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May 21, 2019 - 03:05 pm .- The Bishop of Dallas says that a May 15 police raid on diocesan offices was sensationalism, traumatic, and a waste of resources.
May 20, 2019 - 10:16 am .- California’s state senate will vote on a bill that would require priests to violate the seal of confession in certain limited circumstances. An amended text of the bill passed the Senate’s appropriations’ committee May 16.
May 17, 2019 - 03:30 pm .- The Vatican announced Friday that a former Curial official accused of sexual solicitation in the confessional was found not guilty after a penal process at the Church’s highest canonical court. Previous reports had indicated that the allegations were investigated by the Vatican, but had not indicated that the matter was resolved by a formal judicial process.
May 16, 2019 - 11:23 am .- A Vatican court has decided not to initiate canonical charges against a former Vatican official, after an investigation into allegations he made sexual advances toward a woman in the confessional several years ago.
May 15, 2019 - 12:00 am .- Catholics bishops in Poland are responding to a new documentary that addresses clerical sexual abuse in the country.
May 14, 2019 - 04:56 pm .- Bishops in California announced May 14 a new program to compensate victims of clerical sexual abuse, through which any person sexually abused as a minor by a diocesan priest can apply for compensation— no matter when the abuse occurred.
May 9, 2019 - 11:04 am .- Pope Francis, the “pope of surprises,” lived up to his nickname this morning, by releasing a comprehensive canonical plan to address the investigation of bishops accused of sexual abuse or coercion, or of interfering in investigation of such conduct.
May 9, 2019 - 04:01 am .- New Vatican norms for the Church’s handling of sex abuse, issued Thursday, place seminarians and religious coerced into sexual activity through the misuse of authority in the same criminal category as abuse of minors and vulnerable adults.
May 3, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- The Catholic University of America hosted a recent special exhibit to share the stories of survivors of clerical sexual abuse and how they have coped with the trauma of their experiences.
May 3, 2019 - 04:00 am .- Esther Harber says she was raped by a priest, and spent years trying to be heard in the Archdiocese of New York. But she says she hasn't lost hope.
May 1, 2019 - 04:50 am .- As bishops address the clerical sexual abuse crisis, will they ensure the canonical rights of priests?
Apr 29, 2019 - 03:20 pm .- Gonzaga University students were hired to serve as aides at an on-campus retirement home in which lived several priests accused of sexual abuse.
Apr 25, 2019 - 04:10 pm .- The role of the laity is crucial to the Church’s efforts to combat clerical sex abuse, Archbishop of Allen Vigneron said Thursday morning.
Apr 12, 2019 - 10:52 am .- The Bishop of Buffalo said in a statement Thursday that despite media reports to the contrary, he has not been part of any cover-up of clerical sexual abuse, though he does intend to be more transparent about clerical sexual abuse and its financial impact on his diocese.
Apr 11, 2019 - 04:45 pm .- At the heart of his new essay, Benedict XVI insists that the purpose of punishing the perpetrators of sexual abuse is the salvation of souls, which is the highest law of the Catholic Church.
Apr 10, 2019 - 04:10 pm .- In an essay published Thursday at CNA, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI offered his thoughts about the sex abuse crisis facing the Church. Benedict reviewed the sexual revolution of the 1960s, and examined its effects on priestly formation and life, before suggesting the Church's proper response.
Apr 8, 2019 - 02:15 pm .- The bishop accused of serially raping a nun could face criminal charges this week, as Indian police say they will ask a court to charge him with rape, evidence tampering, and menacing his accuser.
Apr 2, 2019 - 09:40 am .- Pope Francis has called upon young people to be vigilant in the face of “horrible crimes” of clerical sexual abuse, and to confront priests “at risk” of betraying the trust of their office.
Mar 11, 2019 - 06:00 pm .- Argentine Bishop Gustavo Oscar Zanchetta, under a Vatican investigation for sexual abuse of seminarians and other sexual misconduct, is attending Pope Francis’ annual Lenten spiritual exercises with other curia officials this week.
Mar 11, 2019 - 03:30 pm .- The Archdiocese of Boston has announced it will implement a third-party system for reporting allegations of abuse or misconduct against bishops in the diocese.