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$10 million settlement reached in clergy child sexual abuse case in Orange, LA counties

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Officials with the Los Angeles Archdiocese declined to comment on the terms of the settlement. But in a statement church officials noted that one of the accused priests was at a parish that was under the control of the Archdiocese…[Continue Reading...]

In the US, Black survivors are nearly invisible in the Catholic clergy sexual abuse crisis

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BALTIMORE — As Charles Richardson gradually lost his eyesight to complications from diabetes, certain childhood memories haunted him even more. The Catholic priest appeared vividly in his mind’s eye — the one who promised him a spot on a travel…[Continue Reading...]

BREAKING: International House of Prayer Founder Mike Bickle Accused of Clergy Sexual Abuse ‘Spanning Several Decades’

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Mike Bickle, founder of the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, Mo. (IHOPKC), is facing allegations of clergy sexual abuse “spanning several decades,” according to a statement released today by former IHOPKC leaders. Bickle has led IHOPKC since 1999—a…[Continue Reading...]

Pope Francis removes Filipino priest over child abuse allegations

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MANILA, Philippines — Pope Francis has removed a priest from Borongan, Eastern Samar, due to allegations of child sexual abuse, according to the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP). The accused priest identified as Pio Aclon, previously stationed in…[Continue Reading...]

The Catholic Church’s latest scandals in the US

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The Catholic Church is not new to controversy. The institution's actions prompted The Boston Globe's Pulitzer-winning spotlight investigation detailing the pedophilic transgressions of Catholic priests and enabling evasive maneuvers of their bishops. However, there are many other scandals involving the church, including more…[Continue Reading...]

Ex-Roman Catholic cardinal, now 93, not competent to stand trial in sex abuse case, judge rules

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Former Roman Catholic Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is not competent to stand trial on charges accusing him of sexually assaulting a teenage boy in Massachusetts decades ago, a judge ruled Wednesday. Following Judge Paul J. McCallum's ruling, for which McCarrick appeared…[Continue Reading...]

Catholic Archdioceses in California file for bankruptcy amid clergy sex abuse claims

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This week the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco filed for bankruptcy protection. Here in California, it joins the Diocese of Oakland and the Diocese of Santa Rosa, which also filed for Chapter 11 protection earlier this year. And the…[Continue Reading...]

Philadelphia Archdiocese settles for $3.5 million in sex abuse lawsuit for deceased priest

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Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Aug 10, 2023 / 15:21 pm The Archdiocese of Philadelphia agreed to a $3.5 million settlement with a man who accused a now-deceased priest of raping him about 17 years ago and alleged that the archdiocese failed…[Continue Reading...]

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