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Ex-Pope Benedict accused of failing to act in Munich Church abuse report

Pope Benedict Church Abuse Title: Ex-Pope Benedict accused of failing to act in Munich Church abuse report Author: Madeline Chambers Publisher: Reuters Date: 21JAN2022 Summary Report found 497 abuse victims between 1945 and 2019 Former Pope has denied wrongdoing as Archbishop of Munich Cardinal Marx offers apology to victims BERLIN, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Former

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Book Update + Talks

Ordained By a Predator Title: Book Update + Talks Author: Father Mark White Publisher: Father Mark White Blog Date: 05JAN2022 20 C+M+B 22 Happy New Year, dear reader. The publisher sent me a mock-up of the dust cover for Ordained By a Predator: Becoming a Priest in the Middle of a Criminal Conspiracy. We have

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Potentially explosive report will document handling of sex abuse in Pope Benedict’s former diocese

Pope Benedict Abuse Report Title: Potentially explosive report will document handling of sex abuse in Pope Benedict’s former diocese Author: CNS Staff Publisher: America Magazine Date: 04JAN2022 MUNICH (CNS) — In mid-January, the law firm Westpfahl Spilker Wastl is scheduled to publish a report into the handling of clerical sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of

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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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Vatican laicizes Ohio priest convicted of sexually exploiting children

Vatican laicizes Ohio priest Title: Vatican laicizes Ohio priest convicted of sexually exploiting children Author: Catholic News Service Staff Publisher: NCROnline Date: 28DEC2021 CLEVELAND — Pope Francis has dismissed from the priesthood a Cleveland man who is serving a life sentence in prison for sexually exploiting children. The action against Robert McWilliams, 41, means he will no

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‘Horrendous crimes’: East Timor priest jailed for 12 years for child sex abuse

Richard Daschbach Jail Sentence Title: ‘Horrendous crimes’: East Timor priest jailed for 12 years for child sex abuse Author: Chris Barrett Publisher: The Age Date: 21DEC2021 Singapore: Richard Daschbach, the defrocked American priest whose child sex abuse trial has shaken deeply Catholic East Timor, has been found guilty and sentenced to 12 years in prison.The

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Three Years Later: What Happened to the “Independent Commission?”

Three Years Later And? Title: Three Years Later: What Happened to the “Independent Commission?” Author: Father Mark White Publisher: Father Mark White Blog Date: 29NOV2021 In November 2018, James Grein spoke at the Church Militant rally in Baltimore, outside the annual meeting of American Catholic bishops. James’ courage moved me and inspired me. Theodore McCarrick had

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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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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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