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The agreement comes before a report expected this month by a third-party investigator hired by the prestigious school, and SGS for Healing, an alumni survivors’ group into sexual abuse of dozens of students by teachers and staff in the 1970s and 1980s…(Read More)

In a private meeting with several victims of clerical abuse, Pope Francis asked for their forgiveness, and said that the Church had been wrong in its handling of the crisis. This is his first meeting with abuse survivors since becoming pope. The Vatican quoted Francis as expressing personal ‘‘sorrow’’ in his homily at a private…(Read More)

Churches in Brazil are working together to battle child sex abuse during the World Cup games, which begin June 12. From Religion News Service: With an estimated 600,000 soccer fans expected to arrive in Brazil within a matter of days, the South American nation is under pressure to combat its international reputation as a…(Read More)

Why did Kansas City’s Bishop Robert Finn, convicted in criminal court Thursday of failing to report child abuse, work so hard to ignore the sins of pedophile priest Shawn Ratigan? According to testimony, he had wanted “to save Father Ratigan’s priesthood.” One tragic downside to allowing only celibate men to serve as Catholic…(Read More)