Sexual Abuse

Monsignor Cristobal Garcia was supposed to be kept away from children -- but we found him working with a squad of altar boys. (File 2005/Staff photo)

By Brooks Egerton The Dallas Morning News  National Geographic‘s new issue exposes the ivory business, which has been hiding in plain sight since a worldwide trade ban was enacted in 1989. And a major player in the magazine’s story is a priest in the Philippines whom I wrote about in 2005 when investigating another global-trafficking phenomenon — the Catholic Church’s movement of sexual abuse suspects Read More …

By Fr. Shay Cullen (His columns are published in The Manila Times, in publications in Ireland, the UK, Hong Kong, and on-line) The conference recently held at the Vatican’s Gregorian University brought together cardinals, bishops, priests from over 100 countries and the heads of thirty-three religious orders to tackle the sexual abuse of children by catholic priests. Marie Collins from Ireland, abused at 13, by Read More …

By Artemio A. Dumlao BAGUIO CITY (October 3, 2011) – Expected to make a stir among the influential Roman Catholic church, a book even written by a nun, has documented sexual abuses by priests and religious. Launched here at the tempest of the twin storms that battered Northern Luzon, the book project: That She May Dance Again: Rising From the Pain of Violence Against Women Read More …