Pope’s Summit On Sexual Abuse In The Church Acknowledges The Problem But Is Short On Solutions

The first Vatican summit on sexual abuse confirmed that misconduct happens within the Catholic Church and has for decades.  After international pressure, the conference was intended to make steps toward resolving wide-spread abuse among its clergy. Catholic priests and bishops are facing criminal trials across the globe. Currently, 17 states in the U.S. have continued investigations into pedophile priests. But no resolution to this cultural problem within the church has been clearly defined. The Pennsylvania…

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Catholic Church Sexual Abuse Update in Maryland

Accounts of predatory priests and childhood sexual abuse scandals within the Catholic Church have hurt many populations and continue to affect those in the mid-Atlantic region.  In August 2018, a 1,000-page grand jury report issued after a two-year investigation revealed sexual abuse of children across dioceses in Pennsylvania, and cover-ups from the Vatican. Encouraged by the grand jury report, other states have begun similar reviews of church conduct in their dioceses. In Maryland, progress has…

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Vulnerable Children and Adults in Group Homes Face Risk of Abuse

Many questions and concerns should be considered when an individual and their family members or guardian explore long-term residential care options. The terminology used to describe these residential facilities varies. For example, they may be referred to as group homes, care homes, or residential care facilities.  Sadly, one consideration concerns whether placing an individual in such a facility exposes them to the risk of abuse. The development of group homes resulted from a societal need…

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The Catholic Church’s Sexual Abuse Conspiracy in America People sitting inside of a church

Few institutions commanded more trust and respect from followers than the Catholic Church. But that is changing. It has been reported that over the last 40 years, the Catholic Church in the United States and its insurance companies have paid out more than $3.8 billion in lawsuits and claims involving allegations of clerical sexual abuse. A recent Pennsylvania investigative grand jury produced a report close detailing credible reports of abuse by the Catholic clergy affecting…

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