A retired obstetrician says Catholic restrictions kept her from providing the best care to patients: ‘When you have a moral conflict like that, it eats away at you.’
Catholic hospitals often only choice for women of color in Milwaukee
Expectant mothers in Milwaukee County have a wealth of hospitals to choose from. For the county’s black and Hispanic women, however, the choice is often a false one.
When Catholic hospitals merge, reproductive services can change
In some cases, changes in hospital ownership broadened access to reproductive services in Wisconsin, in others, it restricted it.
‘I was such a little kid’: As Wisconsin Catholic clergy accused of sexual abuse grows, the trauma lingers
In the past year, some dioceses and religious orders have for the first time listed their accused clergy. At others, the decades of silence continues.
Catholic clergy abuse survivor traces rocky path from abuse to action
Ted Lausche suffered physical and sexual abuse from one of the first priests criminally charged in the U.S. The 50-year-old demons still haunt him.
The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People
The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People was enacted by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in 2002.
Behind the story: Why we examined Catholic Church clergy sexual abuse in Wisconsin
Our stories sought to illuminate the legacy of trauma left behind by clergy sexual abuse in Wisconsin. We reported on recommendations to better root out the abuse, and ways the church can mitigate the damage it has caused.
We need your help reporting on religious health restrictions in Wisconsin’s Catholic hospitals
Catholic hospitals can refuse to provide certain types of reproductive care – even when doing so can be more costly, inconvenient or put a woman’s health at risk. If you’ve been impacted, contact us.