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In shockingly frank deposition, former bishop admits moving alleged abusers from treatment to ministry

Bishop Howard Hubbard Abuse Title: In shockingly frank deposition, former bishop admits moving alleged abusers from treatment to ministry Author: Kevin Clarke Publisher: America Magazine Date: 04APR2022 In testimony conducted over four days in April 2021, Bishop Howard Hubbard, the former leader of the Diocese of Albany, N.Y., described in unusually frank terms how he

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Vatican cardinal says donations went to charity, not brother

Cardinal Becciu Vatican Court Title: Vatican cardinal says donations went to charity, not brother Author: Nicole Winfield Publisher: ABC News/Associated Press Date: 18MAR2022 A once-powerful cardinal has told a Vatican court that he donated 125,000 euros ($140,000) of Vatican money to a Sardinian diocesan charity for purely charitable reasons VATICAN CITY — A once-powerful cardinal

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Catholic Church ‘should be more like Alcoholics Anonymous’

Canon lawyer Tom Doyle Title: Catholic Church ‘should be more like Alcoholics Anonymous’ Author: Sarah Mac Donald Publisher: The Tablet Date: 10MAR2022 The early church was probably more like AA in the way it was run, than the Church today, said Dr Tom Doyle. Prostock-studio / Alamy A leading canon lawyer has said that the

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Church abuse record ‘makes a mockery’ of moral leadership

Francis Sullivan Cover Up Title: The cover up culture in the Church on child sexual abuse had had “an insidious effect”. Author: Sarah MacDonald Publisher: The Tablet Date: 17FEB2022 The former chief executive of the Catholic Church’s Truth, Justice and Healing Council which oversaw the Church’s response to Australia’s Royal Commission into child sexual abuse

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For years, Cardinal Marx has been face of Catholic Church in Germany

German Church Cardinal Marx Title: For years, Cardinal Marx has been face of Catholic Church in Germany Author: Anli Serfontein Publisher: Crux Date: 30JAN2022 BERLIN — No other German bishop has dominated Catholic life in Germany as much in recent years as Cardinal Reinhard Marx, who announced he will stay on as archbishop of Munich

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Opinion

Church’s culture of secrecy breeds authoritarianism and patriarchalism

Church’s culture of secrecy Title: Church’s culture of secrecy breeds authoritarianism and patriarchalism Author: Marie-Jo Thiel Publisher: La Croix International Date: 25OCT2021 Award-winning Catholic ethicist argues for an end to secrecy inside the Church, points to commission on the female diaconate. Sexual abuse is rooted in abuse of power, which is very often the first

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Catholic priests in France ‘must report abuse allegations heard in confession’

Mandatory Reporting Includes Confessional Title: Catholic priests in France ‘must report abuse allegations heard in confession’ Author: Angelique Chrisafis Publisher: The Guardian Date: 12OCT2021 Catholic priests must report all child sexual abuse allegations to police, including if they hear about it in the secrecy of the confession box, the French interior minister has said after

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‘Cardinal Keith O’Brien was like God to me. Then he tried to seduce me’: the whistleblower’s tale

Cardinal Keith O’Brien Whistleblower Title: ‘Cardinal Keith O’Brien was like God to me. Then he tried to seduce me’: the whistleblower’s tale Author: Catherine Deveney Publisher: The Guardian Date: 05SEP2021 As disgraced 91-year-old cardinal Theodore McCarrick stood in an American court last week, charged with three counts of indecent assault and battery on a minor,

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The Holy See’s Policy of Secrecy and Concealment Allowed for Rampant Sexual Abuse in Catholic Church, Class Action Alleges

Holy See Class Action Title: The Holy See’s Policy of Secrecy and Concealment Allowed for Rampant Sexual Abuse in Catholic Church, Class Action Alleges Author: Anna Bradley-Smith Publisher: Top Class Actions Date: 18AUG2021 The Holy See Sexual Abuse Class Action Overview: Who: Victims of sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic clergy members have filed

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