Child sexual abuse http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24759/all en CORRECTED-German Catholic bishops halt sex abuse study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/corrected-german-catholic-bishops-halt-sex-abuse-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Fixes day in first paragraph)</p> <p>PARIS, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Germany's Roman Catholic bishops cancelled a study into sex abuse scandals within their church on Wednesday, prompting the lead researcher to accuse them of trying to censor his findings.</p> <p>Bishop Stephan Ackermann, spokesman on abuse issues for the German Bishops Conference, said the bishops had lost confidence in researcher Christian Pfeiffer and would look for another specialist to continue the study.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/corrected-german-catholic-bishops-halt-sex-abuse-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catholic sex abuse cases Child sexual abuse Religion Religion and children Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:45:33 +0000 5732142 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-German Catholic bishops sack sex abuse study head http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-2-german-catholic-bishops-sack-sex-abuse-study-head <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Church says it lost confidence in independent researcher</p> <p>* Expert accuses church of wanting to censor results</p> <p>* Abuse reports in other countries damaged church image (Updates with minister's quotes in paragraphs 9 and 10)</p> <p>By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-2-german-catholic-bishops-sack-sex-abuse-study-head" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child sexual abuse Childhood Religion Religion and children Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 16:30:25 +0000 5732201 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-German minister raps Catholic bishops over abuse study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-1-german-minister-raps-catholic-bishops-over-abuse-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Minister backs researcher over Church sex abuse study</p> <p>* Questions Church's commitment to independent investigation of abuse (Edits, adds quotes)</p> <p>By Alexandra Hudson</p> <p>BERLIN, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Germany's justice minister said on Thursday the country's Roman Catholic Church appeared to be shrinking from independent scrutiny after bishops sacked a top criminologist they had hired to investigate clerical sexual abuse.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-1-german-minister-raps-catholic-bishops-over-abuse-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child sexual abuse Pederasty Religion Religion and children Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:46:03 +0000 5732612 at http://www.globalpost.com German minister slams Catholic bishops over abuse study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/german-minister-slams-catholic-bishops-over-abuse-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Minister backs researcher over Church sex abuse study</p> <p>* Questions Church's commitment to independent investigation of abuse</p> <p>By Alexandra Hudson</p> <p>BERLIN, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Germany's Justice Minister praised on Thursday a criminologist sacked by the German Roman Catholic Church over his research into clerical sexual abuse.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/german-minister-slams-catholic-bishops-over-abuse-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child sexual abuse Pedophilia Religion Religion and children Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:46:51 +0000 5732622 at http://www.globalpost.com Florida priest pleads no contest in child abuse case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/florida-priest-pleads-no-contest-child-abuse-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Church placed Father Neil Doherty on "leave" in 2002</p> <p>* Victims' lawyer says Doherty drugged his victims</p> <p>By Zachary Fagenson</p> <p>FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla,. Jan 14 (Reuters) - A South Florida priest accused of sexually assaulting young boys for decades pleaded no contest to a half dozen charges on Monday and could face up to 15 years in prison under a plea deal.</p> <p>It is the first time criminal charges have been brought against Father Neil Doherty, 69, despite numerous civil cases that named him.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/florida-priest-pleads-no-contest-child-abuse-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catholic sex abuse cases Child sexual abuse Religion and children Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 22:15:21 +0000 5734427 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Florida priest pleads no contest in child abuse case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-florida-priest-pleads-no-contest-child-abuse-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Church placed Father Neil Doherty on "leave" in 2002</p> <p>* Victims' lawyer says Doherty drugged his victims</p> <p>* Doherty's lawyer says plea deal was in his best interest (Adds comment from Doherty's lawyer)</p> <p>By Zachary Fagenson</p> <p>FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla,. Jan 14 (Reuters) - A South Florida priest accused of sexually assaulting young boys for decades pleaded no contest to a half dozen charges on Monday and could face up to 15 years in prison under a plea deal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-florida-priest-pleads-no-contest-child-abuse-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child sexual abuse Childhood Neil Doherty Religion and children Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 23:00:36 +0000 5734477 at http://www.globalpost.com German Catholic Church shuts sex abuse hotline after demand dips http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/german-catholic-church-shuts-sex-abuse-hotline-after-demand-dip <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Number of victims' calls fell after initial flurry in 2010</p> <p>* Bishop says Church still wants independent abuse study</p> <p>* Average reported cases were over 40 years old</p> <p>By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor</p> <p>Jan 17 (Reuters) - Germany's Roman Catholic Church has shut a national hotline for victims of sexual abuse by priests because demand for it has dropped since the peak of the scandal in 2010, the bishop overseeing the project said on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/german-catholic-church-shuts-sex-abuse-hotline-after-demand-dip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catholic sex abuse cases Child sexual abuse Religion Religion and children Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 16:15:12 +0000 5735667 at http://www.globalpost.com After abuse scandal, Pope appoints new head of Irish church http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/after-abuse-scandal-pope-appoints-new-head-irish-church <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Martin will become "Primate of All Ireland"</p> <p>* Brady was hit by sexual abuse scandal</p> <p>By Philip Pullella</p> <p>VATICAN CITY, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Pope Benedict on Friday appointed the new head of the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland to succeed Cardinal Sean Brady, whose tenure has been plagued by scandal over the sexual abuse of children on the predominantly Roman Catholic island.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/after-abuse-scandal-pope-appoints-new-head-irish-church" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catholic sex abuse cases Child sexual abuse Human Interest Religion Religion and children Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 15:00:48 +0000 5736164 at http://www.globalpost.com Pedophile victims urge renewed probe of Los Angeles Catholic leaders http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/pedophile-victims-urge-renewed-probe-los-angeles-catholic-leade <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Newly released records cited as "smoking gun"</p> <p>* Thousands more personnel files coming soon</p> <p>By Alex Dobuzinskis</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Victims of pedophile priests called on Tuesday for renewing a criminal investigation into the role of Catholic Church leaders in Los Angeles, including Cardinal Roger Mahony, in covering up child sexual abuse as revealed in newly released Church records.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/pedophile-victims-urge-renewed-probe-los-angeles-catholic-leade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child sexual abuse Childhood Entertainment Law Religion Religion and children Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 04:00:39 +0000 5738135 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Los Angeles Catholic archdiocese releases priest abuse files http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-1-los-angeles-catholic-archdiocese-releases-priest-abuse <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds material from files)</p> <p>By Dan Whitcomb and Alex Dobuzinskis</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Jan 31 (Reuters) - The Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, after years of legal battles, released files on Thursday of priests accused of molesting children and removed a top clergyman who had been linked to efforts to conceal the abuse.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-1-los-angeles-catholic-archdiocese-releases-priest-abuse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catholic sex abuse cases Child sexual abuse Entertainment Law Religion Religion and children Roger Mahony Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 04:00:57 +0000 5742522 at http://www.globalpost.com US archbishop releases abuse records, strips cardinal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/us-archbishop-releases-abuse-records-strips-cardinal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The archbishop of Los Angeles stripped his predecessor of all church duties Thursday as he released files on more than 100 clerics, as required under a 2007 lawsuit deal over alleged sex abuse.</p> <p>Archbishop Jose Gomez said retired Cardinal Roger Mahony will "no longer have any administrative or public duties," while Mahony's former top adviser on sex-abuse issues, Thomas Curry, has stepped down as a regional bishop.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/us-archbishop-releases-abuse-records-strips-cardinal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child sexual abuse Entertainment Religion Roger Mahony Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles Technology AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 05:00:29 +0000 5742547 at http://www.globalpost.com US archbishop releases abuse records, raps cardinal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/us-archbishop-releases-abuse-records-raps-cardinal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The archbishop of Los Angeles stripped his predecessor of all church duties Thursday as he released files on more than 100 clerics, as required under a 2007 lawsuit deal over alleged sex abuse.</p> <p>Archbishop Jose Gomez said retired Cardinal Roger Mahony will "no longer have any administrative or public duties," while Mahony's former top adviser on sex-abuse issues, Thomas Curry, has stepped down as a regional bishop.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/us-archbishop-releases-abuse-records-raps-cardinal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child sexual abuse Entertainment Religion Roger Mahony Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles Technology AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 07:00:39 +0000 5742618 at http://www.globalpost.com Abuse victims say Los Angeles archdiocese still withholding documents http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/abuse-victims-say-los-angeles-archdiocese-still-withholding-doc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Brandon Lowrey</p> <p>LOS ANGELES, Feb 1 (Reuters) - The Catholic Church is withholding documents that could shed more light on sexual abuse by priests, a victims' group said on Friday, a day after the Los Angeles archdiocese released 12,000 pages of files on clergy accused of molesting children.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/abuse-victims-say-los-angeles-archdiocese-still-withholding-doc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child sexual abuse Childhood Religion Religion and children Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 23:15:40 +0000 5743690 at http://www.globalpost.com US cardinal says didn't know how to deal with sex abuse http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/us-cardinal-says-didnt-know-how-deal-sex-abuse <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A US Catholic cardinal stripped of his duties said Friday he didn't know how to handle sex abuse claims, as he had not learned about it at college -- drawing withering criticism from victims.</p> <p>Retired Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony wrote on his blog that he was not taught about child sexual abuse, a day after was relieved of all administrative and public duties" by the current archbishop of LA. </p> <p>On Thursday the LA archdiocese also released files on more than 100 clerics, as required under a 2007 lawsuit deal over alleged sex abuse.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/us-cardinal-says-didnt-know-how-deal-sex-abuse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catholic sex abuse cases Child sexual abuse Religion Religion and children Roger Mahony Social Issues AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 01:00:04 +0000 5743733 at http://www.globalpost.com US cardinal blasted over sex abuse explanation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/us-cardinal-blasted-over-sex-abuse-explanation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A US Catholic cardinal stripped of his duties said Friday he had not known how to handle child sex abuse claims as he did not learn about it in school, drawing withering criticism from victims.</p> <p>Retired Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony said he was not taught about such abuse, a day after he was relieved of all administrative and public duties for mishandling claims against dozens of priests, dating back to the 1980s.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/us-cardinal-blasted-over-sex-abuse-explanation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child sexual abuse Religion Religion and children Roger Mahony Roger Mahony Social Issues AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 03:45:13 +0000 5743798 at http://www.globalpost.com