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Theodore McCarrick.

Theodore McCarrick has moved from Kansas friary

The disgraced former cardinal Theodore McCarrick has moved from the Kansas friary where he had been living since 2018.  Read more

California State Capitol.

Abuse lawsuit window opens in California

A three-year window opened in California Wednesday, allowing lawsuits over childhood sexual abuse that would normally be impeded by the... Read more

Archbishop Franco Coppola.

Mexico's nuncio offers his email address for abuse reports

The apostolic nuncio in Mexico, Archbishop Franco Coppola, has said that anyone who wants to report sexual abuse by the... Read more

Bishop Edward Scarfenberger. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Albany

In scandalized Buffalo diocese, bishop seeks victims’ voices  

Efforts to recover from clergy sex abuse scandals in Buffalo require listing to victims and others affected by the diocese’s... Read more

Survey: Americans dissatisfied with bishops’ response to sex abuse crisis

Americans largely disapprove of the way the U.S. bishops have handled the sex abuse scandal in the U.S. Catholic Church,... Read more

The Pennsylvania capitol building.

Pennsylvania adopts three laws protecting child sex abuse victims

Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf signed into law Tuesday three bills on child sex abuse, which were recommended by the state’s... Read more

Italian Catholic priest Nicola Corradi escorted to court Nov. 25 before a guilty verdict convicted him of sexual abuse at the Provolo Institute in Mendoza.

Priests convicted of abusing children at Argentina school for the deaf

Two Catholic priests have been convicted of sexually abusing students students at an institute that cared for deaf children. The priests... Read more

Bishop Michael Hoeppner. CNA file photo.

Minnesota bishop kept admitted child abuser in ministry, did not investigate allegation of abuse

Depositions of Crookston Bishop Michael Hoeppner were released today, in which the bishop admits that he did not properly address... Read more

Fr. Geoff Drew.

Prosecutor issued verbal warning to Cincinnati archdiocese about priest facing rape charges

A county prosecutor in Ohio walked back comments about a warning he issued to the Cincinnati archdiocese concerning a priest... Read more

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver gives a catechesis session during World Youth Day in Rio July 25, 2013.

Aquila: Report on Colorado sexual abuse calls Church to vigilance and holiness

After the release of a report on sexual abuse in Colorado’s Catholic dioceses, the Archbishop of Denver said that the... Read more

Theodore McCarrick.

‘No one ever talked about McCarrick and the boys’

A man claiming to be a former child victim of Theodore McCarrick has written an open essay in response to... Read more

Study: 6% of US seminarians have experienced sexual harassment, abuse or misconduct

A new study has found that six percent of U.S. seminarians have experienced some form of sexual harassment, abuse or... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican City prosecutor asks that Italian priest be charged with sexual abuse during seminary

The Vatican announced Tuesday that the Vatican City State’s Promoter of Justice has requested the indictment two Italian priests --... Read more

Bishop Andrew Cozzens. CNA file photo.

After the abuse: A bishop's ministry of healing and trust

If God chose Bishop Cozzens to be a part of the Church’s healing ministry, meeting Gina Barthel was a big... Read more

Cardinal George Pell.

Vatican ‘acknowledges the court's decision’ to dismiss Cardinal George Pell's appeal

The Vatican said Wednesday it acknowledges the decision by the Court of Appeals in Victoria to uphold the conviction of... Read more

Fr. Geoff Drew.

Cincinnati priest arrested and indicted for sexually abusing minor

A Cincinnati priest removed from ministry last month for grooming behavior has been indicted on nine counts of raping an... Read more

Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone. CNA file photo

RICO suit against Buffalo diocese alleges conspiracy in sexual abuse cases 

Twenty-two plaintiffs filed a lawsuit Aug. 14 against the Diocese of Buffalo, a province of the Society of Jesus, multiple... Read more

Abuse survivor: Some 'victim advocacy' groups 'have their own agendas'

A survivor of clerical sexual abuse told CNA he found healing in the Church. But he said some 'victim advocacy'... Read more

Confessional.

'Freedom to forgive' - How one man abused by a priest found healing

After decades, how one victim of clerical sexual abuse found healing, through forgiveness.  Read more

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Crookston, Minn. CNA file photo

Embattled Crookston diocese reaches $5m abuse settlements, will release depositions and files

The Diocese of Crookston, Minnesota announced Wednesday that a $5 million settlement has been reached in 15 sexual abuse lawsuits... Read more