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Cardinal Wilton Gregory receives the red hat from Pope Francis in St. Peter's Basilica on Nov. 28, 2020.

Cardinal Gregory ‘embarrassed’ at McCarrick abuse charges

The Archbishop of Washington on Wednesday said he was “embarrassed” at the charges of sex abuse filed against his predecessor,... Read more

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn.

Sex abuse claims against Bishop DiMarzio lack 'semblance of truth', Vatican rules

Sexual abuse allegations against Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn did not have “the semblance of truth,” the Congregation for the... Read more

St. Joseph Cathedral, Buffalo

Former Buffalo seminary professor pleads guilty to stalking investigative reporter

A former New York seminary professor pleaded guilty this week to charges of stalking a local news reporter, after a... Read more

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Albany

Retired Albany bishop admits returning accused priests to ministry without notifying law enforcement

The bishop emeritus of Albany says that the diocese once handled allegations of sexual abuse against priests without notifying law... Read more

Theodore McCarrick

Theodore McCarrick faces new civil sex abuse lawsuit

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick now faces a fifth civil sex abuse lawsuit in New Jersey, after he was criminally charged... Read more

Theodore McCarrick before his laicization

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick charged with sexual assault of a minor

Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has reportedly been charged with sexual assault of a teenage boy, a crime alleged to have... Read more

Belvedere College, Dublin

Irish Jesuits apologize for ‘shameful’ mishandling of abuse case

Following the leak of the Irish Jesuits’ draft inquiry into sexual abuse committed by a deceased member, the order on... Read more

The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukee. Credit: Sulfur via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Despite criticism from Wisconsin AG, Milwaukee archdiocese stresses cooperation with new abuse cases

The Milwaukee archdiocese said that to its knowledge the Wisconsin attorney general’s inquiry into sexual abuse, which some critics say... Read more

The Cathedral of Saint Patrick in Norwich, Conn. Credit: Farragutful via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Diocese in Connecticut files for bankruptcy amid abuse lawsuits

The Diocese of Norwich filed for bankruptcy Thursday amid several dozen sexual abuse lawsuits filed related to a former school... Read more

St. Joseph Cathedral in Buffalo, N.Y.

Buffalo diocese places retired priest on leave after abuse allegation

After diocesan officials discovered an unreported allegation of abuse, Bishop Michael Fisher of Buffalo has placed on leave an 88-year-old... Read more

The Colorado capitol building in Denver.

Colorado law allows sex abuse victims to collect restitution in civil court from public, private institutions

On Tuesday, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed into law Senate Bill 88, which allows victims of sexual abuse to file... Read more

Sacred Heart Cathedral in Rochester, N.Y.

Some abuse victims dissatisfied by Rochester diocese's bankruptcy plan

A proposed settlement deal between the Diocese of Rochester and several insurance agencies has drawn criticism from a group of... Read more

Bishop James Sullivan.

Lansing diocese deems credible abuse allegations against deceased Catholic Bishop of Fargo

The Diocese of Lansing released a statement this morning announcing that two allegations of sexual abuse levelled against the late... Read more

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Springfield bishop appoints co-chairs of sex abuse task force

The bishop of Springfield in Massachusetts has announced the appointment of two social workers to lead an independent task force... Read more

Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Milwaukee

Milwaukee archdiocese refuses 'sealed' records to state abuse investigation

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee is refusing to turn over sealed records to a state investigation into clergy sex abuse. Read more

The New York capitol building.

NY bill would allow adult sex abuse victims to sue, beyond statute of limitations

Those who were sexually abused as adults would be given a one-year window in which to sue perpetrators and institutions,... Read more

St. Michael's Cathedral in Springfield, Mass.

Former priest, a sex offender, killed Massachusetts altar boy in 1972, investigators conclude

A Massachusetts prosecutor announced Monday that a convicted sex offender who had been dismissed from the clerical state, and who... Read more

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Parents detect disgraced sexologist’s theories in German Church’s abuse commission report

A parents’ association claimed that text contained theories linked to psychologist Helmut Kentler. Read more

Jesuits in Chile to compensate four victims of sexual abuse by former priest

Four victims sexually abused by former priest Jaime Guzmán Astaburuaga will be compensated with 15 million pesos each (about $21,000). Read more

Cathedral of St. Agnes, Rockville Centre, New York

Reckoning with history, Long Island diocese names 101 clergy accused of sex abuse

The Diocese of Rockvillle Centre has released a list of 101 diocesan clergy it believes to be credibly accused of... Read more