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A perfect storm for sexual abuse: Christian privilege, purity culture, and the doctrine of repentance

For too long, predators have used the cloak of religion to hide and perpetuate their crimes

Pope Francis’ meeting with abuse victims wasn’t a PR stunt, Vatican says

Pope Francis on Monday (July 7) held his first meeting with victims of clergy sex abuse, begging for forgiveness and promising to hold “accountable” the bishops who were complicit in covering up for predatory priests.

Ahead of the World Cup, Brazil’s churches work to protect children from sex abuse

As Brazil counts down to the opening of the World Cup on June 12, churches in cities hosting the international soccer tournament are not content to sit on the sidelines and cheer.

Billy Graham’s grandson: evangelicals ‘worse’ than Catholics on sex abuse

AUSTIN, Texas (RNS) "Protestants can be very arrogant when pointing to Catholics," said Boz Tchividjian, a grandson of evangelist Billy Graham and executive director of Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment (GRACE), which has investigated sex abuse allegations.

The post Billy Graham’s grandson: evangelicals ‘worse’ than Catholics on sex abuse appeared first on Religion News Service.

Victims group urges Philadelphia archbishop to defrock convicted priest, Monsignor William Lynn

The leading advocacy group for victims of sexual abuse by clergy is urging Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput to defrock the priest convicted last week of shielding other clerics who preyed on children. But laicizing Monsignor William Lynn is not as simple as it sounds.

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