Clergy sexual abuse

Victim-survivors address court in Archdiocese of Baltimore’s bankruptcy process

Six victim-survivors of sexual abuse by clergy in the Archdiocese of Baltimore gave statements in court April 8 about the long-term impact of the abuse on their lives as part of the federal bankruptcy reorganization.
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A huge cross is seen overlooking the Eastern Irish coastline of Counties Wicklow and Dublin in Bray, Ireland, Aug. 19, 2018. In response to the Feb. 8, 2024, release of a report on abuse claims, the head of Ireland's Jesuits is "ashamed" of order's failure to act on clergy sex abuse. The report documents abuse claims received by the society between 1965 and 2023 that were reported to have occurred between 1940 and 1991. (OSV News photo/Clodagh Kilcoyne, Reuters)

Head of Ireland’s Jesuits ‘ashamed’ of order’s failure to act on abuse

The head of the Jesuits in Ireland has said he is "ashamed" at the order's failure to confront abuse after the release of a new report revealing 93 complaints of sexual, physical and emotional abuse against a now deceased priest.
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Peter Isely, a survivor of clergy sexual abuse, attends a march with other survivors and activists near the Vatican in Rome Sept. 27, 2023. (OSV News photo/Guglielmo Mangiapane, Reuters)

McCarrick trial dead-end a double blow to clergy abuse victims, say advocates

With a Wisconsin judge suspending his last remaining criminal trial for sexual abuse, former cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been granted a legal reprieve.
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Abuse survivors cycle to Rome, deliver ‘broken heart,’ ask for action

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A group of survivors of abuse by priests and religious cycled hundreds of miles from southern Germany to Rome to urge the pope “to do everything in your power” to make the Catholic Church a safe ...
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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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woman praying near a cross

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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