Abuse Allegations

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Catholic safeguarding commission reports rise in abuse allegations in England and Wales

The number of people facing concerns or allegations of abuse against children rose by 29% in a year, according to... Read more

Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski at the tomb of St. Peter during an ad limina visit Nov. 7, 2019.

Lawsuit highlights abuse cover-up allegations against St. Louis archbishop

Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski of St. Louis is accused in a new lawsuit of covering up abuse allegations in his former... Read more

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

After abuse accusation, Fr. Michael Pfleger says he's 'devastated, hurt, angry' 

Father Michael Pfleger, an outspoken activist Chicago priest, has issued a short response after the Archdiocese of Chicago announced it... Read more

Catholic Church in Detroit, MI. Via Shutterstock

Detroit pastor, founder of accused priest support group, under investigation

A priest in the Archdiocese of Detroit who helped to found a nonprofit to support priests accused of abuse, has been... Read more

A bishop's pectoral cross.

L.A. Auxiliary Bishop Salazar resigns after misconduct allegation found credible

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Auxiliary Bishop Alexander Salazar of Los Angeles Wednesday after the archdiocese’s oversight board found... Read more

A bishop's pectoral cross.

Pope accepts resignation of Bishop Bransfield as inquiry into misconduct claims launched

Pope Francis Thursday accepted the resignation of Bishop Michael J. Bransfield from the pastoral government of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston,... Read more

Texas priest missing amid abuse allegations

A Texas priest under investigation for sexual abuse has disappeared, the Diocese of Dallas announced this week. Officials believe he... Read more

Bishop James Conley of Lincoln. File photo.

Bishop Conley gives update on diocesan allegations, review policies

In a listening session at a local church in Lincoln, Nebraska, Bishop James Conley updated members of his diocese on... Read more

 Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston says a Mass of Ordination in St. Peter's Basilica, Sept. 29, 2016.

Cardinal O’Malley orders inquiry into Boston seminary, places rector on 'sabbatical'

Cardinal Séan O’Malley has announced a major investigation into St. John’s Seminary in the Archdiocese of Boston, following allegations made... Read more

St. Patrick's Cathedral, Harrisburg.

Harrisburg Bishop releases names of 71 accused priests, deacons, seminarians

The Diocese of Harrisburg has released the names of 71 priests, deacons, and seminarians accused of sexual misconduct involving children... Read more

Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

Abuse allegation against Cardinal Theodore McCarrick 'credible'

The Archdiocese of New York announced Wednesday that an investigation it conducted into an allegation of sexual abuse against Cardinal... Read more

Minn. bishop rejects claim he pressured alleged abuse victim

Bishop Michael Hoeppner of Crookston, Minn. has rejected a lawsuit’s assertion that he coerced a deacon candidate into renouncing his... Read more

Guam archdiocese receives administrator after bishop accused of abuse

After sex abuse and other allegations were leveled against Guam's archbishop, Pope Francis on Monday appointed a Vatican official to... Read more

Marianist priest suspended after sex abuse allegations at Long Island school

Fr. James Williams, S.M., a former president of Chaminade High School on Long Island, has been suspended from priestly ministry... Read more

Sodalitium Christianae Vitae forms ethics commission amid investigation of founder

The superior general of the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae has announced the creation of an Ethics Commission for Justice and Reconciliation... Read more

Bishop Fortunato Pablo Urcey, Prelate of Chota, who was appointed apostolic visitor of the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae April 22, 2015.

Sodalitium Christianae Vitae has an apostolic visitor to investigate its founder

The superior general of the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae has made public that the community has had an apostolic visitor since... Read more

Sodalitium Christianae Vitae issues statement in wake of accusations

The Sodalitium Christianae Vitae issued a statement on Wednesday announcing its commitment to the investigation of mistreatement, including sexual abuse,... Read more

Cathedral Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Minnesota dioceses sign abuse settlements, pledge to protect children

Two dioceses in Minnesota have reached undisclosed financial settlements with a victim of clergy abuse, promising to implement and abide... Read more

Cathedral Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Minn. archdiocese suggests dispute with sex abuse affidavit

An auxiliary bishop of the Saint Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese says the affidavit of a former chancellor on the handling of sex... Read more

Archbishop John C Nienstedt.

Minn. archbishop cooperates with investigation of 'false' claims

Archbishop John Nienstedt of St. Paul, Minn., has ordered a third party investigation of himself following recent accusations of sexual... Read more