A predator priest can ascend to princely rank only if the clerical culture around him enables those who are complicit by their silence and failure to act. Two dioceses secretly made settlement payments to alleged victims. The causes of clerical abuse are complex and multilayered.
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Cahill was a teenager back then, wire thin with long, chestnut brown hair framing her face. One cousin was playing outside that day and Cahill had another little one in a high chair in the kitchen. So when she saw the nun leaning over the baby, Cahill said, she sprinted outside to protect the child.
William Nolan, 66, was charged with five counts of child sexual assault in the trial that began Monday at the Jefferson County courthouse. The judge polled each of the nine men and ten women of the jury, who confirmed the verdict. They had deliberated four hours.
A Pennsylvania grand jury recently released a report on the systematic ways Catholic priests aided and abetted one another to sexually abuse children for 70 years. It reveals once again how the strict patriarchal hierarchy of the Catholic Church gives rise to conspiracies of silence and allows for routine cover-up of crimes. Cover-ups are also encouraged by clericalism — the belief that ordained priests are inherently superior and closer to God than the laity.
Since God created men and women in His image, we are made for love! Here we will consider what it means to be made in God's image, why male and female are foundational to God's design, the gift of love, the nature of marriage, and why chastity is essential to love rightly. To learn more about God's plan for love and sexuality, please explore the sections below on this page.
Major institutions across New York State, from the Catholic Church to the Boy Scouts of America to elite private schools, are bracing for a deluge of lawsuits now that adults who said they were sexually abused as children will be entitled to pursue formal legal action. New York joined more than a dozen states this year in significantly extending statutes of limitations for filing lawsuits over sexual abuse. Under the new law in New York, the Child Victims Act, which was approved by the Legislature in Januaryaccusers will be able to sue until they are
Pope Francis acknowledged this week that some priests and bishops have sexually abused nuns. Pope Francis made history earlier this week as the first pontiff to visit the Arabian Peninsula. And, on the plane flying back to Rome, he made history again.
Among the many difficulties parents encounter today, despite different social contexts, one certainly stands out: giving children an adequate preparation for adult life, particularly with regard to education in the true meaning of sexuality. There are many reasons for this difficulty and not all of them are new. In the past, even when the family did not provide specific sexual education, the general culture was permeated by respect for fundamental values and hence served to protect and maintain them.
The Catholic Archdiocese of Boston sex abuse scandal was part of a series of Catholic Church sexual abuse cases in the United States that revealed widespread misdemeanors in the American Roman Catholic Church. In earlyThe Boston Globe published results of an investigation that led to the criminal prosecutions of five Roman Catholic priests and thrust the sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy into the national spotlight. Subsequent investigations and allegations revealed a pattern of sexual abuse and cover-ups in a number of large dioceses across the United States. What had first appeared to be a few isolated cases of abuse became a nationwide scandal, then a global crisis, for the Roman Catholic Church.