Tag: Abuse

Vatican investigates abuse allegation against Chilean president’s uncle

Vatican investigates abuse allegation against Chilean president’s uncle

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

The apostolic nunciature in Chile announced that the Vatican has opened an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse against retired Archbishop Bernardino Pinera Carvallo of La Serena, who is the uncle of Chilean President Sebastian Pinera.

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Pope applauds launch of abuse investigation center in Chile

Pope applauds launch of abuse investigation center in Chile

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

A specialized center at Chile’s premier Catholic university can help the Catholic Church protect minors and vulnerable persons from the scourge of clerical sexual abuse, which has plagued the Catholic Church in the country and around the world, Pope Francis said.

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U.S. priest to receive reports of abuse, cover-up at Vatican City State

U.S. priest to receive reports of abuse, cover-up at Vatican City State

| Carol Glatz | July 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Vatican City State will have its own reporting system in place before the end of the year for flagging suspected cases of the abuse of minors and vulnerable people and instances of cover-up or negligence in handling such cases, the Vatican said.

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Pope: Church needs apostolate of prevention to protect minors from abuse

Pope: Church needs apostolate of prevention to protect minors from abuse

| July 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Prevention is key in protecting minors from abuse, Pope Francis said.

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Chicago Public Schools urged to take lesson from Catholic action on abuse

Chicago Public Schools urged to take lesson from Catholic action on abuse

| Elizabeth Bachmann | July 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Chicago Public Schools system should take some lessons from the Catholic Church in dealing with child sexual abuse allegations, according to an op-ed in the Chicago Tribune.

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Laity not playing ‘gotcha’ with bishops on abuse, review board chair says

Laity not playing ‘gotcha’ with bishops on abuse, review board chair says

| Dennis Sadowski | June 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

The path to rebuilding the U.S. Church’s credibility as it emerges from the lingering clergy sexual abuse scandal rests in embracing the role of laypeople as important collaborators, said the chairman of the National Review Board.

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Universal and local: Church law responds to local law, culture

Universal and local: Church law responds to local law, culture

| Cindy Wooden | May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church has universal laws valid around the globe, but many of those laws — including on handling allegations of abuse — must be further refined on a local level to respond to national laws and cultures.

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What has been done and what we still need to do

What has been done and what we still need to do

| Greg Erlandson | May 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Josh Shapiro, the attorney general for the state of Pennsylvania, has used the burning of the Notre Dame Cathedral as an opportunity to write a column upbraiding U.S. bishops.

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Wehmeyer survivor finds healing through faith

Wehmeyer survivor finds healing through faith

| May 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ben Hoffman was on a retreat in 2015 when a priest called him over. Hoffman expected small talk or a retreat-focused check-in, but instead, the priest said, “I’m sorry.”

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Priests gather to listen, reflect on abuse scandals

Priests gather to listen, reflect on abuse scandals

| March 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Father DeGrood and Father Johnson emphasized that each survivor’s story and path of healing is unique, and that’s also true for priests and laypeople affected by the crisis.

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Vatican begins investigation of Archbishop McCarrick

Vatican begins investigation of Archbishop McCarrick

| Carol Zimmermann | December 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

James Grein, a Virginia man who said Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick, former archbishop of Washington, sexually abused him for years beginning when he was 11, gave his testimony about what occurred Dec. 27 before a judicial vicar for the New York Archdiocese.

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U.S. bishops move to address allegations of abuse, claims of cover-up

U.S. bishops move to address allegations of abuse, claims of cover-up

| December 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

2018 will no doubt be remembered as a dark time for the U.S. Catholic Church.

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