clergy sex abuse

Father Boniface Ramsey

Father Boniface Ramsey: The Whistleblower

Father Boniface Ramsey raised red flags about Theodore McCarrick for years before the media and Church leaders took notice. While some call him a hero, he hopes to be remembered first as a good priest.
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Dear Reader: History, Repeated

In 2003, I attended a gathering of clergy sex-abuse survivors in Lexington, Kentucky, for St. Anthony Messenger's June special issue on the crisis.
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St. Anthony: Help Us Find Healing!

Many of us have wanted to believe that the Catholic Church had finally turned a corner in dealing with the crime of clerical sexual abuse.
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A Priest Speaks Out about Clergy Sex Abuse

In August 2018, a Pennsylvania grand jury released a report on clerical sexual abuse in six Catholic dioceses in the state.
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Editorial: No More Excuses, Please

This past April, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI returned to the public eye in a spectacular fashion.
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Pope Francis leaves at the conclusion of an evening prayer service in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Dec. 31, 2021. The traditional service on New Year's Eve is to give thanks for the past year. (CNS photo/Remo Casilli, Reuters)

Pope Francis: Fix the Clergy Sex-Abuse Crisis Now

Dear Pope Francis: I write about how the Catholic Church responds to clerical sexual abuse and the bishops or superiors who have enabled it. 
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