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9/25/2015 - Abuse Victim Advocate Blasts Pope's Remarks on US Bishops'
In a statement released Wednesday by the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), president Barbara Blaine blasted Pope Francis for his praise of US bishops' "courage," accusing the pontiff of doing "little if anything" to meaningfully address the Catholic Church's decades-long sex abuse crisis. Pope Francis, in a homily delivered at the Cathedral of St....

1/14/2015 - Catholic Cardinal Blames Radical Feminists for Pedophilia
The former archbishop of St....

9/5/2014 - Former VA Governor, First Lady Found Guilty in Corruption Case
Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell (R) and his wife, Maureen, were found guilty by a federal jury Thursday on a combined 14 counts of conspiracy, fraud, influence-peddling, bribery, and extortion....

7/8/2014 - Pope Begs Forgiveness of Sexual Abuse Survivors, But Survivors Want Action
The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) called on Pope Francis yesterday to take "tangible steps" to prevent widespread sexual abuse by clergy members instead of asking for forgiveness from victims. Yesterday Pope Francis met with six people who were sexually abused by clergy members as children to ask for their forgiveness....

5/6/2014 - Vatican Questioned by UN Panel on Child Sex Abuse Scandal
The Vatican came under fire yesterday during questioning by the United Nations Committee Against Torture, which demanded answers from Archbishop Silvano Tomasi - the Vatican's representative in Geneva - on the Holy See's response to widespread sexual violence and abuse by priests. The Committee called on the Archbishop to demonstrate the systems the Holy See has in place to prevent torture and cruel, inhuman, and degrading punishment, including rape and sexual abuse....

2/5/2014 - UN Demands Vatican Take Action Against Child Sexual Abuse
The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) has urged the Vatican act to address child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy members and take measures to prevent it from happening in the future. The CRC recommended that the Holy See remove all clergy who are confirmed or suspected child abusers from their positions immediately, to turn them in to authorities, and to provide the UN with an archive of evidence about the abuse - which they have so far declined to do....

1/23/2014 - Chicago Archdiocese Documents Reveal Extensive Sexual Abuse Cover-Up
The Archdiocese of Chicago released internal documents on Tuesday revealing its active role in concealing the sexual abuse of children by clergy for decades....

9/23/2013 - SNAP: Pope's Comments Do Not Protect Children
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) sharply criticized Pope Francis for failing to make child sexual abuse in the church a top priority....

8/1/2013 - Judge Rules Church Can Protect Funds From Abuse Settlements
Federal Judge Rudolph T Randa issued a ruling this Wednesday that the Archdiocese of Milwaukee can legally prevent $57 million from going to settlements in the church's ongoing sexual abuse scandals by transferring the funds into a trust fund designed for the upkeep and maintenance of Milwaukee Catholic cemeteries....

7/10/2013 - UN Presses Vatican for Information on Child Sex Abuse Cases
The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) has requested details from the Vatican on child sexual abuse cases from November 1995 to January 2014. The information has been requested in connection with the Holy See's scheduled appearance in front of UNCRC in January....

7/2/2013 - New Documents Released Suggest Priest Pedophilia Cover-Up
New documents released to the public on Monday suggest that Archbishop of New York, Timothy Dolan attempted to protect priests accused of sexually abusing minors and redistributed church funds to prevent them being seized as assets in abuse settlements. As a result of the Milwaukee Archdiocese filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the judge in the case ordered the release of documents that contain the deposition [PDF] of current Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan who at the time, was Archbishop of Milwaukee....

4/9/2013 - Three Priests Removed From Priesthood Over Sexual Abuse
Three priests have been removed from the priesthood in the archdiocese of Philadelphia in response to allegations of sexual abuse....

3/14/2013 - Archbishop of Buenos Aires Elected as Pope
Yesterday Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was elected to replace Pope Benedict XVI....

2/12/2013 - Pope Benedict XVI Resigns
Yesterday, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he will abdicate his position on February 28....

2/1/2013 - Catholic Cardinal Relieved from Public Duties following Cover Up Release
Retired Cardinal Roger M....

12/13/2012 - Reproductive Health Bill Passes Second Reading in Philippines
On Thursday, the Philippine House of Representatives passed the second reading of a controversial bill known as the Reproductive Health Bill (RH Bill) which would provide contraception to poor citizens free of charge, despite pressure from the Roman Catholic church....

9/7/2012 - Catholic Bishop Found Guilty of Sex Scandal Cover Up
Bishop Robert Finn was found guilty on one misdemeanor count of failing to report suspected child abuse Thursday in Kansas City, Missouri....

8/30/2012 - Cardinal Dolan will lead prayer at DNC following RNC
Senior Cardinal Timothy Dolan will give the benediction at the Democratic National Convention a week after leading prayer at the Republican National Convention. Cardinal Dolan is the senior Catholic Cardinal in the United States and is also President of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops....

8/23/2012 - Senior Cardinal to Lead Prayers at RNC
Mitt Romney will announce that the senior US Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan will give a benediction at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. Cardinal Dolan was requested to speak personally by convention organizers, according to a press statement released by the Archdiocese of New York....

7/25/2012 - Priest Sentenced in Abuse Case
Monsignor William Lynn, the high-ranking Philadelphia Catholic Church official convicted of covering up priests' sexual abuses in a landmark court case, was sentenced to three to six years in prison yesterday....

6/29/2012 - Woman Claims Sexual Abuse in Exorcism
A woman is suing a priest who allegedly sexually abused her during exorcisms he performed on her over a two year period....

6/25/2012 - Priest Convicted in Abuse Case
Monsignor William Lynn was convicted of endangering children on Friday in the landmark case against him in Philadelphia, in which he was charged with child endangerment and conspiracy for allegedly failing to act in response to cases of priest sex abuse of children....

6/15/2012 - Judge Orders Diocese into Arbitration
A judge has ordered the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City- St....

6/1/2012 - Bishops Paid Abusive Priests to Leave
Documents released yesterday show that Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York authorized payments, some as much as $20,000, to priests who sexually abused children as a means of encouraging them to leave the ministry....

5/24/2012 - Monsignor William Lynn Takes Stand in Abuse Trial
Monsignor William Lynn took the stand yesterday in his own defense in the landmark case against him in Philadelphia, in which he has been charged with child endangerment and conspiracy for allegedly failing to act in response to cases of alleged priest sex abuse of children....