Belgian Cardinal pressured victim to protect bishop with secrecy until he retired, says tapes released and verified
The New York Times reported today that a Belgian cardinal, Godfried Danneels, pressed a sexual abuse victim to either accept a private apology or wait until a bishop accused of the victim's rape had retired before pressing charges, according to tapes recorded by the victim, and verified by the
Irish abuse survivor 'shattered' by leadership of 'clerical culture' in abuse crisis considers option 'this is not the church for me'
A survivor of clerical sexual abuse, well-known in Ireland, is considering quitting the Roman church following the pope's decision to keep two Dublin auxiliary archbishops implicated in the abuse scandal in office. Marie Collins has doggedly remained a Catholic in the hopes that the church wi
Sexual theology of Roman Catholic Church in deep crisis, says priest/former-editor of Irish Bishops’ magazine
The sexual theology of the Roman Catholic Church is in deep crisis. So says Kevin Hegarty, priest and former editor of the Irish Bishop's magazine Intercom.
The majority of Catholic couples were ignoring its teaching on contraception, while its teaching on homosexuality had, rightly
Survivors respond to pope's refusal to accept resignations of Irish bishops implicated in sexual abuse by priests scandal
Andrew Madden, who was abused as an altar boy in Dublin, said he was "disappointed" by the pope's decision not to accept the auxiliary bishops' resignations. However, he said, "I am not surprised; I have long since given up hope of the Catholic Church getting its act togethe
SNAP confronts women religious leaders on behalf of those abused by nuns; 'come clean' as model for church
DALLAS -- Standing in a 105 degree temperature outside the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Dallas, four members of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) held a press conference as heads of women religious communities were checking in inside the hotel lobby at the outset of the annual g
Largest organization of American Nuns to hold annual meeting in Dallas; SNAP DFW urges your presence and support
I am writing to ask you to support a very important and rare event taking place next week in Dallas. The largest organization of American nuns, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), is holding their annual conference next week at the Hyatt Regency on Reunion B
- Belgian Cardinal pressured victim to protect bishop with secrecy until he retired, says tapes released and verified