Posts tagged "catholic church"
Pope Begs Forgiveness of Sexual Abuse Survivors, But Survivors Want Action

Pope Begs Forgiveness of Sexual Abuse Survivors, But Survivors Want Action

"These meetings are public relations coups for the Vatican and distracting placebos for others. They provide temporary but false hope."
Mass Grave in Ireland Contains Remains of Almost 800 Children from Catholic "Mother-And-Baby Home"

Mass Grave in Ireland Contains Remains of Almost 800 Children from Catholic “Mother-And-Baby Home”

The "mother-and-baby home," in operation from 1925 to 1961, was one of many Catholic Church-run institutions across Ireland created to house unwed pregnant women and hide the "stain" they would create on the morality of the country.
Vatican Questioned by UN Panel on Child Sex Abuse Scandal

Vatican Questioned by UN Panel on Child Sex Abuse Scandal

The Committee called on the Archbishop to demonstrate the systems the Holy See has in place to prevent torture and cruel, inhuman, and degrading punishment, including rape and sexual abuse.
UN Demands Vatican Take Action Against Child Sexual Abuse

UN Demands Vatican Take Action Against Child Sexual Abuse

"The Committee is gravely concerned that the Holy See has not acknowledged the extent of the crimes committed, has not taken the necessary measures to address cases of child sexual abuse and to protect children, and has adopted policies and practices which have led to the continuation of the abuse by and the impunity of...
Chicago Archdiocese Documents Reveal Extensive Sexual Abuse Cover-Up

Chicago Archdiocese Documents Reveal Extensive Sexual Abuse Cover-Up

The documents show the lengths taken to protect priests, with complete disregard for the safety and well-being of abused children or those at risk.
Catholics for Choice Challenges the Vatican's Role at the UN

Catholics for Choice Challenges the Vatican’s Role at the UN

The Holy See - the government of the Roman Catholic church - currently holds Non-Member State Permanent Observer status at the UN which gives it an influential role in the intergovernmental body.
SNAP: Pope's Comments Do Not Protect Children

SNAP: Pope’s Comments Do Not Protect Children

"He's done nothing to protect children, expose predators and deter cover ups. Not as a priest, bishop, archbishop or cardinal. Not as the pope."
Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Announces Plan to State-Fund Religious Schools

Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Announces Plan to State-Fund Religious Schools

As part of his campaign platform, Cuccinelli released his plan on Tuesday at a school in Richmond.
Judge Rules Church Can Protect Funds From Abuse Settlements

Judge Rules Church Can Protect Funds From Abuse Settlements

A federal judge issued a ruling that the Archdiocese of Milwaukee can legally prevent $57 million from going to settlements in the church's ongoing sexual abuse scandals by transferring the funds into a trust fund designed for the upkeep and maintenance of Milwaukee Catholic cemeteries.
The Catholic Church Needs Women - And They're Not Alone

The Catholic Church Needs Women – And They’re Not Alone

Ultimately, if we really all are created in God’s image and equal in his eyes, all must be equal in representing him as faithful servants in his church—whichever that may be.