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Ex-Catholic bishop of Phoenix accused of sex abuse of boy / The New York Times

"A former bishop who led the Roman Catholic church in metro Phoenix during a worldwide child sexual abuse scandal has been accused of molesting a young boy 35 years ago.

"Retired Bishop Thomas O'Brien is accused in a lawsuit of sexually abusing the boy on several occasions at parishes in Phoenix and Goodyear from 1977 to 1982. The Diocese of Phoenix says O'Brien denies the allegation.

In the Vineyard: July 29, 2017

In the Vineyard :: July 29, 2017 :: Volume 17, Issue 13

News from National

Women at All Levels in the Church 

Women now serve in many leadership positions in the Church, but their influence is tempered by clericalism, patriarchal mindset, and absence of women in top positions of important offices like Vatican congregations. And, of course, no women are clerics.

Paul Shanley, notorious priest in Catholic sex abuse scandal, to be released this week / The Boston Globe

“Paul R. Shanley, a former ‘street priest’ who became one of the most notorious figures in the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse scandal, is set to be released from prison as early as this week (Friday, Jul. 29) after serving 12 years behind bars for raping a Sunday school student in the early 1980s.