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St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City.

NY archdiocese issued suitability letter for priest under abuse investigation

Dec 28, 2018

By Ed Condon

The Archdiocese of New York told a California college this month that a local priest had never been accused of... Read more

Caption- James Grein speaks at the Silence Stops Now rally in Baltimore, Nov. 13, 2018.

McCarrick abused youth during confession, lawyer charges

Dec 28, 2018

By JD Flynn

A man who says he was serially sexually abused by Archbishop Theodore McCarrick testified Thursday as part of a Vatican... Read more

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago. CNA file photo

Illinois AG report says dioceses failed abuse victims

Dec 19, 2018

Illinois’ attorney general released a report Wednesday outlining the early findings into an investigation into clerical sexual abuse in the... Read more

Pope Francis.

Analysis: How the Vatican is preparing for its February abuse summit

Dec 19, 2018

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Preparations in the Vatican are underway for a summit of the bishops to discuss the problem of clerical sexual abuse.... Read more

California priest convicted of sexually assaulting San Diego seminarian

Dec 17, 2018

A California priest was convicted Monday of sexually assaulting a seminarian. After his conviction, Fr. Juan Garcia Castillo will be... Read more

Cardinal George Pell, prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, outside Rome's Hotel Quirinale, March 3, 2016.

After guilty verdict, questions raised about Pell trial

Dec 14, 2018

By Ed Condon

After reports of a guilty verdict emerged in the trial of Australian Cardinal George Pell, some in Australia have questioned... Read more

Church of the Mission San Diego de Alcala, San Diego, California.

Trial begins for priest accused of assaulting San Diego seminarian

Dec 13, 2018

A trial began Tuesday for the San Diego priest accused of sexually assaulting a seminarian in February. The alleged victim... Read more

Cardinal George Pell speaks with CNA at the Vatican March 17 2016.

Reports of Pell guilty verdict emerge, despite gag order

Dec 12, 2018

By Ed Condon

Cardinal George Pell has been convicted by an Australian court on charges of sexual abuse of minors, according to media... Read more

American priest arrested in the Philippines for sexual abuse

Dec 5, 2018

An American priest was arrested in the Philippines Wednesday, amid allegations that he sexually assaulted dozens of boys over a... Read more

The Supreme Court Chamber in the Pennsylvania State Capitol building.

Pa. court orders 11 names permanently redacted from grand jury report

Dec 4, 2018

Citing due process, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday wrote that the names of 11 former and current priests in... Read more

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Santa Fe.

Santa Fe archdiocese to file for bankruptcy

Nov 29, 2018

The Archdiocese of Santa Fe announced Thursday it will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.  Read more


Analysis: How sexual misconduct reforms might begin in U.S. dioceses

Nov 29, 2018

By Ed Condon

Some U.S. bishops have told CNA they now realize that if they want to initiate new reforms, they’ll have to... Read more

St. Peter's Square. CNA file photo.

Italian bishops’ conference establishes national center for youth protection

Nov 17, 2018

By Andrea Gagliarducci

With the intention of “providing a radical solution” to the sex abuse issue, the Italian bishops’ conference established Thursday a... Read more

The USCCB autumn General Assembly in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 12, 2018.

Cupich and Wuerl collaborated on alternative sex abuse proposal

Nov 16, 2018

By Ed Condon

Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago and Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington collaborated extensively on a recently proposed policy for handling... Read more

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

What do Catholics expect from USCCB meeting on abuse crisis?

Nov 9, 2018

By Jonah McKeown

CNA spoke with theologians, priests, and other prominent Catholics about what they hope to see at the upcoming meeting of... Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo. CNA file photo.

Analysis: DiNardo's promise, and the USCCB's pending policies

Nov 9, 2018

By JD Flynn

As the bishops hold their first formal meeting since this summer’s scandal began to unfold, many Catholics are incredulous at... Read more

Bishop Franco Mulakkal. CNA file photo.

Indian bishop accused of rape has not turned over key evidence

Oct 29, 2018

The Indian bishop charged with serially raping a nun has not yet produced a laptop that government investigators say could... Read more

Nigerian bishops: Catholic schools should form and protect all children

Oct 27, 2018

Bishops and lawmakers in Nigeria gathered Oct. 15-18 to discuss the educational needs of children in the country in light... Read more

October 3, 2018 - The opening day of the 15th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops.

Be proactive on sex abuse in Asia, Malaysian bishop tells synod

Oct 26, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Catholic leaders in Asia need to be proactive in implementing preventative sex abuse policies, a bishop from Malaysia told the... Read more

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

U.S. attorney for D.C. announces federal hotline for victims of clergy sex abuse

Oct 22, 2018

Following the launch of a federal investigation into several Catholic dioceses last week, federal prosecutor Jessie K. Liu has announced... Read more