- Sep 24, 2020
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni instructed security officials to carry out a thorough investigation to track down robbers who attacked a convent 75 miles west of the capital.
Every year, it’s estimated that over 400,000 women are raped every year in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This Lent, Scottish Catholics are raising money to help the victims of sexual violence in the country.
The first Catholic priest in the U.S. to be labeled sexually violent when he was convicted in Illinois was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for abusing two boys in Missouri in the 1990s.
Speaking in the Amazon jungle on Friday, Pope Francis decried violence against women, sexual exploitation, and a culture of machismo, calling it “intolerable.”
State prosecutors said the former Chicago priest should remain locked up at an Illinois facility for sex offenders. In 2007, McCormack pleaded guilty to molesting five boys and was sentenced to five years in prison. A judge on Wednesday agreed with prosecutors, but his fate is not decided.
In the third of his series of pieces looking at the consistent ethic of life principle as the foundation of a new politics, Charles Camosy examines the timely issue of sexual violence and gratification as symptomatic of the ‘throwaway culture’ deplored by the popes.