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Prosecutors to Audit Fresno Catholic Diocese Files for Potential Sex Abuse Cases

District attorney offices throughout the Central Valley are banding together to audit the Catholic Diocese of Fresno’s review of its own records for cases of possible sexual abuse, according to Madera County District Attorney Sally Moreno. 


Catholic Diocese of Sacramento releases list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento released the names of 46 priests and deacons who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse over the past seven decades.


After list of SC Catholic priests accused of abuse, no simple path to healing

For victims of abuse by Catholic priests in South Carolina, the past month has opened old wounds but also fostered new hope. 


New York Archdiocese Names 120 Catholic Priests Accused of Abuse

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York on Friday identified 120 priests who have been accused of sexually abusing a child, one of the largest disclosures to be made by the church.


Josh Shapiro: Repairing Notre Dame is important. Protecting clergy abuse victims is more important.

The images were heart-rending. Flames roaring through Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, its Gothic spire collapsing into the inferno. A gash into the heart of Catholicism, one observer wrote.


Archdiocese of Baltimore discloses the names of 23 deceased clergy accused of child sexual abuse

The Archdiocese of Baltimore has added the names of 23 deceased priests and religious brothers to its online database of clergy members accused of child sexual abuse, signaling a revision in policy on dealing with cases that come to the diocese’s attention only after an accused individual has died.


Supreme Court snubs priest defamation suit against Diocese

Without comment, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear his contention that the diocese shouldn’t be allowed to use the First Amendment as a shield to avoid his claims that it defamed him by calling him a mentally unstable liar.


More Americans than ever are leaving the Catholic Church after the sex abuse scandal. Here's why.

By Lindsay Schnell, USA TODAY

YORK, Pa. – On Palm Sunday, Barbara Hoover exited Brougher Chapel with a palm frond in her left hand. The 76-year-old retiree sized up the church in front of her and sighed, visibly upset. “I don’t know why I’m still here,” she said, throwing her hands up. “I don’t know why I still go. I guess the ritual.”


Phoenix Diocese still trying to right the wrongs of decades of coverup

PHOENIX (3TV) - With the #MeToo movement sparking a social awakening, empowering more victims to seek help and justice the Phoenix Catholic Diocese is still trying to right the wrongs of decades of secrecy and cover-up as they investigate new allegations.


How a sexual assault victim's lawsuit set a precedent that alarmed the Catholic Church

When priests are found guilty of sexual abuse, the Roman Catholic Church follows a familiar script: offer money to the victim, settle out of court and avoid a public trial.

Usually, it works. Rod MacLeod refused to settle.


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