Tag: Sexual 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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In letter, pope encourages priests dejected by abuse crisis

In letter, pope encourages priests dejected by abuse crisis

| Junno Arocho Esteves | August 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis acknowledged the shame and frustration felt by priests who are discouraged by the actions of fellow clergy members who betrayed the trust of their flock through sexual abuse and abuse of conscience and power.

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Women publish book of poems about physical, sexual abuse

Women publish book of poems about physical, sexual abuse

| March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

The abuse started when Laura Lanik was between 6 and 9 years old. An older man at the end of the
St. Paul block where she grew up made her feel “special.”

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Polish cardinal, St. John Paul’s aide, defends pontiff’s record on abuse

Polish cardinal, St. John Paul’s aide, defends pontiff’s record on abuse

| Jonathan Luxmoore | March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

A close aide to St. John Paul II has vigorously defended the late pope’s handling of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy and denied accusations that he ignored the problem during his 27-year pontificate.

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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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Archbishop Nienstedt’s ministry restricted in archdiocese

Archbishop Nienstedt’s ministry restricted in archdiocese

| December 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

“While this may cause some pain, my hope is that this decision prompts further action by those with authority over Archbishop Nienstedt to resolve this question,” Archbishop Hebda said in the letter, which also announced new steps the archdiocese is taking to minister to clergy sexual abuse survivors.

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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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