(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.
(RNS) The church needs more than apologies, commissions and tribunals on abuse. It needs to take symbolic action, too. Like taking away the red zucchetto.
The church needs more than apologies and commissions and tribunals on abuse. It needs to take symbolic action, too. Take the zucchetto.
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Hundreds of children in western Pennsylvania were sexually assaulted by about 50 Roman Catholic priests over four decades while bishops covered up their actions.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Hours after the movie picked up the best picture prize, the Vatican newspaper praised the film for its portrayal of The Boston Globe’s investigation into clerical sex abuse.
The movie leaves out the crucial fact that it was a vigilant Catholic publication, NCR, that first told the truth about an issue that would transform the Catholic Church and the lives of its members around the world.
(RNS) The diminution of investigative reporting places a deeper responsibility on faith communities to seek out the truth and to insist on transparency from authorities.
Protestants can learn much from a film about sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.
(RNS) The film may draw more viewers eager to see Mark Ruffalo and Michael Keaton than folks outraged by a 2002 newspaper expose showing the Boston's Catholic Church leaders covered up for predatory priests.
(RNS) I moved to Boston the week Cardinal Bernard Law resigned. As I read those chilling Globe reports, I sensed that the darkness and an unusually cold winter were apt metaphors for the heartbreak and pain the scandal caused.
VENICE (Reuters) "Spotlight," starring Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo as reporters working on The Boston Globe's Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation of pedophile Roman Catholic priests, deals with just a fraction of sexual predation in the church, its director says.