Tag: child sexual abuse

Madonnina
Opinion

Church’s culture of secrecy breeds authoritarianism and patriarchalism

Church’s culture of secrecy Title: Church’s culture of secrecy breeds authoritarianism and patriarchalism Author: Marie-Jo Thiel Publisher: La Croix International Date: 25OCT2021 Award-winning Catholic ethicist argues for an end to secrecy inside the Church, points to commission on the female diaconate. Sexual abuse is rooted in abuse of power, which is very often the first

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News

Phil Saviano, clergy abuse victim who refused to stay silent, dies at 69

Phil Saviano Clergy Abuse Title: Phil Saviano, clergy abuse victim who refused to stay silent, dies at 69 Author: Bryan Marquard Publisher: The Boston Globe Date: 28NOV2021 Phil Saviano was near death from AIDS three decades ago and thousands of dollars in debt when the Worcester Diocese tried to silence him with a settlement that

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News

Astoundingly candid bishop says Catholic Church is a shattered remains of its former self

German Bishop Heiner Wilmer Title: Astoundingly candid bishop says Catholic Church is a shattered remains of its former self Author: Christa Pongratz-Lippitt Publisher: La Croix International Date: 24NOV2021 Germany’s Heiner Wilmer, who is widely considered a Francis bishop, says the pope wants to turn the Church on its head. German Bishop Heiner Wilmer, who is

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News

Defrocked Cardinal McCarrick named in sex abuse lawsuit

Defrocked Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Title: Defrocked Cardinal McCarrick named in sex abuse lawsuit Author: David Porter Publisher: Associated Press Date:  23NOV2021 Defrocked Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is facing another sexual abuse lawsuit, from a man who claims McCarrick abused him in the 1980s in New Jersey. In the lawsuit filed in state court and announced Tuesday,

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News

Why is Spain’s Catholic Church refusing an independent investigation into sex abuse claims?

Spain’s Catholic Church Shame Title: Why is Spain’s Catholic Church refusing an independent investigation into sex abuse claims? Author: Heather Galloway Publisher: euronews.com Date:  22Nov2021 Activists are calling for an independent probe into alleged sexual abuse in Spain’s Catholic Church. They insist the number of cases is on a par with neighbour France, where a

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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
News

Sex abuse survivors urge bishops to denounce Church Militant’s agenda

Church Militant’s homophobic agenda Title: Sex abuse survivors urge bishops to denounce Church Militant’s agenda Author: Rhina Guidos (Catholic News Service) Publisher: NCROnline (National Catholic Reporter) Date: 16NOV2021 BALTIMORE — On the first of two days of public sessions during the U.S. bishops’ fall general assembly, a group of sex abuse survivors in a Nov.

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George Pell

Demonstration Planned For Cardinal Pell Event

Newman Society Pell Demonstration Title: Demonstration Planned For Cardinal Pell Event Author: Oxstu News Publisher: The Oxford Student Date: 13NOV2021 A demonstration is planned outside three events that the Newman Society, Oxford’s Catholic society, are hosting on Saturday, to protest the invitation of the controversial Cardinal Pell. The Cardinal has been invited to a Pontifical

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News

Pope thanks journalists for helping expose Church sex scandals

Pope Thanks Journalists Title: Pope thanks journalists for helping expose Church sex scandals Author: Crispian Balmer, editing by Frances Kerry Publisher: Reuters Date: 14NOV2021 VATICAN CITY, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Saturday thanked journalists for helping uncover the clerical sexual abuse scandals that the Roman Catholic Church initially tried to cover up. The

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News

Nebraska AG finds 258 victims of Catholic church sex abuse

Attorney General Doug Peterson Title: Nebraska AG finds 258 victims of Catholic church sex abuse Author: Grant Schulte Publisher: Associated Press Date: 04Nov2021 LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska attorney general’s office investigation identified 258 victims who made credible allegations of sexual abuse against 57 Catholic church officials in the state going back decades, including

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News

Survivors of abuse by Catholic Church at Christchurch school to give evidence to Royal Commission

New Zealand Royal Commission Title: Survivors of abuse by Catholic Church at Christchurch school to give evidence to Royal Commission Author: Nadine Porter Publisher: Stuff.co.nz Date:  03NOV2021 He was a naive vulnerable kid from the country, abandoned by his parents, when a man named Bernie McGrath came into his life. At a confusing age and seemingly

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