Tag: Clergy abuse

Bankruptcy settlement OK’d in Duluth diocese

Bankruptcy settlement OK’d in Duluth diocese

| October 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

A bankruptcy judge approved a $39.2 million settlement Oct. 21 between the Diocese of Duluth and victims/survivors of clergy sexual abuse. Announced at a press conference in Duluth, the decision gives final approval to a joint agreement reached earlier this year and ends a nearly four-year bankruptcy process for the diocese. It settles all claims against the diocese and 30 of its parishes.

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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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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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U.S. Church leaders in favor of new rules on sexual abuse reporting

U.S. Church leaders in favor of new rules on sexual abuse reporting

| Carol Zimmermann | May 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

U.S. Church leaders welcomed the norms issued by Pope Francis May 9 giving clear direction to the global Catholic Church about reporting abuse and holding Church leaders accountable, saying it confirms what they already have in place and also gives them a way forward.

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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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Archdiocese shares expertise on healing from clergy abuse

Archdiocese shares expertise on healing from clergy abuse

| April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Groups discussing best practices for legal and pastoral approaches to the national clergy sexual abuse crisis are reaching out to officials with the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Bishops at summit consider 21 action items to handle, prevent abuse

Bishops at summit consider 21 action items to handle, prevent abuse

| Cindy Wooden | February 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Immediately after asking bishops and religious superiors to be concrete in confronting the clerical sexual abuse crisis and the need to protect children in the Church, Pope Francis handed them a list of 21 action items to consider.

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Judge: ‘Good progress has been made so far’ in archdiocese’s safe environment practices

Judge: ‘Good progress has been made so far’ in archdiocese’s safe environment practices

| January 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Tim O’Malley, archdiocesan director of Ministerial Standards and Safe Environment, said the archdiocese’s work goes beyond meeting settlement requirements to “the spirit of the settlement” to creating and maintaining a culture that ensures the safety of future generations from clergy sexual abuse.

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Women say church leaders must listen to survivors before abuse summit

Women say church leaders must listen to survivors before abuse summit

| Philippa Hitchen | November 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Three female survivors of sexual abuse by priests called on church leaders preparing for a February summit at the Vatican to listen to the voices of victims and to end a “culture of cover-up” that has dragged on for decades.

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Victims say they felt hurt by fellow Catholics’ lack of compassion

Victims say they felt hurt by fellow Catholics’ lack of compassion

| Zita Ballinger Fletcher | August 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Sexual assault victims say they were hurt not only by individual priests, but by Church officials and ordinary Catholics who treated them with intolerance and indifference.

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U.S. Church’s response to sex abuse shows progress, but questions remain

U.S. Church’s response to sex abuse shows progress, but questions remain

| August 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

With the Aug. 14 release of a Pennsylvania grand jury report on priestly sexual abuse of minors, the U.S. Catholic Church again is confronting questions about its response to abuse allegations dating back several decades.

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Catholics express despair, disbelief, anger at new abuse revelations

Catholics express despair, disbelief, anger at new abuse revelations

| Mark Pattison | August 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

After the first allegations of abuse against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick were publicized in mid-June, employees at the U.S. bishops’ conference headquarters in Washington were bracing for calls from Catholics confused, outraged or anything in between regarding the emerging scandal.

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