Seattle Archdiocese http://kuow.org en Congregation Of Christian Brothers Crumbling Under Sex Abuse Settlements http://kuow.org/post/congregation-christian-brothers-crumbling-under-sex-abuse-settlements <p>Marcie Sillman talks with Jason Berry, author of "Lead Us Not Into Temptation" and contributor to the National Catholic Reporter, about the long history of sex abuse in the Catholic church and one organization that is crumbling in the wake of sex abuse settlements. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:31:23 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Hannah Burn 37127 at http://kuow.org Data Breach At Archdiocese Prompts Early Student Release At Bishop Blanchet High School http://kuow.org/post/data-breach-archdiocese-prompts-early-student-release-bishop-blanchet-high-school <p>The Archdiocese of Seattle has hired a forensic security team to help investigate a data breach that has affected employees and church volunteers. Someone has apparently acquired personal information and has been using it to file false tax returns to collect the refunds. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 22:00:25 +0000 Patricia Murphy 30572 at http://kuow.org Seattle Catholic Students Form Underground Clubs For LGBTQ Youth http://kuow.org/post/seattle-catholic-students-form-underground-clubs-lgbtq-youth <p></p><p><em>Clarification 2/12/14: The text of this story has been edited to include a response from Audrey Long’s parents. They say they never attempted to take their daughter to a Christian gay conversion therapist.</em></p><p>Four years ago, as a freshman at Holy Names Academy,&nbsp;an all-girls Seattle Catholic school, Audrey Long came out to her family. It wasn’t a positive experience. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 17:39:08 +0000 Katherine Sims & Nina Tran & Rachel Lam & RadioActive Youth Media 27665 at http://kuow.org Seattle Catholic Students Form Underground Clubs For LGBTQ Youth Gay Former Nun Reflects On Homosexuality And The Church http://kuow.org/post/gay-former-nun-reflects-homosexuality-and-church <p>Mary Dispenza came out of the closet more than 20 years ago. At the time, the former nun was directing pastoral nun services at the Seattle Archdiocese. Once Mary came out as gay, the church wouldn’t let her keep her position for long. Dispenza said that watching the gay vice principal of Eastside Catholic High School has been painful, and, after 20 years, a little too close to home for comfort. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 23:32:28 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Hannah Burn 26733 at http://kuow.org Gay Former Nun Reflects On Homosexuality And The Church Amid Protests Of Vice Principal's Resignation, Youth Mark Changing Catholic Church http://kuow.org/post/amid-protests-vice-principals-resignation-youth-mark-changing-catholic-church <p>David Hyde talks with Seattle PI columnist Joel Connelly about changing attitudes towards same-sex marriage in the Catholic church. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 22:45:31 +0000 David Hyde & Hannah Burn & Rachel Lam & Jenny Asarnow 25860 at http://kuow.org Amid Protests Of Vice Principal's Resignation, Youth Mark Changing Catholic Church O'Dea HS Principal Resigns Amid Sex Abuse Claims http://kuow.org/post/odea-hs-principal-resigns-amid-sex-abuse-claims <p><strong>This story has been updated since it was first published.</strong></p><p>A member of the Christian Brothers religious order who served as principal at Seattle’s O'Dea High School has resigned. Brother Karl Walczak is being accused of sexually abusing a minor in Chicago about 40 years ago.</p><p>The school is operated by the Christian Brothers but owned by the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle.</p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 15:56:28 +0000 Patricia Murphy 2758 at http://kuow.org O'Dea HS Principal Resigns Amid Sex Abuse Claims