Tag Archives: sexual abuse

Catholic Cardinal Slams “False” Sexual Abuse Charges, Takes Leave From Vatican To Face Trial [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Cardinal George Pell, a top adviser to Pope Francis, took a leave of absence as the Vatican’s financial chief Thursday to fight criminal charges in his native Australia that alleged he committed sexual assault years ago. Pell forcefully denied the accusations, denounced what he called a “relentless character assassination” in the media and said he would ...

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Cardinal Timothy Dolan Endorses Ex-Gay Book Calling On Homosexuals To Live Loveless Lives Of Chastity

From a press release published today by Christian Newswire: Daniel Mattson’s life was marked by constant turmoil between his faith in God and his sexual attractions toward other boys, beginning when he was 6 years old. Finding the conflict between his homosexual desires and the teachings of his church too great, he assumed he was gay, turned his back on ...

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ATLANTA: Megachurch Pastor Eddie Long Dies At 63, Was Sued By Four Male Teenagers For Sexual Coercion

USA Today reports: Bishop Eddie Long, pastor of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, died Sunday morning. In a statement, the church confirmed Long’s death from cancer-related causes. “I am confident through my belief in God that my husband is now resting in a better place,” said Long’s wife, Vanessa. “Although his transition leaves a void for those of us ...

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NEW YORK: Catholic League Runs Ad Opposing Bill To Lift Statute Of Limitations On Sexual Abuse

The Catholic League today published a full-page ad in the Albany Times-Union in opposition to a bill that would lift the statute of limitations on charging the perpetrators of sexual abuse against minors. According to the ad, the bill is part of a “hate-filled anti-Catholic agenda” promoted by “professional victims’ activists.” See the full ad below. The bill’s cosponsor is ...

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Ten Women Sue Duggar Family Homeschooling Guru Bill Gothard For Rape And Sexual Abuse

Whoa. The Washington Post reports: Ten women on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against Bill Gothard, who for decades was a major force in the conservative Christian homeschooling movement, charging him and leaders in his ministry with sexual abuse, harassment and cover-up. Gothard, who urged Christians to shun things like short skirts and rock music, is accused of raping a woman. ...

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MILWAUKEE: Bankrupt Catholic Archdiocese To Reorganize With $21M Payout To Abuse Victims

The Associated Press reports: A reorganization plan for Milwaukee’s Roman Catholic archdiocese that will distribute $21 million to hundreds of clergy sex abuse victims won approval Monday from a federal bankruptcy judge, bringing closure to a long-running and emotional case. The plan confirmed by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Susan Kelley splits most of the money among 355 people. Another category of ...

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Pope Francis Apologizes To Sexual Abuse Victims: I’m Deeply Sorry You Were Not Heard Or Believed

“My dearest brothers and sisters in Christ, I am grateful for this opportunity to meet you. I am blessed by your presence. Thank you for coming here today. Words cannot fully express my sorrow for the abuse you suffered. You are precious children of God who should always expect our protection, our care and our love. I am profoundly sorry ...

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WISCONSIN: Court Rules Against Catholic Archdiocese In Bankruptcy Case

In 2013 it was revealed that while the Archbishop of Milwaukee, now-Cardinal Timothy Dolan sought the Vatican’s permission to move that money into a cemetery fund in order to shield assets from the victims of sexual abuse. The Archdiocese declared bankruptcy in 2011. UPDATE: Here’s the AP’s report. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago said Monday that ...

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MN “Ex-Gay” Therapist Sentenced For Sexual Assaults On Male Clients

A Minnesota court has sentenced Pastor Ryan Jay Muehlhauser to jail for sexual assaults he made on male clients seeking “ex-gay” therapy. According to court documents, God’s earthly representative told the victims that their sexual encounters were “blessings.” Muehlhauser, 55, of Cambridge, had been an Isanti County pastor serving the community for more than 20 years when he was charged ...

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