Tag: clergy sexual abuse

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Voice of the Faithful puts children first with new study of diocesean child protection efforts

Voice of the Faithful Title: Voice of the Faithful puts children first with new study of diocesean child protection efforts By: RNS Press Release Distribution Service Publisher: Religion News Service (RNS) Date: 29APR2022 Voice of the Faithful completes the first independent, online review of diocesan compliance with child protection guidelines; average score, 67% BOSTON —

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Madonnina
Opinion

20 years after Boston Globe’s ‘Spotlight,’ we need a national database of accused clergy

20 Years After ‘Spotlight’ Title: 20 years after Boston Globe’s ‘Spotlight,’ we need a national database of accused clergy Author: Barbara Thorp Publisher: NCR Online Date: 04JAN2022 In the United States, the terrible truth that Catholic clergy have sexually violated children has been known publicly now for at least 36 years. For this truth-telling, we

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Defrocked cardinal Theodore McCarrick charged with sexually assaulting teenager in 1970s

Defrocked cardinal Theodore McCarrick Title: Defrocked cardinal Theodore McCarrick charged with sexually assaulting teenager in 1970s Author: Shelley Murphy Publisher: The Boston Globe Date: 29JUL2021 Defrocked former cardinal Theodore McCarrick was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy during a wedding reception at Wellesley College in the 1970s, making him the highest-ranking Roman Catholic

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Madonnina
Opinion

New Vatican laws on clergy abuse not enough, says former papal commissioner

Collins Irish Abuse Survivor Title: New Vatican laws on clergy abuse not enough, says former papal commissioner Author: Joshua J. McElwee Publisher: National Catholic Reporter (NCROnline.com) Date: 17JUN2021 A respected former member of Pope Francis’ commission on clergy sexual abuse has expressed disappointment in the recent revision of the criminal section of the Catholic Church’s

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Opinion

Catholic Church response to sexual abuse must centre on survivor well-being, not defensiveness

Catholic Church Survivor Centred Title: Catholic Church response to sexual abuse must centre on survivor well-being, not defensiveness Author: Cathy Driscoll, Saint Mary’s University Publisher: The Conversation Date: 16JUN2021 In light of the recent discovery of 215 Indigenous children in unmarked graves at a former Catholic-run residential school in British Columbia and investigations at other former

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Opinion

Vatican tightens but doesn’t close accountability loopholes

Barrett Doyle Canon Law Title: Vatican tightens but doesn’t close accountability loopholes Author: Mary Jackson Publisher: wng.org Date: 04JUN2021 New canon laws criminalize grooming and sexual abuse against adults Anne Barrett Doyle began documenting clergy sexual abuse within the Catholic Church in 2003, one year after the Boston Globe reported that church leaders had systematically

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Vatican law criminalizes abuse of adults by priests, laity

Mary Untier Of Knots Title: Vatican law criminalizes abuse of adults by priests, laity Author: Nicole Winfield Publisher: Associated Press Date: 01JUN2021 VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has changed church law to explicitly criminalize the sexual abuse of adults by priests who abuse their authority and to say that laypeople who hold church office

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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
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Canadian bishops unveil new system to report bishops for abuse, cover-up

Canadian Bishops Vos Estis Title: Canadian bishops unveil new system to report bishops for abuse, cover-up Author: Elise Ann Allen Publisher: Crux Date: 08MAY2021 ROME – At a time when many are eager to see more implementation of Pope Francis’s recent norms for bishops’ accountability, the Canadian bishops have rolled out a new online reporting

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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
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Kaul launches clergy sexual abuse probe

Kaul Catholic Abuse Probe Title: Kaul launches clergy sexual abuse probe Author: Todd Richmond Publisher: Associated Press Date: 27APR2021 MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Justice has launched a sweeping investigation of sexual assault in Catholic churches and orders across Wisconsin, Attorney General Josh Kaul announced Tuesday. Kaul, a Democrat, said during a

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