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Leading U.S. cardinal punished for role in abuse scandal
One of the most powerful Catholic leaders in the USA, Cardinal Roger Mahony, the retired archbishop of Los Angeles, has been relieved of his public roles for covering up for sexually abusive priests — a role the current archbishop called "evil."
Will release of priest abuse files affect you?
A Superior Court judge has ordered the release of thousands of documents held by the L.A. Archdiocese identifying Roman Catholic priests who have been accused of molesting children.
If you are Catholic or have been involved with the Catholic Church, how does this information release affect you, your family and the Church?
Guilty verdicts in priest sex abuse trial
A jury has found a Catholic priest and a former parochial school teacher guilty of charges involving the serial sexual assault of a 10-year-old altar boy at St. Jerome's parish school.
VIDEO: TX Pastor may have had more victims
Below is a link to a CBS Dallas report on Prestonwood Baptist Church and John Langworthy. SNAP members, including Houston leader and Prestonwood whistleblower Amy Smith, staged a very successful event outside Prestonwood in Plano.
The archdiocese's cover-up
For years, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles fought to keep secret its confidential files concerning pedophile priests. Hundreds of sex abuse victims hoping for a full accounting of what church leaders knew about the growing scandal and what they did to stop it were rebuffed time and again.
Sexual Abuse Files Cast Shadow on Los Angeles Cardinal
Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, for more than 25 years the savvy shepherd of the Roman Catholic Church in Los Angeles, retired nearly two years ago to a renovated yellow house behind his childhood parish, pledging to stay in the spotlight by continuing to fight for the rights of immigrants.
Hasidic Therapist Sentenced to 103 Years in Sexual Abuse Case
An unlicensed therapist who was a prominent member of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn was sentenced on Tuesday to 103 years in prison for repeatedly sexually abusing a young woman, beginning the attacks when she was 12.
L.A. church leaders sought to hide sex abuse cases from authorities
Fifteen years before the clergy sex abuse scandal came to light, Archbishop Roger M. Mahony and a top advisor discussed ways to conceal the molestation of children from law enforcement, according to internal Catholic church records released Monday.
SNAP leader meets with Prime Minister
A day after announcing details about the most extensive royal commission in Australian history, Prime Minister Julia Gillard has thanked advocates against child sexual abuse for years of tireless campaigning.
Football, Sexual Assault, and the Web
The End of the Institutional Cover-ups of Sexual Abuse and Assault