Tag: Abuse

Intellectually disabled L’Arche members react to news of Vanier abuse

Intellectually disabled L’Arche members react to news of Vanier abuse

| Michael Swan | February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

For the adults with disabilities who are the core members of L’Arche, news that Jean Vanier sexually abused six women over a 35-year period hit particularly hard.

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Catholic Scout councils not affected by bankruptcy case, chairman says

Catholic Scout councils not affected by bankruptcy case, chairman says

| Dennis Sadowski | February 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Boy Scout councils and units sponsored by Catholic parishes and other entities will not be affected by the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case filed by the Boy Scouts of America, said the chairman of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting.

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Understanding the effects of trauma and abuse

Understanding the effects of trauma and abuse

| January 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

“Why can’t victim-survivors just get over it?” It’s a question often asked within the Church of people ready to move on from the abuse crisis.

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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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