America Jesuit Review: Report: 3,677 sex abuse cases in German Catholic Church

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Report: 3,677 sex abuse cases in German Catholic Church Kirsten Grieshaber – Associated Press September 12, 2018 In this April 8, 2010 file photo a cross sits on top of a church in Berlin, Germany. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File) BERLIN (AP) — A report on sexual abuse inside the Catholic Church in Germany says 3,677 people were abused by clergy between 1946 and 2014, two leading German media outlets said Wednesday. Spiegel Online and Die Zeit said the report they obtained — commissioned by the German Bishops Conference and researched by three universities — concludes that more than half of the victims were 13 or younger and most were boys. Every sixth case involved rape and at least 1,670 clergy were involved, both weeklies reported. Die Zeit wrote that 969 abuse victims were altar boys. The report also says that the actual number of victims was likely much higher, according …

LifeSite News: Leaked German abuse report shows manipulation from both bishops and scientists

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Leaked German abuse report shows manipulation from both bishops and scientists Sep 14, 2018 – 1:46 pm EST MAIKE HICKSON LifeSiteNews has obtained the 8-page summary of the German “MHG Study” on clerical sex abuse of minors that was leaked on September 12. The summary makes it clear that the German bishops have been gravely negligent with regard to the handling of the abuse cases. At the same time, the German abuse report itself appears to have its own flaws in that it tries to deflect the problem away from the aspect of priestly homosexuality. None other than Professor Christian Pfeiffer – the criminologist who first had this entire research project under his care, but then was excluded due to his refusal to allow his research to be censored by the German bishops before release – went public on September 12 with some critical remarks about the leaked abuse report. …