(RNS) — Sexual abuse of minors and hiding abusers within the church is happening at epidemic proportions across all denominations. It’s time we reach out to survivors of abuse who have been silenced for their entire lives.
ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL, Pa. (RNS) — Inspired by Spain's popular pilgrimage, hikers from the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania are making their own "Appalachian Camino" this week on the piece of the Appalachian Trail winding through the diocese.
(RNS) — The evisceration of pro-life Democrats from Congress is all but complete, but on the local level Democratic parties are increasingly committed to a diversity of opinion on abortion.
EBENSBURG, Pa. (RNS) — When local district attorney Kelly Callihan referred an abuse claim against her family’s erstwhile pastor to state authorities, she initiated a series of investigations that renewed the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse crisis nationwide.
(RNS) — Calling the report 'grossly misleading, irresponsible, inaccurate, and unjust,' Peter Steinfels argues that last summer's bombshell charges vastly oversimplify the Catholic bishops' response to the abuse crisis.
(RNS) — Advocates for the abused praised the move toward transparency but called it 'long overdue and prompted only by pressure from prosecutors, parishioners and the public.'
PITTSBURGH (USA Today) — David Hickton's suburban Catholic grade school, says the retired chief federal prosecutor for western Pennsylvania, "was ground zero of the clergy sexual abuse scandal."
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Legislation to respond to Pennsylvania's landmark grand jury report accusing hundreds of Roman Catholic priests of sexually abusing children over decades stalled on the Legislature's final scheduled voting day of 2018.
(RNS) — Wuerl has come under mounting pressure since the release of a bombshell grand jury report by the attorney general of Pennsylvania detailing decades of allegations of child sex abuse by priests in the state.
(RNS) — Law enforcement officials in at least seven states appear to be launching their own inquiries of their Catholic dioceses, focusing on church files thought to contain decades of allegations of child sex abuse by priests.
DUBLIN (RNS) — For many, Pope Francis' visit to Ireland was clouded by the latest revelations of clergy sex abuse in the U.S. and Australia and Catholic bishops' attempts to cover them up.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Cases of Catholic priests raping and molesting children, and of bishops covering up for them, have erupted on nearly every continent in recent years.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — When bad things happen inside institutions, the ingredients are already there to make things even worse.
(RNS) — Two days after Pennsylvania's 'catastrophic' report on clergy sex abuse, questions remain about its effect on American Catholics and how states will prosecute such crimes in the future.
(AP) — The two scandals represent a stunning turn for the 77-year-old leader who, over the decades, earned the respect of fellow bishops and prided himself in taking tough steps to combat clergy sex abuse.
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