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Class-action lawsuit filed against eight Pennsylvania dioceses

Class-action lawsuit filed against eight Pennsylvania dioceses

| September 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

A class-action lawsuit was filed Sept. 17 against eight Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania demanding the dioceses provide proof that they submitted the names of all suspected predators.

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What to make of the crisis in the Church

What to make of the crisis in the Church

| Father Michael Schmitz | September 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Father, what do you make of what is in the news about the Church and scandal?

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Archbishop Hebda: Strong child protection measures in place locally, but U.S. bishop accountability must improve

Archbishop Hebda: Strong child protection measures in place locally, but U.S. bishop accountability must improve

| August 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Having had good reasons to place my trust in both Pope Francis and Archbishop Viganò, I am personally at a loss as to how to evaluate the claims that have been made by the archbishop,” Archbishop Hebda said. “Based on my experience in this archdiocese, I believe that some form of an independent review led by credible outsiders is the only way to resolve such situations and restore trust.”

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Pope acknowledges ‘repugnant crimes’ of abuse in Ireland

Pope acknowledges ‘repugnant crimes’ of abuse in Ireland

| Cindy Wooden | August 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Acknowledging the failures “of bishops, religious superiors, priests and others” in the Catholic Church to protect children from the “repugnant crimes” of physical and sexual abuse, Pope Francis began his two-day visit to Ireland.

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Group says only through major structural changes can Church address abuse

Group says only through major structural changes can Church address abuse

| Julie Asher | August 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Catholic theologians, educators, parishioners and lay leaders across the United States expressed their disgust with the abuse scandal in the church, saying the details in a Pennsylvania grand jury’s report “evince a horror beyond expression.”

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Cardinal explains plan to address ‘moral catastrophe’ of abuse

Cardinal explains plan to address ‘moral catastrophe’ of abuse

| Julie Asher | August 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Aug. 16 announced three key goals and a comprehensive plan to address the “moral catastrophe” of the new abuse scandal hitting the U.S. church.

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Wuerl: In Pittsburgh, he ‘established strong policies’ on abuse claims

Wuerl: In Pittsburgh, he ‘established strong policies’ on abuse claims

| Julie Asher | August 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl said Aug. 14 that during his tenure as bishop of Pittsburgh from 1988 to 2006, he “established strong policies that addressed the needs of abuse survivors, removed priests from ministry and protected the most vulnerable in the community.”

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Pennsylvania grand jury says Church was interested in hiding abuse

Pennsylvania grand jury says Church was interested in hiding abuse

| Rhina Guidos | August 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

A Pennsylvania grand jury report issued Aug. 14 paints a picture of a Catholic Church in six of the state’s dioceses that for decades handled claims of sex abuse of minors under its care by hiding the allegations and its victims.

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Bishops ‘shamed’ by ‘sins, omissions’ of priests, bishops leading to abuse

Bishops ‘shamed’ by ‘sins, omissions’ of priests, bishops leading to abuse

| August 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

The U.S. bishops as “are shamed by and sorry for the sins and omissions by Catholic priests and Catholic bishops” that have led to sexual abuse and caused great harm to many, said an Aug. 14 statement from the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the chairman of its child protection committee.

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Attorney general asks pope’s help on release of abuse report

Attorney general asks pope’s help on release of abuse report

| July 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled July 27 it will allow the release of a redacted version of a grand jury report on a months-long investigation into sexual abuse claims in six Pennsylvania dioceses, some of which go back decades.

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Erie bishop backs transparency; redacted report could be released Aug. 8

Erie bishop backs transparency; redacted report could be released Aug. 8

| Mary Solberg | July 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court July 27 cleared the way for the August release of a redacted version of a grand jury report on clergy sex abuse that has been termed by one of the state’s Catholic bishops as “graphic” and “sobering.”

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Priest among six arrested at Pennsylvania pipeline construction site

Priest among six arrested at Pennsylvania pipeline construction site

| Dennis Sadowski | October 23, 2017 | 2 Comments

A priest arrested for protesting a natural gas pipeline being built through land owned by the Adorers of the Blood of Christ in Pennsylvania said he acted because he agreed with the sisters that the project is desecrating the earth.

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