Tag: Sex abuse

After 2018: Does the Church have a ‘bigger agenda?’

After 2018: Does the Church have a ‘bigger agenda?’

| Sarah Spangenberg | January 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the aftermath of this past summer’s revelations of sex abuse and cover-up in the Church, there is a tendency for Catholics to slip into an either-or way of thinking about how to respond: Either we cannot “get back to work” until we have adequately addressed the crisis, or, we cannot spare the time to respond to the scandals because the Church’s mission is too urgent.

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Archbishop Nienstedt denies sexual misconduct allegations in Vatican lawsuit

Archbishop Nienstedt denies sexual misconduct allegations in Vatican lawsuit

| November 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

The lawsuit cites the internal investigation commissioned in 2014 by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis into allegations that Archbishop Nienstedt engaged in sexual misconduct with adults prior to being named Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. That investigation produced affidavits alleging that Archbishop Nienstedt had sexually harassed and propositioned adult males and frequented gay establishments in Canada and Detroit.

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German bishops apologize formally, release sex abuse data

German bishops apologize formally, release sex abuse data

| Zita Ballinger Fletcher | September 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

The head of the German bishops conference formally apologized for sexual abuse in the church, saying it “has been denied, turned away from and covered up for far too long.”

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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 serene despite ‘pain’ over archbishop’s testimony, cardinal says

Pope serene despite ‘pain’ over archbishop’s testimony, cardinal says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

“From what I saw — I haven’t seen him today, but I have seen him in these days; I was with him during the trip to Ireland and after — he seems serene,” Cardinal Parolin said.

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NRB: Change in church’s culture, including bishops, needed to end abuse

NRB: Change in church’s culture, including bishops, needed to end abuse

| Mark Pattison | August 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

“What needs to happen is a genuine change in the church’s culture, specifically among the bishops themselves,” the board said. “This evil has resulted from a loss of moral leadership and an abuse of power that led to a culture of silence that enabled these incidents to occur.

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USCCB president seeks papal audience, answers to former nuncio’s questions

USCCB president seeks papal audience, answers to former nuncio’s questions

| Mark Pattison | August 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

In his statement, Cardinal DiNardo reiterated an Aug. 16 call for an apostolic visitation, working with a national lay commission granted independent authority, to investigate the “many questions surround Archbishop McCarrick.”

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Pope says he trusts people to judge archbishop’s claims about him

Pope says he trusts people to judge archbishop’s claims about him

| Cindy Wooden | August 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis said Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano’s long document calling on him to resign is written in a way that people should be able to draw their own conclusions.

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Former U.S. nuncio alleges broad cover-up of McCarrick’s misdeeds

Former U.S. nuncio alleges broad cover-up of McCarrick’s misdeeds

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

A former apostolic nuncio to the United States accused church officials, including Pope Francis, of failing to act on accusations of abuse of conscience and power by now-Archbishop Theodore McCarrick.

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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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Pope accepts Cardinal McCarrick’s resignation as cardinal

Pope accepts Cardinal McCarrick’s resignation as cardinal

| Cindy Wooden | July 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has ordered Cardinal McCarrick to maintain “a life of prayer and penance” until a canonical trial examines accusations that he sexually abused minors.

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Archdiocese continues to meet Ramsey County settlement requirements

Archdiocese continues to meet Ramsey County settlement requirements

| July 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

The progress in the archdiocese’s bankruptcy reorganization, which is expected to be settled in a matter of months, will allow the archdiocese to move ahead with restorative justice efforts with survivors outlined in the settlement agreement, Tim O’Malley said.

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