Clerical Abuse

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Newark archdiocese says media 'mischaracterizing' accused priest

The Archdiocese of Newark asserts that a local publication is inaccurately portraying the continued ministry of a priest who was... Read more

Protest launched over clerical sex abuse video game

Spanish civil rights groups have launched a campaign calling for the removal of a video game based on clerical sex... Read more

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia. File Photo /CNA.

Archbishop Chaput finalizes three priests' ministry removal

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia has finalized three priests' removal from archdiocesan ministry: one who faces a “substantiated” allegation... Read more

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, California.

LA archdiocese settles sex abuse case for nearly $10 million

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has agreed to pay $9.99 million to settle a case brought by four supposed sex... Read more


LA archdiocese vows continued anti-abuse efforts

As former priests face litigation over sexual abuse, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has renewed its commitment to protect the... Read more

Father Robert W. Oliver. Photo courtesy of Archdiocese of Boston.

Pope appoints Boston priest as Vatican's abuse investigator

Pope Benedict XVI has named Boston priest Father Robert W. Oliver as the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s... Read more


Vatican finds Chilean priest guilty of abusive conduct

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has found Chilean priest Father Cristian Precht guilty of abusive conduct and... Read more

Bishop Robert W. Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph.

Criticisms of Bishop Finn described as misleading, dishonest

Calls for the resignation of Bishop Robert W. Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph that have gained media attention are exaggerated... Read more


Philadelphia archdiocese promises vigilance as priest is sentenced

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia offered prayer and a pledge to protect children July 24, as Monsignor William Lynn received a... Read more

Judge Teresa Sarmina.

Philadelphia archdiocese apologizes after conviction in abuse case

In response to the jury decision in the trial of former Archdiocese of Philadelphia official Monsignor William J. Lynn, the... Read more