Priests

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Files Show Chicago Archdiocese Hid Decades Of Child Sex Abuse

While disturbing stories of clergy sexual abuse have wrenched the Roman Catholic Church across the globe, the newly released documents offer the broadest look yet into how one of its largest and most prominent American dioceses responded to the scandal.

01/21/2014

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Survivors Group Opposes Deportation Of Priest Who Abused 8-Year-Old

A 40-year-old priest who served time in an Illinois prison for abusing an 8-year-old boy is set to be deported to his native Bolivia – but the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests is opposing deportation.

07/09/2013

Barbara Zeman, ordained in 2008, is one of a growing number of women priests, although they are not recognized by the Roman Catholic Church. (Credit: CBS)

Church Approval Or Not, More Women Seeking Priesthood

Since 2002, 122 women worldwide have been ordained bishops, priests or deacons; 92 of them in the United States, including two who are active in the Chicago area

CBS 2–05/06/2013

Demonstrators use pink smoke outside Holy Name Cathedral on March 13, 2013, to protest the lack of female inclusion in Catholic Church leadership, as cardinals vote on a new pope. (Credit: Mike Krauer/WBBM)

Protesters Use Pink Smoke To Protest Lack Of Women In Catholic Leadership

As cardinals meet in Rome to elect a new Pope, Catholic women have been staging protests at the Vatican and around the U.S. to illustrate the lack of female inclusion in the Church’s hierarchy.

03/13/2013

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Joliet Diocese Releases Personnel Files On Priest Abusers

The Diocese of Joliet has lifted a protective order on personnel files of 15 priests as part of a settlement in a sexual abuse case announced Tuesday.

03/13/2013

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Is ‘Zero Tolerance’ Charter On Priest Sex Abuse Working, 10 Years Later?

Ten years ago in Dallas, American Catholic bishops responded to an exploding priest sex abuse scandal with a “zero tolerance” charter. Now, there are some that see the charter as a success, and some who do not.

WBBM Newsradio–06/11/2012

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SNAP President: New Vatican Guidelines Not Likely To Stop Priest Sex Abuse

The worldwide priest sex abuse scandal is the focus of a gathering of hundreds of Catholic bishops and priests in Rome this week. But the president of the Survivors’ Network of Those Abused by Priests calls it a PR maneuver.

WBBM Newsradio–02/08/2012

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Church’s Sex Abuse Reforms Denounced As ‘Minor’

The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests is denouncing plans by Roman Catholic bishops to update sex abuse guidelines, saying the update is nothing more than a public relations move.

CBS Chicago–06/14/2011

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Demonstrators To Protest At Holy Name For Women Priests

Demonstrators will be outside Holy Name Cathedral Tuesday afternoon, when priests of the Chicago Archdiocese celebrate mass in preparation for Holy Week.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2011

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Former Priest Living In Aurora Sued Over Alleged Abuse

A priest from the Aurora-based Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, who had gained some celebrity as the chaplain for the Indianapolis 500, was quietly removed from the priesthood last December when allegations arose that he was a pedophile.

04/15/2011

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Milwaukee Archdiocese Files For Bankruptcy

The Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee has directed its attorneys to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, saying that pending sexual-abuse lawsuits have left it with financial claims that exceed its means.

CBS Chicago–01/04/2011