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Editorial: The Catholic Church is not the only institution that should be protecting victims of child sexual abuse

In just four weeks since its release, Pennsylvania's gut-wrenching grand jury report on widespread child sexual abuse by Catholic priests has reverberated around the country with attorneys general in 10 states announcing investigations of their own. It has even reached the Vatican, where the pope has called for a summit of Catholic leaders to rethink their complicity in vile acts against the innocent.

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Editorial: Diocese revelations: The Catholic Church’s never-ending scandals

Claims of appalling misconduct by Catholic priests have roared back into the news in recent weeks with new reports from around the world. Now the Diocese of San Diego is also offering revelations, adding eight priests to the list of 48 put out in 2007 that are believed to have engaged in sexual abuse. That year saw the diocese settle 144 claims of sexual crimes against children for $198.1 million.

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Editorial: The pope needs to clear the air over cover-ups in the Catholic Church – including about his own conduct

For almost a generation, the Roman Catholic Church in the United States and worldwide has been shaken by revelations that a significant number of priests had sexually abused young people – and that church leaders not only conspired to conceal their crimes, but often also allowed them to continue to have contact with children, sometimes on the mistaken assumption that they had been "cured."

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Commentary: Abuse scandal goes beyond bad padres

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has gained a reputation for going after anyone or anything that he feels threatens our Golden State. He's filed 35 lawsuits just against the Trump administration. He's prosecuted landlords who gouged renters after the devastating Tubbs fire last year. He has stood with "Dreamers" and against gun manufacturers.

Muslim community gathers to oppose recent incidents of Islamophobia

A press conference was held to share the experiences of two Triangle Muslims, a blind imam who had his carry on luggage confiscated on a flight and a mother who couldn't visit her son in prison because security required she remove her hijab.