Sexual Abuse

Faith News
At least 547 members of a prestigious Catholic boys' choir in Germany were physically or sexually abused between 1945 and 1992, according to a report released Tuesday.
Politics & Society News
Associated PressJuly 10, 2017
Pell is free ahead of his court hearing, during which he can formally apply for bail. When police announced the charges last month, Pell vowed to fight the allegations, saying: "The whole idea of sexual abuse is abhorrent to me."
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Gerard O'ConnellJune 29, 2017
Cardinal Pell will return to Australia to appear in court at a hearing scheduled for July 6.
Faith Vatican Dispatch
Cardinal George Pell, Pope Francis’ chief financial adviser and Australia's most senior Catholic, is the highest-ranking Vatican official to ever be charged in the church’s long-running sexual abuse scandal.
Atlanta Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory delivers the homily during Mass on June 14 at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis during the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' annual spring assembly. (CNS photo/Sean Gallagher, The Criterion)
Faith News
Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory made the comments in the homily at an evening Mass said to commemorate a "Day of Prayer and Penance" for victims of sexual abuse within the Catholic Church.
Francesco Cesareo, chairman of the National Review Board, poses for a photo in 2014 during a conference on child protection at the Pontifical Irish College in Rome. (CNS photo/Carol Glatz)
Faith News
Church leaders have taken steps to help many find healing as victims of clergy sexual abuse, but there is still work to be done.