Sexual Abuse

Politics & Society Editorials
The EditorsNovember 21, 2017
If the tragic revelations of the Catholic Church’s sex abuse crisis are any guide, the process of reckoning with problems that have been avoided for decades will itself take decades.
St. Peter's Basilica. New accusations of sexual abuse revolve around incidents that took place in a pre-seminary for young adolescents that, though run by the Diocese of Como, Italy, is located inside the Vatican.   ​​​​​​​(Photo: Ilya Yak/Unsplash) 
Politics & Society News
The Vatican announced it had launched a new investigation into reports about sexual abuse in a pre-seminary for young adolescents run by the Diocese of Como, Italy, but located inside the Vatican.
Politics & Society Short Take
John J. StudzinskiNovember 15, 2017
Working on the frontline to help exploited women requires patience and the sensitivity to move at someone else’s speed.
Politics & Society Short Take
Jonathan Malesic November 10, 2017
It is too late for Louis C.K. to be the model of male feminism. It is not too late for him to be a model of contrition.
(Photo: Ben Blennershassett/Unsplash) 
Politics & Society Dispatches
Ellen K. BoegelNovember 09, 2017
Except for crimes committed on federal land, state law governs what constitutes a sex crime, and the definitions vary.
Cardinal Francis George of Chicago speaks to local media in February 2009. The case of former priest Daniel McCormack represented a significant breakdown of the child protection policies he had approved for the archdiocese. (CNS photo/Karen Callaway, Catholic New World)
Faith Dispatches
Michael J. O’LoughlinNovember 01, 2017
Church officials in Chicago say that revelations regarding other fraudulent cases could be forthcoming, a prospect that both the archdiocese and victim advocates say will be a disservice to genuine victims.