Sexual Abuse

Thumbnail priest collar cna 10 29 14 1 Abuse allegations were addressed immediately, Spanish archbishop says

The Archdiocese of Granada, Spain, has defended its response to the case of three priests accused of abusing an underage boy over a decade ago,...

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Thumbnail berg A Church for and of the Wounded: Sinners in the need of the Savior

“I know too many hurting Catholics,” Fr. Thomas Berg, a professor of moral theology and vice-rector at St. Joseph’s Seminary in New York, writes in...

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Thumbnail 20151020t1101 0009 cns synod observers women April raises awareness about the tragedy of sexual violence

Sexual violence is a global “epidemic” that causes devastating consequences for whole families as well as society, according to humanitarian...

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Thumbnail archbishop charles j chaput at a press conference on abuse cases in philadelphia may 4 2012 cna us catholic news 5 4 12 1 Archbishop Chaput finds two priests unsuitable for ministry

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia had found two local priests to be unsuitable for ministry following separate, substantiated...

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Thumbnail jeff sessions credit gage skidmore wikipedia cc 30 cna Attorney General nominee would consider cracking down on porn

Washington D.C., Jan 16, 2017 / 05:17 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The new nominee for U.S. Attorney General has said that he would “vigorously” enforce...

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Thumbnail 20171006t1052 1086 cns vatican gardens green Australian bishops meet in Rome as Church reels from recent crisis

Last week, Church leaders from Australia traveled to Rome to meet with Vatican authorities to discuss the various crises Catholics in the country...

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Thumbnail credit pleuntje via flickr cc by sa 20 cna Australian bishops oppose forcing priests to reveal details of confession

The bishops of Australia have indicated that they will resist the Royal Commission's proposal that priests be legally obligated to disclose details...

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Thumbnail confessional credit as photo studio shutterstock cna Australian priest rips confession proposal as government 'intrusion'

An Australian priest has called the Royal Commission's recent proposal to enforce law requiring that clergy face criminal charges if they do not...

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Thumbnail confessional credit pleuntje via flickr cc by sa 20 cna A victory for the seal of Confession in Louisiana

Baton Rouge, La., Nov 1, 2016 / 03:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic priests do not have to break the seal of Confession to report the alleged abuse...

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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 phone 3 credit unsplash cna Cardinal Parolin: When protecting kids in the digital world, don't forget the peripheries

In the keynote speech at a conference on protecting children in the digital world, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin said child...

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Thumbnail cardinal george pell of sydney speaks during a press conference at the vatican press office on july 9 2014 credit daniel ibanez cna 2 19 16 Cardinal Pell strikes back at allegations of child abuse

On Friday Cardinal George Pell forcefully denied an alleged police investigation's claim of “multiple offenses” of child sexual abuse, calling the...

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Thumbnail cardinal george pell prefect of the secretariat for the economy outside romes hotel quirinale march 3 2016 after meeting with sex abuse survivors credit alexey gotovskiy cna Cardinal Pell will plead not guilty to abuse charges in Australia

Vatican City, Jul 26, 2017 / 03:57 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In a brief hearing in a court in Melbourne Wednesday morning, Cardinal George Pell said he...

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Thumbnail st peters basilica from the vatican gardens august 28 2014 credit lauren cater cna cna 8 28 14 1 Catholic Church the only body 'effectively acting to eradicate pedophilia'

A former Vatican spokesman has written, against the backdrop of the house arrest of a former nuncio being investigated for abuse of minors, that...

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Thumbnail priest collar cna world catholic news 7 24 12 3 Chicago archdiocese releases documents on older sex abuse cases

The Archdiocese of Chicago released new documents involving 36 priests with substantiated allegations of sexual misconduct involving minors with...

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Thumbnail child dignity digital world vatican 2017 Child safety summit reflects pope’s ‘extraordinary’ power to convene

Ever since the collapse of the Papal States in 1870, the Vatican has had to make its way in the world as a “soft power,” relying on moral authority...

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Detroit, Mich., Oct 12, 2016 / 12:59 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Seeking God’s forgiveness for generations of failures in the Church, the Archdiocese of...

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Thumbnail sad depressed credit tawee wongdee shutterstock cna Domestic abuse: the epidemic no one is talking about in parishes

Washington D.C., Oct 24, 2016 / 03:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Domestic violence is a hidden epidemic that many clergy and laypersons are not properly...

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