Tag Archives: 2018 Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal Series

Vocations in Ireland have dwindled due to abuse scandal, pope says

By Junno Arocho Esteves Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — While the faith of Catholics in Ireland is strong, the scandal of abuse and cover-up by church leaders has caused a decline in vocations to the priesthood and religious … Continue reading

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As survivors find voice, church leaders wrestle with how to address issue

By Chaz Muth Catholic News Service PITTSBURGH (CNS) — Pennsylvania survivors of clergy sex abuse spent the week after the release of the grand jury report finding their voice as bishops and priests in the state wrestled with how to … Continue reading

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Prominent Catholics see larger role for laity in church’s abuse response

By Dennis Sadowski  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — An independent lay-run board that would hold bishops accountable for their actions, a national day for Mass or prayers of reparation, and encouragement to parishioners to become more involved in their … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania grand jury says church was interested in hiding abuse

Updated: 5:40 p.m. By Rhina Guidos  Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) – A Pennsylvania grand jury report issued Aug. 14 paints a picture of a Catholic Church in six of the state’s dioceses that for decades handled claims of sex … Continue reading

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Church now facing its own #MeToo moment, says Australian archbishop

By Junno Arocho Esteves  Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — In the wake of historic allegations of sexual abuse and cover-up in countries around the world, the Catholic Church is experiencing the same challenge that has brought a reckoning to … Continue reading

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