New Zealand Inquiry Finds Hundreds of Reports of Abuse by Priests

The complaints, going back seven decades, attest to the pervasiveness of sexual and other abuse within the Catholic Church and are part of a worldwide reckoning.

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The Rev. Michael Pfleger of Saint Sabina Church in Chicago Is Accused of Sexual Abuse

The Rev. Michael Pfleger, known for his social activism, was accused of abusing a minor 40 years ago, the Archdiocese of Chicago said this week.

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Theodore McCarrick’s Human Sacrifices

A Vatican report reveals that the defrocked cardinal’s manipulation of power went all the way to the top.

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Vatican Tells Bishops to Report Sex Abuse to Police, but Doesn’t Require It

Advocates for abuse victims had long asked the Roman Catholic Church to make this change, but said the new guidance still gives bishops too much leeway in judging the conduct of their priests.

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