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4 New York Priests Placed on Leave After Abuse Allegations

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Four priests from the New York Roman Catholic Archdiocese have been placed on administrative leave following allegations of abuse of minors reaching back decades. The newspaper Catholic New York reported this week that the prelates’ ministries are temporarily restricted. In a letter sent to members of three different parishes, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the spiritual head of the […]

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Out-of-Touch Vatican Cardinal Says It’s Time to ‘Exit’ Abuse Scandals

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When a top papal advisor earlier this week suggested that Catholic prelates “exit” the clerical abuse scandal, in order to lift the “cloud” hanging over the Church, there was an understandable uproar from victims. In effect, the resulting controversy involving Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana, head of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, […]

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100s of Accused Priests Living Under Radar With No Oversight

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Almost 1,700 priests and other clergy members that the Catholic Church considers credibly accused of child sexual abuse are living under the radar with little to no oversight from religious authorities or law enforcement, decades after the first wave of the church abuse scandal roiled U.S. dioceses, an Associated Press investigation has found. These priests, […]

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Vatican Tells Argentinian Court Accused Bishop Has Job in Rome, Despite Being Suspended

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Despite being investigated for allegations of having sexually abused two seminarians, an Argentinian bishop close to the pope has once again been allowed by a judge to travel to Rome. The judge said that Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta has “collaborated” with the investigation and has a document from the Vatican saying he must return to Rome […]

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Pressure Mounts For Buffalo’s Bishop Malone To Resign After Two Seminarians Leave Over Scandal

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As pressure continues to mount for Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone to step down over his handling of sex abuse cases, two seminarians have publicly left the diocesan seminary and echoed calls for his resignation. The first seminarian, Stephen Parisi, withdrew in a 6-page letter dated August 15 where he outlines what he describes as a lack of […]