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Pa. bishops support creating fund to compensate survivors of sex abuse

Pa. bishops support creating fund to compensate survivors of sex abuse

| Matthew Gambino | September 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

The bishops of Pennsylvania’s eight Roman Catholic dioceses are supporting creation of an independent fund to compensate survivors of clergy sexual abuse.

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New York latest to launch probe of church sex abuse records

New York latest to launch probe of church sex abuse records

| September 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

The New York State Office of the Attorney General is the latest to announce that it is launching an investigation of sexual abuse of minors by Catholic Church clergy, and at least two of the state’s eight dioceses confirmed receiving subpoenas seeking access to its records.

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Twin Cities Catholics join national movement to end clergy sexual abuse, cover-ups

Twin Cities Catholics join national movement to end clergy sexual abuse, cover-ups

| August 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

About 20 Catholics gathered on the steps of the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul following Mass Aug. 26 to pray in response to the clergy sex abuse scandal. The prayer service was part of a national call-to-action from the newly formed group, #CatholicsForAction.

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Catholic young adults offer prayers for wounded Church

Catholic young adults offer prayers for wounded Church

| August 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

As the sun set Aug. 20, about 120 Catholics gathered at the bottom of the steps of the Cathedral of St. Paul to pray for survivors of clergy sexual abuse and for a cleansing of the Church.

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Letter from Pope Francis to the People of God

Letter from Pope Francis to the People of God

| August 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

“If one member suffers, all suffer together with it.”

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Vatican wants accountability for abusers, those who protected them

Vatican wants accountability for abusers, those who protected them

| August 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the wake of a grand jury report on clergy sexual abuse in six dioceses in Pennsylvania, a Vatican spokesman called the abuses described in the report as being “criminal and morally reprehensible.”

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Pittsburgh bishop apologizes to abuse victims, reviews abuse response

Pittsburgh bishop apologizes to abuse victims, reviews abuse response

| Ann Rodgers | August 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh expressed sorrow and apologized to young victims of clergy sexual abuse, while explaining his diocese’s 30-year record of working to remove offenders, assist victims and prevent further abuse.

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Sexual abuse by monks covered up at schools in England, inquiry finds

Sexual abuse by monks covered up at schools in England, inquiry finds

| Simon Caldwell | August 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

The “appalling sexual abuse” of children as young as 7 was covered up in two leading Benedictine-run schools in England to protect the reputations of predatory monks, a government-backed investigation concluded.

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O’Malley: ‘Specific actions’ needed now to address claims against cardinal

O’Malley: ‘Specific actions’ needed now to address claims against cardinal

| July 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley called for “three specific actions” to immediately address allegations of sexual abuse of minors and “sexual improprieties” with seminarians made against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, starting with “a fair and rapid adjudication of these accusations.”

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New revelation surfaces about cardinal; editorials take Church to task

New revelation surfaces about cardinal; editorials take Church to task

| July 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Editorials in national Catholic publications have taken the U.S. Catholic Church to task for its failure to root out all forms of clergy sexual abuse in the light of allegations made by former seminarians against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, retired archbishop of Washington.

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Saginaw church records, computers seized in abuse probe

Saginaw church records, computers seized in abuse probe

| March 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

The news that law enforcement authorities served the Diocese of Saginaw in Michigan with a search warrant March 22 was “distressing and disheartening for the greater community and most especially our Catholic faithful,” Saginaw Bishop Joseph Cistone acknowledged.

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Diocese of St. Cloud says it plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization

Diocese of St. Cloud says it plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization

| The St. Cloud Visitor | March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Diocese of St. Cloud is planning to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, Bishop Donald Kettler announced Feb. 28 at a meeting in Albany with pastors and trustees from the diocese’s 131 parishes.

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