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Father Benedict Groeschel.

Father Groeschel apologizes for sex abuse comments

Aug 31, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

Father Benedict Groeschel and the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal have apologized for his comments that appeared to blame sex... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica and the Vatican flag.

Federal judge dismisses abuse lawsuit against Vatican

Aug 21, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

A federal judge dismissed a sex abuse lawsuit against the Holy See on grounds that the Vatican was not an... Read more


Oregon priest charged with sexual abuse of minor

Aug 17, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

A priest in the Archdiocese of Portland, Ore., has been arrested and is facing accusations of sexually abusing a young... Read more

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Kansas City Missouri.

Kansas City diocese supports victims in wake of priest's guilty plea

Aug 3, 2012

The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph voiced deep sympathy for victims harmed by a diocesan priest who plead guilty in... Read more

Suspect Timothy Udinski. Photo courtesy of the Montgomery County DA office.

Coach allegedly made false abuse allegations to Phila. archdiocese

Jul 17, 2012

A former Lansdale Catholic High School lacrosse coach has been arrested and charged after allegedly making false claims of sexual... Read more

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput at a May 4, 2012 press conference on abuse cases in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia archdiocese resolves six more priest abuse accusations

Jul 7, 2012

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has announced the resolution of six cases involving priests who were placed on leave following a... Read more

Al Notzon, chair of the National Review Board, gives an update on the Dallas Charter June 13, 2012.

Report finds success, urges continued vigilance in sex abuse prevention

Jun 14, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

The Catholic Church in the U.S. has made significant improvements in preventing and addressing clergy sexual abuse and should continue... Read more

Cardinal Marc Ouellet, the papal legate for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress at the opening Mass.

At penitential site, Cardinal Ouellet asks forgiveness for abuse

Jun 13, 2012

At the request of Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Marc Ouellet visited Ireland’s traditional penitential pilgrimage site of Lough Derg to... Read more

Bishop Blase J. Cupich.

Wash. diocese reaches sex abuse agreement to save parishes

Jun 1, 2012

The Diocese of Spokane, Wash. has reached a mediation agreement in a sex abuse suit that will save parishes from... Read more


Two Philadelphia priests removed from ministry after abuse claims

May 22, 2012

As a part of his ongoing effort to address cases of abuse in the Philadelphia archdiocese, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput... Read more

Legionary Fathers Alvaro Corcuera and Thomas Williams.

After Fr. Williams scandal, Legion head stresses accountability

May 22, 2012

Father Alvaro Corcuera, the general director of the Legion of Christ, has asked forgiveness for his failure to act firmly... Read more

Archbishop Charles J. Brown, Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, attends a reception after his ordination on Jan. 6, 2012

New nuncio conveys Pope's love for Irish Catholics

Feb 24, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI understands the struggles of the Irish Church and holds it in special esteem, new apostolic nuncio Archbishop... Read more