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Bishop: I Have 'Profound Remorse' After Sex Abuse Report

Bishop: I Have 'Profound Remorse' After Sex Abuse Report

By Natalie Pompilio | Aug 17
A Pennsylvania bishop named in a grand jury report on rampant sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy said Friday he has "profound remorse" and offers his "heartfelt apology" to the victims.

Trans Mormon Could Face Punishment for Breast Removal

Trans Mormon Could Face Punishment for Breast Removal

Aug 17
A trans Mormon says that the question of undergoing breast removal surgery should be their own choice. But their bishop disagrees. Church policy, meantime, is vague.

Bishops Request Vatican Investigation as Abuse Crisis Grows

Bishops Request Vatican Investigation as Abuse Crisis Grows

By David Crary | Aug 16
Responding to what it calls a "moral catastrophe," the leading body of U.S. Catholic leaders said Thursday it would ask the Vatican to investigate the scandal involving a former cardinal.

'Weaponization of Faith': Examples from Clergy Abuse Report

'Weaponization of Faith': Examples from Clergy Abuse Report

By Mark Scolforo | Aug 16
A landmark grand jury report on clergy abuse in six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania detailed how priests often used religious rituals, symbols of the faith and the threat of eternity in hell to groom, molest and rape children.

Prosecutor: Priests 'Weaponized' the Faith to Abuse Kids

Prosecutor: Priests 'Weaponized' the Faith to Abuse Kids

By Mark Scolforo | Aug 16
Roman Catholic priests across Pennsylvania used religious rituals, symbols of the faith and the threat of eternity in hell to groom, molest and rape children.

Bishops Accused of Brushing Off Sexual Abuse Complaints

Bishops Accused of Brushing Off Sexual Abuse Complaints

By Marc Levy and Mark Scolforo | Aug 16
An estimated 300 Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children - and possibly many more - since the 1940s, according to a scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report released Tuesday.

Archbishop Defends Himself Ahead of Child Sex Abuse Report

Archbishop Defends Himself Ahead of Child Sex Abuse Report

By Mark Scolforo and Marc Levy | Aug 14
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington, says he expects a grand jury report on the sexual abuse of children by clergy in six Pennsylvania Roman Catholic dioceses to be critical of his actions as the former longtime bishop of Pittsburgh.

Deadline Looms for Release of Catholic Church Abuse Report

Deadline Looms for Release of Catholic Church Abuse Report

By Mark Scolforo and Marc Levy | Aug 14
Time is ticking down to a court-ordered deadline Tuesday afternoon to decide what information to black out in a forthcoming grand jury report investigating child sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses.

Australia Archbishop Gets House Detention for Abuse Cover-Up

Australia Archbishop Gets House Detention for Abuse Cover-Up

Aug 14
The most senior Roman Catholic cleric convicted of covering up child sex abuse was ordered by an Australian court Tuesday to serve his 1-year sentence in home detention rather than jail.

Minister in Poland Calls LGBT March a 'Parade of Sodomites'

Minister in Poland Calls LGBT March a 'Parade of Sodomites'

Aug 13
Poland's right-wing defense minister has used the term "sodomites" to describe those who took part in a weekend LGBT pride parade.

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