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USCCB should disinvite bishops in sex abuse cases from conference

This week, all of America's Catholic prelates are invited to the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Almost all of them will certainly show up.


Julia Gillard launches Royal Commission into child sex abuse

The historic inquiry will be the country's most extensive investigation into institutional abuse and will have wide-ranging powers to call witnesses and unearth evidence.


Calif. principal guilty of failing to report abuse

SAN JOSE, Calif.—The conviction of a former California principal for failing to report suspected sexual abuse of a child by a teacher marked just the second time in two decades that Santa Clara County prosecutors had pursued the misdemeanor charge—and it was the first time they won, officials said.


Expelled rabbi’s role in High Holy Day service condemned

A local organization of rabbis has issued a statement condemning a former colleague’s participation in High Holy Day services at Hillel of Buffalo, on the University at Buffalo North Campus in Amherst.


O'Dea High School principal resigns amid sex abuse allegations

SEATTLE -- A local high school principal resigned Wednesday afternoon amid allegations of sexual abuse.


Witness in Boonville priest sex abuse case recalls years of abuse

BOONVILLE — Mark McAllister hasn’t seen Gerald Howard in nearly 25 years. On Wednesday, McAllister hopes to see him again, this time from the witness stand. McAllister is expected to testify against Howard, a former priest at the Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Boonville, who is accused of using his position of authority to systematically abuse and sexually molest McAllister and other boys.


A Miami priest accused of sex abuse for fourth time shrouds Miami archdiocese in controversy

Tony Simmons says he ran away from his parents’ home and was living on the streets when the Rev. Rolando Garcia offered him a helping hand at the Church of the Little Flower in Hollywood.


Sex offender accused of giving fake medical exams at AZ church

PHOENIX (CBS5) - A convicted sex offender has been arrested for allegedly performing fake medical examinations on a boy at a Phoenix church.


Billboard calls for Finn to resign

A billboard on south Interstate 35 just past Armour Road spells out a blunt message: “For the good of the people Bishop Finn must RESIGN!”


BBC Editor Steps Aside in Abuse Scandal

LONDON — In a dramatic widening of a scandal scarring its reputation for probity and integrity, the British Broadcasting Corporation announced on Monday that the editor of a flagship news show was “stepped abiding” after giving an “inaccurate or incomplete” account of his reasons for abandoning an investigation into a high-profile television personality accused of sexual abuse possibly involving at least 200 teenage girls.


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