Sexual Abuse
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Vatican whistleblower renews criticisms

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/28/18, 11:24 am

The former Vatican ambassador to the United States who accused Pope Francis of ignoring a sexual abuse problem in the U.S. church renewed his protests with another letter Thursday. Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò released an 11-page letter last month charging Francis and two popes before him of covering up for ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the former archbishop of Washington, D.C., who was accused of sexually harassing seminarians. Francis removed McCarrick as a cardinal in July after a U.S.

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Kavanaugh has his turn

by Harvest Prude
Posted 9/27/18, 08:39 pm

WASHINGTON—Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh followed the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford with a visceral and emotional defense before the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday afternoon, as he continued to deny Ford’s claim he sexually assaulted her at a party during their teenage years.

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Ford tells senators she’s sure it was Kavanaugh

by Harvest Prude
Posted 9/27/18, 01:47 pm

For the first time, lawmakers and the public heard from professor Christine Blasey Ford in a televised hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday. Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were teenagers, gave her opening statement with emotion.

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