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UN panel questions Vatican record on child sex abuse

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has been called to give detailed information on its record on child sexual abuse to … Continued

Yeshiva University’s Norman Lamm resigns amid sex abuse scandal

NEW YORK — The chancellor and head of the seminary at Yeshiva University, the flagship U.S. school for Orthodox Judaism, … Continued

Bhutan’s Buddhist monks accused of sexually molesting boys

The South Asian nation of Bhutan has been rocked by a sexual abuse scandal in which young Buddhist monks molested … Continued

Because they can: Three rapes every hour in the military

Female soldiers train on a firing range in Fort Campbell, Ky., in September 2012. (Mark Humphrey/AP) Rape in the military … Continued

U.N. faults U.S. for failure to prosecute abusive clerics

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is failing to pursue and prosecute clergy guilty of child sexual abuse, according to a recent … Continued

Vatican defends pope’s Twitter account despite attacks

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican on Thursday (Jan. 24) defended the pope’s choice to open a Twitter account even if … Continued

A survivor’s story

A pivotal image in Jewish tradition is that of Jacob wrestling with the mysterious stranger in the dark of night. … Continued

A new phase of child protection: What to do with laity and clergy who abuse?

The steps taken in the last 30 years to prevent the devastating trauma of child sexual abuse are making a … Continued

Rev. Benedict Groeschel leaves Catholic cable show after abuse remarks

The Rev. Benedict Groeschel, a well-known Catholic author and television personality, has given up his longtime spot on the conservative … Continued

Prominent priest apologizes for controversial sex abuse remarks

NEW YORK — The Rev. Benedict Groeschel, a popular Franciscan friar who defended priests who sexually abuse children and blamed … Continued

Prominent priest blames sex victims, says first-time abusers shouldn’t face jail

NEW YORK — The Rev. Benedict Groeschel, a prominent author and speaker who is especially popular with conservative Catholics and … Continued

Penn State NCAA penalty: Using a bomb when needing a scalpel

AP Ed Ray, left, NCAA Executive Committee chair and Oregon State University president, answers questiong about the penalties against Penn … Continued

The Monsignor Lynn Conviction and a Decade of Crisis in the Catholic Church

TIM SHAFFER REUTERS Monsignor William Lynn walks from the courthouse after the jury finished deliberating for the day in his … Continued

Monsignor William Lynn convicted in landmark Catholic sex abuse case

A Philadelphia priest was convicted Friday (June 22) of one count of child endangerment, becoming the first cleric in the … Continued

Sandusky charity transfers $2 million to Christian group

WASHINGTON — A Christian foster care organization has been tapped to take charge of $2 million in assets from the … Continued

10 years after Catholic sex abuse reforms, what’s changed?

When the nation’s Catholic bishops gather in Atlanta next week (June 13-15) for their annual spring meeting, a top agenda … Continued

Why the Catholic Church needs Margaret Farley

The Vatican has once again sharply criticized a nun, this time for writing on sexual ethics. The Vatican has accused … Continued

Is the church corrupt?

Franco Origlia GETTY IMAGES Cardinals and Bishops attend John Paul II Beatification Ceremony held by Pope Benedict XVI on May … Continued

Vatican ends probe of clergy abuse in Ireland

VATICAN CITY — Following a yearlong investigation into decades of rampant abuse in the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland, the … Continued

Spiritual but not religious? Okay, but you’ll be hungry in an hour

Author Anne Rice said last week that she was ‘quitting Christianity:’ The once-lapsed Catholic wrote that she was could no … Continued