Abuse Allegations

Thumbnail cardinal george pell Abuse charges against Cardinal Pell not good news for Vatican financial reform

In the wake of news that police in the Australian state of Victoria have filed criminal charges of sexual abuse against Cardinal George Pell, many...

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Thumbnail church credit jeremy noble via flickr cc by 20 cna Americans think statute of limitations laws should be applied equally

Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Jul 18, 2016 / 03:54 pm (CNA).- By a 2-to-1 margin, Americans believe it is unfair to extend the statute of limitations...

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Thumbnail usccb 2 Archdiocesan victims assistance coordinator appointed to advise U.S. bishops

A therapist responsible for dealing with allegations of sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has been appointed to serve at a national...

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Thumbnail the keepers credit netflix cna Archdiocese speaks ahead of Netflix series on murdered nun

Baltimore, Md., May 17, 2017 / 04:32 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- No one knows who killed Sister Catherine Ann Cesnik. A young nun who was on a year’s...

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Thumbnail priest credit neville elder shutterstock cna Brazilian priest mentioned in 'Spotlight' film commits suicide

Vatican City, Aug 10, 2016 / 11:29 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Fr. Bonifacio Buzzi, a Brazilian priest convicted of child abuse and who was mentioned in...

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Thumbnail rosary prayer faith credit elisa pires via jmj rio 2013 flickr cc by nc sa 20 cna 8 23 13 Call for prayers, reform follow deadly fire at Guatemala girls' shelter

Guatemala City, Guatemala, Mar 10, 2017 / 03:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- There is mourning in Guatemala after at least 35 girls perished in a fire at a...

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Thumbnail cardinal raymond burke at ewtn studio in rome during the canonization of pope st john paul ii and pope st john xxiii credit steven driscoll cna Cardinal Burke sent to Guam to oversee sex abuse trial

Vatican City, Feb 16, 2017 / 03:47 pm (CNA/EWTN News).-   The Vatican has sent Cardinal Raymond Burke to Guam to act as presiding judge at the...

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Thumbnail priest collar credit alphaspirit via wwwshutterstockcom cna Does the Mexican priest who allegedly abused minors even exist?

Mexico City, Mexico, Sep 21, 2016 / 04:38 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After the Mexican branch of the “hacktivist” group Anonymous reported that the...

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Thumbnail priest collar credit lisa f young via wwwshutterstockcom cna Dominican Republic priest arrested on suspicion of killing teen

The National Police of the Dominican Republic have arrested a priest on suspicion of killing a teenager, who was allegedly sexually abused by the...

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Thumbnail priest collar credit  gregory dean via wwwshutterstockcom cna Former Phoenix bishop 'categorically denies' sex abuse claim

Bishop Thomas O’Brien, the former bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix, has denied allegations he sexually molested a young boy in the late 1970s and...

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Thumbnail priest collar cna 10 29 14 12 Guam archdiocese receives administrator after bishop accused of abuse

After sex abuse and other allegations were leveled against Guam's archbishop, Pope Francis on Monday appointed a Vatican official to be the local...

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Thumbnail priest collar credit lisa f young via wwwshutterstockcom cna In predominantly Catholic Guam, clergy sex abuse lawsuits near 100-mark

Nearly 100 lawsuits have accused Catholic clergy in Guam of sex abuse over a 50 year timespan, alleging assault, manipulation and intimidation of...

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Thumbnail priest collar cna 10 29 14 10 Marianist priest suspended after sex abuse allegations at Long Island school

Fr. James Williams, S.M., a former president of Chaminade High School on Long Island, has been suspended from priestly ministry over credible...

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Thumbnail cardinal norberto rivera of mexico says mass may 26 2013 at the mexico city metropolitan cathedral credit aquarela 08 via flickr cc by nc 20 cna Mexico City archdiocese counters allegations of sex abuse cover up

The Archdiocese of Mexico has countered claims made by two former priests that Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera covered up the actions of pedophile...

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Thumbnail st paul cathedral Minn. archdiocese apologizes for failures, as prosecutors drop abuse charges

St. Paul, Minn., Jul 21, 2016 / 02:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Prosecutors have dropped criminal charges against the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and...

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Thumbnail cathedral basilica of st mary in minneapolis minnesota credit j stephen conn cc by nc 20 cna us catholic news 1 11 12 Minn. archdiocese suggests dispute with sex abuse affidavit

An auxiliary bishop of the Saint Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese says the affidavit of a former chancellor on the handling of sex abuse allegations is...

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Thumbnail cathedral of the holy trinity in new ulm minnesota credit jonathunder wikipedia cna Minnesota diocese, facing abuse lawsuits, files for bankruptcy

Minneapolis, Minn., Mar 7, 2017 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Facing over one hundred lawsuits concerning sex abuse claims dating back to the 1950s,...

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Thumbnail cathedral basilica of st mary in minneapolis minnesota credit j stephen conn cc by nc 20 cna us catholic news 1 11 12 1 Minnesota dioceses sign abuse settlements, pledge to protect children

Two dioceses in Minnesota have reached undisclosed financial settlements with a victim of clergy abuse, promising to implement and abide by...

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