Sex Abuse

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 cardinal george pell of sydney australia speaks to cna oct 25 in rome credit alan holdren cna 2 19 16 1 Australian police charge top Vatican official with sexual abuse

Vatican City, Jun 28, 2017 / 07:47 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After years of fighting allegations of sexual abuse and negligence in handling abuse cases,...

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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 computer credit unsplash 3 cna First-of-its-kind congress leads global conversation on digital sexual child abuse

A global congress to be held in Rome next week will focus on how to protect children in the digital age, bringing together various experts from...

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Thumbnail pope francis at the general audience in the paul vi hall on aug 9 2017 credit daniel ibanez cna 1 In abuse cases there should be no recourse to appeals, Pope Francis says

There should be no opportunity for appealing canonical cases of sexual abuse against minors when allegations have been proven by evidence, Pope...

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Thumbnail sydney australia credit unsplash cna In fight against sex abuse, Australian archbishop sees progress, challenges

Amid ongoing controversy surrounding clerical sex abuse in Australia, one of the country's archbishops believes the local Churches are making...

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Thumbnail a view of st peters basilica in vatican city jan 25 2015 credit bohumil petrik cna 2 cna 1 26 15 In Vatican trial, former archbishop faces sex abuse charges

Former papal nuncio Josef Wesolowski will be tried by the Vatican’s criminal court for sexual abuse of minors and for possession of child...

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Thumbnail archbishop jzef weso owski papal nuncio to the dominican republic cna 9 4 13 2 Investigation of former Dominican Republic nuncio moves forward

The Vatican’s press officer provided an update on the trial of laicized former nuncio Jozef Wesolowski, saying that the case is moving forward, and...

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Thumbnail cardinal george pell 11 meets with child abuse victims at the hotel quirinale in rome italy on march 3 2016 credit alexey gotovskiy cna 3 3 16 Let's not rush to judge Cardinal Pell, Pope Francis says

Aboard the papal plane, Jul 31, 2016 / 03:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In response to news that Australian authorities are investigating multiple...

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Thumbnail priest collar credit lisa f young via wwwshutterstockcom cna Louisiana priest immediately suspended after child porn arrest

Lafayette, La., Jul 28, 2016 / 03:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Father Felix David Broussard, a priest of the Diocese of Lafayette, La., was arrested...

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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 sodalit logo cna 1 New Sodalit report details severe sexual, psychological abuse

Lima, Peru, Feb 14, 2017 / 03:13 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A two-part report made public on Tuesday detail sexual, physical and psychological abuses...

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Thumbnail pennsylvania capitol cna credit goya bauwens via flickr cc by nc 20 cna Pa. Supreme Court lets stand ruling that priest's trial was tainted

Philadelphia, Pa., Jul 28, 2016 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court let stand July 26 a ruling that prosecutors in a...

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Thumbnail pope francis prays at general audience 9 25 13 06 credit elise harris cna vatican catholic news 9 25 13 5 Pope called alleged Spanish abuse victim, encouraged him to file charges

A Vatican source has confirmed to CNA that Pope Francis called a 24-year-old man in Spain who alleges he was the victim of sexual abuse a decade...

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Thumbnail daniel pittet photo courtesy of mondadori publishers cna Pope lauds 'courageous' witness of abuse victim who chose to forgive

Vatican City, Feb 14, 2017 / 02:17 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his preface for a book written by a survivor of clerical sex abuse, Pope Francis once...

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Thumbnail pope francis in st peters square june 17 2015 credit bohumil petrik cna Pope reiterates Church’s ‘zero tolerance’ on abuse of minors

Thursday in a written speech Pope Francis reiterated the Catholic Church’s commitment to the protection of minors from sexual abuse, stating that...

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Thumbnail child prostitution Sexual exploitation can happen without a family noticing

“Rita” was sexually exploited for two years, without anyone in her family noticing. During that time, the adolescent went to school, slept at home...

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Thumbnail priest collar credit alphaspirit via wwwshutterstockcom cna St. Louis priest falsely accused by anti-sex abuse group

St. Louis, Mo., Aug 25, 2016 / 10:25 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A group for clergy sex abuse victims made false statements “negligently and with reckless...

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