Sexual abuse of minors

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Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago. CNA file photo.

Cupich named to organizing group of Vatican's February meeting on abuse crisis

Nov 23, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican announced Friday Pope Francis’ selection for the organizing committee of the Vatican’s February meeting of bishops on abuse... Read more

Cathedral of St. Matthew, Washington, D.C.

Capuchin priest arrested in Washington DC

Nov 8, 2018

A Capuchin priest was arrested in Washington D.C. Nov. 7 after he was accused of sexually abusing a teenager in... Read more

Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia, PA.

Federal agents investigate abuse in Pennsylvania dioceses

Oct 18, 2018

By Ed Condon

The Department of Justice has served subpoenas to several dioceses in the state of Pennsylvania, in what is believed to... Read more

Bishops from across the United States take part in the USCCB's Fall General Assembly in Baltimore on November 11, 2013.

Experts respond to new policies for handling allegations against bishops

Sep 20, 2018

By Ed Condon

Following the announcement of new policies for bishops by the USCCB, experts in the fields of law and child protection... Read more

Inside the Synod Hall during the meeting of bishops and cardinals on October 14, 2015.

Never again, again: Bishops promise action, but will it make a difference?

Sep 19, 2018

By Ed Condon

Something must be done - this is the consensus of cardinals, bishops, priests, and laity as the Church continues to... Read more

Pope Francis on May 22, 2018.

Pope convokes world-wide meeting of bishops on abuse crisis

Sep 12, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis has called for all the presidents of the Catholic bishops’ conferences of the world to meet at the... Read more

Cathedral of St. Mary in the Diocese of St. Cloud.

St. Cloud is 4th Minnesota diocese to declare bankruptcy amid abuse lawsuits

Mar 5, 2018

The Diocese of St. Cloud has announced that it will declare bankruptcy as it faces 74 civil claims alleging the... Read more

Religious, secular experts unite in call to protect child safety online

Oct 6, 2017

By Elise Harris

In a joint declaration on the need to protect youth on the internet, leaders and experts from various fields stressed... Read more