California child sex abuse bill pulled amid opposition from Catholic church.

Join us: facebook.com/occupythevatican California child sex abuse bill pulled amid opposition from Catholic church. California lawmakers are not ready to pass a bill that would require members of the clergy to break the seal of confession if they learn of child sexual abuse. Sen. Jerry Hill, who wrote the proposal, said he “hit the pause […]

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Pope Francis Refuses Resignation of Cardinal Convicted of Covering Up Sex Abuse .

Join us: facebook.com/occupythevatican Pope Francis Refuses Resignation of Cardinal Convicted of Covering Up Sex Abuse . Pope Francis declined to accept the resignation of a French cardinal convicted of covering up sexual abuse, the Vatican said on Tuesday, a decision that drew fire from victims and their advocates in France and abroad. Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of […]

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Switzerland latest country to go after the Catholic Church for child rape.

Join us: facebook.com/occupythevatican Switzerland latest country to go after the Catholic Church for child rape. In 2017, a record number of cases – 65 incidents – were reported in Switzerland, according to the German-language newspaper. Of these, only ten were serious enough for the judiciary to act. Eight cases were reported by the church itself and […]

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NY Diocese obscured depth of crisis by scrubbing dead priests’ histories.

Join: facebook.com/occupythevatican NY Diocese obscured depth of crisis by scrubbing dead priests’ history. Monsignor J. Grant Higgins was a Catholic priest for 60 years, but when he died in 2016 at age 90, the Buffalo Diocese tried to make it seem as if he wasn’t a priest. A paid death notice for Higgins omitted the honorific title […]

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Bishop under investigation for sexual misconduct is on spiritual retreat with Pope Francis.

Join: facebook.com/unitedhumanists Bishop under investigation for sexual misconduct is on spiritual retreat with Pope Francis. The Catholic Herald has learned that a bishop currently under investigation for sexual misconduct and financial mismanagement, including claims he had naked selfies and gay pornography on his phone, is on retreat with Pope Francis and other senior members of […]

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Catholics Question Loyalty to Church Amid Sex Abuse Scandal.

Join us: facebook.com/occupythevatican Catholics Question Loyalty to Church Amid Sex Abuse Scandal. More than one in three Catholics question if they want to remain Catholic — a sign of their deep “frustration” with church leadership amid reports of widespread sexual abuse, according to one expert. In a Gallup poll last month, 37% of U.S. Catholics said news […]

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France calls vatican to remove diplomatic immunity of envoy accused of sexually molesting a young male employee at Paris City Hall.

Join us: facebook.com/occupythevatican France calls vatican to remove diplomatic immunity of envoy accused of sexually molesting a young male employee at Paris City Hall. France called on the Vatican to take action on Friday and revoke the diplomatic immunity of its envoy to Paris after sex abuse charges were filed against him. French judicial sources […]

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