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Richard Dawkins Under Fire for ‘Mild Pedophilia’ Remarks
Originally Posted: 09/10/2013 - 10:15am | Type: Blog

Richard Dawkins, one of the world’s best-known and outspoken atheists, has provoked outrage among child protection agencies and experts after suggesting that recent child abuse scandals have been overblown. ...

The Biblical Imperative to Speak Out on Sexual Violence and Keep Our Churches Safe
Originally Posted: 05/29/2013 - 10:10am | Type: Blog

It is because Tamar is named — not hidden — that we can begin to understand that we must not replicate the actions of Amnon, Absalom, and David. We must call each other by name. As followers of the Prince of P ...

10 Myths of Abuse in the Church
Originally Posted: 05/21/2013 - 11:27am | Type: Blog

As a mental health professional, I have observed that many myths of sexual abuse continue to stand in the way of love and healing for survivors of abuse and the community of faith. ...

BREAKING: Sandusky Sentenced to at Least 30 Years
Originally Posted: 10/09/2012 - 10:33am | Type: Blog

Former Penn State Football Coach Jerry Sandusky has been sentenced to no fewer than 30 years in prison, and up to 60 years. Former Penn State Football Coach Jerry Sandusky has be ...

What’s Next for the First Catholic Bishop Convicted in Sex Abuse Cover-Up?
Originally Posted: 09/10/2012 - 2:32pm | Type: Blog

Catholic Bishop Robert W. Finn was found guilty Thursday of failing to tell police about a priest suspected of sexually exploiting children, an unprecedented verdict that is being hailed as a landmark in the e ...

Father Benedict Groeschel Leaves Catholic Cable Show After Abuse Remarks
Originally Posted: 09/05/2012 - 4:50pm | Type: Blog

The Rev. Benedict Groeschel, a well-known Catholic author and television personality, has given up his longtime spot on the conservative cable network EWTN following comments in which he appeared to defend cle ...

Catholic Bishop Says Church’s Credibility on Sexual Abuse Is ‘Shredded’
Originally Posted: 09/05/2012 - 4:10pm | Type: Blog

The U.S. Catholic bishops' point man on sexual abuse has said that the hierarchy's credibility on fixing the problem is "shredded" and that the situation is comparable to the Reformation, w ...

Federal Court Says Accused Abusive Priest Didn’t Work for the Vatican
Originally Posted: 08/21/2012 - 5:17pm | Type: Blog

A federal judge on Monday dismissed the Vatican from a lawsuit filed by a former Portland teenager who says he was sexually abused by a pedophile priest who was transferred from Ireland to Chicago and then Por ...

Suffer the Little Children: Crime and Punishment at Penn State
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 4:13pm | Type: Press

July 26, 2012 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

Monsignor William Lynn Sentenced to 3-6 Years for Catholic Sex Abuse Cover-Up
Originally Posted: 07/24/2012 - 4:29pm | Type: Blog

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 prison on Tuesday. Monsignor Will ...

Philadelphia Trial Revives Catholic Church Sex Abuse Scandal
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 11:25am | Type: Blog

Ten years ago, the Roman Catholic sex abuse scandal dominated the headlines with horrific stories of priests preying on vulnerable youths and a church hierarchy more concerned with protecting clergy instead of ...

10 Years After Catholic Sex Abuse Reforms, What’s Changed?
Originally Posted: 06/07/2012 - 10:12am | Type: Blog

When the nation’s Catholic bishops gather in Atlanta next week (June 13-15) for their annual spring meeting, a top agenda item will be assessing the reforms they adopted 10 years ago as revelations of widespre ...

Death by Faith Healing: A Church-State Separation Dilemma
Originally Posted: 04/18/2012 - 11:33am | Type: Blog

The sovereignty of religion in the United States is a thorny issue when it comes to state powers. But most Americans can agree that there are lines that even the Church cannot cross. ...

Penn State’s Massive Moral Failure to Put The Most Vulnerable First Instead of Last
Originally Posted: 11/17/2011 - 12:11pm | Type: Blog

As it was done to them, it was done to Christ himself, the very Son of God. The Penn State story of the sexual abuse of children has just sickened me — as it has many others. I ha ...

Loving Casey Anthony in a Culture of Vengeance
Originally Posted: 07/25/2011 - 9:04am | Type: Blog

I couldn't bear to watch any of the coverage of the Casey Anthony murder trial. I heard snippets of information on occasion: intimations of incest; a car that "smelled of death"; fist fights bre ...

Cosmic Child Abuse?: Mark Driscoll, N.T. Wright and Atonement that does Jesus Justice
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

British Evangelist Steve Chalke upset a lot of evangelicals of a reformed bent with two little paragraphs in (his book that has so much worth reading in it beyond what has got all the attention) <a ...

U.K. Catholic Bishops Address Abuse Scandal 'Directly and Unambiguously'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Late last week, the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales released an <a href="http://www.catholic-ew.org.uk/catholic_church/media_centre/press_releases/press_releases_2010/statement_by_the_catholi ...

Cry Freedom!
Originally Posted: 05/08/2013 - 9:47am | Type: Magazine Article

David Batstone The modern global slave trade and those who fight it. Twenty-seven million slaves exist in our ...

A Youthful Voice for Justice
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Celeste Kennel-Shank A 15-year-old activist fights against child abuse. As I entered pre-kindergarten in the U ...

Comprehensive Compassion
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jan Degges In Baltimore, groups work to care for victims of sexual abuse, bring abusers to justice, and educate the community. ...