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Msgr. Robert Oliver, then secretary of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, in Rome, July 11, 2019.

American priest reveals communication ‘mix-up’ about end of Vatican job

Msgr. Robert Oliver has said that due to a “mix-up,” he was not told in advance that his service on... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston.

Boston cardinal: Catholics have 'right' to clarity, after priest supports 'right to choose'

Cardinal Sean O’Malley said that Catholics have “the right to expect" that priests of the archdiocese be clear and unequivocal on... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley.

Boston archdiocese pushes back after Trump says Boston bomber ‘deserves death’

After President Donald Trump said Sunday that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, perpetrator of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, should be put to... Read more

St. John's Seminary, Boston.

Boston seminary report: 'isolated incidents' but no 'culture of abuse'

An independent investigation into the Archdiocese of Boston’s St. John’s Seminary has found incidents of sexual misconduct but no seminary-wide... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican, April 19, 2018.

Cardinal O'Malley: Pope Francis will publish Vatican McCarrick report 'soon'

The results of the Vatican’s investigation of Theodore McCarrick should be published by early 2020, Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to bishops inside the Synod Hall.

Cardinal O'Malley, Bishop McElroy named participants in Amazon synod

Cardinal Sean O’Malley, archbishop of Boston, and Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego are among those chosen by Pope Francis... Read more

Pope Francis leads the introductory prayer and delivers his greeting on the opening day of the 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops.

Analysis: Pope Francis issues new definition of ‘vulnerable’ adult

How “vulnerable” adults are defined in law has been hotly contested in recent discussions of scandal and reform in the... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley.

O'Malley introduces whistleblower system for complaints against Boston bishops

The Archdiocese of Boston has announced it will implement a third-party system for reporting allegations of abuse or misconduct against... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Naumann, joined by Cardinals DiNardo and O'Malley at the vigil Mass ahead of the MArch for Life 2019.

At pro-life Mass, Naumann calls for mercy

The pro-life movement must be one of mercy, said Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City Thursday night, at the opening... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley.

O’Malley sent concerns about NY priest to apostolic nuncio after NY Times report

The Archbishop of Boston this month forwarded to the pope’s U.S. representative concerns sent to him about a New York... Read more

A bishop's skullcap.

Options emerge for handling the ‘other sexual abuse crisis’

How the Church deals with clerical sexual misconduct when it does not involve minors remains a thorny issue, but an... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican, April 19, 2018.

Cardinal O'Malley elected chairman of Papal Foundation

Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston was elected chairman of the Papal Foundation’s board of trustees during a meeting in Washington,... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican, April 19, 2018.

Cardinal O’Malley: Listening to abuse survivors is crucial

In an interview with Vatican News on Sunday, Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston said Church leaders must listen to abuse... Read more

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Cardinal O’Malley apologizes for missed letter on McCarrick allegations

Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston has issued an apology for not seeing a 2015 letter to his office, which detailed... Read more

 Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston says a Mass of Ordination in St. Peter's Basilica, Sept. 29, 2016.

Cardinal O’Malley orders inquiry into Boston seminary, places rector on 'sabbatical'

Cardinal Séan O’Malley has announced a major investigation into St. John’s Seminary in the Archdiocese of Boston, following allegations made... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley.

Will Cardinal O'Malley's response to McCarrick allegations be enough?

Cardinal Séan O’Malley of Boston released a statement Tuesday in response to the unfolding allegations concerning Cardinal McCarrick.  Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston says a Mass of Ordination in St. Peter's Basilica, Sept. 29, 2016.

Cardinal O'Malley calls for 'clearer procedures' in bishop abuse cases

After numerous accusations of sexual abuse of minors and adults have arisen against a former Archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Sean... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley.

Pope reappoints O’Malley to head further work of safeguarding commission

On Saturday the Vatican announced that Pope Francis has reconfirmed Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston as head of the Pontifical... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley, Archbishop Charles Chaput.

O’Malley and Chaput make a Super Bowl wager

On Sunday, the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles will go head-to-head in Super Bowl LII, facing off to claim... Read more

Pope Francis greets locals at the Nunciature in Lima, Peru on January 19, 2018.

Analysis: Did Cardinal O’Malley open a door to papal criticism from US bishops?

It is no secret that the pontificate of Pope Francis has been a challenge for Church leaders to navigate, and... Read more