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Man shouts 'Shame on you' as Cardinal Wuerl addresses sex abuse

Man shouts 'Shame on you' as Cardinal Wuerl addresses sex abuse

A man stood and yelled "Shame on you" as Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl on Sunday addressed the sex abuse scandal rocking the Catholic Church.

  • by Antonio Olivo and Martin Weil

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Catholics vow end to abuse cover-up but refuse to break seal of confession
Child abuse

Catholics vow end to abuse cover-up but refuse to break seal of confession

Australian bishops will not yield to the royal commission's call even if priests face the prospect of criminal charges under extended mandatory reporting laws.

Pennsylvania report reopens painful wounds for Australians
Opinion
Opinion

Pennsylvania report reopens painful wounds for Australians

Every bishop knew about the child sexual assaults in their diocese which were reported to them through the secret archive they manage.

  • by Chrissie Foster
PSA to girls under 18
Opinion
Opinion

PSA to girls under 18

It's not cool to have an older man "interested" in you.

  • by Clementine Ford
Superstition drives child sex trafficking in Peru's gold rush

Superstition drives child sex trafficking in Peru's gold rush

Peruvian miners seek to have sex with young girls miners in the belief it will keep them safe underground and help them strike gold.

  • by Stephania Corpi
Adam Gotsis, Australian NFL star cleared of rape allegation

Adam Gotsis, Australian NFL star cleared of rape allegation

Australian NFL star Adam Gotsis will not be prosecuted in the US after a woman claimed he raped her five years ago.

  • by Peter Mitchell
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'They hid it all': Catholic Church hid abuse of 1000 children: report

'They hid it all': Catholic Church hid abuse of 1000 children: report

Bishops and other leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania covered up child sexual abuse by more than 300 priests over a period of 70 years.

  • by Laurie Goodstein and Sharon Otterman
We mustn't shy away from the hardest #MeToo questions
Opinion

We mustn't shy away from the hardest #MeToo questions

Make no mistake, sexual assault is a topic that young adults are thinking about, talking about and forming strong opinions about.

  • by Gabrielle Reid
Church will count the cost if Pope does not sack Archbishop Wilson
Opinion
Opinion

Church will count the cost if Pope does not sack Archbishop Wilson

In failing to resign, Archbishop Philip Wilson shows he underestimates the deep sense of betrayal survivors and the community feel.

  • by Peter Gogarty
A message for all Australians to consider as Archbishop is sentenced
Opinion
Opinion

A message for all Australians to consider as Archbishop is sentenced

Adults who fail to protect children are on notice.

  • by Joanne McCarthy
Queensland's sexual consent laws 'inadequate', says women's legal service
Sexism

Queensland's sexual consent laws 'inadequate', says women's legal service

A "complete" review of the current sexual violence legal system in Queensland is urgently needed, women’s legal advocates say.

  • by Danica Streader