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Pope Francis Raises Eyebrows by Saying Pedophile Priests Include 'Bishops and Cardinals'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2014 - 4:33pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis has provoked a debate within the Catholic Church after being quoted as saying that one in 50 Catholic clerics is a pedophile. Pope Francis has provoked a debate withi ...

Vatican's UN Envoy Says Bishop's Defrocking Shows Church Takes Abuse Seriously
Originally Posted: 07/02/2014 - 3:42pm | Type: Blog

The defrocking of a former Vatican ambassador is a “sign of the seriousness” with which Pope Francis and the Vatican are approaching the clergy sexual abuse scandal, according to the Holy See’s representative ...

Clergy Abuse Victims Are Divided Over Pope Francis' Offer to Meet
Originally Posted: 05/29/2014 - 11:01am | Type: Blog

Pope Francis’ announcement this week that he would meet with victims of sexual abuse by priests is dividing victim advocates. Pope Francis’ announcement this week that he would me ...

Vatican Defends Record on Sexual Abuse to UN Panel
Originally Posted: 05/06/2014 - 4:54pm | Type: Blog

The Vatican has effectively addressed the “worldwide scourge” of clerical sexual abuse over the past decade and promoted the reporting of allegations to both church and legal authorities, a United Nations pane ...

Yeshiva Hit with $380 Million Abuse Lawsuit
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 11:33am | Type: Blog

Nineteen former students of a high school run by Yeshiva University, the flagship school of Orthodox Judaism, have filed a $380 million federal lawsuit over what they claim are hundreds of acts of abuse by two ...

Yeshiva University’s Norman Lamm Resigns Amid Sex Abuse Scandal
Originally Posted: 07/02/2013 - 10:57am | Type: Blog

The chancellor and head of the seminary at Yeshiva University, the flagship U.S. school for Orthodox Judaism, resigned his posts on Monday and acknowledged that he had mishandled sex abuse allegations against ...

International Criminal Court Dismisses Abuse Claims Against the Vatican
Originally Posted: 06/17/2013 - 10:30am | Type: Blog

A campaign to hold former Pope Benedict XVI responsible for crimes against humanity floundered on Thursday as the International Criminal Court in The Hague threw out a case filed by victims of clergy sex abuse ...

N.J. Priest Faces Judge for Violating Ban on Access to Children
Originally Posted: 05/21/2013 - 4:28pm | Type: Blog

Wearing a bright orange prison jumpsuit, the priest at the center of the furor in the Archdiocese in Newark made his first court appearance on Tuesday on charges he violated a court-sanctioned lifetime ban on ...

In the Image of God: Sex, Power, and ‘Masculine Christianity’
Originally Posted: 05/20/2013 - 11:50am | Type: Blog

Most of us are too familiar with this story: an Upper Midwestern Baptist minister claims that “God made Christianity to have a masculine feel [and] ordained for the church a masculine ministry.” Or a Reformed ...

'I Believe You:' The Silence and the Shame of Sexual Violence in Church
Originally Posted: 05/20/2013 - 11:49am | Type: Blog

Several years ago, Amee Paparella was an eager student at a state university in Ohio. A conservative Christian, she quickly signed up to join the campus ministry. What she found in the group surprised her. “It ...

Another Vatican II Moment for the Catholic Church?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

These are dark days for Catholics and our church. The clergy sexual abuse scandals are a source of profound pain and raw anger. These are dark days for Catholics and our church. T ...

Attempting to Understand Clergy Sexual Abuse
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

The sex abuse scandals plaguing the Catholic Church simply will not go away. Even the Pope himself is not immune. The sex abuse scandals plaguing the Catholic Church simply will n ...

The Murphy Report on Clergy Sexual Abuse: Why We All Need Accountability
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:19am | Type: Blog

The day the <a href="http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2009/1127/1224259546533.html">Murphy Report</a> on clergy sexual abuse of children in Dublin, Ireland was recently release ...