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Cardinal Philippe Barbarin Resigns After Being Convicted Of Failing to Report Abusive Priest

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In a surprise decision in France’s most important church sex abuse trial, a court on Thursday found top Catholic official Cardinal Philippe Barbarin guilty of failing to report to law enforcement accusations against a pedophile priest. The Lyon court handed Barbarin a six-month suspended prison sentence for not reporting the facts in the period between […]

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Vatican Confirms Secret Guidelines for Priests Who Father Children

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CBS News has confirmed that the Vatican has secret guidelines for priests who father children, despite their vows of celibacy. Vincent Doyle, the founder of a support group for children of priests, told CBS News that a Vatican official showed him the confidential instructions. Doyle said he’s been pushing the Church to publicly support those […]

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Cardinal DiNardo Flipflops on Accused Abuser in 3 Months Time

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   November 2018: When asked whether Fr. John Keller was credibility accused of sexual abuse, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo responded by saying “That’s not a credible one.” January 2019: Fr. Keller’s name appears on the list of clerics credibly accused of sexual abuse. The cardinal who leads the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops allowed a […]

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Pope Francis to Clergy Sex Abusers: “Hand Yourself Over … and Prepare for Divine Justice”

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Pope Francis vowed Friday that the Catholic Church will “never again” cover up clergy sex abuse and demanded that priests who have raped and molested children turn themselves in. Francis dedicated his annual Christmas speech to the Vatican bureaucracy to abuse, evidence that a year of devastating revelations of sexual misconduct and cover-up has shaken his […]

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Whistleblower Says Bishop Malone Knew of Sexual Abuse Allegations, But Did Nothing

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The Roman Catholic Church is facing its biggest crisis in the United States since the Boston sex abuse scandal 16 years ago. 13 states are now investigating whether abuse was concealed by church leaders, including bishops who head each diocese. Sign the petition asking Bishop Malone to resign We have learned one place under scrutiny […]

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Cardinal Wuerl Stepping Down

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In a new letter posted to the Archdiocese of Washington’s website, Cardinal Donald Wuerl says he intends to step aside to allow for new leadership following outcry since the release of the grand jury report on sexual abuse in six dioceses in Pennsylvania. Wuerl says his stepping aside is “an essential aspect of healing.” In […]

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Another Case of Abuse Cover-up by Francis? Students at School for the Deaf Say They Were Repeatedly Raped by Priests

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The children told prosecutors the two Roman Catholic priests repeatedly raped them by an image of the Virgin Mary inside the small school chapel in remote northwestern Argentina. Only their tormentors would have heard their cries because the other children at the school were deaf. Take Action: Ask Pope Francis to Respond to Cover-Up Allegations […]