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Priest Sex Abuse Scandal

Nothing Distinctive About the Church
April 2008

The U.S. bishops are relieved that the Church's record on the sexual abuse of minors is no worse than that of our society as a whole.

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The Pastoral Problem of Priests in Prison
April 2008

"Ordinary" criminals -- murderers and thieves -- still retain a sense of moral outrage against the hideous evil of child sexual abuse.

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Through a Crucible to Spring

A SURVIVOR'S STORY

Lindy Morelli

April 2008

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Blaming the Victim -- Again
June 2008

The underlying attitude amongst most bishops that fostered the environment of abuse, secrecy, and clerical privilege still remains.

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Why the Church Should Not Oppose Extending Statutes of Limitation

AN INVERSION OF PRIORITIES

Charles Molineaux

June 2008

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The Perennial Crisis of Clerical Sexual Abuse

Paul Bower

July-August 2008

Review of Sacrilege: Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church

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A Loss of Nerve?
October 2008

If the Pope is serious about curbing clerical sexual abuse before it happens, then it is high time he took off the pastoral gloves.

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Paul Shanley, Pervert Priest

JUSTICE IS DONE

Theresa Marie Moreau

May 2005

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Priestly Pedophilia: Soul-Murders or Merely "Incidents"?
January 2004

Bishop Moynihan, your Freudian slip is showing.

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Can We Please Change the Subject!
January 2003

Forget the scandals? (Uh, not so fast, pal!)

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When Minimizing the Priestly Sex Scandals Boomerangs
March 2003

Tom Hoopes and the Register are trying mighty hard to pull the wool over our eyes.

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The Catholic Bishops & the Crisis of 2002

THE FOLLY OF GOING BACK TO "BUSINESS AS USUAL"

Kenneth D. Whitehead

April 2003

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What About Predator Lesbian Nuns?
June 2003

It would appear that sexual license in women's religious orders is much worse than among priests.

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Devious "Gay" Priests
July/August 2003

An (anonymous) homosexual priest "speaks out" in Commonweal.

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This Man Has No Shame
November 2003

Yep, we're talking about the disgraced Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland.

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Understanding the Pedophilia Crisis In the Boston Priesthood

THE ISSUE IS HOMOSEXUALITY

G. Thomas Fitzpatrick

June 2002

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Show & Tell for Priests
July/August 2002

America magazine blames the scandals on "a repressive clerical culture."

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Desperately Jesuitical
July/August 2002

Fr. James Keenan, S.J., is worried that the "scapegoat" for the priestly sex scandals will be "gay priests."

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Sheer Effrontery
July/August 2002

This dude has figured out how to solve the priestly sex crisis. His humble recommendation: ordain dudettes.

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The Glorious Shame of The Catholic Church

EDITORIAL

Dale Vree

September 2002

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Priest-Psychologist Hangs Himself
October 2002

If anyone doubts the veracity of Goodbye, Good Men, just contemplate Fr. Franco Imoda's words.

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"A Regime of Hypocrisy & Indifference"
November 2002

Can the sorry performance of many of our U.S. bishops with regard to the priestly sex scandals be traced to a "culture of silence"?

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Goodbye, "New Evangelization"
November 2002

Fr. Neuhaus thinks the whole priest scandal thing can just be brushed off.

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Queen Pin of the Lavender Mafia
September 2018

Many, many priests and bishops knew Theodore McCarrick was a serial molester and yet, somehow, McCarrick got the ultimate appointment to the Archdiocese of Washington D.C., and was elevated to the rank of cardinal.

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At Last, a Reckoning on the Abuse Scandal?

Archbishop Viganò exposes a Church-wide cover-up

Pieter Vree

October 2018

Archbishop Viganò has cracked open the Vatican cone of silence and exposed what might be a Church-wide cover-up of McCarrick’s crimes.

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