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4/26/2012 - Abuse Victim Testifies at Catholic Priest Trial
A former altar boy testified on Wednesday that he was sexually abused by a Philadelphia priest....

4/3/2012 - New Internal Memos Released in Philadelphia Priest Sex Abuse Trial
Arguments continue in the landmark case against Monsignor William Lynn who has been charged with child endangerment and conspiracy for allegedly failing to act in response to cases of alleged priest sex abuse of children....

3/26/2012 - Statements Delivered in Philadelphia Priest Sex Abuse Trial
In Philadelphia, opening statements are scheduled to be delivered today in the case of Monsignor William Lynn, who has been charged with two counts of "endangering the welfare of a child." This is the first time a high-ranking official in the Roman Catholic Church is facing sexual abuse charges in the US for the failure to protect children....

3/13/2012 - Catholic Church Files Case against Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
Attorneys representing the Roman Catholic Church and priests who have been charged in two Missouri sex abuse cases have filed a case in an effort to legally compel the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) to disclose its records from the past twenty-three years....

3/13/2012 - Feminist Majority and NOW Supports the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
Attorneys representing the Roman Catholic Church and priests who have been charged in two Missouri sex abuse cases have filed a case in an effort to legally compel the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) to disclose its records from the past twenty-three years....

11/11/2011 - Priest Abuse Victim Awarded $100 Million
A civil jury in Miami awarded a record $100 million to Andres Sousana, who alleged that he was drugged and raped by a Roman Catholic priest when he was 14 years old....

10/17/2011 - Kansas City Bishop Charged with Failure to Report Child Abuse
On Friday, a Kansas City county grand jury indicted St....

9/14/2011 - Case Against Pope Filed Before International Criminal Court
The Center for Constitutional Rights and Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP) filed a case with the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague against Pope Benedict XVI and three top Vatican officials - Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican's secretary of state, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, dean of the College of Cardinals, and Cardinal William Levada, head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith - for crimes against humanity in their cover up of the sexual abuses of children by priests....

8/17/2011 - Child Pornography Suit Filed Against Kansas City Dioceses
Last week, a civil lawsuit was filed against the Diocese of Kansas City-St....

7/20/2011 - Archbishop in Philadelphia Abuse Cases Steps Down
Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Justin Rigali, archbishop of the Philadelphia diocese, which has been the center of a major sex abuse scandal....

6/17/2011 - Catholic Bishops Uphold Failed Rules on Child Sex Abuse
Despite two recent scandals involving child sex abuse by priests, the nation’s Roman Catholic bishops voted to make only minor changes to the church’s abuse policies at a gathering in Bellevue, Washington on Thursday. "The changes are paltry, belated and largely insignificant," David Clohessy, Executive Director of the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, told Reuters before the vote....

3/9/2011 - Suspension of Philadelphia Priests in Sex Abuse Scandal
Cardinal Justin Rigali, the archbishop of Philadelphia, announced yesterday that he will suspend 21 priests accused of sexually abusing minors....

2/14/2011 - Priest Accused of 1999 Sex Scandal Finally Removed
Reverend Martin P....

1/25/2011 - Anti-Abortion Supporters Gather for March for Life
Tens of thousands anti-abortion rights supporters gathered yesterday on the National Mall and marched to the Supreme Court for the annual March for Life to commemorate the 38th anniversary of Roe v....

7/15/2010 - Vatican Declares Ordination of Women a Crime Against Faith
The Vatican declared "attempted ordination" of women to be one of the Catholic Church's gravest crimes this morning, asserting that it is a "crime against the faith" under their new disciplinary rules, according to Agence France-Presse....

6/28/2010 - Gay Pride Parades on Stonewall Anniversary Marred by Controversy
This past weekend gay pride marches were held across the country on the 41st anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which broke out after police raided the Stonewall Inn, a New York City gay bar....

4/8/2010 - Vatican Claims Pope Wrongfully Accused in Sex Abuse Scandal
Numerous Vatican cardinals have spoken out in defense of Pope Benedict XVI, claiming he was wrongfully accused for the sex abuse allegations made against the Catholic Church in recent months and is the target of an anti-Catholic "hate" campaign due to his anti-abortion and anti-gay marriage positions....

11/12/2009 - Women Ski Jumpers Fight for Inclusion in Winter Olympics
Fourteen women ski jumpers will appear in a British Colombia court today to continue their legal battle for the opportunity to compete in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver....

2/2/2009 - Federal Grand Jury Probes LA Archdiocese about Sex Abuse
US Attorney Thomas P O'Brien has launched a federal investigation into the way the Los Angeles archdiocese, led by Cardinal Roger M Mahony, dealt with priests accused of sexual abuse....

12/2/2008 - Case Against Vatican Allowed by 6th Circuit Court
The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati made a landmark decision last week by allowing a class-action lawsuit involving alleged sexual abuse by clergy against the Vatican to proceed....

10/15/2008 - Women's Ordination Conference Holds Rome Press Conference
The Women's Ordination Conference (WOC) held a press conference today in Rome in support of full inclusion of women in the Catholic Church....

8/14/2008 - Chicago Clergy Sexual Abuse Settlement Reached
The Archdiocese of Chicago announced a $12.6 million settlement for 16 survivors of sexual assault by priests....

4/17/2008 - Victims Call on Pope to Appropriately Address Sex Abuse Scandal
A support group for victims of clergy sex gathered in Washington, DC for the pope's visit to demand that he hold bishops and cardinals accountable for concealing sex crimes committed by priests....

11/19/2007 - $50 Million Settlement in Alaskan Priest Sex Abuse Case
The Jesuit order of Roman Catholic priests agreed to a $50 million settlement with 110 Eskimo victims of alleged sexual abuse....

10/16/2007 - Church To Sell Convents to Pay Off Sex Abuse Settlement
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles is evicting nuns from their convents in order to sell the buildings to help pay off a $660 million settlement with victims of pedophile priests....