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A Tidal Wave of Sex Abuse Lawsuits Is About to Hit New York's Catholic Churches and Boy Scouts

Survivors of child sexual abuse in the state can sue their attacker, no matter how long ago the abuse happened, starting Wednesday.
Carter Sherman
8.13.19
Catholic Church

The Pope Just Laid Down Strict New Rules on Reporting Sex Abuse

Priests and nuns will now be required to tell church authorities about abuse and attempts to cover it up.
Emma Ockerman
5.9.19
Catholic Church Sex Abuse

Pope Francis orders sexual abuse in the Vatican to be reported immediately

Those who don't report could face fines and jail time.
Carter Sherman
3.29.19
Religion

The Catholic Church Has No Idea How to Win Over Young People

The Vatican's spiffy "Click to Pray" app isn't going to save it.
Alex Norcia
1.24.19
Views My Own

Catholic Priests Keep Saying They Forgot About Sex Abuse

They seem to be the only people who cannot keep track of this crisis.
Alex Norcia
1.16.19
god squad

Holy Shit: Vatican Track Team Aiming for Olympics

Fine, it doesn't seem like Pope Francis is going to be on the squad. But you know he's rooting for them—and that's one holy cheerleader.
Liam Daniel Pierce
1.10.19
Views My Own

The Pope Soccer Ball Meme Is the Perfect Metaphor for a Broken Religion

As Francis issued some of his harshest words yet on the sex abuse crisis, a Cuban circus performer helped make him a meme.
Alex Norcia
1.3.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Pope to Abuser Priests: Turn Yourself in and 'Prepare for Divine Justice'

On Friday, during his traditional Christmas speech, Francis urged priests guilty of sex abuse to give themselves up to civil authorities—and await judgement from God, too.
Alex Norcia
12.21.18
Views My Own

Somehow, the Catholic Church Is Still Getting Worse

The latest horrific revelations of sexual abuse unpunished show, yet again, that the Church's first tactic is to make excuses and hide.
Alex Norcia
12.20.18
VICE US

The Catholic Church Is Rich Enough to Settle Sex Abuse Cases Forever

Guess how much the Church claims St. Peter's Basilica is worth.
Alex Norcia
9.26.18
Religion

What Would Happen if Roman Catholic Priests Were Allowed to Have Sex

Probably more priests. But with the Church under scrutiny over sex scandals across the planet, it might happen sooner than you think.
Alex Norcia
9.25.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

New Jersey's Priest Sex Abuse Hotline Has Been 'Ringing Off the Hook'

The state recently joined New York and others in launching its own investigation into the ongoing scandal.
Alex Norcia
9.14.18
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