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Church of England may have to pay out millions over child sexual abuse


The Church of England could face a multimillion-pound bill after its ruling body voted in favour of compensating survivors of sexual abuse. read more »

NFL team's deep Catholic ties behind role in abuse crisis


Why would an NFL team, even one called the Saints, strike a behind-the-scenes alliance with the Roman Catholic Church on an issue as emotionally fraught as clergy sex abuse? read more »

Why Catholics should welcome ProPublica’s clergy sex abuse database


Transparency can be hard to look at.

On Jan. 28, the nonprofit news organization ProPublica published a report headlined “Catholic Leaders Promised Transparency about Child Abuse. They Haven’t Delivered.” This report contains the names of the 5,800 priests and deacons who have been publicly identified by the bishops or superiors of 174 dioceses and religious orders as having had credible allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. read more »

United States Reaches Settlement with Utah State University to Address Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault of Students


The Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Utah announced a settlement agreement with Utah State University (“USU” or the “University”) to ensure the University responds adequately to sexual harassment, including sexual assault, of students in its education programs and activities. read more »