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Retired judge hears arguments about NFL emails in clergy abuse case

Feb 20, 2020

A retired New Orleans judge heard arguments on Thursday on whether private correspondence between an NFL franchise and the Archdiocese... Read more

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin arrives in court Jan. 7, 2019.

French cardinal acquitted by appeal court of failing to report abuse

Jan 30, 2020

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin has been acquitted by a French appeals court of failing to report sexual abuse by a diocesan... Read more

No reform possible without new leaders in Legionaries of Christ, advocates and survivors say

Jan 27, 2020

Advocates and survivors of abuse perpetrated by priests of the Legion of Christ say that the religious order has no... Read more

St. Paul’s Cathedral in Minnesota.

Minnesota abuse survivors to speak at 'restorative justice' conference

Jan 22, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is set to open a conference for survivors of clerical sexual abuse on... Read more

Cardinal Dolan attends No Hate. No Fear. Solidarity March at Columbus Park, Jan. 5, 2020.

Cardinal Dolan conducting 'Vos estis' investigation into Brooklyn's Bishop DiMarzio

Jan 18, 2020

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Timothy Dolan is conducting an investigation into Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, following an allegation of sexual abuse. Read more

The Cathedral of Saint Paul in Pittsburgh.

Lawsuit on disclosure of abuse claims allowed to proceed against Diocese of Pittsburgh

Jan 9, 2020

A judge in Pennsylvania is allowing a lawsuit to move forward arguing that the Diocese of Pittsburgh has created a... Read more

Theodore McCarrick at the Vatican, March 11, 2013

Analysis: Why the McCarrick report could be delayed

Jan 8, 2020

By JD Flynn

The news that Theodore McCarrick recently moved from the Kansas friary where he had been living has fueled speculation that... Read more

Theodore McCarrick.

Theodore McCarrick has moved from Kansas friary

Jan 7, 2020

By Ed Condon, JD Flynn

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

Jan 2, 2020

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

Dec 10, 2019

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  

Dec 9, 2019

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

Dec 9, 2019

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

Nov 27, 2019

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

Nov 25, 2019

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

Nov 5, 2019

By JD Flynn, Jonah McKeown

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

Oct 24, 2019

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

Oct 24, 2019

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’

Oct 17, 2019

By Ed Condon

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

Sep 23, 2019

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

Sep 17, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

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