sex abuse

February 11, 2019 - 7:13 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Hundreds of Southern Baptist church leaders and workers have been accused of sexual misconduct over the past 20 years, including dozens who returned to church duties, according to a joint investigation by two newspapers. The San Antonio Express-News and Houston Chronicle reported...
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January 31, 2019 - 3:21 pm
(WWL.com) The Diocese of Baton Rouge released the names today of 37 clergy members who have been credibly accused of abuse involving children. Bishop Michael Duca says hopes this will help the abuse victims whose lives were violated and a chance for the diocese to re-establish trust. “My prayer is...
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January 30, 2019 - 9:42 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The Roman Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge says it will publicly identify all of its clergy credibly accused of child abuse. Bishop Michael Gerard Duca says on the diocese website that releasing the list of names on Thursday will be helpful to victims and help to re-establish...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 26, 2018 - 7:14 am
Pope Francis has acknowledged that the sex abuse scandals rocking the Catholic Church are driving people away from Catholicism. The pontiff said this week that the church must change its ways if it wants to keep future generations. His comments came with the release of a devastating new report into...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
September 21, 2018 - 6:50 am
After reports of past sexual abuse on the campus of Jesuit High School in New Orleans, the president of the school is speaking out. Father Christopher Fronk has been holding meetings and sending out letters. "Sexual abuse is disgusting, and we reiterate our apology for the hurt and sadness...
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September 14, 2018 - 10:05 am
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Washington D.C. asked Pope Francis to accept his resignation, in light of the latest sex abuse scandal. It comes after a Pennsylvania grand jury report last month stated that hundreds of priests in Pennsylvania sexually abused more than 1000...
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