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1/16/2002 - Boston Priest Arrested for Allegedly Raping Teenager
Kevin E....

1/15/2002 - Cardinal Apologizes for Allowing Alleged Child Abuser to Continue as Priest
Cardinal Bernard F....

1/9/2002 - Vatican Directs Priests Accused of Pedophilia to Stand Trial in Secret Church Courts
Scandalized by public outcry over widespread pedophilia and sexual abuse committed by Catholic clergy, Pope John Paul II issued a directive ordering the Vaticans Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith to set up guidelines for handling the problem....

11/27/2001 - Pope Apologizes for Sexual Abuse of Nuns
Pope John Paul last week apologized to those who were victims of sexual abuse and rape committed by clergy members, including priests....

7/16/2001 - Coalition Calls Vatican to Accountability for Abuse of Nuns
At demonstrations in New York and Washington D.C., a coalition of over 140 religious, human rights and women's rights organizations, including the Feminist Majority Foundation, called the Vatican to accountability in an effort to end sexual violence against nuns by Catholic priests....

7/11/2001 - July 14th Demonstrations To Call for Vatican's Accountability to Crimes Against Women
The Feminist Majority Foundation, along with over 100 national and international organizations, will participate in demonstrations at the Permanent Mission of the Holy See (Vatican Mission) on July 14, 2001 in New York City and the Vatican Embassy in Washington D.C....

3/27/2001 - Special Series: Priests, Rape, and AIDS Part IV
Exploited Nuns Go Unheard A young Islamic woman converts to Christianity, alienating her family and effectively banishing herself from the community she has grown up in....

3/23/2001 - Special Series: Priests, Rape, and AIDS Part III
Priests Impregnate Nuns, Some Advise Abortion Reports from 23 countries, mostly concentrated in Africa, reveal the widespread sexual exploitation of nuns by priests, many of whom are targeting nuns for sex because they see nuns as safe from HIV and AIDS....

3/22/2001 - Special Series: Priests, Rape, and AIDS Part II
Sexual Exploitation of Nuns by Priests Widespread The scandal surrounding priests, rape, and AIDS, according to news accounts, includes abuses of power and financial explotation....

3/21/2001 - Special Series: Priests, Rape, and AIDS Part I
HIV Leads Priests Away from Prostitutes, Toward Nuns, Young Girls According to several reports by senior nuns, and in one case by a priest, the sexual abuse of nuns by priests, including rape, is a serious problem in the Catholic Church, especially in Africa and the developing nations where the AIDS epidemic has hit hardest....

11/14/2000 - Activists Urge Catholic Church to Re-examine Position on Women, Gays
Womens rights and gay rights activists interrupted the annual meeting of U.S....

6/15/2000 - Southern Baptist Convention Opposes Women Pastors
The Southern Baptist Convention declared yesterday in its revised Faith and Message Statement that women should not serve as pastors in their congregation....

3/15/2000 - Diocese of Santa Rosa Agrees to Settle Sexual Misconduct Suit
The Diocese of Santa Rosa, CA has tentatively agreed not only to pay $1.6 million to settle a sexual misconduct lawsuit against a former priest but also to issue a written apology to the four former parishioners....

12/2/1999 - Church Not Exempt From Sexual Harassment Lawsuits
A federal appeals court said Wednesday that the First Amendment guarantee of religious freedom does not exempt churches from sexual harassment lawsuits....

8/2/1999 - Priest Banned from Gay Ministry Speaks Out
Last month, the Vaticans Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith banned Rev....

7/14/1999 - Lesbian and Gay Ministry Forbidden by the Vatican
On Tuesday, the Vatican denounced a priest and a nuns teachings on how to "reconcile church doctrine with the realities of gay life" as failing to uphold the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church....

6/28/1999 - Enslavement of Girls Debated in Ghana
The practice of Trokosi -- the enslavement of young girls to priests -- has sparked a national debate in Ghana....

7/30/1998 - Florida Priests Accused of Sexual Misconduct
In south Florida, Catholic priest Jan Malicki has been accused of having sex with two women, and Episcopal priest John Brackett faces accusations of having affairs with two women while promising to marry each one as well as misusing church funds. Malicki was suspended by the Epiphany Catholic Church in Miami, Florida when one woman accused him of sexual misconduct....

3/3/1997 - Women Successfully Integrated into Military
Among calls by some members of Congress for segregating the military after widespread allegations of sexual harassment have emerged, a reporter from The Washington Post spent a week with integrated troops in Bosnia and found that women and men worked together easily and for the benefit of the entire operation....

1/29/1997 - Diocese Nearly Bankrupt from Cost of Sex-Abuse Cases
One-hundred sixty-five clergy sex-abuse cases have nearly bankrupt the Diocese of Santa Fe since Archbishop Michael Sheehan took over the diocese three years ago and removed 20 priests....

1/27/1997 - FBI Lead in Olympic Bombing Related to Abortion Clinic Bombing
A Washington state based newspaper has reported that three men, currently charged with bombing an office of The Spokesman and a Spokane Planned Parenthood clinic, are the FBI's strongest lead in the Atlanta Centennial Olympic Park bombing....

1/24/1997 - Vatican Presents Its Case Against Female Priests
Though the Vatican has tried for years to make the issue of ordaining women go away, the issue won't die....