Registration begins for those alleging clergy sex-abuse
Independent compensation program sponsored by six California dioceses will start registering those who claim to be victims on Monday, Sept. 16

The following is an excerpt from a letter from Bishop Kevin Vann of the Diocese of Orange, published by OC Catholic: Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: In May, together with Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the Dioceses of

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2019-09-14T20:37:53-08:00September 15th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: |5 Comments

USCCB’s annual child-abuse report: 1,385 adults reported 1,455 new allegations

The U.S. bishops’ conference has released its annual report on the protection of children. The report records an increase in the number of new allegations of clerical sexual abuse being brought forward following the launch of independent compensation programs in

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2019-06-03T16:00:29-08:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Sexual Ethics|Tags: |11 Comments

Two ejected from ‘listening session’ in San Diego

On Wednesday, two Catholic men were thrown out of a diocesan event in San Diego with little explanation. Hidden-camera footage shows the two men getting thrown out of Nativity Church, where Bp. Robert McElroy was holding a question-and-answer session on the sex

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Governor Brown vetoes bill extending time for victims to file sexual abuse claims

Gov. Jerry Brown has rejected a bill that would have given survivors of childhood sexual assault in California more time to file suits against those who could have stopped their abuse. The bill, written by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego), would

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2018-10-02T07:46:02-08:00October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , |9 Comments

Did Kamala Harris cover up for San Francisco archdiocese sex abuse?

More than eight years ago in 2010, Kamala Harris, then-San Francisco District Attorney, was running for California Attorney General. And for some reason, her record of covering up sex abuse records belonging to the San Francisco Archdiocese was never part

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2018-09-22T08:43:49-08:00September 22nd, 2018|Categories: Politics, Sexual Ethics|Tags: , |25 Comments

“The church is facing a crisis that it hasn’t faced perhaps since the Middle Ages”

In Marin County, the pastors of St. Anselm Parish in Ross and Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Mill Valley sensed that communication and community were needed in the days following the Pennsylvania grand jury report that lifted the veil

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2018-09-11T12:44:35-08:00September 11th, 2018|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , |17 Comments

Legatus withholds annual Vatican tithe

The highly influential Catholic business association Legatus has put its annual Vatican tithe “in escrow,” citing the current crisis in the Church. A September 6 letter (full letter below) from Legatus CEO and founder Tom Monaghan states the Legatus board

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“Holy Father, we come to you for answers”

One week after thousands of Catholic laywomen signed a letter asking Pope Francis to respond to their questions about the Church’s sexual abuse crisis, a group of Catholic laymen have penned their own letter to the pope and American bishops,

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2018-09-06T10:17:58-08:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Vatican News|Tags: , , , |27 Comments

Lay panel that investigated priest sex abuse for U.S. bishops seeks reappointment

A lay board appointed 15 years ago by the U.S. Conference of Bishops to investigate the priest sex abuse scandal is seeking to be reappointed and given the power to probe high-ranking members of the Catholic Church in the United

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2018-09-05T11:45:03-08:00September 5th, 2018|Categories: Sexual Ethics|Tags: , |11 Comments