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SNAP's Clergy Abuse Victims Mark 25 Years and Eye New Targets
Originally Posted: 07/29/2014 - 5:10pm | Type: Blog

When victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests first organized into a small band of volunteer activists in the late 1980s, reports of clergy molesting children were still new and relatively few. Most were mi ...

St. Louis Archbishop Carlson Said He's Not Sure He Knew Sexual Abuse Was a Crime
Originally Posted: 06/10/2014 - 10:20am | Type: Blog

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson claimed to be uncertain that he knew sexual abuse of a child by a priest constituted a crime when he was auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, according ...

Pope Francis Asks Forgiveness for Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal
Originally Posted: 04/11/2014 - 4:05pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis on Friday asked forgiveness “for the damage” that abusive priests have inflicted on children and pledged that the Catholic Church “will not take one step backward” in efforts to address the crisis ...

Conservative Leader Bill Gothard on Leave Following Abuse Allegations
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 4:05pm | Type: Blog

Bill Gothard, an Illinois-based advocate for home schooling and conservative dress and who warned against rock music and debt, has been placed on administrative leave after allegations of sexually harassing wo ...

Update: Bob Jones University Rehires Firm Hired to Investigate Sex Abuse
Originally Posted: 02/25/2014 - 3:57pm | Type: Blog

After firing an independent watchdog group to investigate allegations of sexual abuse on campus, Bob Jones University has rehired the same group, one month before the findings from a 13-month review were sched ...

Bob Jones University Fires Firm Hired to Investigate Sex Abuse
Originally Posted: 02/07/2014 - 6:03pm | Type: Blog

Bob Jones University has fired an independent firm hired to investigate sex abuse reports just one month before the group planned to release its 13-month review findings. Bob Jone ...

Richard Dawkins Under Fire for ‘Mild Pedophilia’ Remarks
Originally Posted: 09/10/2013 - 10:15am | Type: Blog

Richard Dawkins, one of the world’s best-known and outspoken atheists, has provoked outrage among child protection agencies and experts after suggesting that recent child abuse scandals have been overblown. ...

Pastor, Prophet, Pope
Originally Posted: 03/14/2014 - 4:16pm | Type: Magazine Article

Stephen F. Schneck Francis—refreshingly candid and seemingly repelled by the perks of the papacy—offers new hope for the Catholic Church ...

Accused Priest at Center of N.J. Scandal Resigns
Originally Posted: 05/06/2013 - 11:37am | Type: Blog

The Roman Catholic priest at the center of a public furor enveloping Newark Archbishop John J. Myers has resigned from ministry, a spokesman for the archdiocese said May 2. NEWA ...

BREAKING: Sandusky Sentenced to at Least 30 Years
Originally Posted: 10/09/2012 - 10:33am | Type: Blog

Former Penn State Football Coach Jerry Sandusky has been sentenced to no fewer than 30 years in prison, and up to 60 years. Former Penn State Football Coach Jerry Sandusky has be ...

Shariah or Not, Muslim Divorces Can Get Tricky
Originally Posted: 10/02/2012 - 8:17am | Type: Blog

What if American judges were prohibited from considering Shariah and other foreign laws, as many state and national politicians want to see happen? New Jersey lawyer Abed Awad has ...

Rev. Benedict Groeschel Apologizes for Sex Abuse Comments
Originally Posted: 08/31/2012 - 3:41pm | Type: Blog

The Rev. Benedict Groeschel, whose comments defending priests who sexually abuse children sparked a firestorm of controversy, on Thursday evening apologized for the remarks. NEW Y ...

Judge Allows Questions on Sex Practices in Amish Beard-Cutting Case
Originally Posted: 08/22/2012 - 9:35am | Type: Blog

Federal prosecutors will be allowed to question witnesses about Amish leader Sam Mullet’s sexual activities when the hate-crime trial of Mullet and 15 followers begins next week, a federal judge ruled on Monda ...

Federal Court Says Accused Abusive Priest Didn’t Work for the Vatican
Originally Posted: 08/21/2012 - 5:17pm | Type: Blog

A federal judge on Monday dismissed the Vatican from a lawsuit filed by a former Portland teenager who says he was sexually abused by a pedophile priest who was transferred from Ireland to Chicago and then Por ...

Late Jesuit and Ex-Congressman Robert Drinan Accused of Attempted Sex Assault
Originally Posted: 06/25/2012 - 9:22am | Type: Blog

A popular online advice columnist has said that the late Rev. Robert Drinan, a famed Jesuit priest and onetime Democratic congressman from Massachusetts, tried to kiss and fondle her in the 1970s when she was 18 or 19 years old. Emily Yoffe, who writ ...

Listeners
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Last month, at the height of the media coverage of the most recent sex abuse crisis, Father Francis Clooney, a professor at Harvard Divinity School and Director of the Center for the Study of Wor ...

The Catholic Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal and the Paradoxical Legacy of Pope John Paul II
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p>The Catholic church is reeling from the several sexual abuse allegations that have come to light over the past three months. Downplaying the severity of this scandal will only further damage the alrea ...

Attempting to Understand Clergy Sexual Abuse
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

The sex abuse scandals plaguing the Catholic Church simply will not go away. Even the Pope himself is not immune. The sex abuse scandals plaguing the Catholic Church simply will n ...