Tag: Sexual abuse

On plane, pope discusses sex abuse, corruption of cover-up, China pact

On plane, pope discusses sex abuse, corruption of cover-up, China pact

| Cindy Wooden | September 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church has grown in its understanding of the horror of clerical sexual abuse and of the “corruption” of covering it up, Pope Francis said.

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Survivors approve plan; archdiocese expects judge’s approval Sept. 25

Survivors approve plan; archdiocese expects judge’s approval Sept. 25

| September 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Of the 400 claimants who voted, 398 affirmed the $210 million plan, according to a document the archdiocese filed in U.S. bankruptcy court Sept. 21.

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Retired Green Bay auxiliary bishop withdraws from public ministry

Retired Green Bay auxiliary bishop withdraws from public ministry

| Sam Lucero | September 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Retired Auxiliary Bishop Robert Morneau of Green Bay has requested and has been granted a withdrawal from all public ministry.

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Dutch bishops: Media report on abuse was old news; safeguards in place

Dutch bishops: Media report on abuse was old news; safeguards in place

| Jonathan Luxmoore | September 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Dutch bishops’ conference said it had worked to prevent further sexual abuse by Catholic clergy, but said a recent report by a leading newspaper was “old news.”

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At Holy Hour, archbishop says Church is holding out ‘withered hand’ to be healed

At Holy Hour, archbishop says Church is holding out ‘withered hand’ to be healed

| September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

“It is only in confronting that reality that we can have any hope for healing — healing for those who suffered abuse, healing for the Church, and even healing for those who abused, or covered up, or stood silent.”

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Clergy abuse survivor at Cathedral Holy Hour: ‘God has not abandoned us’

Clergy abuse survivor at Cathedral Holy Hour: ‘God has not abandoned us’

| September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Every one of us here today has somehow been affected by, is grieving over, and is on the journey toward healing and restoration,” the survivor said of the abuse crisis. “I truly believe God is here today and joins us in our sadness. His tears are of a Father who loves us.”

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Holy Hour of Reparation and Prayers for Healing Sept. 15

Holy Hour of Reparation and Prayers for Healing Sept. 15

| September 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Hebda will preside over the Holy Hour, which will include exposition of the Eucharist and the praying of the penitential psalms.

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U.S. bishops tell pope abuse scandal ‘lacerated’ the church

U.S. bishops tell pope abuse scandal ‘lacerated’ the church

| September 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

The leaders of the U.S. bishops’ conference said they shared with Pope Francis how the Church in the United States has been “lacerated by the evil of sexual abuse.”

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Abuse letter to Cardinal O’Malley was second priest sent officials

Abuse letter to Cardinal O’Malley was second priest sent officials

| Rhina Guidos | August 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

In a June 2015 letter to Boston’s Cardinal Sean O’Malley obtained by Catholic News Service, a New York priest tells the prelate about “sexual abuse/harassment/intimidation” allegations he had heard concerning then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick and asks that if the matter doesn’t fall under his purview, to forward it to the “proper agency in the Vatican.”

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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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Archbishop McCarrick allegations put ‘public inquiry’ on all bishops

Archbishop McCarrick allegations put ‘public inquiry’ on all bishops

| August 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bishop Timothy Doherty of Lafayette, who is chair of the bishops’ child and youth protection committee, said “general prayers and apologies are necessary, but not sufficient” for victims of sexual abuse.

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Pastors say parish settlement contribution small but significant

Pastors say parish settlement contribution small but significant

| July 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

“We’re all part of the same Church. We’re all part of the same body of Christ,” Father Livingston said of the St. Paul in Ham Lake’s decision to contribute to the settlement.

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