This blog explores both sexual/emotional relationships with Roman Catholic priests and abuse by Roman Catholic priests. This blog includes abuse because of the power differential between priests and lay people*; consent on the part of the lay person can be compromised from the relationship’s inception. 297 more words
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BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Facing declining numbers of priests in the Catholic Church, Pope Francis is considering a radical change to who can enter the priesthood. 291 more words
The discovery of nearly 800 children in a mass grave in Ireland (Google) prompts a deeper look at Catholic atrocities that are well-documented in recent decades, making one wonder, How could it be so extensive? 475 more words
7 Percent of Australian Catholic Priests Accused of Abuse -- Data reflected "a massive failure" by the church to protect children
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
FEB. 5, 2017, 10:06 P.M. E.S.T.
SYDNEY — Seven percent of priests in Australia’s Catholic Church were accused of sexually abusing children over the past several decades, a lawyer said Monday as officials investigating institutional abuse across Australia revealed for the first time the extent of the crisis. 283 more words
World-first data from the Catholic church has revealed seven per cent of priests are accused child sex abusers.
The shocking figures coincide with the Royal Commission Into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse’s 15th and final public hearing on the church, beginning in Sydney on Monday. 217 more words