Tag: Abuse crisis

Laity not playing ‘gotcha’ with bishops on abuse, review board chair says

Laity not playing ‘gotcha’ with bishops on abuse, review board chair says

| Dennis Sadowski | June 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

The path to rebuilding the U.S. Church’s credibility as it emerges from the lingering clergy sexual abuse scandal rests in embracing the role of laypeople as important collaborators, said the chairman of the National Review Board.

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Retired pope publishes reflection on abuse crisis

Retired pope publishes reflection on abuse crisis

| Carol Glatz | April 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Retired Pope Benedict XVI, acknowledging his role in helping the Catholic Church come to terms with the clerical sexual abuse crisis beginning in the 1980s, wrote an article outlining his thoughts about what must be done now.

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Bishops must realize seriousness of abuse crisis, pope says

Bishops must realize seriousness of abuse crisis, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

The primary goal of the Vatican’s February summit on clerical sexual abuse and child protection is to help bishops understand the urgency of the crisis, Pope Francis said.

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Father Lombardi: Ignoring reality of abuse, resisting responsibility must end

Father Lombardi: Ignoring reality of abuse, resisting responsibility must end

| Carol Glatz | December 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Anyone who still believes the abuse crisis is an “American” or “Western” problem must become properly informed, face reality and realize problems may be hidden and explode in the future, said Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi.

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Bishops’ abuse response must trump all other issues, advisory group says

Bishops’ abuse response must trump all other issues, advisory group says

| Carol Zimmermann | November 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

A group that has been advising the U.S. bishops for 50 years on multiple issues chose to speak to the bishops in Baltimore Nov. 13 on just one issue: the clergy sexual abuse crisis itself and ways to move forward from it.

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Protesters gather outside U.S. bishops’ meeting, call for change

Protesters gather outside U.S. bishops’ meeting, call for change

| Emily Rosenthal | November 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

As the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops opened a Day of Prayer at the Fall Bishops General Assembly Nov. 12, John McKeon was the first to walk a path along Aliceanna Street outside the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, just after 9 a.m.

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All six dioceses in Illinois sued over clergy sexual abuse allegations

All six dioceses in Illinois sued over clergy sexual abuse allegations

| October 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Attorney Jeff Anderson, who has represented clergy abuse victims nationwide, filed a lawsuit Oct. 18 in Chicago against all six Catholic dioceses in Illinois and the Illinois Catholic Conference for what he described as an ongoing effort to cover up clergy sexual abuse.

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Quebec bishops denounce abuses aired in broadcast on Oblates

Quebec bishops denounce abuses aired in broadcast on Oblates

| Francois Gloutnay | October 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

In a statement issued a few minutes after the broadcast of a story from Radio-Canada investigating sexual abuse allegedly committed by 10 Oblate missionaries in First Nation communities, the Quebec Assembly of Catholic Bishops told of their “indignation and shame” for the “terrible tragedy of sexual and physical abuse of minors by members of the clergy or religious communities.”

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Chilean court says no verdict in survivors’ lawsuit against archdiocese

Chilean court says no verdict in survivors’ lawsuit against archdiocese

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Survivors of abuse in Chile believed they had won a major victory when they heard a Chilean court recognized that the Archdiocese of Santiago prevented a thorough investigation into sexual abuses committed by a former priest, Fernando Karadima.

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Cardinal: Damage of abuse scandal caused by church leadership, not media

Cardinal: Damage of abuse scandal caused by church leadership, not media

| Carol Glatz | October 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The days of making “weak excuses” in response to the sexual abuse crisis are over, said German Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising.

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Prayer to St. Michael makes resurgence in response to abuse crisis

Prayer to St. Michael makes resurgence in response to abuse crisis

| October 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

In response to the church abuse crisis, many parishes around the country have been bringing out the big guns in a spiritual sense — calling on St. Michael the Archangel to help the church.

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A deep-rooted antidote to scandal-mania

A deep-rooted antidote to scandal-mania

| Liz Kelly | September 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

It pierces the spirit. How many more stories like this must we endure? Can there be atonement sufficient to cover this sweeping level of corruption and suffering?

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