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Former bishop of Broome Christopher Saunders charged over historical sexual abuse allegations

Christopher Saunders Charged Title: Former bishop of Broome Christopher Saunders charged over historical sexual abuse allegations Author: Sarah Keszler and Chris Reason Publisher: 7News Date: 22FEB2024 The former bishop of Broome Christopher Saunders has been charged with a number of historical child sexual abuse offences following a 7NEWS investigation. The 74-year-old senior Catholic cleric was arrested at his

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Opinion

The Vatican’s problematic process to address clergy sex abuse cases, explained

Vatican’s problematic abuse process Title: The Vatican’s problematic process to address clergy sex abuse cases, explained Author: Nicole Winfield Publisher: Associated Press Date: 20Feb2024 VATICAN CITY (AP) — One afternoon in mid–December, Pope Francis had a meeting that wasn’t on his official agenda or otherwise recorded, that underscored the utter dysfunction of the Catholic Church’s response

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Opinion

What if the Vatican actually goes broke?

What if Vatican Goes Broke Title: What if the Vatican actually goes broke? Author: Ed Condon Publisher: The Pillar Catholic Date: 16FEB2024 The Holy See is, by its own accounting, in serious financial straits. While some curial asset managers have begun to show modest-to-moderate returns in recent years, donations remain down and the Vatican is

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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
Opinion

Sex abuse claims against clergy cannot be ducked by insurers, victims argue

Insurers can’t duck clergy abuse claims Title: Sex abuse claims against clergy cannot be ducked by insurers, victims argue Author: Ted Sherman Publisher: NJ.com Date: 15FEB2024 The victim is unnamed, identified only as Doe 68. Raised in a devout Roman Catholic family and a parishioner of the Church of St. Gregory the Great in Hamilton

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Pope Francis accused of opposing reforms to tackle clerical sexual abuse

Accusations Pope Opposes Sexual Abuse Reforms Title: Pope Francis accused of opposing reforms to tackle clerical sexual abuse Author: Angela Giuffrida Publisher: The Guardian Date: 14FEB2024 Pope Francis has been accused of opposing reforms that would seriously address the problem of clerical sexual abuse of children and vulnerable adults, while “turning a blind eye” to priests

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George Pell

Catholic church loses high court bid to prevent father of George Pell accuser suing for damages

George Pell Accuser’s Father Title: Catholic church loses high court bid to prevent father of George Pell accuser suing for damages Author: Emily Woods Publisher: Guardian Australia/AAP Date: 08FEB2024 Australia’s highest court has rejected the Catholic church’s bid to avoid paying damages to the father of a choirboy allegedly sexually abused by Cardinal George Pell.

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Opinion

Belgian Church official warns Vangheluwe case could mar papal visit

Pope Francis Vangheluwe Belgium Title: Belgian Church official warns Vangheluwe case could mar papal visit Author: Luke Coppen Publisher: The Pillar Catholic Date: 31JAN2024 A Belgian Church official has told a parliamentary committee that the Vatican’s failure to laicize a bishop who admitted to abuse threatens to overshadow Pope Francis’ scheduled visit to the country. Archbishop Luc

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Blog

Cardinal Pell – Looking Back

Cardinal Pell Looking Back Title: Cardinal Pell – Looking Back Author: Bishop Pat Buckley Publisher: Bishop Pat Buckley blog Date: 18JAN2023 GEORGE PELL HAS BEEN AND WILL ALWAYS BE CONTROVERSIAL.The decision to have him lie in state in the Cathedral in Sydney, have a Mass attended by thousands, and then buried in the Cathedral crypt

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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
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Vatican priest advisor on sexuality barred from priestly ministry

Tony Anatrella Sexual Abuse Title: Vatican priest advisor on sexuality barred from priestly ministry Authors: Luke Coppen, Ed Condon & JD Flynn Publisher: The Pillar Date: 18JAN2023 Msgr. Tony Anatrella helped write the Vatican’s 2005 instruction on seminarians “with homosexual tendencies.” He is now barred from ministry after allegations of sexual abuse. The Archdiocese of

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George Pell

Pell’s posthumous complaints have diminished his legacy

Pell Catastrophically Failed Children Title: Pell’s posthumous complaints have diminished his legacy Author: Michael Sean Winters Publisher: National Catholic Reporter Date: 18JAN2023 Not since King Hamlet appeared to Bernardo, Marcellus and Horatio on the battlements of Elsinore Castle has a ghost caused so much trouble. The late Cardinal George Pell, speaking posthumously by means of

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