(RNS) — Dennis L. Southward, who handled security and domestic violence matters for Shambhala International, told police that the woman 'could do a lot of damage' if she pressed charges against her alleged abuser.
SAMBURU, Kenya (RNS) — Beading is a form of sexual enslavement that lets older men engage in intercourse with young girls, even when they do not intend to marry them.
(RNS) — Cardinal Sean O’Malley acknowledged this week that the church needs clearer norms and procedures for investigating and judging bishops. But O’Malley’s statement only raises further questions.
(RNS) — The truly bad news of the scandal, of course, has been the horrible abuse of children and the negative effects of the abuse will be with them for the rest of their lives. The good news is that perpetrators have been caught and exposed. Accusations are being investigated and the guilty are being punished.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “In many people’s minds it is an American problem, an Irish problem or a German problem," said Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston referring to the sex abuse scandal. "The church has to face it is everywhere in the world. There is so much denial."
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Rev. Federico Lombardi, the Vatican's chief spokesman, urged the U.N. committee to resist pressure to include the sexual abuse of minors in a discussion about torture.