- Feb 24, 2020
Three deaf victims of sexual abuse by priests in Argentina wrapped up a string of meetings with United Nations human rights officials in Geneva on Wednesday, hoping to build pressure on the Vatican — and Pope Francis himself — to come clean about the crimes committed against them.
American Sign Language (ASL) — an elective class for seniors at Brother Martin High School in New Orleans — has taken silence to the monastic level, adopting a religious community’s approach to silence soon after the school year began.
Downcast and sitting in a wheelchair as his historic trial began Monday in Argentina, Father Nicola Corradi didn’t look like the man former students at an institute for the deaf say was the force behind years of “indescribable” torment through alleged sexual abuse.
In back-to-back audiences with a group of French young people and an Italian association for deaf people, Pope Francis cited personal example and witness as a vital piece in the Church’s evangelization mission.
Melanie Paul gives back to her community.
The landscape for persons with disabilities has changed both within the Church and within society, and largely for the better.