Tom Gjelten

Tom Gjelten appears in the following:

Pope Accepts Resignation Of D.C. Archbishop Donald Wuerl Amid Sex Abuse Crisis

Friday, October 12, 2018

Two months ago, a Pennsylvania grand jury detailed how Wuerl learned of credible abuse allegations against priests under his supervision — and still gave the men new parish assignments.

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Frustration Grows As N.C. Schools Are Slow To Reopen After Florence

Friday, October 12, 2018

Schools in Lumberton, N.C., and others in flood-affected areas of the state have been closed for nearly 5 weeks due to damage from Hurricane Florence. The staff is frustrated, parents are impatient.

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Many People Hit By Hurricane Florence Are Still Dependent On Charity Relief Groups

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Some North Carolina residents still need food assistance a month after Hurricane Florence hit. Among those helping is a group of volunteers from Puerto Rico who received help during Hurricane Maria.

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Some Of The Problems That Hurricanes Bring Emerge Only After The Storm Leaves

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

As a new storm is heading toward North Carolina, as the effects from Hurricane Florence are still being felt. Businesses that survived the initial hit are closing, and residents who found emergency shelter now have to find permanent housing.

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Pope Francis' Popularity Falls Sharply Among U.S. Catholics

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Six of 10 U.S. Catholics say Pope Francis is doing only a "fair" or even a "poor" job handling the clergy abuse crisis. He is now only as popular as his predecessor, Pope Benedict.

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As Catholic Sex Abuse Crisis Deepens, Conservative Circles Blame Gay Priests

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Some conservative Catholics are blaming clergy sex abuse on gay priests, citing "homosexual networks" in the church. The argument reflects wider cultural and political conflict in Catholic circles.

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Pope Summons Bishops To Meeting On Sexual Abuse

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Pope Francis is set to meet with a group of U.S. cardinals and bishops Thursday in Rome, to discuss the roiling clergy sex abuse scandal and the role some bishops played in its cover-up.

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Pope To Meet With U.S. Church Leaders Over Clergy Sex Abuse

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, will meet in Rome with Pope Francis and other church leaders to discuss further investigations into abuse.

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Has Catholic Canon Law Aggravated The Clergy Abuse Crisis?

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Critics say Catholic law favors secrecy over transparency and discourages bishops from punishing abusive priests. Increasingly, civil authorities are taking on these investigations.

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Pennsylvania Grand Jury Investigation Into Clergy Sex Abuse May Set New Precedent

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

The failure of church authorities to police their own clergy has led lay Catholics and civil authorities to move on their own. After Pennsylvania, other state attorneys general have launched investigations.

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Catholic Lay Group Wants More Responsibility To Investigate Clergy Sexual Abuse

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

A panel of lay advisers to U.S. Catholic bishops sees a "systemic problem" in the church that can only be addressed independently of Catholic authorities.

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Allegations Surface That Pope Francis Knew Of Alleged Abuses By Former D.C. Cardinal

Monday, August 27, 2018

The uproar over clergy sex abuse has turned into a fight over Pope Francis. Some conservative critics say the pope ignored warnings about an archbishop's misconduct and tolerated "homosexual networks" in the church leadership.

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Victim Advocates Of Clergy Abuse Say They Won't Bury the Past

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The Catholic Church argues that much of the child sexual abuse to be revealed last week happened before reforms of the early 2000s. But victim advocates question whether that's a proper conclusion.

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The Clergy Abuse Crisis Has Cost The Catholic Church $3 Billion

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Years after an investigation in Boston highlighted the dimensions of the sex abuse crisis in the Catholic priesthood, the financial and reputational cost to the Catholic church continues to grow.

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Clergy Sex Abuse Raises Questions About Financial And Reputational Costs To Churches

Friday, August 17, 2018

Clergy abuse settlements have cost billions of dollars and more than a dozen dioceses have gone bankrupt. Both church attendance and giving are also in jeopardy.

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Pope Francis And U.S. Bishops Respond To Report On Sex Abuse In Pennsylvania

Thursday, August 16, 2018

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a response to the clergy sex abuse report from Pennsylvania. It calls for further investigation, better reporting and resolution to complaints.

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Catholic Sexual Abuse Crisis Deepens As Authorities Lag In Response

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

History, legal issues and doctrine all contribute to the continuing failure of Catholic authorities to recognize and respond more effectively to sexual abuse scandals.

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Sex Abuse Problems Persist Inside The Roman Catholic Church

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

More than a decade and a half after the clergy sex abuse scandal erupted in the Boston Archdiocese, the Roman Catholic Church continues to have a problem stopping and preventing abuse.

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For A Church Defined By Tradition, Changing Catholic Doctrine Can Present A Problem

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Pope Francis wants to make Roman Catholicism more relevant to Catholics' daily lives. Traditionalists say he's abandoning Catholic doctrine but many lay Catholics welcome it.

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50 Years Ago, The Pope Called Birth Control 'Intrinsically Wrong'

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

U.S. Catholics largely ignored a 1968 papal encyclical on birth control. But it prompted many more to broadly question their "pay, pray, obey" mindset.

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