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Church Sex Abuse Survivors Want Reform Now. Here’s Why That Might Not Happen.

VATICAN CITY — In parts of the vast Catholic world, some bishops view clerical sexual abuse as more of a sin than a crime. Others attribute it to homosexuality or question that it exists at all. Where Catholics are a minority, as [...]

More Than 100 Migrants Die at Sea in Wreck Off Libya, Survivors Say

ROME — More than 100 African migrants who set off in a rickety, inflatable dingy have died in a wreck off the Libyan coast, humanitarian workers said on Saturday, in what was the deadliest such episode in recent months. The scale of the catastrophe [...]

Survivors of domestic violence, child abuse could be hit next by shutdown

The Justice Department has been warning the state agencies and nonprofits that run them that it will only be able to process funding requests until Jan. 18. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> Survivors [...]

Indonesia Tsunami Toll Soars Amid Push to Save Survivors

PALU, Indonesia — Rescuers in Indonesia were scrambling on Sunday to reach people calling for help from collapsed buildings after a devastating earthquake spawned a tsunami that left more than 800 dead. “I can still hear the voices [...]

‘God, Come to Our Aid’: Survivors Describe Mexico Plane Crash

[unable to retrieve full-text content] All 103 people aboard an Aeromexico flight survived a crash just after takeoff. Several were Mexican-Americans from the Chicago area. Source: NYT > World

‘I Think All Those People Are Dead’: Laos Dam Survivors Seek Word of Neighbors

[unable to retrieve full-text content] In shelters for victims of the dam failure in the south of the authoritarian country, official news is proving sparse and contradictory. Source: NYT > World
As Guatemala Volcano Stirs Anew, Survivors Wait for Word on Victims
The recovery efforts were interrupted Tuesday as a fiery mix of hot lava blocks, ash and volcanic gas coursed down the south side of the volcano. Rescuers, police officers and journalists hurried to leave the area, The Associated Press [...]
How Are Rightwing Jerks Lying About Florida School Shooting Survivors Today?
[embedded content]Just in case you missed it — how did you miss it? — there’s Emma Gonzalez’s incredible speech at Saturday’s March For our Lives, during which she pointed out that the attack at Marjory Stoneman [...]
Democratic leaders plan to bring sexual assault survivors to Trump’s State of Union address
Following the second annual Women’s March on January 21st, liberal women policy-makers have another protest to attend later in the month: Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address. An unidentified aide to Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., [...]
Grenfell Tower Survivors Mourn, With a Nation Watching
Many of Grenfell Tower’s former residents say that the local council neglected them before the fire, and that the disaster might have been prevented if officials had heeded their concerns. A public inquiry has begun, and Scotland Yard [...]