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Child-abuse activists will look kind of blue today

| April 11, 2012 at 09:44 am

It’s a safe bet that most Ohioans are against child abuse and in favor of prevention.

But for extra emphasis, thousands of people — from Gov. John Kasich to foster parents to local news anchors — are expected to take part today in a new statewide “Wear Blue to Work” campaign that aims to promote awareness of the problem.

The idea is among the latest in a veritable rainbow of colors for causes, so even the most-sympathetic of supporters could be excused for losing track of all the ribbons, hues and issues. (more…)

US bishops report on child abuse allegations, costs for 2011

| at 09:37 am

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Although allegations of child sex abuse by U.S. priests and deacons continue to surface, the vast majority involve actions taken decades ago by clergy who have since died or been removed from ministry, according to a new report.

The 2011 survey of abuse-related allegations and costs conducted by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University in Washington was released April 10 by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. (more…)