Tom Gjelten

Tom Gjelten appears in the following:

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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Pence Speech Riles Some As Southern Baptists' Moderates Gain Strength

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The largest Protestant denomination in the country closed its annual meeting Wednesday with a partisan speech from the vice president. The group's new leader quickly sought to distance it from Pence.

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Southern Baptists Convene In Dallas To Elect A New President

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention are gathering for their annual meeting. It comes at a time when many Baptist women are criticizing the church as insensitive to concerns about sexual abuse.

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Court Sees 'Hostility' To Religious Beliefs In Case Of Baker And Same-Sex Couple

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

By upholding the right of a baker not to make a cake for a same-sex wedding, the Supreme Court rekindled the debate over whether religious freedom claims can trump protections against discrimination.

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Roman Catholics And Evangelicals Move Apart In Their Political Priorities

Friday, May 25, 2018

Having been adversaries and then allies, Catholics and evangelicals once again have differing political agendas.

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Southern Baptist President Removed Over Language On Sexual Abuse Of Women

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has removed its president over past advice he gave women regarding sexual abuse. He advised women to pray for their abuses and not report them to authorities.

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Southern Baptist Leader Removed From Post Over Comments On Domestic Abuse

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The president of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has been removed from his position. Paige Patterson has faced backlash about how he counseled women who reported marital abuse and rape.

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