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Opinion

He Blew the Whistle on the Catholic Church in 1985. Why Didn’t We Listen?

Jason Berry Clergy Abuse Title: He Blew the Whistle on the Catholic Church in 1985. Why Didn’t We Listen? Author:  Ben Proudfoot Featuring: Jason Berry Publisher: The New York Times Date: 24AUG2021 Nearly 20 years ago, an investigation by The Boston Globe into sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests ignited a firestorm of scandal that

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Opinion

The challenge of sexual abuse: What has happened since the February 2019 Summit

Challenge of Sexual Abuse Title: The challenge of sexual abuse: What has happened since the February 2019 Summit Author: Father Federico Lombardi, SJ Publisher: Vatican News Date: 26AUG2021 In February 2019, Pope Francis invited the presidents of every episcopal conference to the Vatican for a Meeting on the Protection of Minors in the Church to

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News

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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Opinion

Grindr Exposé on Anti-LGBTQ Priest Points to Staggering Church Hypocrisy

James Finn Jeffrey Burrill Title: Grindr Exposé on Anti-LGBTQ Priest Points to Staggering Church Hypocrisy Author: James Finn Publisher: whosoever.org Reprinted from Medium with permission of the author. Date: 24JUL2021 Powerful priest exposes Church hate speech Last autumn as the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops actively lobbied Congress to kill a proposed national suicide hotline because it directed help

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Crimen Sollicitationis

Grindr, blackmail and confession: The life of a gay seminarian

Grindr Blackmail Gay Seminarians Title: Grindr, blackmail and confession: The life of a gay seminarian Author: Frédéric Martel Publisher: The Irish Times Date: 02MAR2019 Frédéric Martel on power, homosexuality and hypocrisy in the closet of the Vatican. Ydier and Axel are two seminarians whom I meet at the Mario Mieli cultural centre, in Rome. (Their

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Opinion

Pope Francis’ reforms the Church’s disciplinary system in response to royal commission

Pope Francis Kieran Tapsell Title: Pope Francis’ reforms the Church’s disciplinary system in response to royal commission Author: Kieran Tapsell Publisher: Pearls and Irritations – John Menadue Date: 08JUN2021 One of the main reasons for the Catholic Church shifting around abusive priests was because its disciplinary system was dysfunctional. Far more children were abused than

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Kieran Tapsell

Canon Law on Child Sexual Abuse Through the Ages

Catholics Canon Law Tapsell Title: Canon Law on Child Sexual Abuse Through the Ages Author: Kieran Tapsell Publisher: CatholicsForRenewal.Org In 2014 two senior members of the Marist and Christian Brothers in Australia told Justice McLellan, the Chair of the Child Sexual Abuse Royal Commission that in the 1980s the brothers would not have regarded touching a

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News

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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