Clergy Sexual Abuse

Vatican’s McCarrick report: Three popes looked the other way on sexual abuse claims

"A long-awaited Vatican report detailing the Catholic Church’s institutional knowledge of sexual abuse allegations against ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, and the church’s response, was released on Tuesday (Nov. 10)." -  RNS

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There’s a new, independent database for Baptist clergy abusers and alleged abusers

"There is no mechanism for SBC action against any individual minister, since the SBC doesn’t ordain clergy. Individual churches make up the SBC, not individual ministers. The name of the new, independent database is 'Baptist Accountability.'" - SBC Voices

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One year after Vatican abuse summit, survivors grade Pope Francis with 'D minus'

"One year after Pope Francis called for a summit of Catholic bishops at the Vatican, abuse survivors flocked to the Eternal City on Thursday (Feb. 20) to report a lack of progress and accountability in the fight against clergy sex abuse." - RNS

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Pew Research: 88% of Americans believe the Catholic church has not solved its abuse and cover-up problem

"Roughly half of survey respondents say sexual abuse and misconduct is more common among Catholic priests and bishops than among leaders in other religious traditions (48%), while a nearly identical share say abuse is equally common among leaders in other religions (47%). Just 3% say abuse is less common in the Catholic Church than in other religious traditions." - Pew

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Pop Francis Has Refused the Resignation of Cardinal Convicted of Sexual Abuse Cover-up

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin "was convicted on charges of failing to inform the proper authorities of child sexual abuse allegations. In his statement, Barbarin said on the morning of March 18 that he forwarded his resignation to the pope." - WRN

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