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Some Key Misunderstandings Regarding the Child Sexual Abuse Scandal and the Catholic Church

By | April 27th, 2012|Categories: The Sex Abuse Scandal, White Papers and Essays|

Some Key Misunderstandings Regarding the Child Sexual Abuse Scandal  and the Catholic Church William O’Donohue, Ph.D. Olga Cirlugea, B.A. Lorraine Benuto, Ph.D. Department of Psychology University of Nevada, Reno We are clinical psychologists (the second author is a graduate student in a doctoral training program) who have watched the sexual abuse scandal unfold over the past [...]

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RECONSIDERING THE DALLAS CHARTER

By | June 23rd, 2011|Categories: The Sex Abuse Scandal, White Papers and Essays|

June Catalyst 2011 Fr. Michael P. Orsi The following recounts what happened to an innocent priest from New Jersey in the wake of the bishops’ conference that took place in 2002. Just a few months after it was exposed that the Boston Archdiocese was deeply involved in a cover-up of priestly sexual abuse, the bishops assembled [...]

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Twilight of the Scandal

By | December 23rd, 2006|Categories: The Sex Abuse Scandal, White Papers and Essays|

by Kiera McCaffrey (Catalyst 12/2006) The Catholic League would never defend the indefensible. That is why we praised the media for putting the spotlight on the Church's sex-abuse scandal in 2002. Without journalists breaking the story, the Church may have been slower to clean house and a greater number of adolescents may have been harmed. Similarly, [...]

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Sex Abuse and Signs of Fraud

By | November 23rd, 2005|Categories: The Sex Abuse Scandal, White Papers and Essays|

by the Rev. Gordon J. MacRae (Catalyst 11/2005) Three years before the latest wave of clergy sex abuse claims rippled out of Boston across the country, Sean Murphy, age 37, and his mother, Sylvia, demanded $850,000 from the Archdiocese of Boston. Sean claimed that three decades earlier, he and his brother were repeatedly molested by their [...]

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Child Molestation by Homosexuals and Heterosexuals

By | May 22nd, 2005|Categories: Special Reports, The Sex Abuse Scandal, White Papers and Essays|

Special Report by Brian W. Clowes and David L. Sonnier May 2005 Click here to view article.

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Sexual Abuse in Social Context: Clergy and Other Professionals

By | February 23rd, 2004|Categories: The Sex Abuse Scandal, White Papers and Essays|

PREFACE The purpose of this special report is to put the recent scandal in the Catholic Church in perspective.  It does not seek to exculpate anyone who had anything to do with priestly sexual misconduct, but it does seek to challenge those who continue to treat this issue in isolation.  Indeed, to discuss the incidence of [...]

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The Analysis of a Smear

By | June 23rd, 2003|Categories: The Sex Abuse Scandal, White Papers and Essays|

by Father Benedict J. Groeschel, C.F.R. (Catalyst 6/2003) I have been expecting a smear attack from the anti-Catholic segment of the media for years, and on March 2, 2003, it came. The Dallas Morning News, which I had never heard of, carried an article by Brooks Egerton entitled, “Priest plays down abuse crisis while helping clergy keep [...]

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Fr. Benedict Groeschel Responds to his Critics

By | May 23rd, 2003|Categories: The Sex Abuse Scandal, White Papers and Essays|

(Catalyst 5/2003) Father Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R. is a good friend of the Catholic League. On March 2, the Dallas Morning News published an article about him titled, “Priest plays down abuse crisis while helping clergy keep jobs.” It was written by Brooks Egerton, a staff writer for the News; he is also the past chairman of the Texas chapter [...]

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The Church Scandal: Fodder for State Meddling

By | April 23rd, 2003|Categories: The Sex Abuse Scandal, White Papers and Essays|

by William A. Donohue (Catalyst 4/2003) The sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church is being used by state lawmakers to crack the wall of separation of church and state. Unless this is resisted by the hierarchy of the Church, state meddling in the internal workings of the Church will grow. One of the more conspicuous [...]

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A Time for Redemption

By | May 23rd, 2002|Categories: The Sex Abuse Scandal, White Papers and Essays|

by David Reinhard (Catalyst 5/2002) I think the Roman Catholic Church has turned the corner on its priest sexual abuse scandal. Yes, turned the corner. True, the stories about pedophile priests—the crimes and cover-ups—will fill the news and fuel the outrage of Catholics, non-Catholics and anti-Catholics for some time to come. The courts, civil and criminal, [...]

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