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I had to look twice at the date on the newspaper to make sure I wasn’t having a time-warp moment. I’d heard this before. In a way, I’d covered this before. My colleagues Ashley Powers, Victoria Kim and Harriet Ryan have dropped a...
L.A. NOWCardinal Roger M. Mahony on Monday apologized for the way the L.A. archdiocese dealt with priest child abuse claims after a new round of documents were released. "I am sorry," Mahony's statement concluded. The new documents show: Fifteen years before........
Maryland is one of three states that requires workers in certain occupations to report child abuse but whose law doesn't include criminal sanctions against those who fail to do so, according to a state legislative analysis. That distinction met with...
Amid reports of widespread sexual abuse of children in the late 1980s, several leading youth organizations began conducting criminal background checks of volunteers and staff members. Big Brothers Big Sisters ordered the checks for all volunteers...
The Catholic-school teacher had a pre-teen student pinned to the ground in his Baltimore classroom, the girl's blouse open and her chest exposed when the doorknob suddenly turned and the school principal — a nun — burst in. The screaming...
State legislators and sexual-abuse victim advocates called Monday for reforms in the way such cases are handled in Maryland, including stricter reporting requirements when incidents are discovered. State Sen. Delores G. Kelley, a Baltimore Democrat, said...
As the queen mother of megachurches, Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington has become a refuge for spiritual seekers and people of faith who no longer feel inspired by the religious institutions that raised them. After the sex abuse scandal...
Literary editorWhile rushing to meet a deadline on her third novel, J. Courtney Sullivan, author of "Maine," our Printers Row Book of the Month selection, took a break to chat about memories of her Catholic girlhood, the origins of Maine, and colleges for women. A...
FARMINGTON, Mich. (AP) — Church officials say an 83-year-old retired suburban Detroit priest has been placed on leave and restricted from public ministry following allegations of sexual misconduct involving minors. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of...
Tags: Waterford, Sex Crimes
KTLA NewsWOODBURN, Ore. -- A 46-year old priest is facing sexual abuse charges after being accused of fondling a 12-year-old boy during a sleepover. Police say the boy was invited to spend the night at the home of Father Angel Armando Perez. The boy told...
Tags: Sex Crimes, Abusive Behavior
The Religion WorldAttorney Adam Horowitz is filing a lawsuit today against the Catholic Diocese of Orlando for the sexual abuse of a teenager by by Father William Authenreith in 1978. According to the Complaint: In approximately 1978, St. Mary’s Priest William...
The Religion WorldDavid Gibson writes for the Religion News Service about the sentencing of Monsignor William J. Lynn: (RNS) Monsignor William J. Lynn, the first U.S. Catholic official convicted for covering up the sexual abuse of children, was sentenced to 3-6 years in...
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