Clergy Sexual Abuse

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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Survey: More than a third of US Catholics question loyalty in wake of scandals

"According to a poll released Wednesday (March 13) by Gallup, more than a third of U.S. Catholics ...said they have questioned whether they should remain in the church. That’s up from 22 percent in 2002, when The Boston Globe published its report detailing widespread child sex abuse by priests in the city." - RNS

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Catholic Cardinal: Homosexuality is Cause of Sexual Abuse Crisis, It's 'Statistically Proven'

Former Southern Baptist Official Indicted On sexual charges with minor

"A former Southern Baptist official has been indicted in Texas on charges related to the sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl in 1997, when he was a 25-year-old seminary student in Fort Worth....Aderholt, a prolific missionary, was the associate executive director and chief strategist for the South Carolina Baptist Convention for a year and a half until resigning over the summer." - Radio.com

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