Cardinal George Pell has outraged survivors of sexual abuse by clergy with comments given in a video testimony from the Vatican to an Australian government inquiry.
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A circuit judge has upheld an arbiter's decision that the Kansas City-St. Joseph diocese pay $1.1 million for breach of terms of a 2008 settlement.
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"The nuns have been much better at burying [abuse] than the bishops," Bob Hoatson said. "They could have a roundtable, a panel discussion, anything, but they won't."
Commentary: It's been 10 years since SNAP began prodding LCWR to take action on abuse by women religious. It's been a frustrating and fruitless decade.
Bishop Rogelio Livieres Plano says Pope Benedict XVI vouched for a priest accused of sexual misconduct days before he became pope.
Today, as SNAP marks its 25th anniversary, its members can take satisfaction in seeing that its claims have been validated, and a few of its recommendations have been implemented.
The removal suggests that priests suspected of child abuse in one country can no longer find shelter in other countries.
The legal bills are far greater than the $4 million the archdiocese offered survivors of sex abuse before filing for bankruptcy on Jan. 4, 2011.
Abuse victims should be the focus of a new pastoral ministry since they are hurting and vulnerable to self-harm, said one of the six survivors to meet Pope Francis.