More on Sexual Abuse

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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