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The Development of the Problem:: 1950 to 2002

James T. O’Reilly and Margaret S. P. Chalmers

in The Clergy Sex Abuse Crisis and the Legal Responses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199937936
eISBN:
9780199350209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937936.003.0021
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Private International Law

U.S. Catholic leaders mishandled a growing sex abuse problem during the critical years of misconduct allegations from 1950 to 2002 that went on with minimal supervisory control of the rogue priests. ... More


Catholic Theology since Vatican II

William McFadden

in The History of Scottish Theology, Volume III: The Long Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198759355
eISBN:
9780191819902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759355.003.0022
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

This chapter discusses the ways in which the documents decreed by the Second Vatican Council stimulated theological writing in Scotland and created a climate for their implementation in the Catholic ... More


A Man and Questions for All Seasons: Leaders and Ideas in Contentious Politics

Peter M. Sánchez

in Priest Under Fire: "Padre David Rodríguez, the Catholic Church, and El Salvador's Revolutionary Movement"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061191
eISBN:
9780813051482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061191.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 1acquaints readers with Padre David Rodríguez through a fascinating event: the Salvadoran state’s attempt to arrest him for a murder he did not commit. Sánchez next raises three key questions ... More


2002 and Beyond

James T. O’Reilly and Margaret S. P. Chalmers

in The Clergy Sex Abuse Crisis and the Legal Responses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199937936
eISBN:
9780199350209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937936.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Private International Law

The Boston abuse publicity and resulting crisis for the U.S. Catholic Church led to norms to handle the future claim of clergy sexual abuse. The National Review Board was established, but some ... More


Prophetic Christianity in Brazil and Chile

Todd Hartch

in The Rebirth of Latin American Christianity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199844593
eISBN:
9780199358304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844593.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter focuses on the development of prophetic Christianity in Brazil and Chile in the 1970s and 1980s. In Brazil, Bishop Helder Camara and the Conferência Nacional dos Bispos do Brasil ... More


Responses Vary Inside and Outside the United States

James T. O’Reilly and Margaret S. P. Chalmers

in The Clergy Sex Abuse Crisis and the Legal Responses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199937936
eISBN:
9780199350209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937936.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Private International Law

Reputation damage was severe for the U.S. Catholic Church. The Vatican distanced itself as much as possible from clergy sex cases. Poor handling of public news media also harmed the Church. As part ... More


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