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On Sunday, Catholics React to Abuse Report

On Sunday, Catholics React to Abuse Report

Aug 20
Some Catholics across the U.S. shaken by the latest revelations of priests sexually abusing children say they will stand behind the church while encouraging efforts to hold leaders accountable.

Cardinal McCarrick Scandal Inflames Debate Over Gay Priests

Cardinal McCarrick Scandal Inflames Debate Over Gay Priests

By David Crary | Aug 20
Allegations that disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick engaged in sex with adult seminarians have inflamed a long-running debate about the presence of gay men in the Roman Catholic priesthood.

Pope on Sex Abuse: 'We Showed No Care for the Little Ones'

Pope on Sex Abuse: 'We Showed No Care for the Little Ones'

By Nicole Winfield | Aug 20
Pope Francis issued a letter to Catholics around the world condemning the "crime" of priestly sexual abuse and its cover-up and demanding accountability, in response to new revelations in the United States of decades of misconduct by the Catholic Church.

Church Group's Opposition Stuns Advocates of 'Tort Reform'

Church Group's Opposition Stuns Advocates of 'Tort Reform'

By Andrew DeMillo | Aug 18
So-called tort reform has been an easy sell in states controlled by Republicans, and backers of a lawsuit-limiting proposal on the ballot in Arkansas this fall expected little trouble winning passage until they ran into a surprising obstacle.

Bishop: I Have 'Profound Remorse' After Sex Abuse Report

Bishop: I Have 'Profound Remorse' After Sex Abuse Report

By Natalie Pompilio | Aug 17
A Pennsylvania bishop named in a grand jury report on rampant sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy said Friday he has "profound remorse" and offers his "heartfelt apology" to the victims.

Trans Mormon Could Face Punishment for Breast Removal

Trans Mormon Could Face Punishment for Breast Removal

Aug 17
A trans Mormon says that the question of undergoing breast removal surgery should be their own choice. But their bishop disagrees. Church policy, meantime, is vague.

Bishops Request Vatican Investigation as Abuse Crisis Grows

Bishops Request Vatican Investigation as Abuse Crisis Grows

By David Crary | Aug 16
Responding to what it calls a "moral catastrophe," the leading body of U.S. Catholic leaders said Thursday it would ask the Vatican to investigate the scandal involving a former cardinal.

'Weaponization of Faith': Examples from Clergy Abuse Report

'Weaponization of Faith': Examples from Clergy Abuse Report

By Mark Scolforo | Aug 16
A landmark grand jury report on clergy abuse in six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania detailed how priests often used religious rituals, symbols of the faith and the threat of eternity in hell to groom, molest and rape children.

Prosecutor: Priests 'Weaponized' the Faith to Abuse Kids

Prosecutor: Priests 'Weaponized' the Faith to Abuse Kids

By Mark Scolforo | Aug 16
Roman Catholic priests across Pennsylvania used religious rituals, symbols of the faith and the threat of eternity in hell to groom, molest and rape children.

Bishops Accused of Brushing Off Sexual Abuse Complaints

Bishops Accused of Brushing Off Sexual Abuse Complaints

By Marc Levy and Mark Scolforo | Aug 16
An estimated 300 Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children - and possibly many more - since the 1940s, according to a scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report released Tuesday.

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