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Priest's 'Confronting' Good Friday Mass Dedicated To Abuse Victims

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For Catholics, Good Friday is usually reserved for reflecting on Jesus' pain and suffering ahead of crucifixion, but one Sydney priest chose to focus on the pain and suffering of young sexual abuse victims.

World

World

Retired Pope Blames The 1960s Sexual Revolution For Catholic Sex Abuse

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Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI has published a letter in which he describes the sexual revolution of the 1960s and how it may account for the abuses perpetrated by members of the Catholic clergy.

National

National

Doctor Allegedly Tried To 'Arrange Sex' With Mother And 11-Year-Old Daughter

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A doctor, 49, was allegedly caught trying to arrange sex with a mother and her 11-year-old daughter in New South Wales.

Crime

Crime

Paedophile Priest Pleads Guilty To Abusing Five More Young Boys

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A former priest convicted of sexually abusing more than 20 schoolboys has been sentenced to another five years jail for historic sex offences.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

Why I Still Listen To Michael Jackson's Music, Despite Believing The Allegations

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For me, the most surprising thing about the documentary "Leaving Neverland" was not the revelations of Michael Jackson’s child abuse: the most surprising thing was how surprised people seemed to be.

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World

Pope Enacts New Vatican Sex Abuse Laws

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Pope Francis enacted new legislation to protect children from sexual abuse within the Vatican and other Holy See institutions in Rome as well as by its diplomatic corps worldwide.

Abby Alexander

Abby Alexander

When Raping Women Becomes A Game It's Up To All Of Us To Say Game Over

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It’s 2019, and someone thought it was okay to make a video game about raping women.

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News

An R. Kelly Accuser Has Spoken Publicly For The First Time

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R. Kelly's former hair stylist has spoken publicly for the first time, accusing the R&B singer of sexually abusing her.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Why A Routine Trip To The GP Leaves Me Mentally And Emotionally Shaken

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“Just relax,” he says.

Andrew Collins

Andrew Collins

As A Survivor Of Sex Abuse By Clergy, Here's What Pell's Sentence Means To Me

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I sat in my psychologist’s office watching Pell’s sentencing with him.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Here's How I Explain Men Like George Pell To My Kids

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Cardinal George Pell has just been sentenced to six years in prison for the sexual abuse of two 13-year-old choirboys after a Sunday mass in 1996.

George Pell

George Pell

'You Don't Get A Discount Because You're Elderly, That's Ridiculous'

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A child abuse victim and advocate has been left dismayed at the "outrageous" sentence delivered to George Pell, saying the Cardinal's jail term was a "disgrace".

George Pell

George Pell

Cardinal George Pell Sentenced To Six Years In Jail

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George Pell has been sentenced to six years in jail, with a non-parole period of three years and eight months.

George Pell

George Pell

Cardinal Pell Handed Six Years In Prison For Child Sex Abuse

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Warning: The following contains graphic details which may be distressing to some viewers.

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News

What We Can Teach Our Children About Grooming And Manipulation

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Preventing the sexual grooming of a minor can be very difficult and requires a number of different approaches, according to teachers and psychologists.

Hugh Harris

Hugh Harris

Pell Is In Prison But Hypocrisy And Scandal Are Still At Large In The Church

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Cardinal Pell is in jail.

Celebrity

Celebrity

'Leaving Neverland' Delves Into Very Graphic Detail Of Jackson's Alleged Abuse

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Warning: this story discusses child sex abuse.

Crime

Crime

Push To Strip George Pell Of Order Of Australia Medal

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In the wake of the George Pell guilty verdict, there have been calls to strip him of numerous honours and awards.

Andrew Singleton

Andrew Singleton

After Pell, The Church Won't Survive Unless It Sees Genuine Reform

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In January, I met up with an old family friend.

Crime

Crime

Can The Church Survive Pell's 'Catastrophic' Sex Abuse Conviction?

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It is a "happy" day for abuse survivors, and the conviction of George Pell on child sex charges is hoped to lead to wholesale change at the highest levels of the Catholic Church.

Hugh Riminton

Hugh Riminton

The Cardinal's Legacy Is One Of Crime And Cover-Up

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Peter Fox was in his caravan on the NSW mid-north coast when word came through of George Pell’s conviction for abusing two choirboys in the 1990s.

World

World

R. Kelly's Bail Set On Sexual Abuse Charges

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An Illinois judge set a $1.4 million (US $1 million) bail for R&B artist R. Kelly, a day after he was charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse.

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News

R. Kelly Handcuffed After Turning Himself In On Sexual Abuse Charges

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The R&B artist was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, and the majority of his alleged victims were girls aged between 13 and 16.

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Views

The Catholic Church Is Headed For Another Sex Abuse Scandal As #NunsToo Speak Up

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All eyes will turn to Rome between 21-24 February, when senior church clerics across the world meet to discuss how to handle the widening sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church.

Updated

Updated

R. Kelly Announces Australian Tour Amid Numerous Sexual Abuse Allegations

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Controversial R&B star R. Kelly has announced an Australian tour, despite numerous allegations of sexual abuse recently hitting headlines again.

World

World

New Michael Jackson Docu-Series Leaves Critics Stunned

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'Leaving Neverland' -- a docu-series on Michael Jackson's alleged abuse victims -- just made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival, and it has people shocked.

Views

Views

We Were Troubled By R. Kelly, We Just Turned A Blind Eye And It's Time To Admit It

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'Surviving R. Kelly' might be the final nail in the coffin for the man's lengthy career -- but how and why did we allow him to prosper this long?

Celebrity

Celebrity

New Michael Jackson Doco About Alleged Child Sexual Abuse

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'Leaving Neverland' includes interviews with two young men who allege they were subjected to abuse by the late pop star.

Celebrity

Celebrity

R. Kelly Is Reportedly Under Criminal Investigation

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R&B singer R. Kelly is reportedly under criminal investigation in Georgia, after a revealing documentary aired this week.

News

News

Claims Of Forceful Kissing, Molestation Carried Out By Nuns

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A woman has described years of alleged abuse by nuns in the hopes of inspiring others to share their stories.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Neil Degrasse Tyson Has Been Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

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The celebrity astrophysicist and host of the cable TV show 'Cosmos' has now been accused by three women of sexual misconduct.

World

World

North Korean Sex Abuse 'Endemic' Revealed In Rare Report

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Sexual abuse by North Korean officials appears to be “endemic”, a watchdog group reported on Thursday.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Child Sexual Abuse Apology And Royals At Fraser Island

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All the news you need to know this Monday.

National

National

What A National Apology Means For Child Sexual Abuse Survivors

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Roy Janetzki kept the sexual abuse he suffered as a child a secret until the royal commission -- even from his wife of now 43 years.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

I Was 12 When I Was Told The Way I Dressed Could Cause A Man To Sin

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Because it was Eve that gave the apple to Adam, right?

World

World

Radio Host Admits To Sexual Abuse, Paying For Hitman

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The radio host admits sexually abusing kids and paying $45,000 to have a prosecutor killed.

National

National

DPP Wants Former Archbishop Thrown In Jail

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The Director of Public Prosecutions called the current sentence inadequate.

National

National

Catholic Church 'Unlikely' To Introduce Voluntary Celibacy

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'Its roots are deep, and it touches upon the discipline of the universal Church.'

World

World

Pope Breaks Silence On Clergy Sexual Abuse Crisis

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Pope Francis has written a letter to the world's Catholics.

News

News

Pope Accepts Resignation Of US Cardinal Over Sex Abuse Claims

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Theodore McCarrick claims he has 'absolutely no recollection' of the alleged abuse of a teenager 50 years ago.

World

World

Larry Nassar's Abuse Victims Honoured On ESPYs Stage

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"We may suffer alone, but we survive together."

Crime

Crime

Archbishop Philip Wilson To Appeal Conviction For Concealing Sex Abuse

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"I am entitled to exercise my legal rights," he said in a statement.

Entertainment

Entertainment

Terry Crews Shuts Down #MeToo Critics In A Single Tweet

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"'Why did you just let it happen?' I didn't."

Entertainment

Entertainment

XXXTentacion's Ex-Girlfriend Speaks Out: 'I'm Broken'

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"I honestly don’t care for any of the hype. I lost someone close to me."

National

National

Child Abuse Survivors Now Able To Sue Churches

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New South Wales has become the second state to finally give child sex abuse survivors the power to sue institutions such as churches for compensation.

Music

Music

How Music Festivals Are Stamping Out Sexual Assault

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CCTV, on-site counsellors, more security and cultural change.

National

National

One In Four Sydney Women Harassed Every Month On The Street

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"Cat-calling and menacing behavior is not ‘harmless fun’ or ‘a compliment"