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8/22/2002 - Women Demand Churchs Attention for Sexual Abuse of Nuns by Priests
Despite worldwide focus on the notorious child sexual abuse scandal, the Catholic Church is continuing its routine of secrecy, denial, and feigned alacrity in regards to the little-publicized issue of nun sexual abuse by priests....

6/4/2002 - Switzerland Liberalizes Abortion Laws
Voters in Switzerland approved the decriminalization of abortion in a pivotal decision that Swiss Justice Minister Ruth Metzler called a historic victory for women. In an effort to challenge a law passed by Swiss lawmakers last year, an anti-abortion coalition brought a referendum before voters Sunday....

5/20/2002 - Canon Law Expert Says US Bishops Not Morally Responsible for Sex Abuse
Commenting on child sex abuse in the Catholic Church, Reverend Gianfranco Ghirlanda, Dean of Canon Law Faculty at Pontificial Gregorian University in Rome, argued that bishops should not inform their parishioners if a priest has committed pedophilia because the priest would be totally discredited in front of his parochial community and in fact would be blocked from any effective pastoral action. Ghirlandas comments come after the eruption of the child sex abuse scandal in the US....

4/19/2002 - Australia May Push Ban on Fertility Treatments for Lesbians, Unmarried Women
Just one day after the High Court of Australia dismissed an appeal by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference calling for a ban on fertility treatments for lesbians and single women, Prime Minister John Howard announced that the government will consider amending the countrys Sex Discrimination Act to create a legal basis for the ban....

4/4/2002 - Lawsuit Launched Against the Vatican for Sex-Abuse Scandal
Two men, who claim to have been sexually abused by priests as teenagers, have filed lawsuits in Florida and Oregon that accuse the Vatican of conspiring with church dioceses and religious orders to protect sex offenders and pedophiles operating within the church....

4/2/2002 - Irish Bishop Resigns
One of Irelands most well-known bishops, Bishop Brendan Comiskey, announced his resignation yesterday amid allegations that he protected a pedophile priest from prosecution....

11/30/2001 - Catholics for a Free Choice Launches Condoms4Life Campaign
In conjunction with World AIDS Day 2001, Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC) launched a new public education campaign, Condoms4Life, to urge Catholic bishops to end their ban on the use of condoms....

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....

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....