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Clergy sex abuse

by Benedict XVI Vatican City, Feb 8, 2022 / 05:01 am The following is the full text of a letter by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI addressing the report on abuse in the Archdiocese of Munich-Freising. This English translation of the original German text was released by the Vatican on Feb. …

by Kevin J. Jones Washington D.C., Nov 11, 2021 / 11:01 am There are signs of progress in efforts to prevent sexual abuse of children, with under two dozen new allegations of recent abuse by clergy, according to the latest report on abuse in the Catholic Church in the U.S. …

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Oct 20, 2021 / 08:00 am Pope Francis has shared a letter written by a clerical sexual abuse survivor with candidates preparing for the Catholic priesthood. “For years I was mistreated by a priest who I should have called ‘little brother,’ and I was his …

by Courtney Mares Vatican City, Oct 6, 2021 / 07:15 am Pope Francis expressed sadness and shame on Wednesday in response to a report estimating that hundreds of thousands of children were abused in the Catholic Church in France over the past 70 years. “This is a moment of shame,” …

by Jonah McKeown Newark, N.J., Oct 1, 2021 / 15:44 pm A New Jersey federal judge ruled this week that the Archdiocese of Newark can be held financially responsible for the abuse committed by Theodore McCarrick, a disgraced former cardinal, according to one media report. According to a report from …

by Joe Bukuras, Christine Rousselle Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Sep 3, 2021 / 07:48 am Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick pleaded ‘not guilty’ on Friday to several charges of sexual assault, while appearing for the first time in a Massachusetts court. McCarrick, 91, has been charged with three counts of indecent assault …

Archbishop Gregory Aymond of New Orleans in Rome, Jan. 26, 2012. Credit: Alan Holdren/CNA
by Kevin Jones Denver Newsroom, Oct 27, 2020 / 02:45 pm MT (CNA).- While allegations against two New Orleans-area priests have again raised questions about the Church’s response to clergy misconduct, the Archdiocese of New Orleans has confirmed that for the past two years it has been seeking to laicize …

by JD Flynn Denver Newsroom, Aug 11, 2020 / 01:47 pm MT (CNA).- Fr. Jeremy Leatherby, a Sacramento priest excommunicated last week, says he stands by his claim that Pope emeritus Benedict XVI is the true pope. In addition to charges of schism, the priest is suspected of misconduct and …

June 17, 2019 Dear Friends in Christ, Over the last several months, many of us have been outraged and horrified by revelations of sexual abuse and cover-ups of such abuse perpetrated by some bishops in our country. This past week, I, along with the other bishops of our nation, gathered …

Dear Friends in Christ, An extraordinary meeting in Rome between Pope Francis and representatives of the world’s bishops concluded this past Sunday. The purpose of this gathering was to address the great evil of clerical sexual abuse of minors, with particular focus on bishops who failed to appropriately deal with …