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Grindr, blackmail and confession: The life of a gay seminarian

Grindr Blackmail Gay Seminarians Title: Grindr, blackmail and confession: The life of a gay seminarian Author: Frédéric Martel Publisher: The Irish Times Date: 02MAR2019 Frédéric Martel on power, homosexuality and hypocrisy in the closet of the Vatican. Ydier and Axel are two seminarians whom I meet at the Mario Mieli cultural centre, in Rome. (Their

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Being Catholic Now, Q4: Two Letters

Jenny Grosvenor Mark White Title: Being Catholic Now, Q4: Two Letters Author: Father Mark White Publisher: Father Mark White Blog Date: 19JUL2021 In October of 1994, Jenny Grosvenor received a letter from the priest-principal of her late husband’s Catholic high school. It was obviously a form letter. It had no salutation, no “Dear…” Instead, the

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Pope Francis rejects Cardinal Marx’s offer of resignation, calls on all bishops to take responsibility for the abuse crisis

Pope Rejects Marx Resignation Title: Pope Francis rejects Cardinal Marx’s offer of resignation, calls on all bishops to take responsibility for the abuse crisis Author: Gerard O’Connell Publisher: America Magazine (America Media) Date: 10JUN2021 Pope Francis has rejected Cardinal Reinhard Marx’s offer of resignation and told him to continue as archbishop of Munich and Freising

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Kieran Tapsell

Canon Law on Child Sexual Abuse Through the Ages

Catholics Canon Law Tapsell Title: Canon Law on Child Sexual Abuse Through the Ages Author: Kieran Tapsell Publisher: CatholicsForRenewal.Org In 2014 two senior members of the Marist and Christian Brothers in Australia told Justice McLellan, the Chair of the Child Sexual Abuse Royal Commission that in the 1980s the brothers would not have regarded touching a

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New Vatican document ‘very disappointing’, says campaigner

Marie Collins Zero Tolerance Title: New Vatican document ‘very disappointing’, says campaigner Author: Vivienne Clarke Publisher: The Irish Times Date: 02JUN2021 Veteran campaigner Marie Collins has expressed her disappointment at the changes to the Catholic Church’s penal code announced by the Vatican on Tuesday. The new rules will force bishops to take action action against

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Opinion

Vatican tightens but doesn’t close accountability loopholes

Barrett Doyle Canon Law Title: Vatican tightens but doesn’t close accountability loopholes Author: Mary Jackson Publisher: wng.org Date: 04JUN2021 New canon laws criminalize grooming and sexual abuse against adults Anne Barrett Doyle began documenting clergy sexual abuse within the Catholic Church in 2003, one year after the Boston Globe reported that church leaders had systematically

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Cardinal Marx offers Pope Francis his resignation, citing ‘responsibility for the catastrophe of sexual abuse’

Cardinal Reinhard Marx Resignation Title: Cardinal Marx offers Pope Francis his resignation, citing ‘responsibility for the catastrophe of sexual abuse’ Author: Gerard O’Connell Publisher: America Media/America Magazine Date: 04JUN2021 In a decision that has sent shock waves through the German Catholic Church, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, 67, the archbishop of Munich and Freising, revealed that on

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Vatican law criminalizes abuse of adults by priests, laity

Mary Untier Of Knots Title: Vatican law criminalizes abuse of adults by priests, laity Author: Nicole Winfield Publisher: Associated Press Date: 01JUN2021 VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has changed church law to explicitly criminalize the sexual abuse of adults by priests who abuse their authority and to say that laypeople who hold church office

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Pope’s man in Mexico says clergy, bishops covered up child abuse

Mexico Catholic Cover Up Title: Pope’s man in Mexico says clergy, bishops covered up child abuse Author: Ines San Martin Publisher: Crux Date: 20MAY2021 ROME – Members of the Mexican clergy, including bishops, “covered up” child sexual abuse for years, according to Pope Francis’s envoy in the world’s second most populous Catholic country, who called

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Opinion

Examining the Deep Roots of the Abuse Crisis

Deep Roots Abuse Crisis Title: Examining the Deep Roots of the Abuse Crisis Author: Darrick Taylor Publisher: Crisis Magazine Date: 18MAY2021 The ongoing sexual abuse crisis in the Church has left many good Catholics shaken, and like many I have tried to understand how this has happened. Obviously, homosexuality in the clergy plays a role,

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