Principal Warned Diocese About Priest A Year Before Arrest

"Diocese Warned of Priest's Aberrant Behavior One Year Before Arrest,"by Joshua J. McElwee, National Catholic Reporter, May 26, 2011 Excerpt: "According to guidelines established by the U.S. bishops in their 2002 Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, independent review boards in each diocese are to help the bishop “in his assessment of … Continue reading Principal Warned Diocese About Priest A Year Before Arrest

Landmark Report On Clergy Sex Abuse To Be Released Today

"Report Spreads Blame for Sex Abuse," by David Gibson, Religion News Service, National Catholic Reporter, May 17, 2011 "The truth turns out to be far more complex, according to a copy of the report by researchers at John Jay College of Criminal Justice that was provided by a church leader who believes the findings accurately … Continue reading Landmark Report On Clergy Sex Abuse To Be Released Today

Archbishop Martin Renews Call to Examine Culture that Allowed Sex Abuse to Happen

By Tom Roberts, The National Catholic Reporter, April 5, 2011    Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin, Ireland, 2009 (CNS/Paul Haring) MILWAUKEE -- In the early years of the priest sex abuse crisis, Catholics often expressed their frustration with how bishops handled the scandal by saying “they don’t get it.” Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin, Ireland, … Continue reading Archbishop Martin Renews Call to Examine Culture that Allowed Sex Abuse to Happen