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Nov
28
2011
Jeffrey R. Anderson | 12:39 PM          
Syracuse: Another Institution Failing in Child Protection

When it comes to child protection and childhood sexual abuse, Jim Boeheim and Syracuse University’s quick defense of and rebuke of the courageous victims is fundamentally wrong.  Boeheim’s comments immediately dismissing the victims reflect his own and our society’s general lack of understanding and ignorance regarding childhood sexual abuse. Society is quick to rally around an offender without knowing more than just his or her public persona as a trusted person who is also in denial. 

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Nov
23
2011
Jared Shepherd | 2:03 PM          
More Survivors Expose Abuse at Jesuit High Schools in Detroit and Cleveland Areas

The long history of sexual abuse by priests and their concealment and protection by the Chicago-Detroit Providence of Jesuits continues to unfold.  Through the 1950’s and 1970’s, St. Ignatius High School, a Jesuit Preparatory School in Cleveland, Ohio, was a safe haven for priests perpetrating sexual violence against children.  To date, more than 33 survivors have come forward with complaints of sexual abuse or improprieties that occurred while they attended the institution.  The number of accused perpetrators operating under the ecclesiastical cover of St. Ignatius High School ...

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Nov
22
2011
Jeffrey R. Anderson | 1:35 PM          
Chicago Jesuit Priest Arrested for Sexual Assault

We are no strangers to the institutional failure of Jesuit leaders in Chicago and nationwide. The Jesuits (also known as the Society of Jesus) routinely conceal predator offenders and protect their priests and put them before the safety of children.Yesterday we learned of charges against another Jesuit priest after he was arrested in Chicago by the FBI. Father Richard James Kurtz is charged with sexually assaulting a boy 10 years ago in Colorado.

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