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Given abuse reforms, expert says bishops have ‘no excuse’ for failure

Hans Zollner Polish Summit Title: Given abuse reforms, expert says bishops have ‘no excuse’ for failure Author: Elise Ann Allen Publisher: Crux Date: 20SEP2021 ROME – Ahead of a three-day summit on child protection taking place in Poland against the backdrop of the country’s recent abuse scandals, perhaps Catholicism’s leading expert has said progress is

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‘Cardinal Keith O’Brien was like God to me. Then he tried to seduce me’: the whistleblower’s tale

Cardinal Keith O’Brien Whistleblower Title: ‘Cardinal Keith O’Brien was like God to me. Then he tried to seduce me’: the whistleblower’s tale Author: Catherine Deveney Publisher: The Guardian Date: 05SEP2021 As disgraced 91-year-old cardinal Theodore McCarrick stood in an American court last week, charged with three counts of indecent assault and battery on a minor,

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Theodore McCarrick, the highest ranking priest charged in clergy abuse scandal, arraigned on sexual assault charges

Theodore McCarrick Dedham Court Title: Theodore McCarrick, the highest ranking priest charged in clergy abuse scandal, arraigned on sexual assault charges Authors:  Shelley Murphy & John R. Ellement Publisher: The Boston Globe Date: 03SEP2021 DEDHAM — Defrocked cardinal Theodore McCarrick pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that he sexually assaulted a teenager 47 years ago, making

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Expert says Poland experiencing a sea change on clerical abuse

Pontifical Commission Protection Minors Title: Expert says Poland experiencing a sea change on clerical abuse Author: Inés San Martín Publisher: Crux Date: 30AUG2021 ROME – In the past year, 10 bishops in Poland have been removed from their positions and sanctioned by the Vatican, with the papal representative in the country openly acknowledging the reason

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Opinion

He Blew the Whistle on the Catholic Church in 1985. Why Didn’t We Listen?

Jason Berry Clergy Abuse Title: He Blew the Whistle on the Catholic Church in 1985. Why Didn’t We Listen? Author:  Ben Proudfoot Featuring: Jason Berry Publisher: The New York Times Date: 24AUG2021 Nearly 20 years ago, an investigation by The Boston Globe into sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests ignited a firestorm of scandal that

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Survivors abused by ‘sadistic’ priest win compensation battle, but money ‘won’t change’ impact

Bryan Coffey Clergy Abuse Title: Survivors abused by ‘sadistic’ priest win compensation battle, but money ‘won’t change’ impact Author: Matt Neal Publisher: ABC News Date: 26AUG2021 Two men who were abused by a paedophile priest in regional Victoria in the 1960s have reached landmark settlement agreements with the Catholic Church. Key Points: Coffey, who died in

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The Holy See’s Policy of Secrecy and Concealment Allowed for Rampant Sexual Abuse in Catholic Church, Class Action Alleges

Holy See Class Action Title: The Holy See’s Policy of Secrecy and Concealment Allowed for Rampant Sexual Abuse in Catholic Church, Class Action Alleges Author: Anna Bradley-Smith Publisher: Top Class Actions Date: 18AUG2021 The Holy See Sexual Abuse Class Action Overview: Who: Victims of sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic clergy members have filed

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Assumption Day, 2021

Mark White Assumption Day Title: Assumption Day, 2021 Author: Father Mark White Publisher: Father Mark White Blog Date: 15AUG2021 Today, some 1,978 years ago, our Lady finished her earthly pilgrimage, and the Lord took her to Himself. Mary went to heaven, body and soul. Thirteen years ago today, this little weblog began. And right around

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