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Oct 5, 2021 8:59 AM CDT
Report: French Catholic Church Showed 'Cruel Indifference'
Commission finds 330K children may have been sexually abused by clergy, laypeople since 1950
- A new report slams the Catholic Church for "cruel indifference," with clergy in France accused of sexually abusing an estimated 216,000 children since 1950. Jean-Marc Sauve, head of the inquiry commissioned by the French Catholic Church, says most of the victims over the past seven decades were...
for Church Sex
Jun 1, 2021 9:30 AM CDT
On Punishments for Church Sex Abuse, a 'Significant Rewrite'
Pope Francis signs off on first major update to penal sanctions since 1980s
- A slew of new rules on how to handle sexual abuse within the Catholic Church has received the official green light from Pope Francis, updating a penal system that's been in place for 40 years. The
calls it "the most significant rewrite of canon law" since...
DA: Priest Who Died Friday
Killed Altar Boy in 1972
May 24, 2021 6:25 PM CDT
DA: Priest Who Died Friday Killed Altar Boy in 1972
Richard Lavigne was about to be arrested for murder of 13-year-old Danny Croteau
- Defrocked Catholic priest Richard Lavigne died before he could face justice for the murder of 13-year-old altar boy Danny Croteau almost 50 years ago—but the victim's older brother believes Lavigne is now facing a higher power. Danny was found dead in a Springfield, Massachusetts, river on April 14,...
Resigns at Pope's Request
Apr 14, 2021 7:11 AM CDT
Minnesota Bishop Resigns at Pope's Request
Bishop Michael Hoeppner accused of pressuring victim to recant claim against a priest
- A Minnesota bishop resigned Tuesday at the request of the pope after an investigation determined he'd covered up a sex abuse allegation involving a priest. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Crookston, which is made up of some 35,000 Catholics, said an investigation was launched at the Vatican's...
Convicted of Sex Abuse
Is a Free Man
Apr 7, 2020 12:06 AM CDT
Highest-Ranking Catholic Convicted of Sex Abuse Is a Free Man
Cardinal George Pell cleared of child sex abuse, released from prison Tuesday
- Australia's highest court on Tuesday dismissed the convictions of the most senior Catholic found guilty of child sex crimes, the AP reports. Cardinal George Pell welcomed the news and said his trial had not been a referendum on the Catholic Church’s handling of the clergy sex abuse crisis....
Suit: Famed Jesuit Sexually
Abused Me on Worldwide Trips
Dec 31, 2019 8:08 AM CST
Suit: Famed Jesuit Sexually Abused Me on Worldwide Trips
Robert Goldberg says he endured almost daily abuse as child valet for the late Donald McGuire
- One day in May 1970, an 11-year-old boy and his sister waited outside a Chicago tavern for their mom to come out. When a priest happened by and offered the family a ride home, they took him up on it. The boy, Robert Goldberg, would pay dearly for the favor,...
Why Accused Priests Came
to This Michigan Building
Jul 29, 2019 10:20 AM CDT
Why Accused Priests Came to This Michigan Building
AP looks at under-the-radar group Opus Bono Sacerdotii
- The visiting priests arrived discreetly, day and night. Stripped of their collars and cassocks, they went unnoticed in the tiny Midwestern town of Dryden, Mich., as they were escorted into a dingy warehouse across from an elementary school playground. They had been brought to town by a small nonprofit group...
In Significant Move,
Pope Defines the Term
Mar 29, 2019 8:35 AM CDT
In Significant Move, Pope Defines the Term 'Vulnerable Adults'
As part of new law requiring Vatican personnel, Holy See diplomats report abuse allegations
- Pope Francis on Friday issued sweeping new sex abuse legislation for Vatican personnel and Holy See diplomats that requires the immediate reporting of abuse allegations to Vatican prosecutors, a policy shift aimed at being a model for the Catholic Church worldwide. The mandatory reporting provision, while limited in scope, marks...
Accused Pedophile Priest
Now a Homicide Victim
Mar 13, 2019 7:15 AM CDT
Accused Pedophile Priest Now a Homicide Victim
Dozens in New Jersey alleged John Capparelli had sexually abused them when they were boys
- John Capparelli traveled across the US three years ago, hoping to leave the sexual abuse allegations about him behind on the East Coast, and many in the defrocked priest's Henderson, Nev., neighborhood may have had no clue about his past. That history came to light this week after Capparelli,...
Pope Francis: Predator Priests
Become 'Tool of Satan'
Feb 24, 2019 11:05 AM CST
Pope Francis: Predator Priests Become 'Tool of Satan'
Francis closes out summit on sexual abuse with harsh words, but leaves survivors disappointed
- Pope Francis closed out a four-day summit meant to tackle the sexual abuse scandal that has roiled the Catholic Church for decades, reports the AP , promising that abusive priests will face "the wrath of God." The pontiff compared sexual abuse to "the cruel religious practice ... of sacrificing...
Pope at Sex
'Listen to Cry
of Little Ones'
Feb 21, 2019 6:31 AM CST
Pope at Sex Abuse Summit: 'Listen to Cry of Little Ones'
Skeptics hope his vow for 'concrete and efficient measures' isn't an empty one
- "Simple and predictable condemnations" aren't what's needed to fight sex abuse within the Catholic Church; "concrete and efficient measures" are. That's according to Pope Francis, who kicked off on Thursday a four-day global summit on the matter in Rome in front of nearly 200 bishops,...
on 'Children of
Feb 19, 2019 8:07 AM CST
Vatican's 'Next Scandal': Rules on 'Children of the Ordained'
Spokesman confirms secret rules on how to deal with children fathered by priests
- "It's the next scandal" for the Vatican, according to one man right in the middle of it. Just days after Pope Francis admitted there was a problem within the Catholic Church involving nuns impregnated by male clergy, sometimes leading to forced abortions, Vincent Doyle talks to the
on Nuns: 'Sexual
Slavery,' Forced Abortions
Feb 6, 2019 6:03 AM CST
Pope's Shocker on Nuns: 'Sexual Slavery,' Forced Abortions
'Do we have to do more? Yes. Are we willing? Yes.'
- A shocking first emerged from the pope on Tuesday: admission of more sexual abuse within the Catholic Church, this time of nuns at the hands of male clergy. The
New York Times
notes it's the first time the pontiff has publicly recognized the church's very own #MeToo issue,...
Cardinal on Sex
Jan 16, 2019 7:57 AM CST
Cardinal on Sex Abuse Allegations: They Slipped My Mind
One alleged victim isn't buying that story from DC's Donald Wuerl
- Cardinal Donald Wuerl says there's a reason why he hasn't been completely forthcoming about abuse allegations against Theodore McCarrick, the man who held the post before him: He forgot he knew about them, or at least some of them, per the
. That's the story the...
Pope Demands 'Vicious
Wolves' Turn Themselves In
Dec 21, 2018 8:55 AM CST
Pope Demands 'Vicious Wolves' Turn Themselves In
Priests who abuse children must face 'human justice,' he says
- Pope Francis vowed Friday that the Catholic Church will "never again" cover up clergy sex abuse and demanded that priests who have raped and molested children turn themselves in. Francis dedicated his annual Christmas speech to the Vatican bureaucracy to abuse, evidence that a year of devastating revelations of...
Illinois AG: Names of 500
Accused Priests Kept Hidden
Dec 20, 2018 9:40 AM CST
Illinois AG: Names of 500 Accused Priests Kept Hidden
Claims involving only one victim often found not credible: report
- The Catholic Church in Illinois withheld the names of at least 500 priests accused of sexually abusing children, while nearly 75% of allegations were either not investigated or investigated but not substantiated, according to a scathing report from the state's attorney general. Claims involving just one victim were often...
Vatican Insists US Bishops
Delay Sex Abuse Vote
Nov 12, 2018 7:30 PM CST
Vatican Insists US Bishops Delay Sex Abuse Vote
Top Catholics want stateside clergy leaders to postpone till after global meeting
- At the Vatican's insistence, US Catholic bishops abruptly postponed plans Monday to vote on proposed new steps to address the clergy sex abuse crisis roiling the church, per the AP . Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said he was told...
A Major Church Figure
in US Loses His Job
Oct 12, 2018 6:55 AM CDT
A Major Church Figure in US Loses His Job
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, resigns over his handling of cases
- Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl after he became entangled in two major sexual abuse and cover-up scandals and lost the support of many in his flock, per the AP . Wuerl, who turns 78 in November, becomes the most prominent head to roll in the...
Pope, Tarnished Archbishop
Have a Decision to Make
Sep 12, 2018 8:11 AM CDT
Pope, Tarnished Archbishop Have a Decision to Make
Cardinal Wuerl says his resignation is on the table
- Since last month's grand jury report describing how the former archbishop of Pittsburgh reassigned priests accused of abusing children, Cardinal Donald Wuerl has had his name scrubbed from a school , been the subject of protests by Catholic schoolteachers, and faced calls from priests and parishioners to resign. Resignation is...
Ex-Nuncio: Francis Knew,
'Should Resign With All of Them'
Aug 26, 2018 6:11 AM CDT
Ex-Nuncio: Francis Knew, 'Should Resign With All of Them'
Vatican's ex-ambassador to US says pope knew as early as 2013, did nothing about McCarrick
- While Pope Francis is facing down the Catholic Church's abuses in Ireland , a new accusation has sprung up, this time from the Vatican's own former ambassador to the United States: In an 11-page statement the National Catholic Register calls "extraordinary," Carlo Maria Vigano says that Francis...
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