Catholic Church Sex Abuse Scandal

Bishop David Zubik celebrates the first Rite of Consecration of Virgins Living in the World in the Diocese of Pittsburgh on May 31, 2015 in Gipsonia, Pa.
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February 16, 2019 - 2:57 pm
McCarrick’s dismissal announcement occurred after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing Confession.
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February 15, 2019 - 12:10 pm
The U.S. archbishop helping to organize next week's summit of the world's bishops at the Vatican on sexual abuse by clergy said Thursday he expects to make "significant progress" in responding to the scandal that's riven the church, and that lay Catholics will help to hold the hierarchy accountable.
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January 15, 2019 - 2:09 pm
The governing body for the Jesuit order in the northeastern United States released a list Tuesday of 50 priests under its jurisdiction who have been credibly accused of sexual misconduct with minors.
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January 02, 2019 - 9:30 am
By JEFF KAROUB , Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — U.S.-based Roman Catholic bishops will gather Wednesday for a weeklong retreat near Chicago on the church sexual abuse scandal that organizers say will focus on prayer and spiritual reflection and not formulating policy. The retreat begins a day...
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December 27, 2018 - 9:28 am
It has been a wretched year for Pope Francis, whose blind spot on clergy sex abuse conspired with events beyond his control to threaten his legacy and throw the Catholic hierarchy into a credibility crisis not seen in modern times.
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December 19, 2018 - 3:37 pm
The Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese is notifying former students of accusations against a former teacher and principal.
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Pope Francis leaves at the end of his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018.
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November 23, 2018 - 11:33 am
Pope Francis named the Vatican's top sex abuse investigator and a close U.S. ally to an organizing committee for a February abuse prevention summit whose stakes have grown after the Holy See blocked U.S. bishops from taking action to address the scandal.
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October 23, 2018 - 9:36 am
As the Vatican copes with the growing clergy sex abuse scandal and declining number of priests worldwide, it is laying the groundwork to open formal debate on an issue that has long been taboo.
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Pennsylvania Catholic Church Sex Abuse Scandal
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October 18, 2018 - 2:03 pm
The U.S. Justice Department has opened an investigation of child sexual abuse inside the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania.
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October 16, 2018 - 3:06 pm
Days after Washington's archbishop resigned over his handling of sexual abuse allegations, the Archdiocese of Washington released the names of more than two dozen clergy members it says have been "credibly accused" of sexually abusing minors.
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