PARIS (AP) — Le Monde and Le Parisien newspapers reported last year that two women recently filed complaints in France against Ramadan for an alleged rape in 2009 and an assault in 2012.
Tag - sexual abuse
(RNS) — The fundamental problem is that the church has no process for judging bishops that is transparent and has legitimacy with the public.
(RNS) — A spokesman for the SBC Executive Committee responded: 'We are satisfied the allegations about the SBC in the amended complaint are without merit.'
This week count me in among the company of those who believe the Pope made a major mistake in dealing with one issue of priestly (including pontifical) administration: namely, a sexual abuse case.
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis apologized for insisting that victims of pedophile priests show 'proof' to be believed, saying he realized it was a 'slap in the face' to victims that he never intended.
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Pope Francis was greeted by cheering crowds at nearly every stop of his Peru trip, but the cloud of sex abuse scandal trailed him.
(RNS) — The Church has operated under a cloud of shame and silence for decades.
(RNS) — The site is intended to allow people to anonymously submit documents that shed light on three main areas: congregational finances, church policies and procedures and documents related to sex abuse settlements.
(RNS) — This year was saw the Tiananmen Square of Testosterone. Moses saw it coming.
"The parallels are in the power dynamics," said one victim struggling, again, with the memory of being abused by a priest. "It puts the victim at a horrible disadvantage."
(RNS) — Signers of the #SilenceIsNotSpiritual statement include more than 140 pastors, professors, heads of parachurch organizations and popular authors and speakers such as Jen Hatmaker, Rachel Held Evans, Ann Voskamp, Amena Brown and Helen Lee.
(RNS) — My 20 years of confronting and addressing sexual abuse within churches and other faith organizations has convinced me that abuse within the church will only end when professing Christians stop distorting Jesus for the purposes of excusing...
(RNS) — A lawyer representing parties in the case called it 'an attempt to extort money from the Pressler family' and others.
(RNS) — Harry Thomas, founder of the Creation Festival, has been 'indefinitely suspended' from leadership of the festival and his church after he was arrested Wednesday (Dec. 6) on charges of child molestation.
(RNS) — The Republican Party has not learned from the mistakes of the Catholic bishops in dealing with sexual abuse. They are operating out of the same playbook as the bishops did before they wised up and changed their policies.