Idaho Boy Scout Trial Slated for May 6th

In sex abuse cases against trusted organizations like churches or the Boy Scouts, their internal documents are always key to success.  These documents show the institutional practices, conduct, and secrets – and can show the level of fault the organization should bear for the abuse. The importance of internal documents was made particularly clear in […]

Houston Chronicle Exposes Depth of Southern Baptist Sexual Abuse

The religious doctrines may be different, but It looks like the Southern Baptist Church has a Catholic-like problem with sexual abuse and assault. The Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News published an in-depth investigation of Southern Baptist sexual misconduct across the country. Here are some of the troubling facts uncovered by the investigation: 250 […]

New Tougher Child Victim’s Act Passes, Governor to Sign into Law

After more than a decade of dashed hopes, the New York Child Victims Act has finally passed and is headed to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s desk for signature. The new legislation will provide abuse survivors a one-year window in which to file a lawsuit against the institution that protected or employed the abuser. Going forward, victims […]

Boy Scouts Announce Plans to File for Bankruptcy Protection

Facing sex abuse lawsuits and a drop in membership, the Boy Scouts of America announced that they plan to file for bankruptcy protection in federal court. Also driving the decision are likely reforms of the statutes of limitations in California, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and other states that will allow victims of past sexual […]

Finding Justice for Victims of Sexual Abuse in the Seventh-day Adventist Church

Like other religious organizations and institutions of trust, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has a long and disappointing history of child sex abuse. In the United States, hundreds or more SDA children have been abused in SDA churches, schools, camps, and programs for teens and children, like Adventurers. So far, there has been no public disclosure of the […]

Archdiocese of Omaha Releases Names of Priests Accused of Sexual Abuse

The Archdiocese of Omaha is the latest Catholic organization to release a list of priests accused of sexual abuse. The list dates back to 1978 and names 38 church employees and volunteers, including 24 priests of the Archdiocese of Omaha. Fifteen of the clergy identified had not been previously named as child molesters. The Nebraska […]

Boy vs. Girl as Girl Scouts Sue the Boy Scouts

The Girl Scouts are fighting back! The Girl Scouts of the United States of America filed a trademark infringement lawsuit on Monday against the Boy Scouts of America for dropping the word “Boy” from its flagship program in an effort to attract girls. In the case filed in Manhattan federal court, the Girls Scouts claim […]

Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report Rocks Catholic Church

The Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report on sex abuse in Pennsylvania Catholic churches was released this week and is the most comprehensive of its kind in the nation.  The report names more than 300 priests as sexual predators and 1,000 child victims of sexual abuse. There have been ten such reports issued by grand juries across […]

Credible Allegations of Sexual Abuse Against Cardinal McCarrick Force Removal from Ministry

The Vatican says sex abuse allegations against American Cardinal Theodore McCarrick are credible and has removed him from public ministry. McCarrick, now 87, is accused of sexually abusing a teenager 50 years ago, when McCarrick was a priest. Rumors have circulated about McCarrick and young seminarians since he was the bishop of Metuchen, New Jersey […]

Idaho Catholic Church Facing Overdue Sex Abuse Spotlight

Several men have come forward to accuse Idaho priest of child molestation. As an investigative report in The Idaho Statesman explains:   To date, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise has avoided the level of public criticism over abuse cases that took place in cities such as Spokane and Portland. [This] account, and the February […]

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