Critics slam the Vatican's 'disturbing' silence The Vatican has declined to respond to an explosive grand jury report detailing decades of sexual abuse and cover-ups by priests and bishops in Pennsylvania, refusing even to say whether church officials in Rome have read the damaging documents.
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'I pray for the soul of my abuser' Jim VanSickle, who says he was sexually abused by his priest, responds to the new grand jury report that details accounts of sexual abuse by more than 300 priests in Pennsylvania's Catholic Church.
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Read the letter Pennsylvania's attorney general sent the Pope Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro sent the Pope a letter last month asking him to call on church leaders to "abandon their destructive efforts to silence the survivors" and stick to his plan of holding "clergy and bishops accountable when they abuse or fail to protect the children."
Opinion: Scandal saps trust in the church, not in Catholic teaching After the release of a Pennsylvania grand jury report on the decadeslong sexual abuse of more than 1,000 child victims by priests in six dioceses, there is horror and there are questions about what comes next. One question I'm hearing and thinking about as a scholar of the Catholic family is whether the report will lead Catholic families or individuals to turn their backs on thousands of years of Catholic teaching about human sexuality.