(RNS) — Understanding the grand jury report properly will mean following the timeline. By the ’90s, the number of alleged abuses nationally had returned to the levels of the 1950s. Did Pennsylvania's?
Tag - clergy sexual abuse
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A grand jury investigating clergy sex abuse in six Pennsylvania Roman Catholic dioceses found that church leaders were more interested in preventing scandal than protecting children.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Holy See's announcement about McCarrick said that Pope Francis was taking action by isolating McCarrick and ordering penance even before 'accusations made against him are examined in a regular canonical trial.'
(RNS) — A sexual abuse allegation made against a top retired U.S. Catholic cleric, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, has been deemed 'credible and substantiated' by church authorities, who ordered McCarrick to cease all public activities.
An Australian archbishop on Tuesday became the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world convicted of covering up child sex abuse and faces a potential two years in prison.
(RNS) — The fundamental problem is that the church has no process for judging bishops that is transparent and has legitimacy with the public.
CHICAGO (AP) — The organization known as SNAP announced on its Facebook page that Blaine died Sunday (Sept. 24) after a recent cardiac event.
(RNS) — Unless church leaders are able to tailor the policies to their particular institutions and disseminate them widely among members, a generic sex abuse policy won't work, says Basyle 'Boz' Tchividjian, a former child abuse prosecutor.
(RNS) — While clergy abuse is well-documented elsewhere in the U.S. and in cities around the world, a similar pattern of allegations in Guam has gone largely unnoticed outside this tiny island.
SYDNEY (AP) — The 76-year-old cleric is due to appear in a court in the Victoria state capital, Melbourne, on July 26.
ROME (RNS) Detroit Auxiliary Bishop Michael J. Byrnes was appointed to Guam after the archbishop there refused to stand down voluntarily.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The bishop was a hero to traditionalist Catholics but he also welcomed priests and seminarians with shady pasts and lurid accusations against them.
(RNS) Allegations that Monsignor Tony Anatrella, who has argued that gay men cannot be priests, sexually exploited male clients under his care could have major repercussions.
ROME (RNS) "This is the first time a full story about clerical sexual abuse has been written in Italian by an Italian,” said a priest who is on the Vatican's anti-abuse commission and wrote the preface to the book.
(RNS) Benedict's older brother, Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, directed the famous choir when most of the abuse allegedly occurred.