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LGBT Center Head Claims Rape at Hands of 'Gay Cure' Counselor

By Mahalel Kilian Melloy | Monday Sep 1, 2014
A man who has grown into healthy self-acceptance and prominence in the GLBT community as the head of an LGBT center in Mississippi says that his journey included a nightmarish detour into "reparative therapy" that included rape.

Vatican Hits Back at UN Committee for Abuse Report

By Nicole Windfield | Friday Feb 7, 2014
The Vatican struck back Friday at a U.N. human rights committee that issued a scathing report on sex abuse by priests, accusing it of straying beyond its mandate.

Vatican Comes Under Sharp Criticism For Sex Abuse

By John Heilprin and Nicole Winfield | Thursday Jan 16, 2014
The Vatican came under blistering criticism from a U.N. committee Thursday for its handling of the global priest sex abuse scandal, facing its most intense public grilling to date over allegations that it protected pedophile priests.

PA Priest Jailed After Being Caught with Pantsless Boy

By Winnie McCroy | Sunday Sep 22, 2013
A Catholic priest whose ministry included counseling troubled youths is facing charges in northeastern Pennsylvania after police say he admitted to sex acts with a 15-year-old boy.

Vatican Abruptly Ousts Dominican Republic Envoy

By Ezequiel Abiu Lopez and Nicole Winfield | Friday Sep 6, 2013
Authorities in the Dominican Republic will look into allegations of child sex abuse against the papal envoy to the Caribbean country following his abrupt removal from his post by the Vatican, the attorney general said Wednesday.

Religious Order Files Reveal Decades of LA Abuse

By Gillian Flaccus | Wednesday Jul 31, 2013
Hundreds of pages of secret church files released Wednesday shed light on the troublesome careers of a dozen religious order priests, brothers and nuns accused of sexually abusing children while working in the nation’s largest Roman Catholic archdiocese.

Documents: Dolan Asked to Transfer $57M to Trust

By M.L. Johnson | Monday Jul 1, 2013
Former Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy Dolan sought and received permission from the Vatican to move $57 million from a cemetery fund into a trust to provide "improved protection".

MCC Pastor Arrested on Child Sex Charges

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Wednesday Jul 11, 2012
South San Francisco police have arrested a gay Peninsula volunteer pastor on multiple charges stemming from what authorities call "an ongoing inappropriate sexual relationship with a minor" that took place from 2009 to 2012.

Abuse victims Seek International Court Case Against Pope

By Mike Corder and Rachel Zoll | Wednesday Sep 14, 2011
Clergy sex abuse victims upset that no high-ranking Roman Catholic leaders have been prosecuted for sheltering guilty priests have turned to the International Criminal Court.

Catholics Respond to New Abuse Report

By Mahalel Kilian Melloy | Thursday May 19, 2011
A new report that reiterates that the abuse crisis in the Catholic Church is not the result of gay priests has prompted some to call for apologies from those who used the crisis as an opportunity to bash homosexual clerics.

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