Sexual Abuse

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10 Things You Should Never Say to a Sexual Abuse Survivor

We should step in to provide comfort, not challenges, to assault victims.

Vatican: Defrocked Diplomat Who Abused Children Could Face Extradition

Stripped of his diplomatic immunity, Jozef Wesolowski

 could be sent to the Dominican Republic, where he preyed on young boys.

As World Cup Looms, Churches in Brazil Fight Child Sex Tourism

After increases in sex crimes against children at previous World Cups, Brazilian churches brace for an intense fight in a country known for sexual abuse.

Ex-Minn Archbishop Flynn resigns University of St. Thomas post amid report on abuse response

MINNEAPOLIS — The retired Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Harry Flynn, has resigned as chair of the University of … Continued

Victim of NJ yeshiva teacher’s sex abuse speaks at sentencing, urges others to come forward

TOMS RIVER, N.J. — A New Jersey boy whose family was shunned by their Orthodox Jewish community after he went … Continued

Church news outlets struggle to keep their editorial independence

RNS () — The closing of several Protestant denominational newspapers, magazines and other news services has played a part in … Continued

Navy chaplains to receive more training on sexual abuse

ST. LOUIS — Kristen Leslie began her 2003 book, “When Violence Is No Stranger,” with a verse from Psalms, a … Continued

Billy Graham’s grandson: Evangelicals ‘worse’ than Catholics on Sex Abuse

AUSTIN, Texas — The Christian mission field is a “magnet” for sexual abusers, Boz Tchividjian, a Liberty University law professor … Continued

After years of decline, Catholics see rise in number of future priests

WASHINGTON — After decades of glum trends — fewer priests, fewer parishes — the Catholic Church in the United States … Continued

Benedict XVI emerges to defend his record on sexual abuse

ROME — Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, responding to a noted atheist mathematician and philosopher who had criticized his handling of … Continued

Pope Francis names assisting bishop for troubled Newark, N.J., archdiocese

NEWARK, N.J. — Pope Francis on Tuesday (Sept. 24) named a partner to Archbishop John J. Myers to govern the … Continued

Richard Dawkins under fire for ‘mild pedophilia’ remarks

CANTERBURY, England — Richard Dawkins, one of the world’s best-known and outspoken atheists, has provoked outrage among child protection agencies … Continued

Pope Francis: The end of ‘fortress Catholicism’?

Pope Francis reached out to gays, saying he won’t judge priests for their sexual orientation in a news conference Monday. … Continued

Pope Francis is lots of hope, very little change

In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, left, is welcomed by Pope Francis … Continued

Evangelicals decry ‘silence’ on sexual abuse

More than 1,200 people have signed an online petition decrying the “silence” and “inattention” of evangelical leaders to sexual abuse … Continued

Jewish ex-gay group faces suit for consumer fraud

A month after the nation’s leading Christian “ex-gay” group apologized and announced plans to close, a similar Jewish group is … Continued

Yeshiva hit with $380 million abuse lawsuit

NEW YORK — Nineteen former students of a high school run by Yeshiva University, the flagship school of Orthodox Judaism, … Continued

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