutions that raised them. After the sex abuse scandal...
  • Book review: 'Absolute Monarchs'

    Book review: 'Absolute Monarchs'
    Absolute Monarchs A History of the Papacy John Julius Norwich Random House: 513 pp., $30 When preeminent British historian John Julius Norwich tells us in the introduction to his sweeping history of the Catholic papacy that his job is to give us "a...
  • Archbishop Pietro Sambi dies at 73; Vatican's ambassador to the U.S.

    Archbishop Pietro Sambi dies at 73; Vatican's ambassador to the U.S.
    As papal nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Pietro Sambi had the formidable job of representing the Vatican at a time of challenge and scandal in the Roman Catholic Church, as well as escorting Pope Benedict XVI on his 2008 American visit. By...