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Theodore McCarrick.

McCarrick has 'private income' in the event of laicization

Ahead of an expected decision in the case of Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, new details have emerged about his likely financial... Read more

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, the oldest seminary in the SBC.

Lack of central authority poses challenges for Southern Baptists amid abuse scandal

In the wake of months of sexual abuse reports and allegations within the Catholic Church, and just before a Vatican... Read more

Bishop Fernando Ramos. Screenshot.

Chilean bishops' president names delegate to replace him at papal meeting

At the Vatican summit to discuss sex abuse next month, the secretary general of the Chilean Bishops Conference will take... Read more


Where is Jesus in the midst of the Church's sex abuse crisis?

Fr. Thomas Berg is a priest of the Archdiocese of New York, a former Legionary of Christ, and professor of... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican asks bishops to meet with victims ahead of February summit

Organizers of the Vatican’s February meeting on sexual abuse have sent a letter to the participating bishops asking them to... Read more

Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.

Statistical analysis seeks context for Pa. grand jury report

A new statistical analysis seeks to contextualize data about child sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in Pennsylvania, four months after... Read more

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Syracuse, NY.

Praying for healing, Syracuse bishop releases names of accused priests

The Diocese of Syracuse has released a list of 57 priests credibly accused of abusing a minor, with some of... Read more

To help fight sex abuse, Catholic group offers guide to the news

Catholic bishops must act to counter sex abuse of adults as well as minors, says a lay group that has... Read more

CNS photo / Bob Roller.

US bishops divided on how to deal with sex abuse accusations

Wednesday afternoon, the bishops of the United States resumed their discussions of the proposals for policies which were intended to... Read more

CNS photo / Bob Roller.

National Review Board offers suggestions for bishops' accountability

Speaking on Tuesday at the USCCB’s Fall General Assembly in Baltimore, Dr. Francesco Cesareo, chairman of the National Review Board,... Read more

CNS photo / Bob Roller.

Reporting hotline for complaints against bishops debated at USCCB meeting

A third-party complaint hotline could solve a major problem in the Church when it comes to reporting abuse - namely,... Read more

Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas.

Tyler bishop: Our main job is to focus on salvation of souls

About three months after calling for an investigation into the claims made by former Apostolic Nuncio Carlo Vigano, Bishop Joseph... Read more

Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the US, delivers the opening keynote at the National V Encuentro in Grapevine, Texas, Sept. 20, 2018.

Apostolic Nuncio: Bishops need to regain trust of their faithful

Bishops in the United States need to work hard to regain the trust of their flocks and combat a culture... Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo at the March 2013 Vatican conclave.

Cardinal DiNardo to US bishops: Avoid despair, presumption in addressing abuse crisis

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo opened the fall assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) with a speech calling for... Read more

A pilgrim prays the Rosary in St. Peter's Square before the Wednesday general audience with Pope Francis. Oct. 29, 2014.

Youth synod final document addresses 'all types of abuse'

The prevention of sex abuse and abuse in all its forms is a topic of the 2018 Synod of Bishops’... Read more

Cardinal Blase Cupich and Bishop Alain de Raemy Oct. 20, 2018.

Bishops talk abuse crisis, same-sex attraction at youth synod

As the youth synod wrapped up its third week, the bishops and auditors discussed the sexual abuse crisis in parts... Read more

Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna.

Scicluna: Don't look to youth synod for answers on abuse crisis

Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna of Malta said that while the youth synod is not ignoring the sexual abuse crisis, Catholics... Read more

Former priest pleads not guilty to abuse charges in NM after extradition

A former priest is back in the United States after he fled to Morocco in 1992 to escape accusations of... Read more

Brooklyn Cathedral.

Brooklyn diocese reaches $27.5m settlement over abuse by lay volunteer

The Diocese of Brooklyn and an after-school program reached a $27.5 million settlement Tuesday with four men who were sexually... Read more