Catholic Church Sex Abuse Scandal

Orleans Civil District Court
Chris Miller
February 20, 2020 - 11:51 am
A former New Orleans Civil District Court judge appointed as a special master heard arguments about whether emails between the Archdiocese of New Orleans and the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans should be made public. The emails involve advice that public relations officials with the sports teams...
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Saints
Chris Miller
February 20, 2020 - 6:31 am
A New Orleans Civil District Court judge will hear arguments in a case, on whether or not emails between New Orleans Saints public relation officials and the Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans, about the church sex abuse scandal, should be made public.
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Chris Miller
January 24, 2020 - 12:45 pm
New Orleans Saints respond to lawsuit that seeks emails from the team to the New Orleans Catholic Archdiocese regarding the church sex abuse scandal.
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
July 02, 2019 - 12:11 pm
“The defense of the sacramental seal and the sanctity of confession can never constitute some form of connivance with evil, on the contrary, they represent the only true antidote to evil that threatens man and the whole world,” states the note signed by the head of the penitentiary, Cardinal Mauro...
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Church sex-abuse boards often undermine victims, help clergy instead
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David Blake
January 15, 2019 - 2:29 pm
Has your faith been shaken by the Catholic Church sex abuse scandals? There's no doubt that the faith of U.S. Catholics has been severely shaken by the sex abuse scandal, which has resulted in prosecutions and widespread allegations against the clergy. A new Gallup survey shows just 31 percent of...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 07, 2018 - 9:54 am
The Jesuits U.S. Central and Southern Province announced today that there are credible accusations that 42 members of the Society of Jesus molested children. A news release says, "No Jesuit with a credible accusation currently serves in public ministry." It notes, however, that four men are still...
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Church sex-abuse boards often undermine victims, help clergy instead
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Chris Miller
October 16, 2018 - 12:45 pm
New Orleans Catholic Archbishop Gregory Aymond says the Archdiocese of New Orleans will make public the names of priests who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse, and said it will be "sooner rather than later," reports The New Orleans Advocate . Aymond said files going back at least 50 years...
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October 12, 2018 - 6:07 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl after he became entangled in two major sexual abuse and cover-up scandals and lost the support of many in his flock. Wuerl, who turns 78 in November, becomes the most prominent head to roll in the...
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Chris Miller
September 21, 2018 - 1:31 pm
New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond says Louisiana bishops are discussing releasing names of clergy members accused of sexual abuse, according to a report from NOLA.com/ The Times Picayune . Aymond said he believes transparency is key as the church tries to come to grips with its past handling of...
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Scoot
August 28, 2018 - 11:22 am
I have this vision of a priest entering the confessional in his parish church, kneeling down and saying, “Forgive me father for I have sinned.” Then the priest jumps to the other side, opens the sliding panel and says, “What are your sins, my son?” Do the predatory priests confess their sexual...
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