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Catholic priests to face criminal charges if they do not report confessions related to child sexual abuse Catholic priests to face criminal charges if they do not report confessions related to child sexual abuse

Catholic priests should face criminal charges if they fail to report allegations of child sex abuse disclosed during confession, according to an Australian inquiry.

The measure was among 85 proposed changes published in a report Monday by the Royal Commission Into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. 246 more words

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Catholic Clergy Child Sex Abuse In Guam -- Beyond Despicable!

by Anura Guruge

This is beyond a bloody scandal. This is incredible and inexcusable and Pope Francis, for all of his words, is dragging his bloody feet (and it isn’t because of his sciatica). 115 more words

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Catholic Priest Charged In Kansas With Child Sex Crimes Arrested In Md.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a Catholic priest charged in Kansas with child sex crimes has been arrested in Maryland.

The Wyandotte County, Kansas, prosecutor’s office announced Tuesday that the Rev. 131 more words

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Response to a Southern Baptist: Scriptural Basis for Confession to a Priest

I recently shared Angelo Stagnaro’s article, Indulgences are a Part of God’s Plan of Salvation, on Facebook and was thrilled when, a couple days later, I received a message from my good friend and staunch Southern Baptist seminarian containing a 10-point rebuttal – including Scripture references! 1,540 more words

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National Pray for a Priest Day

Not until someone sent me something via email did I realize that today was – National Pray for a Priest Day. I am blessed to work with three very good and holy priests that serve our parish daily with sacrificial love. 355 more words

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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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Pope Considering Allowing Married Men To Become Priests, Baltimore Catholics React

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

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