Sexual Abuse

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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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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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Joe DeStio
August 15, 2018 - 4:25 pm
Publicity surrounding the statewide grand just report on child sex abuse in the Catholic Church has prompted a surge in calls to abuse hotlines.
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Robert Mangino
August 15, 2018 - 10:53 am
Mike McDonnell has heard the stories before that were detailed by the 884 page grand jury on sexual abuse in six dioceses across Pennsylvania.
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Joe DeStio
August 14, 2018 - 5:46 pm
Bishop Zubik is apologizing after Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Tuesday the findings of an almost two-year investigation into reports of sexual abuse by clergy in six Pennsylvania Catholic Diocese.
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Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Pope Francis
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August 14, 2018 - 2:37 pm
More than 1,000 children — and possibly many more — were molested by hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses, while senior church officials took steps to cover it up, according to a landmark grand jury report released Tuesday.
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Marty Griffin and Wendy Bell
August 06, 2018 - 10:20 am
PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - A grand jury report on child sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania's Catholic dioceses is being released soon. One report says it could be made public between the 8th and 14th of this month. In a letter read to parishioners over the weekend, Bishop David Zubik says...
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FILE - This undated file photo shows a photo of Dr. Richard Strauss. About a dozen former male athletes and students at Ohio State University now are saying publicly that they were groped and fondled decades ago by Strauss, who is now dead. Many of the men now in their 40s and 50s are just starting to acknowledge and confront what they experienced. Some say they’re still not sure whether what they went through was sexual abuse or something else, but that they now it was more than just weird and uncomfortable. (Ohio State University via AP, File)
July 27, 2018 - 11:53 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ten more former students have sued Ohio State University over alleged sexual misconduct by a now-dead team doctor, accusing school officials of facilitating abuse by ignoring complaints and requiring some athletes to get physicals from him to maintain their sports...
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July 27, 2018 - 10:21 am
LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles has issued a statement to a British inquiry investigating child abuse, saying he'd been deceived by a disgraced Church of England bishop jailed for sex abuse. The remarks by the Prince of Wales Friday came amid an investigation into the handling of allegations against...
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July 25, 2018 - 12:14 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Five female musicians accuse organizers of an Austrian classical music festival of not acting on sexual abuse complaints they made for years against its artistic director, according to an open letter published Wednesday. The artists alleged that Austrian conductor Gustav Kuhn...
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