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More Catholics Are Considering Leaving Church Over Sex Abuse Scandal
A Gallup survey has found that the church's sex abuse scandal is causing Catholics to question their membership.
Ex-Priest, Accused Of Abusing Dozens Of Boys, Found Shot To Death In Home
John Capparelli, 70, was recently named among "credibly accused" abusers within the Catholic church.
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Cardinal George Pell Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison For Sexual Abuse
Pell, once the third-most-powerful figure in the Roman Catholic Church, was convicted of molesting two choir boys in Australia more than two decades ago.
Catholic Diocese Demands Apology After Pete Davidson's R. Kelly Joke
The "Saturday Night Live" comedian equated the church's sex abuse scandal with the singer's in a "Weekend Update" bit.
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Pete Davidson Compares R. Kelly To Catholic Church, But With Better Music
He also defended the age gap between him and his new girlfriend, Kate Beckinsale.
Cardinal George Pell, Vatican Treasurer, Convicted Of Child Sexual Assault
Pell is the highest-ranking member of the Catholic Church to be convicted of such crimes.
Pope Francis Vows No More Sex-Abuse Coverups, 'As Was Usual In The Past'
The pope botched a known coverup case last year in Chile.
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Cardinals Blame Catholic Church's Rampant Child Sex Abuse On 'The Homosexual Agenda'
Cardinals Raymond Burke and Walter Brandmüller wrote church leaders that clergy sex abuse is only part of a much greater crisis.
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Polish Activists Topple Statue Of Catholic Priest Accused Of Abusing Minors
By Vanessa Gera, AP
Three men attached a rope around a statue of Monsignor Henryk Jankowski and pulled it down.
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Vatican Confirms It Has Secret Set Of Rules For Priests Who Father Children
The Catholic Church has an "internal document" for priests who have children despite their vow of celibacy.
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French Writer Alleges Vatican Is One Of The World’s Largest Gay Communities
By Nicole Winfield and Angela Charlton, AP
Author Frederic Martel is claiming Catholic priests publicly denounce homosexuality while privately leading double lives.
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Striking Photos Show Demolition Of Century-Old Pennsylvania Catholic Church
The Diocese of Scranton was unable to sell the historic St. Joseph’s Church in Nanticoke, once a popular worship site for Slovak families.
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Pope Admits Some Catholic Priests, Bishops Have Sexually Abused Nuns
The pope publicly confirmed that some priests have subjected nuns to "sexual slavery," and pledged to take action.
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Plus: A nun in India fights church sex abuse.
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Top Vatican Official Resigns After Being Accused Of Sexual Harassment
Hermann Geissler worked in the Vatican's doctrinal congregation, which handles discipline for sexual abuse cases.
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Child Abuse Scandals Spark New Bills To Force Mandatory Reporting By Clergy
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The bills would exempt information given during a confessional.
Lady Gaga's Moral Collision With Mike Pence Illustrates How Different Christians Can Be
Lady Gaga’s Christianity compels her to passionately defend LGBTQ Americans — while Mike Pence uses his faith to justify discrimination.
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Pope Francis Insists Bishops Learn How To Punish Sexual Abusers
The Vatican's upcoming summit on the clergy sex abuse scandal seeks to make amends for the Catholic Church's past failures.
Catholic Priest Sentenced To Jail For Abusing Boys, Forcing 1 To Say Confession
David Lee Poulson was charged as a result of Pennsylvania's landmark grand jury report into the Catholic Church's sex abuse scandal.
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Opus Dei Paid Almost $1 Million To Settle Sexual Misconduct Suit Against Popular Priest
A woman alleged the Rev. C. John McCloskey groped her repeatedly during Washington counseling sessions.
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Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte Suggests He Sexually Assaulted Maid As A Teen
The controversial president says he told a priest that he snuck into his maid's room and "touched" her while she slept.
Pope Francis Urges Predator Priests To Turn Themselves In And Face Justice
Pope Francis vowed during his Christmas address to the Curia that the church would "never again" cover up sexual abuse.
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Catholic Church Withheld Over 500 Names Of Priests Accused Of Child Abuse: Report
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan called the findings in her report "preliminary"
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Priest Is Banned From Presiding At Funerals After Criticizing Teen's Suicide
Rev. Don LaCuesta has apologized for his sermon at a Michigan memorial.
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Pope Francis Celebrates 82nd Birthday At The Vatican
Pope Francis cut a cake with children at the Vatican before his birthday, which falls on December 17.
2 Nuns Accused Of Embezzling $500,000 From Catholic School
Some of the money may have been used for gambling in Las Vegas.
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