Let’s study why sex abuse happens
UC-Riverside professor to lead $550,000 study of sexual abuse within different religious traditions

An associate professor at the University of California, Riverside, will lead a team of researchers in a five-year study of sexual abuse across a variety of religious traditions and communities. Amanda Lucia, who teaches in UC Riverside’s Department of

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2019-08-08T08:35:29-07:00August 7th, 2019|Categories: World|Tags: |4 Comments

Steps must be taken immediately
Oakland chancery provides detailed instructions to diocese on how to preserve records, warns of "adverse consequences"

The following is an excerpt of a letter from the Office of the Chancellor to the Diocese of Oakland: From: Steve Wilcox, Office of the Chancellor To: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland: pastors, principals, Chancery employees, executive directors

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2019-07-11T08:15:24-07:00July 11th, 2019|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: |1 Comment

You cannot give the right treatment with the wrong diagnosis

The following comes from a Jan. 24 story on Life Site. ROME– Church leaders who reduce clergy sex abuse to “clericalism,” while failing to acknowledge how active homosexuality has contributed to the crisis, “don’t want to confront the true reasons”

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2019-01-26T07:35:16-07:00January 25th, 2019|Categories: Sexual Ethics|Tags: |8 Comments

Why Vatican wanted to block U.S. bishops’ reforms

The following comes from a Jan. 1 story on the website of the Catholic News Agency. A letter from Cardinal Marc Ouellet indicates that the Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops had blocked the U.S. bishops from voting on proposals to address

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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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2018-10-02T07:46:02-07:00October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , |9 Comments

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

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

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2018-06-08T07:44:56-07:00June 8th, 2018|Categories: Other News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

15 times Planned Parenthood was caught helping a rapist

If you take Planned Parenthood leaders at their word, then you probably view the organization as a law-abiding non-profit that exists to help people live healthy lives. If you dig a bit and understand that things aren’t always what they seem, you probably

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East San Jose parish youth counselor accused of molesting teen girl

The following comes from a San Jose Mercury News article by Eric Kurhi: A youth counselor at an East San Jose church is being accused in a lawsuit of sexually molesting a teenage girl. The civil complaint, filed Wednesday in Santa Clara County

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2016-02-24T09:40:23-07:00February 23rd, 2016|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , , |14 Comments

San Diego priest attacked by SNAP

The following comes from a December 7 Raw Story article by Tom Boggiani: A group representing victims of sexual abuse at the hands of Catholic priests has blasted the San Diego Catholic Diocese for appointing a priest who admitted to destroying documents detailing

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