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Episcopal Church Confronts Past Role in Sexual Exploitation

Episcopal Church Confronts Past Role in Sexual Exploitation

By David Crary | Oct 15
With striking displays of candor, the Episcopal Church is acknowledging the potency of the #MeToo movement by officially lamenting its past role in sexual exploitation and pledging steps to combat it.

Pope Defrocks 2 More Chilean Priests Accused of Sex Abuse

Pope Defrocks 2 More Chilean Priests Accused of Sex Abuse

Oct 13
Pope Francis on Saturday defrocked two more Chilean prelates accused of sexually abusing minors, and to show greater transparency about how he's responding to the church's global sex abuse crisis, the pontiff publicly explained why they were removed.

Pennsylvania AG: Cardinal Faces No Penalties by Resigning

Pennsylvania AG: Cardinal Faces No Penalties by Resigning

By Claudia Lauer, Nicole Winfield and David Crary | Oct 12
Amid unfolding sex-abuse scandals, Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl as archbishop of Washington.

Pope Accepts Washington Cardinal's Resignation Amid Scandal

Pope Accepts Washington Cardinal's Resignation Amid Scandal

By David Crary and Nicole Winfield | Oct 12
Pope Francis accepted the resignation Friday of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl after he became entangled in two major sexual abuse and cover-up scandals and lost the support of many in his flock.

Vatican Defends Pope Against 'Blasphemous' Cover-Up Claims

Vatican Defends Pope Against 'Blasphemous' Cover-Up Claims

By Nicole Winfield | Oct 8
A top Vatican cardinal issued a scathing rebuke Sunday of the ambassador who accused Pope Francis of covering up the sexual misconduct of a prominent American cardinal, saying his claims were a "blasphemous" political hit job.

Pope OKs Study of Vatican Archives into McCarrick Scandal

Pope OKs Study of Vatican Archives into McCarrick Scandal

Oct 7
Pope Francis has authorized a "thorough study" of Vatican archives into how a prominent American cardinal advanced through church ranks despite allegations that he slept with seminarians and young priests.

Faith-Based University Lifts Ban on Same-Sex Romance... Then Backs Down

Faith-Based University Lifts Ban on Same-Sex Romance... Then Backs Down

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 4
For a moment it seemed as though an evangelical university located in Southern California was about to join the twenty-first century with respect to its LGBTQ students. But the moment was fleeting.

Cloud of Sex Abuse Scandal Hangs Over Vatican Youth Meeting

Cloud of Sex Abuse Scandal Hangs Over Vatican Youth Meeting

Oct 2
Pope Francis opens a monthlong meeting of bishops Wednesday on engaging young Catholics as his church is again under fire for the way it covered up for priests who raped and molested young people.

Watch: Ohio Man Says Catholic Church Fired Him for Liking Pro-Gay Marriage Post

Watch: Ohio Man Says Catholic Church Fired Him for Liking Pro-Gay Marriage Post

Oct 1
A man from Cleveland, Ohio says he was fired from a Catholic church after he liked a Facebook post about same-sex marriage.

Sex Abuse Scandal: Pope Seeks Prayers to Fight 'Devil'

Sex Abuse Scandal: Pope Seeks Prayers to Fight 'Devil'

By Nicole Winfield | Sep 29
Pope Francis asked Saturday for daily prayers to protect the Catholic Church from what he says are "attacks by the devil," in his latest response to the clerical sex abuse and cover-up scandal roiling his papacy.

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