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News

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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The McC Criminal Case: Two Receptions

God Is Never Late Title: The McC Criminal Case: Two Receptions Author: Father Mark White Publisher: Father Mark White Blog Date: 06AUG2021 Theodore McCarrick began his ministry as Archbishop of Washington DC in January of 2001. After a ceremony at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, there was a reception in a banquet hall at the Capitol Hilton,

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Defrocked Catholic priest Richard Lavigne in deathbed tapes: ‘I assume I’m going to heaven’ (audio)

Defrocked Catholic priest Lavigne Title: Defrocked Catholic priest Richard Lavigne in deathbed tapes: ‘I assume I’m going to heaven’ (audio) Author: Stephanie Barry Publisher: MassLive.com Date: 11JUL2021 Until his last breath, defrocked Roman Catholic priest Richard R. Lavigne — prolific child molester, alleged murderer and catalyst for many lifetimes of ruin — remained convinced he

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As Catholic Church balked at paying residential school settlement, Quebec nuns sold nearly $25M in real estate

Grey Nuns Child Abuse Title: As Catholic Church balked at paying residential school settlement, Quebec nuns sold nearly $25M in real estate Author: Simon Nakonechny Publisher: CBC News Date: 09JUL2021 WARNING: This story contains details some readers may find distressing. Three Quebec-based religious orders that staffed residential schools in the rest of Canada have earned

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Opinion

Reforming the Vatican’s Code of Canon law, #MeToo Insights, and Zero Tolerance

Verdict Justia Canon Law Title: Reforming the Vatican’s Code of Canon law, #MeToo Insights, and Zero Tolerance Author: Lesley Wexler Publisher: Verdict Justia Date: 24JUN2021 In recent days, Pope Francis has described the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse crisis as a worldwide catastrophe. He urged that the Catholic Church end its “head-in-sand policy”, acknowledge its institutional

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Blog

The Cult of Secrecy

Mark White Kieran Tapsell Title: The Cult of Secrecy Author: Father Mark White Publisher: Father Mark White Blog Date: 22JUN2021 On November 21, 2019, Bishop Barry Knestout appeared unexpectedly at St. Francis of Assisi parish in Rocky Mount, Virginia. He insisted on meeting privately with me. (The bishop had the Vicar General with him.) The

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UN investigators call on Vatican to do more to stop abuse

United Nations Mandatory Reporting Title: UN investigators call on Vatican to do more to stop abuse Author: Cindy Wooden (Catholic News Service CNS) Publisher: National Catholic Reporter (NCROnline) Date: 22JUN2021 VATICAN CITY — While acknowledging Vatican-mandated reforms in the handling of clerical sexual abuse, four U.N. special rapporteurs urged the Vatican to make it mandatory that church officials

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