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Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston.

Cardinal O’Malley: We must be vigilant in supporting survivors of sexual abuse

Cardinal Seán O’Malley has urged religious leaders to be vigilant in preventing child sexual abuse and supporting survivors in healing Read more

Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki. Credit: Jochen Rolfes/Archdiocese of Cologne.

German cardinal takes further action in wake of independent abuse report

A German cardinal has announced further action following the release of a long-awaited independent report on the handling of abuse... Read more

Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki of Cologne. Credit: www.ewtn.de.

‘We have finally established clarity’: an interview with Cardinal Woelki on the Gercke report

The full text of Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki’s interview with CNA Deutsch, following the publication of an independent report on... Read more

Pope Francis on May 29, 2019.

Francis calls Legionaries of Christ to 'continuous conversion' at end of Rome meeting

Pope Francis Saturday told the Legionaries of Christ religious order to look toward the future as they continue to reform... Read more

Miles Christi formation house in San José de Luján, Argentina.

Pope dismisses founder of Miles Christi Institute from clerical state

Pope Francis has dismissed from the clerical state Argentine priest Roberto Juan Yannuzzi, founder and superior of the Miles Christi... 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

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Film spurs hundreds of abuse allegations in Poland as crisis spreads to Europe

A Polish film depicting unsavory characters as clerics has broken box office records and sparked a wave of sexual abuse... Read more

Cardinal George Pell speaks with CNA at the Vatican March 17 2016.

Cardinal Pell's court hearing weighs evidence for abuse allegations

A hearing will that will decide whether Cardinal George Pell will go on trial for alleged abuse came to a... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on Sept. 2, 2015.

A 2015 letter detailed allegations against Barros. Did the Pope receive it?

A Chilean survivor of sexual abuse says that he wrote a to Pope Francis letter in 2015, claiming that Bishop... Read more

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Peru officials charge Chicago man in connection with Sodalitium abuse scandal

Peruvian officials have charged Chicago area resident Jeffrey Daniels with abuse that occurred while he was part of the Catholic... Read more

Why 'Silence Breakers' are key in any abuse crisis

This week, TIME Magazine announced a group of women and men as their collective Person of the Year.  Read more

Updated: What society can learn from the Catholic Church regarding child protection

One month after an avalanche of sexual assault accusations were lobbed against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, another Hollywood scandal broke.  Read more

Brutal Regensburg report hailed as step in the right direction

A member of Pope Francis' commission to protect minors says a new report on the abuse of more than 500... Read more

Report claims decades of abuse against 500 German choir boys

A new report claims that more students of a prestigious German choir were subjected to physical abuse than originally thought,... Read more

Call for prayers, reform follow deadly fire at Guatemala girls' shelter

There is mourning in Guatemala after at least 35 girls perished in a fire at a state-run home for youth,... Read more

Vatican bars Sodalit founder from contact with members

A newly released decree from the Vatican's congregation for religious life states that the founder of the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae,... Read more

Sodalits agree to pay 2.8 million dollars in reparations to abuse victims

The Sodalitium Christianae Vitae announced Saturday that 66 persons can be considered victims of abuse of mistreatment by members of... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square April 13, 2016.

Pope kicks off new year renewing 'zero tolerance' policy on abuse

In a letter sent to bishops around the world for the feast of the Holy Innocents, Pope Francis lamented the... Read more

Report released on abuse scandal in Sodalitium Christianae Vitae

On Saturday an ethics commission created to investigate and offer proposals surrounding accusations of abuse against the founder of the... Read more

Maura Byrne, founder of Made in His Image. Photo courtesy of Maura Byrne.

Beauty in suffering: How one woman is fighting the stigma of therapy

Maura Byrne was terrified to go to therapy for the first time.  Read more