The Pitt News

Editorial: West Virginia gets creative holding Church accountable for abuse

Editorial: West Virginia gets creative holding Church accountable for abuse

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 20, 2019

The state’s solution to these legal impediments might help in the effort to hold accountable those who enabled the abuse to happen.

Editorial | Ruling protecting priest anonymity unfair to victims

Editorial | Ruling protecting priest anonymity unfair to victims

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

December 6, 2018

On Monday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court voted 6-1 to keep those 11 priests anonymous. But the decision is only a victory for serial sexual abusers and self-interested church officials.

Editorial: Pa. response to church abuse insufficient

Editorial: Pa. response to church abuse insufficient

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

October 19, 2018

The Pennsylvania Senate had a chance to show its support for victims in the form of a bill that would allow victims of church abuse to seek justice, but in an underwhelming display of concern it declined to vote on the bill on the last voting day in legislative season.

Catholics respond to Pittsburgh diocese scandal

Catholics respond to Pittsburgh diocese scandal

By Mario Cattabiani III, Staff Writer

September 12, 2018

At nearly 900 pages, a sweeping report identified some 300 priests accused of sexually abusing more than 1,000 children over the past seven decades in six dioceses across Pennsylvania.

Catholic Church bears collective responsibility for sex crimes

Catholic Church bears collective responsibility for sex crimes

By Neena Hagen, Assistant Opinions Editor

August 27, 2018

For decades, the Catholic Church has been hammered with sexual abuse allegations in countless dioceses across the globe — and just last week, six Pennsylvania dioceses joined that list in dramatic fashion.

Former Vatican envoy accuses Pope of hiding sexual abuse allegations

Former Vatican envoy accuses Pope of hiding sexual abuse allegations

By Tracy Wilkinson and Simon Roughneen | Los Angeles Times

August 26, 2018

The former envoy's 11-page broadside rocked the Roman Catholic world as Pope Francis finished a two-day visit to Ireland.

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper
Catholic Church