Catholic Church sexual abuse cases are cases of child sexual abuse by Catholic priests , nuns and members of religious orders. In the 20th and 21st centuries, the cases have involved many allegations, investigations, trials, convictions, and revelations about decades of attempts by Church officials to cover up reported incidents. The accusations of abuse and cover-ups began to receive public attention  during the late s. Many of these cases allege decades of abuse, frequently made by adults or older youths years after the abuse occurred.
Almost 1,700 priests and clergy accused of sex abuse are unsupervised
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There are many victims of the Clergy Sex Abuse crisis. Certainly, we pray for the direct victims and survivors, and their families, first and foremost. However, we understand that all Catholics suffer because of this scandal. Anger, disillusionment and distrust are natural responses by the faithful who feel letdown by both the actions of the accused and the failings of Church leadership to protect the victims and foster recovery through transparency. Likewise, priests and religious in good standing also feel this pain.
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Edition: Available editions Global Perspectives. Become an author Sign up as a reader Sign in. Early Christians were urged to 'supervise' one another. In the present times, that theology is often used by the Vatican for a religious investigation a known as the apostolic visitation. Seven US bishops have been removed for covering up clergy sexual abuse since after decades of no accountability.
Nine more Catholic priests, including one well known for helping Denver's homeless, were found to have sexually abused children in an updated report on sex abuse in Colorado's Catholic churches released Tuesday by state Attorney General Phil Weiser. The late Rev. Charles B. Woodrich, known as Father Woody, and the other eight were not previously identified in an initial report released in October based on a review of church records in the Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo dioceses under an agreement between Weiser's office and the church. Six of the newly named priests are dead while the others were previously removed from the priesthood or retired.