Tag: child sexual abuse

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Opinion

Parishes cannot obstruct sex abuse investigations

Michael Pfleger Diocese Obstruction Title: Parishes cannot obstruct sex abuse investigations Author: Michael Sean Winters Publisher: National Catholic Reporter Date: 23APR2021 The Catholic Church’s struggle to eradicate the cancer of clergy sex abuse is on trial today. The community at St. Sabina church in Chicago is trying to obstruct the investigation of their much-beloved pastor

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Opinion

Editorial: The first case of ‘Vos Estis’ in action, and it’s fallout

OSV Editorial Vos Estis Title: Editorial: The first case of ‘Vos Estis’ in action, and it’s fallout Authors: Our Sunday Visitor Editorial Board: Gretchen R. Crowe, Scott P. Richert, Scott Warden, York Young Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor Date: 21APR2021 At the request of Pope Francis, Bishop Michael Hoeppner of Crookston, Minnesota, resigned April 13 after

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Global Mapping

Credibly Accused

Credibly Accused Catholic Clergy Title: Credibly Accused Authors: Ellis Simani, Ken Schwencke, Katie Zavadski, Lexi Churchill Publisher: ProPublica Date: 28JAN2020 Search lists of U.S. Catholic clergy that have been deemed credibly accused of sexual abuse or misconduct. The Catholic Church has not released a public list of clergy members who have been credibly accused of

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News

A Historic Resignation

Holding Bishop Hoeppner accountable Title: A Historic Resignation Author: Paul Moses Publisher: Commonweal Magazine Date: 16APR2021 When Msgr. Roger Grundhaus wanted to baptize his niece’s baby in the cathedral of a nearby diocese, there was the simple matter of getting a letter from his bishop affirming that he was a priest in good standing.Bishop Michael

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News

At Vatican abuse trial, priests cast doubt on testimony of witness

Vatican Clergy Abuse Trial Title: At Vatican abuse trial, priests cast doubt on testimony of witness Author: Junno Arocho Esteves via CNS Publisher: NCROnline Date: 15APR2021 VATICAN CITY — Three priests associated with a minor seminary located in the Vatican testified that they neither witnessed nor were informed of suspected cases of sexual abuse occurring

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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
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Accountability, transparency, due process still needed, abuse experts say

Accountability transparency due process Title: Accountability, transparency, due process still needed, abuse experts say Author: Carol Glatz   Publisher: The Boston Pilot via CNS   Date:  13APR2021 ROME (CNS) — To help foster a wider discussion on work that still must be done to safeguard minors and vulnerable people in the Catholic Church, a canon law

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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
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Law firm starts database of Catholic child abuse

Jeff Anderson Abuse Database Title: Law firm starts database of Catholic child abuse Author: Cara Chapman (Press-Republican) Publisher: Adirondack Daily Enterprise Date: 08APR2021 PLATTSBURGH — A Minnesota-based firm on Tuesday launched a database it hopes will aid child abuse survivors, law enforcement and fellow attorneys in their efforts to seek justice from the Catholic Church

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News

‘I can move on’: $1.5 million payout to St Alipius sex abuse survivor

St Alipius Gerald Ridsdale Title: ‘I can move on’: $1.5 million payout to St Alipius sex abuse survivor Author: Henrietta Cook & Chris Vedelago Publisher: The Age Date: 10APR2021 A Victorian man who was sexually abused by Australia’s most prolific paedophile priest has reached a $1.5 million settlement with the Catholic Church, one of the

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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
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Legal lessons: Past abuse cases help train canon lawyers

Accountability Transparency Pontifical Secret Title: Legal lessons: Past abuse cases help train canon lawyers Author: Carol Glatz Publisher: The Catholic Spirit Date: 07APR2021 When Pope Francis abolished the “pontifical secret” covering the church’s judicial handling of cases of the sexual abuse of minors, it was hailed as a major step forward in promoting greater transparency

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Defrocked US priest revered in East Timor accused of abuse

East Timor Richard Daschbach Title: Defrocked US priest revered in East Timor accused of abuse Authors:  Margie Mason & Robin McDowell Contributor: Raimundos Oki Publisher: Associated Press Date:  08APR2021 It was the same every night. A list of names was posted on the Rev. Richard Daschbach’s bedroom door. The child at the top of the roster

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