Tag: Clergy abuse

Judge: ‘Good progress has been made so far’ in archdiocese’s safe environment practices

Judge: ‘Good progress has been made so far’ in archdiocese’s safe environment practices

| January 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Tim O’Malley, archdiocesan director of Ministerial Standards and Safe Environment, said the archdiocese’s work goes beyond meeting settlement requirements to “the spirit of the settlement” to creating and maintaining a culture that ensures the safety of future generations from clergy sexual abuse.

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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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Victims say they felt hurt by fellow Catholics’ lack of compassion

Victims say they felt hurt by fellow Catholics’ lack of compassion

| Zita Ballinger Fletcher | August 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Sexual assault victims say they were hurt not only by individual priests, but by Church officials and ordinary Catholics who treated them with intolerance and indifference.

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U.S. Church’s response to sex abuse shows progress, but questions remain

U.S. Church’s response to sex abuse shows progress, but questions remain

| August 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

With the Aug. 14 release of a Pennsylvania grand jury report on priestly sexual abuse of minors, the U.S. Catholic Church again is confronting questions about its response to abuse allegations dating back several decades.

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Catholics express despair, disbelief, anger at new abuse revelations

Catholics express despair, disbelief, anger at new abuse revelations

| Mark Pattison | August 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

After the first allegations of abuse against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick were publicized in mid-June, employees at the U.S. bishops’ conference headquarters in Washington were bracing for calls from Catholics confused, outraged or anything in between regarding the emerging scandal.

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From readers — August 9, 2018

From readers — August 9, 2018

| August 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Death penalty teaching
Do Catholic justices matter?
Will the abusers pay?

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Pope thanks Chilean bishops for steps taken to address abuse scandal

Pope thanks Chilean bishops for steps taken to address abuse scandal

| Cindy Wooden | August 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

After the bishops of Chile issued a formal apology for failing to listen to clerical abuse victims and drew up national guidelines for responding to abuse allegations, Pope Francis sent them a handwritten letter of thanks.

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NY Times talks to men who got settlements after alleged abuse by cardinal

NY Times talks to men who got settlements after alleged abuse by cardinal

| July 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

A front-page New York Times article published July 16 detailed the alleged abuse of two seminarians in the Diocese of Metuchen, New Jersey, by then-Bishop Theodore McCarrick in the 1980s that resulted in settlements to each man.

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Uptick in abuse claims likely after high-profile case brought to light

Uptick in abuse claims likely after high-profile case brought to light

| Mark Pattison | June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

An increase in calls to dioceses to report claims of clergy sexual abuse has happened before, and is likely to happen again in the wake of the credible claim lodged against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington, according to the head of the U.S. bishops’ Secretariat for Child and Youth Protection.

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Abuse allegation against Cardinal McCarrick found credible

Abuse allegation against Cardinal McCarrick found credible

| June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington, said June 20 he will no longer exercise any public ministry “in obedience” to the Vatican after an allegation he abused a teenager 47 years ago was found credible.

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Pope to meet with second group of abuse survivors from Chile

Pope to meet with second group of abuse survivors from Chile

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

Pope Francis will meet with five priests who suffered abuse by Chilean Father Fernando Karadima or his followers, the Vatican said.

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All of Chile’s bishops offer resignations after meeting pope on abuse

All of Chile’s bishops offer resignations after meeting pope on abuse

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Every bishop in Chile offered his resignation to Pope Francis after a three-day meeting at the Vatican to discuss the clerical sexual abuse scandal.

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