Tag: Abuse

Vatican begins investigation of Archbishop McCarrick

Vatican begins investigation of Archbishop McCarrick

| Carol Zimmermann | December 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

James Grein, a Virginia man who said Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick, former archbishop of Washington, sexually abused him for years beginning when he was 11, gave his testimony about what occurred Dec. 27 before a judicial vicar for the New York Archdiocese.

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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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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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Women say church leaders must listen to survivors before abuse summit

Women say church leaders must listen to survivors before abuse summit

| Philippa Hitchen | November 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Three female survivors of sexual abuse by priests called on church leaders preparing for a February summit at the Vatican to listen to the voices of victims and to end a “culture of cover-up” that has dragged on for decades.

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Deceased bishop accused of abuse while a priest in St. Cloud Diocese

Deceased bishop accused of abuse while a priest in St. Cloud Diocese

| The Visitor | November 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bishop Donald Kettler has added the name of Bishop Harold Dimmerling to the list of clergy likely to have abused minors, according to a Nov. 12 statement from the Diocese of St. Cloud.

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Synod group reports focus on abuse, sexuality, friendship, mission

Synod group reports focus on abuse, sexuality, friendship, mission

| Cindy Wooden | October 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

In their first formal reports to the entire Synod of Bishops, many of the gathering’s working groups reported that they had discussed the clerical sexual abuse crisis and, especially, its impact on young Catholics.

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McCarrick case: Vatican starting to acknowledge mistakes

McCarrick case: Vatican starting to acknowledge mistakes

| Cindy Wooden | October 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis, Cardinal Marc Ouellet and an official Vatican statement seem to be laying the groundwork for an admission that mistakes were made in handling allegations that Archbishop Theodore McCarrick engaged in sexual misconduct and even abuse.

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Vatican reviewing McCarrick case, vows to pursue truth no matter what

Vatican reviewing McCarrick case, vows to pursue truth no matter what

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Promising a thorough review of how the Vatican handled allegations of sexual misconduct by former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the Vatican acknowledged that what happened may fall short of the procedures that are in place today.

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The truth that set him free

The truth that set him free

| Greg Erlandson | October 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

“I believe the Lord has put me here for this very moment. Throughout all of the pain, the Lord has never left me alone. He has continued to love me, heal me and still calls me to serve him.”

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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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Brooklyn Diocese to pay part of $27.5 million to settle sex abuse case

Brooklyn Diocese to pay part of $27.5 million to settle sex abuse case

| Rhina Guidos | September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Diocese of Brooklyn and an after-school program in New York have settled a case out of court for $27.5 million with four men who say they were sexually abused as boys, between ages 8 and 12, by a man whom the diocese identified as a “volunteer worker.”

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Parishioners express anger at sex abuse cover-up but reaffirm faith

Parishioners express anger at sex abuse cover-up but reaffirm faith

| Susan Klemond | September 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Father Sullivan said he wanted to give parishioners an opportunity to share ideas for solutions, which he planned to pass on to local Church leaders.

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