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Legion of Christ seeks forgiveness, change with new norms

Feb 29, 2020

Following the conclusion of the Legionaries of Christ’s general chapter, the religious order’s new leader has vowed to instill ideals... Read more

Victims of clergy sexual abuse, activists, and lawyers gather in Rome, Feb. 21, 2020.

Argentine clergy abuse victims in Rome, one year after Vatican summit

Feb 21, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

One year after the Vatican hosted a summit on the abuse crisis, three former students of an Argentine institute which... Read more

Legionaries of Christ to discuss handling of abuse at Rome meeting

Jan 21, 2020

The Legionaries of Christ on Jan. 20 opened its 2020 Ordinary General Chapter in Rome, which convenes every six years... Read more

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn. CNA file photo

DiMarzio welcomes investigation, points to personal record fighting abuse

Jan 19, 2020

By CNA Staff

The Diocese of Brooklyn said that Bishop DiMarzio had done nothing wrong and had no intention of stepping aside during... Read more

Cardinal Dolan attends No Hate. No Fear. Solidarity March at Columbus Park, Jan. 5, 2020.

Cardinal Dolan conducting 'Vos estis' investigation into Brooklyn's Bishop DiMarzio

Jan 18, 2020

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Timothy Dolan is conducting an investigation into Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, following an allegation of sexual abuse. Read more

Cardinal George Pell.

UPDATED: Australian High Court refers Cardinal Pell's appeal of sex abuse conviction

Nov 13, 2019

The Australian High Court announced Wednesday that Cardinal George Pell has been granted leave to appeal an August decision by... Read more

LGBT leader paid sex abuse victim not to testify, Oregon authorities say

Nov 5, 2019

By Kevin J. Jones

Terry Bean, a leading investor, LGBT advocate and political fundraiser, has been arrested in Oregon following allegations that he and... Read more

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn. CNA file photo

Buffalo diocese investigation ends, DiMarzio will send report to Vatican

Oct 31, 2019

By CNA Staff

The bishop offered no comment on his findings in the scandal-hit Buffalo diocese. Read more

St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City.

Independent report released on New York archdiocese abuse response

Sep 30, 2019

An independent reviewer for the Archdiocese of New York has found overall compliance with proper protocols for reports of sexual... Read more

The Cathedral of Saint Paul in Pittsburgh.

Facing dire financial situation, Pittsburgh diocese looks to make changes

Jul 17, 2019

The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh is evaluating options to respond to severe financial strains, exacerbated in the last year by... Read more

The Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral in Santiago, Chile.

Chile ends statute of limitations for sex crimes with underage victims

Jul 13, 2019

Chile has removed the statute of limitation on sex crimes against children and adolescents, though the new law is not... Read more

Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago.

Chicago Tribune op-ed: Public schools can learn from Catholics in handling sex abuse

Jul 2, 2019

After an investigative series by the Chicago Tribune uncovered numerous cases of sexual abuse and cover-up in the city’s public... Read more

Theodore McCarrick.

One year since the McCarrick allegations: A CNA timeline

Jun 19, 2019

June 20 marks one year since the announcement that credible allegations of sexual abuse had been raised against then-Cardinal Theodore... Read more

Bishops of Argentina pledge to respond to report on abuse allegations

Jun 4, 2019

The bishops’ conference of Argentina has said it is examining and will respond to a new report of more than... Read more

Dominican priest: California confession bill threatens all religions

Apr 29, 2019

If California moves forward with its proposed law trying to force priests to violate the seal of Confession, it is... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on March 14, 2018.

Being a Christian has always been challenging, Pope Francis tells youth

Apr 26, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said Thursday that although today has its challenges, especially with the sexual abuse crisis, it is not more... Read more

Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati Andrello of Santiago de Chile in St. Peter's Square, Feb. 22, 2014.

Chilean cardinal addresses case of sex abuse in Santiago cathedral

Mar 11, 2019

Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati Andrello of Santiago on Thursday denied knowing and giving  money to the complainant in a rape case... Read more

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin arrives in court Jan. 7, 2019.

French cardinal to resign after conviction for failing to report abuse

Mar 7, 2019

French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, archbishop of Lyon, was found guilty Thursday of failing to report to authorities the alleged sexual... Read more

The Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral in Santiago, Chile.

Santiago archdiocese comments on priest sentenced for sex abuse

Mar 6, 2019

The Archdiocese of Santiago commented Tuesday on the case of Father Tito Rigoberto Rivera Muñoz, who was found guilty in... Read more

Cardinal George Pell outside the Hotel Quirinale in Rome, March 3, 2016.

Cardinal Pell's appeal process to begin in June

Mar 6, 2019

An Australian court announced Wednesday that Cardinal George Pell's application for leave to appeal his conviction of sexual abuse will... Read more