Child Abuse, Sex Abuse | featured news

Cardinal Mahony used cemetery money to pay sex abuse settlement

Cardinal Mahony

The Archdiocese of L.A. took $115 million from its cemeteries' maintenance fund in 2007, nearly depleting it. The move seems legal, but it was not announced, and relatives of the dead were not told.


Church sex abuse files unlikely to lead to charges, experts say

Statute of limitations is the main stumbling block to prosecuting Cardinal Roger M. Mahony and aides in the sex abuse files from the 1980s released this week, experts say. Over the last decade, there have been numerous calls to prosecute Cardinal Roger M. Mahony and his top aides for their mishandling of clergy sex abuse. At least three grand juries, two district attorneys and a U.S. attorney have subpoenaed documents and summoned witnesses.


Church airs list of priests accused of sexual abuse

Church airs list of priests accused of sexual abuse

Nearly 10 years after a worldwide clergy sexual abuse crisis erupted in the Boston Archdiocese, Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley today released a long-awaited roster of 159 archdiocesan clerics who have been accused of sexually abusing children.


Primary teacher filmed sex abuse

A North Somerset primary school teacher filmed himself sexually abusing young girls in his classroom, a court hears.


Vatican issuing guidelines on sex abuse to bishops

The Vatican said Friday it was planning to issue a set of guidelines to bishops around the world on responding effectively to the sexual abuse ...


Pope Lashes Out at Belgium After Raid on Church

Pope Lashes Out at Belgium After Raid on Church

The pope criticized the “lamentable methods” of Belgian police who last week confiscated files, detained bishops and drilled into the tomb of at least one cardinal in the Brussels cathedral in a search for documents.


Cardinal being replaced as celebrant of Latin Mass in DC

A controversial cardinal who was scheduled to deliver an elaborate Latin Mass this weekend in Washington at one of the nation's most prominent Catholic churches is being replaced after clergy sex-abuse victims and activists expressed ...


Does Catholic celibacy contribute to child sex abuse?

With the Roman Catholic Church facing a series of pedophilia scandals, some observers have begun to ask whether the tradition of celibacy in the priesthood has contributed to child abuse.


Pope blasts Irish bishops, orders Vatican probe

Pope blasts Irish bishops, orders Vatican probe

Pope Benedict XVI has rebuked Irish bishops for "grave errors of judgment" in handling clerical sex abuse and ordered a Vatican ...


Subscribe to this RSS topic: Syndicate content