Judge weighs whether parish, school assets could be used to pay clergy sex abuse claims.

Join us: facebook.com/occupythevatican Judge weighs whether parish, school assets could be used to pay clergy sex abuse claims. U.S. District Court Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood on Friday held off on issuing a ruling that could lead to either the inclusion or exclusion of the assets of Catholic parishes and schools to help compensate 281 Guam […]

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Churches’ refusal to release records hinders identification of buried children.

Join us: facebook.com/occupythevatican Churches’ refusal to release records hinders identification of buried children. VANCOUVER — A lack of access to records and first-hand data would hinder the ability to identify the remains of 215 children found at a former residential school in Kamloops, says the director of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre […]

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The Catholic Church Is Reinstating Priests Accused of Sexual Abuse.

Join us: facebook.com/occupythevatican The Catholic Church Is Reinstating Priests Accused of Sexual Abuse. When news broke this week that Chicago priest Michael Pfleger would be reinstated following multiple accusations of sexual abuse, one of his accusers was crushed. It had taken decades for him to even speak out about what he said he suffered at […]

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Magazine report is aimed at silencing nuns on sex abuse, says Vatican critic.

Join us: facebook.com/occupythevatican Magazine report is aimed at silencing nuns on sex abuse, says Vatican critic. An article in a Jesuit magazine describing alleged exploitation of nuns in Catholic convents has been criticized as an attempt to silence members of women’s religious orders who have begun to speak out against sexual abuse by priests. “I […]

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Catholic Church lobbied for taxpayer funds, got $1.4B.

Join us: facebook.com/occupythevatican Catholic Church lobbied for taxpayer funds, got $1.4B. NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Roman Catholic Church used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid, with many millions going to dioceses that have paid huge settlements or sought bankruptcy protection because […]

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Archdiocese of Detroit Joins Extremist Homophobia Trend.

Join us: facebook.com/occupythevatican Archdiocese of Detroit Joins Extremist Homophobia Trend. As I cope with the Sunday-morning death of my father, thoughts of religion and spirituality occupy me. As extended family gathered around his deathbed last week, I reflected on my membership in a large Irish-Catholic clan. While much of my close family has converted to […]

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Most priests accused of sexually abusing children were never sent to prison. Here’s why.

Join us: facebook.com/occupythevatican Most priests accused of sexually abusing children were never sent to prison. Here’s why. The Catholic Church has been under scrutiny from survivors, victims’ advocates and, in some cases, law enforcement, since early 2002, when the sex abuse crisis that involved church administration covering for thousands of priests first became public knowledge. […]

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Catholic Church investigating two nuns who returned pregnant after missionary trip to Africa.

Join us: facebook.com/occupythevatican Catholic Church investigating two nuns who returned pregnant after missionary trip to Africa. The Catholic Church launched an investigation into two nuns who took a vow of chastity, yet returned to Italy pregnant after a missionary trip, according to reports. The two women, who belonged to different orders in Sicily, had both […]

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Altar boys were abused by priests inside The Vatican.

Join us: facebook.com/occupythevatican Altar boys were abused by priests inside The Vatican. Former altar boys have claimed they were molested by priests inside the Vatican, as a lingering scandal surrounding widespread abuse in the Catholic Church erupts at its headquarters once again. Several anonymous former altar boys at the Vatican’s youth seminary alleged at least two priests kissed […]

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A Catholic bishop secretly sent $20+ million from a church hospital to a cardinal in Rome.

Join us: facebook.com/occupythevatican From West Virginia to the Vatican: How a Catholic bishop secretly sent money from a church hospital to a cardinal in Rome. The idea came to West Virginia Bishop Michael J. Bransfield while he was in Rome visiting an old friend, a powerful cardinal at the Vatican. Bransfield thought the cleric’s apartment […]

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