56 lawmakers seek probe of Planned Parenthood’s response to child sexual abuse

In a June 7 letter to the Department of Health and Human Services, legislators ask the agency to probe whether Planned Parenthood “failed in its duty to report suspected child abuse to local authorities and to HHS”

A group of 56 lawmakers led by Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo., is urging federal officials to investigate the extent to which Planned Parenthood fails to report suspected sexual abuse of minors. In a letter Thursday to the Department of Health and Human Services, Hartzler and 55 other Republicans ask the agency to probe whether Planned Parenthood, as a recipient of federal Title X … [Read more...]

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Abuse case prompts California bishops to take deeper look at homeschooling

Alleged child abuse in large homeschooling family has sparked calls for more regulation of homeschooling, California Catholic Conference’s education committee will study issue

A horrifying case of alleged child abuse in a large homeschooling family in California has sparked calls for more regulation of homeschools, as well as worries such rules could mean more false reports and disruption for innocent families. “The California Catholic Conference has not dealt with the issue of homeschooling other than to support the parental right to do so,” … [Read more...]

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Was campaign against bishop really about Shawn Ratigan?

“I hope Bishop Finn rots in Hell forever”

The following comes from an April 29 blog post on Saint Louis Catholic: [blogger’s note: I am honored to be able to publish here the text of a letter from a priest who shall remain anonymous, writing to Catholics about the resignation of His Excellency Robert Finn. It says it as well as it can be said. It has been edited  slightly to remove some personal references; the … [Read more...]

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