US cardinal removed after credible allegations he abused a minor

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington, D.C., "is no longer to exercise publicly his priestly ministry"

A high-profile liberal U.S. cardinal has been removed from public ministry for credible and substantiated allegations of abuse of a minor. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, a former priest of the Archdiocese of New York and cardinal emeritus of Washington D.C., "is no longer to exercise publicly his priestly ministry," says a news release from New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan. "The … [Read more...]

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Live Action report: Planned Parenthood protects sexual predators

In 2010, Planned Parenthood performed an abortion on a 13-year-old California girl who had been repeatedly raped by her father

In 2011, after undercover footage appeared to show Planned Parenthood officials failing to report suspected sex abuse of minors, the organization pledged to do more to train employees to recognize signs of abuse and trafficking. But according to Ramona Treviño, a former Planned Parenthood manager from Texas, this training did not happen. Instead, Treviño says that she was … [Read more...]

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State grants reprieve to Catholic boys center involved in sex-abuse scandal

State licensing officials have granted a reprieve to Hanna Boys Center and will allow the 73-year-old Sonoma Valley treatment facility to continue operating

State licensing officials have granted a reprieve to Hanna Boys Center and will allow the 73-year-old Sonoma Valley treatment facility to continue operating during a three-year probationary agreement negotiated over the past three months and finalized earlier this week. Wednesday’s announcement marks the suspension of license revocation proceedings begun last December, when … [Read more...]

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Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests sued by former worker

Fired employee alleges SNAP colludes with attorneys, accepts kickbacks for client referrals, is motivated by "animus against the Catholic Church"

A former employee of the controversial Survivors’ Network of those Abused by Priests has filed a lawsuit claiming wrongful termination for challenging the organization’s misbehavior, including alleged kickbacks from attorneys who were suing the Church on behalf of sexual abuse victims. In the lawsuit, Gretchen Rachel Hammond, a past development director of SNAP, claimed to … [Read more...]

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Former White House spokesman wants to extend time one can sue the Church for sex abuse

Claims Church has spent millions to block the bill's passage

The following comes from a July 17 PR Newswire article: Former White House spokesman Robert Weiner and Katie Schulze, Robert Weiner Associates' Senior Religion Policy Analyst, have spotlighted a California Senate-passed bill that "could become a national model law" to extend the time youth can sue the Church for sex abuse. They wrote an op-ed titled, "Sen. Leyva's … [Read more...]

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Man acquitted in priest-beating trial seeks signatures for California ballot initiative

Victim of sexual abuse wants to change the fact that child molesters can evade prosecution

The following comes from a December 16 Mercury News article by Tracey Kaplan: By the time Will Lynch was ready in the mid-1990s to report he'd been sexually abused as a child by a priest on a camping trip, there was nothing police could do about it. The abuse had happened about two decades earlier when he was 7, and the legal window then for bringing charges against the … [Read more...]

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Stories from the parental notification front line

Tragedies and hopes

The following stories are coming into the website of Californians for Parental Rights: November 17 A mother’s testimony The following story was part of conversation with a caller and San Diego talk radio host Roger Hedgecock. Listen to Audio (MP3) [Transcription] Roger Hedgecock: Here’s George. Oh—Georganne—I’m sorry. Georganne in Rancho Bernardo. Georganne, how are … [Read more...]

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SF government again rocked by child porn scandal

Mayor’s campaign manager parallels Larry Brinkin case

On May 9, the San Francisco Chronicle’s Matier & Ross column reported “Longtime San Francisco political consultant Enrique Pearce, an early backer of the “Run Ed Run” effort who was working as a $5,000-a-month consultant to Mayor Ed Lee’s re-election campaign, has been arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography. A May 13 follow-up by John Wildemuth in the … [Read more...]

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Cardinal Mahony joins other bishops

The following was sent to Cal Catholic from one of its readers on Mar. 26 In February 2013 as the news media reported on major clergy sexual abuse scandals in the Los Angeles Archdiocese  and Archbishop Jose Gomez issued emphatic orders to Cardinal Roger Mahony “Effective immediately, I have informed Cardinal Mahony that he will no longer have any administrative or public … [Read more...]

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Vanishing Catholics

The following comes from a Dec. 23 story on Homiletic and Pastoral Review by Father William Clark, OMI Over the past 50 years or so, a profound change, other than that effected by Vatican II, has taken place in the Catholic Church. It might be described as the phenomenon of “vanishing Catholics.” The Canadian philosopher, Charles Taylor, has identified four major challenges … [Read more...]

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