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Vatican’s secretary of state: Clerical abuse not linked to homosexuality

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The Vatican's secretary of state has dismissed the claim that clergy sexual abuse is linked to homosexuality, labeling it a "serious and scientifically untenable association." "Homosexual orientation cannot be considered as either cause or aspect typical of the abuser, even…[Continue Reading...]

The list of 51 Peoria Catholic Diocese clergy named in a 2023 report on child sex abuse

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A yearslong investigation into child sex abuse by members of the Catholic clergy in Illinois has found at least 1,997 children in the state's six dioceses were sexually abused between 1950 and 2019. The Peoria Catholic Diocese, which covers 26…[Continue Reading...]

First study of clerical abuse in Brazil calls known cases ‘tip of the iceberg’

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SÃO PAULO – An unprecedented new compendium of child abuse cases in the Brazilian Catholic Church has found that 108 members of the clergy victimized 148 children and teenagers since 2000. The authors, however, claim those totals are only the…[Continue Reading...]

Ex-priest, who left after sex abuse accusations, settlements, not among 451 predatory clergy Kwame Raoul’s investigation turned up

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John D. Murphy, a former Catholic priest and member of the Augustinian religious order in the Chicago area, was accused in lawsuits two decades ago of sexually assaulting numerous children. More than a dozen accusers ended up settling legal claims…[Continue Reading...]

Hundreds of Catholic clergy in Illinois sexually abused thousands of children, AG finds

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CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois’ attorney general released the results of a sweeping investigation into allegations of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy on Tuesday, saying investigators found that 451 clergy sexually abused nearly 2,000 children since 1950 — far more than…[Continue Reading...]

Illinois releases Catholic clergy child sexual abuse findings, some of which extend to Minnesota

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The findings of a massive investigation by the State of Illinois details sexual assaults of almost 2,000 children by hundreds of Catholic clergy members over a 70-year period, with some of the case links to Minnesota. Investigators say they found…[Continue Reading...]

Catholic clergy sexually abused Illinois kids far more often than church acknowledged, state finds

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Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul speaks on the findings of his office's investigation into Catholic Clergy Child Sex Abuse in Chicago, on Tuesday, May 23, 2023. Raoul released the results of a sweeping investigation into allegations of sexual abuse by…[Continue Reading...]

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