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

May 6, 2021

By Giselle Vargas

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

May 3, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

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

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

Milwaukee archdiocese questions need for attorney general's review of clergy abuse

Apr 27, 2021

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee said on Tuesday that it is concerned that the Wisconsin attorney general’s planned review of  reports... Read more

Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman, La Crosse.

Wisconsin attorney general to investigate sex abuse by Catholic clerics

Apr 23, 2021

Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul will launch an investigation of sexual abuse in the state's five Catholic dioceses, and at... Read more

Pennsylvania state capitol

Two-year ‘window’ for abuse lawsuits gets new support in Pennsylvania

Apr 23, 2021

A bill that could expand child sex abuse lawsuits in the state of Pennsylvania has received new support in the... Read more

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Names of accused Rochester priests will not be blocked

Apr 22, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

A federal judge has said the names of priests accused of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Rochester cannot be... Read more

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Chicago case highlights religious orders that have not published lists of credibly accused clergy

Apr 19, 2021

Recent reporting from the Chicago Sun-Times highlighted several religious orders active in Chicago that have not released lists of members... Read more

Cincinnati auxiliary Bishop Joseph Binzer.

Former Cincinnati auxiliary bishop’s role with Catholic school undetermined, as parents express concerns

Apr 16, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Parents at St. John the Baptist School in Hamilton County, Ohio expressed concern this week about former Auxiliary Bishop Joseph... Read more

Bishop Michael Hoeppner. CNA file photo.

Former Crookston bishop apologizes for failures in governance

Apr 14, 2021

Bishop Michael Hoeppner, who has resigned as Bishop of Crookston after being accused of mishandling cases of priests accused of... Read more

The Square Michel Foucault in Paris. Credit: J. Maughn via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0).

Abuse commission of Church in Germany defends citing Michel Foucault

Apr 13, 2021

The abuse commission of the Catholic Church in Germany has defended its citation of French philosopher Michel Foucault in a... Read more

The Portiuncula Chapel on the campus of the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Priest who served at Franciscan University of Steubenville indicted on rape allegations

Apr 12, 2021

A Franciscan priest who once worked in campus ministry at Franciscan University of Steubenville has been indicted in Ohio for... Read more

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany, NY.

Former Albany bishop will be investigated under ‘Vos estis’ norms

Mar 24, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

An anonymous plaintiff last week filed a lawsuit against former Albany bishop Howard Hubbard, alleging that Hubbard molested him in... Read more

Pennsylvania capitol building

After legal error, sex abuse ‘window’ amendment will not go before Penn. voters

Mar 23, 2021

By CNA Staff

Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania this week chose not to present a proposed constitutional amendment to voters via an emergency process.... Read more

St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown Buffalo.

Bankruptcy judge rules Buffalo diocese will not pay for retired bishops’ lawyers

Mar 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

A bankruptcy judge ruled this month that the Diocese of Buffalo has “no obligation” to retain a law firm on... Read more

Father Michael Pfleger / Photo: Daniel X. O'Neil CC BY 2.0

Second man accuses Chicago’s Father Pfleger of sex abuse

Jan 25, 2021

A second alleged victim has accused activist Chicago priest Fr. Michael Pfleger of sexually abusing him as a minor decades... Read more

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Camden, New Jersey.

Citing impact of COVID, Camden diocese suspends participation in abuse victim fund

Aug 3, 2020

The Diocese of Camden, New Jersey said July 31 it will suspend its participation in an independent compensation program for... Read more

With release of sex abuse report, National Review Board cautions against complacency 

Jun 26, 2020

The head of the National Review Board has called for increased action to fight sex abuse and avoid complacency, following... Read more

Theodore McCarrick.

Alleged Theodore McCarrick victim says he is helping fact-check abuse dossier

Jun 10, 2020

An anonymous alleged sexual abuse victim of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick says he and other alleged victims have been working... Read more

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn. CNA file photo

Brooklyn Catholic Bishop DiMarzio denies ‘libelous’ accusations of abuse

Jun 4, 2020

By Matt Hadro

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn has denied a second allegation of sexual abuse, and said he is considering taking legal... Read more

Archbishop Charles Scicluna speaks at the Vatican abuse summit in Feb. 2019.

Vatican investigators to meet with Mexican sex abuse victims, bishops

Mar 3, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican is sending Archbishop Charles Scicluna and Monsignor Jordi Bertomeo to Mexico this month to meet with sex abuse... Read more