Clergy Sex Abuse Law Title: California bishops fighting 2019 clergy sex abuse law Author: Robert Jablon Publisher: ABCNews via Associated Press Date: 28JAN2021 LOS ANGELES — Most California Roman Catholic bishops are asking a judge to throw out a 2019 law that allowed accusers of clergy sexual abuse to sue even if they were molested decades
AUSTRAC Vatican Money Transfers Title: Australian agency reviewing data on Vatican money transfers Author: Nicole Winfield with contribution from Rod McGuirk Publisher: ABCNews/Associated Press Date: 07JAN2021 Australia’s financial intelligence agency says it’s reviewing its data after questions were raised about its report that $1.8 billion was transferred from the Vatican to Australia over six years.
Postcards Grein Theodore McCarrick Title: In his own words: Ex-Cardinal’s letters to abuse victims Author: Nicole Winfield Publisher: ABC News via Associated Press Date: 06AUG2019 Correspondence penned by disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick to the young men he sexually abused show how a globe-trotting bishop made vulnerable men feel special _ and then took advantage of
USCCB Abuse Claims 2019 Title: US Catholic bishops: clergy sex abuse claims tripled in 2019 Author: David Crary AP National Writer Publisher: ABC News AP Date: 25JUN2020 NEW YORK — U.S. Roman Catholic bishops said Thursday that the church tallied 4,434 sex abuse allegations against clergy in the 2018-19 audit year, triple the number seen the
St John Paul Poland Title: St John Paul II honored as Poland sees new abuse allegations Author: Vanessa Gera & Nicole Winfield Publisher: ABC News (AP) Date: 18MAY2020 WARSAW, Poland — St. John Paul II was honored on the centennial of his birth Monday with special Masses at the Vatican and in his native Poland,
Christopher Saunders Kieran Tapsell Title: Broome Bishop bows out of national conference as police and Vatican investigations continue Author: Erin Parke Publisher: ABC News Date: 16MAY2020 The Catholic Church is maintaining its silence on the status of its ongoing investigation into the leadership and financial practices in its Broome diocese in West Australia’s Kimberley region.
Gerald Ridsdale Non-Parole 2025 Title: Paedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale sentenced to 10 years’ jail for sexual abuse of boys in 1970s Author: Iskhandar Razak Publisher: ABC News Date: 14MAY2020 Paedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale will spend at least another three years in jail after pleading guilty to 14 new offences. Key points: Ridsdale will not be
Doyle Searson Pell Untruthful Title: Monsignor denies George Pell kept in dark about alleged paedophile Peter Searson Author: James Hancock Publisher: ABC News Date: 27APR2016 A former director of Catholic Education Melbourne has firmly denied claims by Cardinal George Pell that management deceived him about the actions of accused paedophile priest Peter Searson. Key points:
Author: Paul Kennedy Publication: ABCNews website Date: 30JAN2020 A leading lawyer has defended the Catholic Church’s right to hold a traditional mass for judges and lawyers in Melbourne, despite protesters saying it should be scrapped. Key points: The “Red Mass” tradition for the legal fraternity dates back to the 13th century Protesters have called for