Tag: Abuse Crises

Days of covering up abuse allegations are over, says Vatican adviser

Days of covering up abuse allegations are over, says Vatican adviser

| Carol Glatz | May 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ new norms on protecting minors and strengthening accountability are the latest steps in driving home the message that the days of keeping abuse allegations covered up or ignored are over, said the Vatican’s top abuse investigator.

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Cardinal DiNardo welcomes new papal norms on preventing clergy abuse

Cardinal DiNardo welcomes new papal norms on preventing clergy abuse

New papal norms on preventing clergy sexual abuse are “a blessing that will empower the Church everywhere to bring predators to justice, no matter what rank they hold in the Church,” said Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Pope issues new norms on mandatory abuse reporting, bishop accountability

Pope issues new norms on mandatory abuse reporting, bishop accountability

| Carol Glatz | May 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has revised and clarified norms and procedures for holding bishops and religious superiors accountable in protecting minors as well as in protecting members of religious orders and seminarians from abuse.

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Wehmeyer survivor finds healing through faith

Wehmeyer survivor finds healing through faith

| May 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ben Hoffman was on a retreat in 2015 when a priest called him over. Hoffman expected small talk or a retreat-focused check-in, but instead, the priest said, “I’m sorry.”

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U.S. bishops move to address allegations of abuse, claims of cover-up

U.S. bishops move to address allegations of abuse, claims of cover-up

| December 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

2018 will no doubt be remembered as a dark time for the U.S. Catholic Church.

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Archbishop listens, shares ideas on abuse crisis with young adults

Archbishop listens, shares ideas on abuse crisis with young adults

| December 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda listened, shared and reflected for more than two hours Dec. 10 with young adults concerned about healing the hurt and rebuilding the trust that has been lost in the Church sexual abuse scandal.

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Two Jesuit provinces release names of priests with credible abuse claims

Two Jesuit provinces release names of priests with credible abuse claims

| December 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

The leaders of two U.S. provinces of the Society of Jesus released the names of more than 150 clergy with credible sexual abuse claims against them dating to the 1950s.

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Australian judge overturns former Adelaide archbishop’s conviction

Australian judge overturns former Adelaide archbishop’s conviction

| December 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

An Australian judge overturned the conviction of Archbishop Philip Wilson, whom a lower court found guilty of failing to report allegations of child sexual abuse by a priest.

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