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Final U.S. Jesuit Province Releases Names of Accused Abusers Bringing Total To Over 300 Jesuits Nationally

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Fulfilling a vow to release the names of all U.S.-based Jesuits credibly accused of abuse, the Northeast Province of the Jesuits released a list on Tuesday, becoming the final province of the Society of Jesus to do so. In all, 50 names from the province were released, only 15 of whom are still alive. The […]

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After Decades of Left v. Right, Is It Now Bishops v. Everybody Else?

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Moments of great crisis generally affect institutions in multiple ways, some of which are immediately evident and others that take longer to discern. Amid the clerical abuse scandals currently rocking Catholicism, it’s worth asking if one such long-term result is playing out before our eyes. To wit, are we seeing a redefinition of the traditional […]

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How Obscure Italian Hospital Became the Eye of a Global Storm

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In February 2013, in his last official act as pope, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI appointed a commissioner for a small, seemingly insignificant hospital in Rome, the Immaculate Dermatological Institute (IDI). Two years later, that same hospital was at the center of a tug-of-war between Australian Cardinal George Pell and the Vatican’s Secretary of State. Today, […]

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Vatican’s Child Protection Office Says it Prevents, Doesn’t Investigate, Abuse

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Members of the Vatican’s commission for protecting young people in the Church have been listening to victims and survivors of abuse in Rome, while also pointing out they have no remit to investigate individual allegations of abuse. The 9th ordinary plenary assembly of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, which was set up […]

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Pope Francis Was Told About Priests Sexually Abusing Deaf Children in His Native Argentina

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From December 2, 2106: Advocates for clerical sex abuse victims expressed outrage Thursday that a priest accused of sexually abusing deaf children in Italy wasn’t sanctioned by the Vatican and allegedly went on to abuse children in Pope Francis’s native Argentina. Argentine police arrested the priest, 82-year old Nicola Corradi, this week. Corradi, priest Horacio […]