Abuse - Latest News
Oct 27, 2018 - 04:37 pm .- The prevention of sex abuse and abuse in all its forms is a topic of the 2018 Synod of Bishops’ final document, which says the right formation of educators and youth is a key first step.  
Oct 15, 2018 - 03:27 pm .- A Polish film depicting unsavory characters as clerics has broken box office records and sparked a wave of sexual abuse allegations against clergy in the country where 96 percent of the population identifies as Catholic.
Mar 29, 2018 - 11:43 pm .- A hearing will that will decide whether Cardinal George Pell will go on trial for alleged abuse came to a conclusion Thursday after Pell’s attorney launched a vigorous defense and sought to cast doubt on the path from the first police investigations through the filing of legal charges.
Feb 5, 2018 - 12:28 pm .- A Chilean survivor of sexual abuse says that he wrote a to Pope Francis letter in 2015, claiming that Bishop Juan Barros of Chile witnessed abuse perpetrated by his friend, Father Fernando Karadima, and that the Pope failed to act on the letter.
Dec 18, 2017 - 03:09 pm .- Peruvian officials have charged Chicago area resident Jeffrey Daniels with abuse that occurred while he was part of the Catholic group Sodalitium Christianae Vitae in Peru.
Dec 10, 2017 - 04:01 pm .- This week, TIME Magazine announced a group of women and men as their collective Person of the Year.
Nov 2, 2017 - 12:02 am .- One month after an avalanche of sexual assault accusations were lobbed against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, another Hollywood scandal broke.
Jul 20, 2017 - 03:02 pm .- A member of Pope Francis' commission to protect minors says a new report on the abuse of more than 500 choir boys in Germany points to a current reality in many non-western countries – and that bringing these things to light means progress for everyone.
Jul 18, 2017 - 03:37 pm .- A new report claims that more students of a prestigious German choir were subjected to physical abuse than originally thought, and accuses the brother of Benedict XVI of turning a blind eye.
Mar 10, 2017 - 03:29 pm .- There is mourning in Guatemala after at least 35 girls perished in a fire at a state-run home for youth, which had attracted widespread charges of abusive conditions and mistreatment.
Feb 10, 2017 - 06:50 pm .- A newly released decree from the Vatican's congregation for religious life states that the founder of the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae, Luis Fernando Figari, may not have contact with members of the community.
Jan 25, 2017 - 02:58 pm .- The Sodalitium Christianae Vitae announced Saturday that 66 persons can be considered victims of abuse of mistreatment by members of the community.  
Jan 2, 2017 - 07:49 am .- In a letter sent to bishops around the world for the feast of the Holy Innocents, Pope Francis lamented the many children who suffer from war, slavery and various forms of abuse, including within the Church.
Apr 21, 2016 - 10:52 am .- On Saturday an ethics commission created to investigate and offer proposals surrounding accusations of abuse against the founder of the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae released its report, which detailed an internal culture of extreme “discipline and obedience to the founder.”
Dec 22, 2015 - 04:59 pm .- Maura Byrne was terrified to go to therapy for the first time.
Sep 28, 2015 - 08:31 am .- In a 47 minute Q&A with journalists on his way back to Rome Pope Francis touched on sensitive topics such as forgiving abusers and conscientious objection, as well as the upcoming synod of bishops and women’s ordination.
Sep 27, 2015 - 07:53 am .- Pope Francis this morning met with 5 survivors of sexual abuse during his visit to Philadelphia, telling bishops afterward that the evil acts can no longer remain in silence, and promised his personal vigilance in protecting minors.
Sep 4, 2015 - 08:11 pm .- The Archdiocese of Minneapolis-St. Paul has removed two priests from ministry pending investigation of sex abuse allegations, while it has reinstated a separate priest on the grounds that an allegation against him was not substantiated.
Jan 4, 2015 - 08:15 am .- Maura Byrne was terrified to go to therapy for the first time.