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Clerical Abuse - Latest News
Nov 15, 2019 - 01:31 pm .- The Diocese of Rockville Centre filed a suit challenging New York's Child Victims Act on Tuesday, claiming it is barred by the due process clause in the state constitution.
Nov 13, 2019 - 11:48 am .- A national third-party reporting system for allegations of abuse, neglect, or misconduct against bishops could be activated by February 2020, the U.S. bishops’ conference said Wednesday.
Nov 11, 2019 - 12:09 pm .- The bishops of France on Saturday approved plans to offer financial compensation to victims of sexual abuse by clergy.
Nov 7, 2019 - 04:01 pm .- The USCCB issued Thursday a statement responding to a recent book which the conference says perpetuates a myth that it is resistant to Pope Francis.
Sep 27, 2019 - 12:07 am .- It has been more than a full year since the sex abuse allegations against the former cardinal Theodore McCarrick and the publication of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report set off a shockwave of further abuse accusations and investigations in the Church in the United States and beyond.
Jun 11, 2019 - 11:35 am .- On the morning of the first day of the USCCB’s General Assembly in Baltimore, discussion began on three proposals to improve episcopal accountability.
Jun 6, 2019 - 12:03 am .- The Catholic bishops of Iowa have agreed to voluntarily hand over records on clerical sex abuse allegations in their dioceses, responding to a request made last week by the state attorney general.
Jun 3, 2019 - 11:19 am .- Last week the Australian bishop' conference and Catholic Religious Australia adopted new standards to combat the sexual abuse of children and vulnerable adults in the wake of a 2017 report on such abuse in the country's institutions.
Apr 1, 2019 - 11:02 am .- Pope Francis said Sunday that abortion is not a lawful way to solve problems, even in extreme and desperate situations, and that awareness of the need to help women in difficult pregancies is on the rise.
Mar 11, 2019 - 07:34 pm .- Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati Andrello of Santiago on Thursday denied knowing and giving  money to the complainant in a rape case in the cathedral which took place in 2015.
Mar 6, 2019 - 03:33 pm .- The Archdiocese of Santiago commented Tuesday on the case of Father Tito Rigoberto Rivera Muñoz, who was found guilty in August 2018 of the sexual abuse of adults.
Feb 24, 2019 - 04:46 am .- Pope Francis Sunday outlined eight points that the Church will focus on in an “all-out battle” against the sexual abuse of minors to, he said, “turn this evil into an opportunity for purification.”
Feb 18, 2019 - 11:30 am .- The Vatican has released the schedule, speakers, and a new website for this week’s much-anticipated sex abuse summit, which will focus on episcopal transparency and accountability for the protection of minors.
Feb 15, 2019 - 06:18 pm .- The New Jersey legislature is considering expanding the legal window to file civil actions for sex abuse against both individual perpetrators and institutions.
Feb 11, 2019 - 05:04 pm .- Over the past nine years, 152 priests in Mexico have been removed from ministry for sexual abuse of youth or vulnerable adults, the president of the Mexican Bishops’ Conference said Sunday.
Sep 18, 2018 - 07:01 pm .- A Catholic bishop in India accused of raping a nun repeatedly over the course of two years has written to the Vatican asking permission to be relieved of his duties as bishop while the case is investigated.
Sep 10, 2018 - 12:57 pm .- Seven nuns gathered in a public square in Kochi on Saturday to protest how both police and the Church have responded to one nun's accusation that a bishop raped her in 2014 and sexually abused her multiple times over two years.
Sep 1, 2018 - 06:04 am .- When sex abuse scandals first rocked the Catholic Church in the United States in 2002, Miriel Thomas Reneau was young, and felt “truly shocked to realize that men of God could inflict such terrible wounds on victims with impunity.”
Jul 30, 2018 - 12:37 pm .- Bishop Edward Scharfenberger of Albany wrote to the clerics of his local Church Sunday, saying that abuse of authority and sexual abuse by clerics is, more than a crisis of policies and procedures, a spiritual crisis.
Jul 26, 2018 - 05:21 pm .- Former nuns of the Congregation of the Good Samaritan in Chile reported a series of sexual abuses committed by priests visiting the community, which belongs to the Diocese of Talca and is dedicated to caring for the sick.