Bishops in Switzerland are being ordered to report suspicions of sexual abuse as the country’s highest co-ordinating body of the Roman Catholic Church aims to eradicate crimes that have plagued the religion for decades. Read Full Article at RT.com
Argentine authorities raided a Catholic-run school for youths with hearing disabilities Thursday as part of an investigation into alleged sexual abuse of vulnerable children that has shocked Pope Francis’s homeland.
A Royal Winnipeg Ballet teacher is accused of pressuring teenager pupils into naked photoshoots From a small dance company on the prairies of Canada it grew into one of the country’s most prestigious cultural institutions – gaining international prominence as the first ballet in the Commonwealth to receive the royal charter from the Queen. Now, […]
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and the top body for religious orders in the country formally rejected the recommendation contained in a landmark government report issued late last year. (Image credit: Peter Rae/AP)
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Catholic leaders in Australia say priests should not be forced to break the seal of confession.
Australia’s Catholic Leaders Reject Call to Report Sex Abuse Heard in Confessions New York Times Catholic bishops in Australia reject compulsory abuse reporting, defying new laws Reuters Australia abuse inquiry: Catholic Church rejects call to overhaul confession BBC News Pope blasts clericalism, says clock has stopped on ‘hour of laity’ Crux: Covering all things Catholic The moral dilemma confronting […]
In the era of social media and the 24-hour news cycle, mudslinging between rival church factions is now occurring in the open. Key unanswered questions have emboldened some of the pope’s critics. (Image credit: Giulio Origlia/Getty Images)