clergy abuse

More than 225 of the nation's Catholic bishops are gathered at a seminary in Illinois for a weeklong retreat to discern a path for addressing the clerical abuse crisis that has gripped the American church.
Dreamstime
Mark Abrams
January 04, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — More than 225 of the nation's Catholic bishops are gathered at a seminary in Illinois for a weeklong retreat to discern a path for addressing the clerical abuse crisis that has gripped the American church. Villanova theology professor Massimo Faggioli says the...
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Pope Francis
Andrew Medichini/AP
December 21, 2018 - 8:31 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis vowed Friday that the Catholic Church will "never again" cover up clergy sex abuse and demanded that priests who have raped and molested children turn themselves in. Francis dedicated his annual Christmas speech to the Vatican bureaucracy to abuse, evidence that a...
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Pope Francis
AP Photo/Andrew Medichini
December 07, 2018 - 1:27 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has launched an investigation into a small Chilean religious order of nuns after some sisters denounced sexual abuse at the hands of priests and mistreatment by their superiors, a turning point that shows the Holy See is now willing to investigate allegations of...
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Empty wooden benches in old Catholic Church
Dreamstime
Mark Abrams
December 05, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A national expert on child abuse says the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision to permanently "black out" the names of 11 men appearing in the final report of the statewide investigating grand jury on clergy sex abuse was a public slap at abuse victims. Marci...
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Former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell (right) discusses parameters of the Independent Reconciliation and Reparations Program (IRRP).
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Steve Tawa
November 13, 2018 - 4:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Archdiocese of Philadelphia's independent compensation program for victims of clergy abuse has begun to provide support for survivors. Members on the panel for the Independent Reconciliation and Reparations Program (IRRP) will begin to hear claims, regardless of...
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Christ the King Church on June 4, 2014, in University City, Mo.
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Steve Tawa
October 29, 2018 - 1:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Now that a federal investigation is underway into child sex abuse across Roman Catholic churches in Pennsylvania, a letter from the U.S. attorney in Philadelphia to the hierarchy of bishops nationwide signals a wider probe. The United States Conference of Catholic...
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AG Josh Shapiro
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Hadas Kuznits
October 19, 2018 - 7:59 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro says lawmakers are just getting started in terms of what they're about to uncover when it comes to priest sex abuse in this country. "If you think of this as a ballgame, we're in the 3rd inning of this game," he said. He says...
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Child sex abuse victims
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Steve Tawa
October 18, 2018 - 5:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Word of the federal grand jury subpoenas issued to dioceses across Pennsylvania has spread quickly among those impacted by the Catholic clergy sex abuse scandal. Michael McDonnell, a survivor of sex abuse by two priests in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, said up...
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Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks at a news conference in the state Capitol after legislation to respond to a grand jury report accusing hundreds of Catholic priests of sexually abusing children over decades stalled in the legislature.
AP Photo/Marc Levy
Mark Abrams
October 18, 2018 - 4:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP/ KYW Newsradio) — The U.S. Justice Department has opened an investigation of child sexual abuse inside the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania, using subpoenas to demand confidential files and testimony from church leaders, according to two people familiar with the probe. The...
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Cardinal Timothy Dolan addresses a news conference at the New York Archdiocese. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York said it has hired former federal judge Barbara Jones, left, to review its procedures for handling allegations of sex abuse.
AP Photo/Richard Drew
September 20, 2018 - 3:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Hoping to restore the faith of those disillusioned by how the church has handled sexual abuse allegations, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York appointed a former federal judge Thursday to review its procedures and protocols. Cardinal Timothy Dolan announced the appointment of...
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