Priest Sex Abuse

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2019 file photo, a banner hangs by a stained glass window in the sanctuary at Glide Memorial United Methodist Church in San Francisco. Most Americans don’t typically reach out to religious leaders for guidance, according to a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The poll shows the lack of personal connection with ministers even includes people who identify with a religion, though it’s less prevalent among those most engaged with their faith. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
July 08, 2019 - 8:00 am
DETROIT (AP) — A new poll finds most Americans don't typically reach out to religious leaders for guidance. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll finds three-quarters of American adults rarely or never consult a clergy member when making important decisions. Only about a...
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Marty Griffin and Wendy Bell
February 22, 2019 - 11:38 am
Pittsburgh's Bishop and local abuse victims are reacting to developments at the Vatican summit on preventing clergy sex abuse.
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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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Church Pews
December 21, 2018 - 3:40 pm
The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh announced Friday that Father James Downs has been placed on administrative leave after an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor was received Thursday evening.
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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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September 25, 2018 - 12:14 pm
Pope Francis acknowledged Tuesday that priestly sex abuse scandals are outraging the Catholic faithful and driving them away, and said the church must change its ways if it wants to keep future generations.
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(AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
September 03, 2018 - 1:19 pm
For more than a decade, a conservative Catholic diocese in Nebraska was the only church in the U.S. that refused to participate in annual reviews of sexual misconduct that were a key reform enacted in the wake of the 2002 Boston clergy abuse scandal.
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Pennsylvania's top law enforcement officer is calling on the state's lawmakers to respond to the grand jury that investigated clergy sex abuse in the state.
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Pope Francis
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August 25, 2018 - 9:52 am
Pope Francis said at the start of a visit to Ireland on Saturday that he shares the outrage of rank-and-file Catholics over the failure of church authorities to punish the "repugnant crimes" of priests who raped and molested children.
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Robert Mangino
August 22, 2018 - 11:27 am
The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh has approved the recommendation from Cardinal Donald Wuerl that his name be removed from the High School bearing his name.
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