Scandal
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Rep. Jim Jordan denies knowledge of abuse claims against doctor

by Daniel James Devine
Posted 7/06/18, 12:46 pm

Five former Ohio State University wrestlers this week accused U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, of failing as a coach to respond to accusations of sexual abuse against a former team doctor. Multiple male athletes say that Richard Strauss groped them, watched them take locker room showers, or otherwise behaved inappropriately during medical exams in the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s.

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Pope Francis accepts resignation of two more Chilean bishops

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/28/18, 11:45 am

Pope Francis on Thursday accepted the resignations of two Chilean bishops who faced criticism for mishandling claims of abuse made against a priest. The resignations of Bishop Horacio del Carmen Valenzuela Abarca of Talca and Bishop Alejandro Goic Karmelic of Rancagua bring to five the number of accepted resignations over the church’s sex abuse scandal. Goic had spearheaded the church’s child protection commission.

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Reclaiming the #MeToo movement

Sexual Abuse | Why hasn’t the church led the way in calling attention to harassment, abuse, and assault?
by Sophia Lee
Posted 6/04/18, 05:53 pm

Last week, the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) board fired Paige Patterson from his position as president following revelations of his history of statements and decisions many people say were dismissive and demeaning to women. 

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