Church Sex Abuse Scandal http://www.kunc.org en A Voice For Abuse Survivors Within The Catholic Church http://www.kunc.org/post/voice-abuse-survivors-within-catholic-church <em>Each week, </em>Weekend Edition Sunday<em> host Rachel Martin brings listeners an unexpected side of the news by talking with someone personally affected by the stories making headlines.</em><p>For decades Marie Collins has advocated on behalf of sex abuse victims and spoken out against the way the Catholic Church has handled the crisis.<p>Collins was selected by Pope Francis to sit on the new commission he set up to try to right past wrongs and to make recommendations for dealing with pedophile priests in the future.<p>Collins is one of four women on the new commission and the only member Sun, 11 May 2014 14:51:00 +0000 NPR Staff 56390 at http://www.kunc.org A Voice For Abuse Survivors Within The Catholic Church Pope Francis Calls For 'Decisive Action' On Clerical Sex Abuse http://www.kunc.org/post/pope-francis-calls-decisive-action-clerical-sex-abuse Pope Francis told his staff to take "decisive action" when it comes to cases of clerical sex abuse of minors.<p>In a statement, the Vatican said the pontiff ordered the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to "act decisively as far as cases of sexual abuse are concerned, promoting, above all, measures to protect minors, help for those who have suffered such violence in the past (and) the necessary procedures against those who are guilty."<p><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22043312">The BBC reports</a> this was the new pope's first public statement on the issue, which has Fri, 05 Apr 2013 18:15:00 +0000 42509 at http://www.kunc.org Pope Francis Calls For 'Decisive Action' On Clerical Sex Abuse Critics Wait To See How Pope Francis Deals With Sex Abuse Scandal http://www.kunc.org/post/critics-wait-see-how-pope-francis-deals-sex-abuse-scandal Pope Francis has now been installed and the world's Catholics are looking to see where he will lead the church. But one man in Rome has been trying to make sure the Vatican also deals with the church's troubled past.<p>David Clohessy, who says he was a victim of sexual abuse at a young age by a Catholic priest, is the director of <a href="http://www.snapnetwork.org/" target="_blank">SNAP</a>, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 21:56:00 +0000 Jonathan Blakley 41820 at http://www.kunc.org Critics Wait To See How Pope Francis Deals With Sex Abuse Scandal L.A. Archdiocese Agrees To $10 Million Settlement Over Abuse Claims http://www.kunc.org/post/la-archdiocese-agrees-10-million-settlement-over-abuse-claims The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles has agreed to pay $9.9 million to four men who allege they were abused by former priest Michael Baker, <a href="http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/3d281c11a96b4ad082fe88aa0db04305/Article_2013-03-12-California%20Church%20Abuse/id-534d90d41e61447c9a974834f9193410?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter">the men's attorney tells the AP</a>.<p><a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2013/03/la-archdiocese-agrees-to-10m-settlement-over-molestation-claims.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Crime"><em>The Los Angeles Times< Tue, 12 Mar 2013 22:46:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 41446 at http://www.kunc.org L.A. Archdiocese Agrees To $10 Million Settlement Over Abuse Claims Victims' Advocates Push For Some Cardinals To Be Barred From Papal Conclave http://www.kunc.org/post/victims-advocates-push-some-cardinals-be-barred-papal-conclave As Roman Catholic cardinals now gathered in Rome continue to make preparations for <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=173229643" target="_blank">their conclave that will choose a new pope</a>, NPR's Sylvia Poggioli tells our Newscast Desk that "advocates for victims of clerical sex abuse across the world are stepping up demands that three cardinals withdraw" from that process.<p>According to Sylvia:<p><blockquote><p>"The victims groups accuse three cardinals of covering up crimes. Wed, 06 Mar 2013 15:58:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 41132 at http://www.kunc.org Victims' Advocates Push For Some Cardinals To Be Barred From Papal Conclave