Tag: Catholic News

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News

W Virginia’s Catholic bishop says emeritus Bishop Bransfield not in contact

Missing Bishop Michael Bransfield Title: W Virginia’s Catholic bishop says emeritus Bishop Bransfield not in contact Author: Kevin J. Jones Publisher: Catholic News Agency (CNA) Date: 15AUG2020 Denver Newsroom, Aug 15, 2020 / 03:01 pm MT (CNA).- Bishop Michael Bransfield, who headed West Virginia’s only Catholic diocese before retiring amid scandal, has not communicated with

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Madonnina
News

After the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse crisis, female theologians are calling for changes to leadership

Catholic Sexual Abuse Crisis Title: After the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse crisis, female theologians are calling for changes to leadership Author: Siobhan Hegarty Publisher: ABC News Date: 16AUG2020 Sixty per cent of churchgoers in Australia are women, yet in the decision-making ranks of the Catholic Church, female voices are largely absent. The lack of women

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News

KBI received 205 reports of priest abuse; opened 120 cases

Kansas Bureau Investigation Priests Title: KBI received 205 reports of priest abuse; opened 120 cases Author: The Associated Press Staff Publisher:  KWCH12/AP Date: 15AUG2020 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says it has received 205 reports of abuse by Catholic priests and has opened 120 cases. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt

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Slew of church abuse lawsuits hinges on state court decision

State Church Abuse Lawsuits Title: Slew of church abuse lawsuits hinges on state court decision Author: Mark Scolforo Publisher: Associated Press Date: 14AUG2020 HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses have been hit with about 150 lawsuits from people who say they were sexually abused as children by priests and hope a state court

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Opinion

Explainer: What the church has done to fight clergy sex abuse since 2018’s ‘summer of shame’

Dulle Clergy Sex Abuse Title: Explainer: What the church has done to fight clergy sex abuse since 2018’s ‘summer of shame’ Author: Colleen Dulle Publisher: America Magazine Date: 14AUG2020 It has been two years since the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report was published on Aug. 14, 2018, documenting in at times disturbing detail at least 1,000 cases of

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Opinion

The Australian Catholic Church’s silent treatment

Australian Catholic Church Silence Title: The Australian Catholic Church’s silent treatment Author: Garry Everett Publisher: John Menadue – Pearls and Irritations Date: 14AUG2020 Changing the culture of the church should be the major task for the Australian Bishops. After all, the first and only independent assessment of that culture, by the Royal Commission into the

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News

Accused Priest Excommunicated

Father Jeremy Leatherby Excommunicated Title: Accused Priest Excommunicated Author: William Mahoney Publisher: Church Militant Date: 13AUG2020 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (ChurchMilitant.com) – A video of a recently excommunicated priest amorously speaking to an unidentified woman is causing others to come forward with more information on his pattern of sexual abuse. In a statement published on Friday, Bp.

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Group Of Parishioners Disappointed In Diocese Of Pittsburgh’s Changes After Grand Jury Report On Clergy Sexual Abuse

Clergy Abuse Pittsburgh Diocese Title: Group Of Parishioners Disappointed In Diocese Of Pittsburgh’s Changes After Grand Jury Report On Clergy Sexual Abuse Author: Andy Sheehan Publisher: CBS Local Pittsburgh KDKA-TV Date: 13AUG2020 The laity group Concerned Catholics for Change in Our Church says the Pittsburgh diocese has fallen shot in its plan to change following

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News

Pope cleans house in Poland after abuse, cover-up scandal

Pope Cleans House Poland Title: Pope cleans house in Poland after abuse, cover-up scandal Author: Nicole Winfield and Vanessa Gera Publisher: The Associated Press (AP) Date: 14AUG2020 ROME (AP) — Pope Francis continued cleaning house in Poland on Thursday following revelations of clergy sexual abuse and cover-up, replacing the powerful archbishop of Gdansk on his 75th

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